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Published: Thursday, 6/18/2009

South Toledo boy thought missing was asleep at home

A 7-year-old boy was found sleeping in his South Toledo home early yesterday about nine hours after he was reported missing and an hour after the Lucas County Sheriff s Department issued an Amber Alert for him.

Matthew Henderson was found sleeping under his sister s bed about 6 a.m. yesterday, at which time the sheriff s department canceled an Amber Alert that had been in effect for about an hour, Toledo police said.

Matthew s mother reported him missing about 9 p.m. Tuesday when she couldn t find him at their house in the 3100 block of Mercer Street.

Toledo police and a Monroe County canine unit arrived minutes later and searched the house and the neighborhood. By 5 a.m., the boy still hadn t been found, at which time an Amber Alert was issued.

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