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Boy Found Alone in Playground Remains in DCF Custody After Parents Located

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    Police confirm a boy found alone, barefoot in a Boston playground, has been reunited with his parents. The DCF is investigating. (Published Sunday, June 26, 2016)

    A young boy found alone, barefoot in a Boston playground, remains in state custody after his parents were located.

    Boston Police were seeking the public's help identifying the child, who told police his first name is "Adriel" after he was found Saturday evening at Ryan Playground at 310 River St. in Mattapan.

    The department initially told necn around 4:45 p.m. that the boy and his parents had been reunited; however, around 6:30 p.m., it clarified that it was not known whether they had met Sunday.

    Police confirmed that the child's parents have been identified.

    The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families is caring for Adriel.

    "The child remains in DCF custody while the department is investigating," spokesperson Andrea Grossman said.

    No one had reported the child missing, according to police.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the DCF at (617) 640-1825.

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