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Missing 8-year-old found; uncle in custody

Marlin Wilson is in custody for the child's disappearance.
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HAMMOND, La. — Chaz Wilson, an 8-year-old who had previously been described as missing, has ben found and is safe, according to Louisiana State Police.

His uncle, 41-year-old Marlin Wilson, has been arrested, however no charges have been made public at this time.

Louisiana State Police had previously issued a statewide endangered/missing child alert after an 8-year-old was reported missing from Hammond, La. on Tuesday.

Authorities say 8-year-old Chaz Wilson left his home at 216 North Scanlan Street in Hammond around 8 a.m. on Tuesday and never returned home. Troopers say Wilson was believed to have been with his uncle Marlin Wilson.

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