A 9-year-old Pontiac boy was found walking alone in Auburn Hills, and when questioned and through initial investigations, authorities have reason to believe there can be a case of child abuse.
The boy was found walking alone on Lapeer Road by Auburn Hills police around 7:15 p.m. on Friday. When asked, the boy volunteered that he ran away from his mom because she had been assaulting him for the past two weeks with an extension cord.
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Police said they found old and new marks all over the boy's body- an initial indication that the boy was telling the truth.
The boy was brought to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac for treatment and check-up.
The 29-year-old mother called police to report that he was missing, coincidentally just when officers were talking to the boy.
Police and Child Protective Services are investigating the incident.
It has yet to be established if there would be charges against the mother and if she will lose custody of the child.