DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — The Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) said Thursday a 15-year-old boy who left his home a week earlier has been found safe.
DCSO said the boy left home on July 8 after a family dispute in the Castle Pines Village area.
The sheriff's office tweeted Thursday that the boy, whom 9NEWS is no longer identifying because he is a juvenile, was found safe at a park in Denver and was being reunited with his parents.
Deputies and Douglas County Search and Rescue conducted a thorough search of the area around the boy's neighborhood after he went missing, DCSO said.
DCSO said on Monday that they had brought in scent hounds from Scent Trackers of the Rocky Mountains to search the Castle Pines Village area. The hounds picked up a "hot track," which investigators thought meant the boy was still in the area.
DCSO also said it also used a drone to search the area.
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