Tyrel Holloway. (Photo: LRPD)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - According to Arkansas State Police, missing runaway Terrell Holloway has been found and he is safe. He is being transported to Arkansas Childrens' Hospital for medical Evaluation.
State police issued a Morgan Nick Amber Alert Tuesday morning for Terrell Maurice Holloway, who, according to LRPD, came home after school on Monday, took off his jacket and had not been seen since around 5:40 p.m that evening. LRPD issued a missing persons for Terrell alert Monday evening.
Authorities used helicopters and search dogs to look for Terrell Monday night and Tuesday. THV's Marlisa Goldsmith spoke with the boy's father, who adopted him about a year ago, Tuesday morning. He said that when the two walked into their home together Monday, he hung up his scarf and hat, turned around, and the boy was no longer behind him. The adopted father and biological father told that this behavior is unusual for Terrell.
Sgt. Cassandra Davis with LRPD said Terrell was found Tuesday afternoon at 1901 Broadway Street, where he was apparently knocking on a business looking for help. Google Maps shows that location is about .1 miles from his home in the 1900 block of Spring Street, where he was last seen Monday.
Daniel Wilkerson spoke with Whitney Long who heard the boy knocking on the window of her workplace on Tuesday.
"We'd been hearing a funny noise for maybe 20 minutes before I finally was like that's not a branch knocking on the window and it was him trying to reach it. In about 30 minutes I finally just decided to go up and check it out and around the back side of the building huddled up in the bushes was the little boy," said Long.
Long took him into the office to get him warm and contacted authorities. Terrell told Long he spent the night outside, but he didn't know how long he had been at her office. While Terrell appeared to be in good health, he was taken to Arkansas Children's Hospital for medical evaluation.