Both Child & Grandfather Found Safe!
UPDATE: Louisiana State Police is reporting that both Roland Williams and his 3-year-old grandson have been found, and they are safe.
State Police is reporting that just before 6 o'clock this morning a trooper from the Baton Rouge saw Williams' car at a convenience store on Satsuma Road in Livingston Parish.
When the trooper found the car empty, he went into the store and found both the grandfather and child in the restroom area.
While the trooper was working to make sure of the identify of the two, he gave them food and water. They were checked out by Acadian Ambulance and were released to their family members.
Colonel Mike Edmonson, State Police Superintendent had this to say,
"Far too often law enforcement and other public safety agencies are called to respond to tragic events. However, in this darkness, we never stop searching for the light of hope. The successful recovery of this young child and his grandfather are our beacon today. Working together with our public safety partners for positive resolutions are why we do what we do."
The earlier story:
Louisiana State Police is asking for the people of Louisiana to be on the lookout for a New Orleans child who was reported missing along with his grandfather as of yesterday, Sunday, July 3, 2016.
Police say the missing child is 3-year-old black male who has black hair and brown eyes. The child weighs about forty pounds, and he was last seen wearing a green and white shirt along with khaki shorts and Spider Man slippers.
The little boy is said to be with his 45-year-old grandfather Roland Williams. The man is said to be a black male with brown eyes. They say he is 5'6'' tall, and the man weighs around 190 pounds.
Williams was last seen wearing a white t-shirt with blue or dark-colored shorts along with blue shoes. His family says that Williams suffers from a medical condition that has an impact on his decision making.
Williams' car is a beige/tan 2007 Cadillac DTS. The car has four doors. It was last seen this morning, Monday, July 4, 2016, at around 3 a.m. in the Hammond area.
Anyone with information about the man or child is urged to call the New Orleans Police Department at 504-658-6070 or Louisiana State Police Sgt. Stacey Pearson of the Louisiana Clearinghouse for Missing & Exploited Children at 337-962-2605