A 2-year-old boy missing from Westport since Thursday afternoon has been found at a relative's home in Manhattan and he is OK.
Two-year-old Messiah Frazier was reported missing Thursday. Police said his oy’s grandmother, who had custody, passed away Thursday of natural causes.
The boy’s biological uncle, Danny Frazier, who also lived in the home, took the child and was not answering calls from family or police, according to police.
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Messiah and Danny were dropped off at a barber shop in Norwalk between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday and police said there were reports the uncle left the child unsupervised and went to a bank, a check-cashing store and a cell phone store in Norwalk.
Police said they were concerned for the child’s safety because Danny Frazier has a known criminal background and is a known drug user.
Westport police said the boy was found around 2:30 p.m. Friday at a relative's home in Manhattan. He is being brought back to Connecticut and will be turned over to the state Department of Children and Families.