Dog that missing child was walking returns to family home - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Dog that missing child was walking returns to family home

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Seven-year-old Dominic Jeffries was last seen around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday. Seven-year-old Dominic Jeffries was last seen around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday.
The return of the small dog has re-energized search efforts. The return of the small dog has re-energized search efforts.
SHELBY COUNTY, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Police have found missing 7-year-old Dominic Jeffries alive in bushes about 100 yards from the Cordova home where he went missing Wednesday evening.

He has been taken by ambulance to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital to get checked out. The boy's condition is not known, but Memphis police say he is "okay."

Police say Dominic had gotten in trouble at school Wednesday and didn't want to get in more trouble.

There was a frantic search going on for many hours to find Dominic after a City Watch Alert was issued Wednesday evening. The 7-year-old was last seen around 5:15 p.m. around the 7500 block of Emerald Green, walking a small black Shihtzu.

The search intensified Thursday morning when the dog returned to the home around 3 a.m. without the young boy. Action News 5 crews were there and saw the family's dog running to the house from a wooded area.

We spoke with his biological mother, Charity Groves. She said a judge ordered Dominic to stay at the house in Cordova while she got her life back together.

According to Groves, she had been granted visitation with her son for the upcoming weekend.

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