Missing 9-year-old safe with parents on the way to hospital; asked for pizza


UPDATE: 1:15 p.m.

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office said Andrew Yarboro has been reunited with his parents and was put in an ambulance to go to the hospital.

His mother said he asked for pizza when they found him.


UPDATE: 12:40 p.m.

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office said Andrew Yarboro was located Wednesday morning in the 6000 block of Strawberry Road in Chatham, about 1.4 miles away from his home.

They said he had scratches on his back and was very tired, but appeared to be okay.

He was being treated by EMS, helping with the search, when searchers and the boy's father said he got away from them again.


UPDATE: 11:25 a.m.

Sheriff Mike Taylor with the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office said Andrew Yarboro has been found safe.

Investigators said he was found near Union Hall Baptist Church, where search crews were set up since he went missing Tuesday afternoon.

Sheriff Taylor said a lady in the community heard that Andrew was missing and decided to walk down in the woods behind her home where she saw Andrew near the creek.


PITTSYLVANIA Co., Va. (WSET) -- Crews are continuing their search Wednesday for a missing nine-year-old boy who is non-verbal and has autism.

According to the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office, Andrew Yarboro was reported missing after a family member called Tuesday afternoon to report that the child wandered from their home in Chatham.

The family's home is located in the 1200-block of County Road.

Several agencies including the Henry County Sheriff's Office, Danville Police Department, Halifax County Sheriff's Office, State Police, Angel Search and Rescue Teams, and Bedford County Fire Department are assisting with the search.

The sheriff's office said around 4 a.m., tracking teams found one of Andrew's shoes and more clothing in the area where he went missing. Investigators said that is encouraging news because they believe he is still on the move.

K9 trackers are searching that area for his scent.

A drone was requested by the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's office which was used on scene for more than seven hours with its thermal camera.

Several volunteers gathered at Union Hall Elementary School to assist with the search.

Andrew is described a 4-feet-tall, and was wearing a dark-colored grey shirt and black-colored windbreaker style pants.

The sheriff's office asks that if you see Andrew, to immediately call 911 and report the location.

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