Missing boy last seen in Richmond neighborhood Friday found safe, police say

Unique Samuels
Posted at 7:37 AM, Sep 16, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-16 15:30:11-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A 10-year-old boy who was reported missing from a Richmond neighborhood Friday afternoon has been found safe and is back home, according to police.

Unique Samuels was last seen at 4 p.m. near the area of West Hill and St. James streets in the Gilpin Court neighborhood, according to Richmond Police. That is near where the 10-year-old lives, officers said.

"Richmond Police launched a massive effort to find Samuels, including door-to-door requests for information, grid searches, the operation of the Metro Richmond Air Unit, social media posts and the printing, distribution and posting of a missing person flier," officials said in an update Saturday.

When the boy returned home early Saturday afternoon, he was met by officers at his home, officials said.

Police said Unique was reported missing "due to confusion" by his guardian.

"The department thanks the public and the media partners for sharing the missing person information and social media posts regarding the search," officials wrote.

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