Missing NH Boy Found Safe In Neighbor’s Home

HAMPSTEAD, N.H. (CBS) – A missing 9-year-old boy from Hampstead, New Hampshire has been found safe.

Police brought Devin Frenette home Tuesday evening. Devin’s family says he went missing about 12:30 p.m. Monday.

On Tuesday evening, a Brown Hill Road resident called police to tell them that they located Devin. He was apparently asleep under a bed.

The home is about 1,000 feet from Devin’s home.

WBZ-TV’s Diana Perez reports

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports

Holding Devin in her arms, the boy’s mother thanked neighbors and searchers.  “Thank you so much everyone, words can’t express how grateful we are, thank you.”

Devin was found in the home of Jeff and Claire Gill. They say they noticed a few things out of place, and started looking around the house. Claire says she found Devin under a bed with a carton of ice cream and a bottle of water.

They made sure the boy was OK and immediately called police.

State and local police had been using helicopters, search dogs and patrols to scour the woods and swamps near Devin’s home.

Devin’s father, Mark Frenette, told WBZ-TV that his son has gone missing once before.

It happened last spring, but Devin was found a few hours later playing in the neighborhood next to his.

Devin is developmentally delayed both mentally and physically.


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