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Missing 9-year-old boy found

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Colton Cornell was found early Tuesday evening after traveling about 2.5 miles. (Source: Mike Mohundro, Heartland News photojournalist) Colton Cornell was found early Tuesday evening after traveling about 2.5 miles. (Source: Mike Mohundro, Heartland News photojournalist)
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BLOOMFIELD, MO (KFVS) -

Crews have located a 9-year-old boy who went missing Tuesday afternoon near Bloomfield.

Colton Cornell was found safe about a mile from his home. Authorities found him unharmed near a creek behind Sonic in Bloomfield.

The boy was found about a mile from his home. He is OK.

Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner says the boy was walking along a creek behind the Sonic in Bloomfield.

Hefner says the boy had been missing since he got off the school bus on Tuesday. He says the boy went into the house, then went outside to play south of the Stars and Stripes museum south of Bloomfield.

Authorities estimate he traveled about 2.5 miles, following a creek that led to a friend's house. They say Cornell joined some friends from school and rode a three-wheeler. He then left to go back home a short time later.

When a neighbor who had heard about a missing boy from a KFVS report, saw him walking away down the street and told her mother. The woman then called authorities and they found Cornell.

Cornell's mother says she is relieved to have him home safe after she feared the worse. She said she was afraid he may have been hit by a car; an all too familiar scenario as she remembered her other son died from his injuries after being hit by a car six years ago.

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