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Update: Lost Child Reunited with Father in Dover

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This 2-year-old boy named Keegan, is back with his parents after Dover police said he was found wandering around a city neighborhood. This 2-year-old boy named Keegan, is back with his parents after Dover police said he was found wandering around a city neighborhood.
DOVER, Del.– It's a happy ending to a parent's worst nightmare. A 2-year-old boy who was found wandering around a Dover neighborhood on Monday morning has been reunited with his father.

Dover police said the boy's name is Keegan. Police discovered that the father had worked a night shift and had fallen asleep while his kids were still asleep. That is when Keegan woke up and left the house without waking anyone. Police said that despite securing the doors to the home, the child woke up and walked out of the home without waking his father or the rest of his siblings. 

Britney Jones and David Connolly of Zaccardelli Roofing Company were working on a home in the Colony Drive neighborhood when they saw Keegan wondering the streets alone.

"I've got two little girls myself," Jones said. "I was really worried that this kid could have gotten hit by a car, or somebody could have picked him up or something like that."

The homeowner took Keegan inside until Dover police came. That is when the department sent out a press release looking for any information helping to find Keegan's family.

Police said about an hour later the father contacted police and was reunited with his son.

Neighbors like Allison Herrera understand how kids can wander away from home.

"I have three little ones and I know they're always constantly in and out of the house," Herrera said. "I know it could be very easy for a child just to get out."

Others see things differently.

"Who at 7 o'clock in the morning lets a 2-year-old wandering out the house," Connolly said. "Who teaches a 2-year-old how to open and close the door that's locke?"

Dover police said that based on the findings of the investigation, they will not file charges against the father.

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