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Caregiver of special needs child located

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Clayton County Police say the caregiver for the special needs juvenile found wandering earlier this morning has come forward.

Early Thursday morning, Clayton County Police responded to a Texaco on Old Dixie Highway in reference to a call from the store attendant who reported an unaccompanied child walked into the store and began eating candy. 

Responding officers observed the juvenile, who appeared to be less than ten years old. The child was disheveled and barefoot and had noticeable small cuts about his face and body. When Officers attempted to communicate with the child, they discovered he was only able to say a few small words including juice, chicken, and gorilla. He was unable to advise the officers of his name, the name of his parents or guardian, or where he resides. 

The child, who has been identified, will remain in Department of Family and Children Services custody.

No charges have been filed at this time because the investigation is still ongoing.

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