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UPDATE: 7-year-old boy found safe

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File photo (WJXT 2020)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The 7-year-old boy was found safe according to JSO just before 5:30 Tuesday morning.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office on Monday night asked for help locating a missing 7-year-old boy.

They said he was last seen around 8 p.m. Investigators said he left his home on Monument Road near Commerce Center Drive and didn’t return.

This is less than a mile away from Regency Square mall. There are several shopping centers and apartment complexes in this area.

A release from JSO said he was located and thanked everyone in the community who helped in the search.