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Missing 4-year-old Louisiana boy found unharmed; father in custody

The missing 4-year-old-boy from Lafourche Parish has been found unharmed, and detectives have located the boy's father, 39-year-old Luke Brown.
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Luke Brown, 39, is wanted for questioning in the case of his missing son Elyk Brown, right.

LAFOURCHE PARISH, La. — Update: The missing 4-year-old-boy from Lafourche Parish has been found unharmed, and detectives have taken the boy's non-custodial father, 39-year-old Luke Brown, into custody.

A 4-year-old Louisiana boy was believed to be in "imminent danger", and police wanted the public to be on the lookout.

The boy was last seen Saturday on Louisiana Highway 1 in Raceland.

The boy was found, but the LPSO wants to question the boy's non-custodial father, 39-year-old Luke Brown.

Police reports describe him as having brown hair and brown eyes, with a caucasian appearance, standing at about five foot 11 inches tall and weighing about 175 pounds.

"He is possibly driving a 2008 black Cadillac bearing Louisiana license plate 653EGC," the police statement said. "The license plate displayed is a switched plate that is possibly displayed upside down on the vehicle."

Credit: WWL-TV
Luke Brown, 39, is wanted for questioning in the case of his missing son Elyk Brown, right.

Officers said the reason police used an endangered or missing child advisory instead of an Amber Alert is that the person suspected of having the child has a close relationship with him. In this case, that person is the boy's father.

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