Runaway found by grandfather, told police he walked around all night

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus Police say a runaway was found safe Sunday.

According to police, Preston Evans, 12, was found by his grandfather. He was walking in the area of Parsons Elementary School.

Evans told officers he had been walking around all night.

was last seen in the area of South High Street and Williams Road on Saturday. Police said he ran away from his guardians at a strip mall.

Evans is described as a white male with blonde hair and blue eyes. He is about 5-feet tall and weighs around 90 pounds. He was wearing a light blue shirt, light gray shorts and neon green tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about Evans’ whereabouts is asked to call the Columbus Police Missing Persons Unit at 614-645-4624. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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