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Child Found Wandering in Encinitas Store Reunited With Parents: SDSO

"Connor" was found at a Michael's store on North El Camino Real in Encinitas

A toddler found wandering inside an Encinitas store Thursday was reunited with his parents, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.

Employees called the sheriff's department after the 2-year-old boy was found just before noon inside the Michaels store on North El Camino Real. 

The boy told deputies his name was "Connor."

Announcements over the store's public address system and a search of the parking lot for the boy's parents proved unsuccessful. 

The ASTREA helicopter was also used to make announcements for the child's parents in the nearby areas, SDSO said. All attempts to find "Connor's" parents were unsuccessful.

Connor was taken into protective custody and released to the care of Child Welfare Services at the Polinksky Children's Center. He appears to be in good health, officials said.

He was reunited with his parents Thursday night. At this time, his parents are not considered to be suspects, SDSO said.

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