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Teenager found in Black Forest identifed

El Paso County Sheriff's Office said the teen's parents identified him.
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EL PASO COUNTY, Colo — El Paso County Sheriff's Office (EPCSO) has identified a teenager who originally said he did not remember his name, parents or address.

EPCSO said there was a mistake about his identity. The child ran away from home, and he was confused with another child reported missing, the sheriff's office said.

He was found in the area of Bar X Road and Highland Estates Drive in Black Forest. 

That's located about 25 driving miles northwest of Colorado Springs.

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You can also remain anonymous by submitting tips through Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers and be eligible for a reward. You can contact them at 719-634-7867 or submit tips online. 

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers exists to aid in reducing the crime rate in the Pikes Peak Region — El Paso and Teller Counties in Colorado — by helping law enforcement agencies solve the crime and bring fugitives to justice.   

> More information about Pikes Peak Crime Stoppers can be found here 

> Additional Crime Stoppers bulletins can be found here. 

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