Police: Missing boy found sleeping in closet, AMBER Alert canceled

POSTED: 3:26 AM Jul 25 2013   UPDATED: 11:05 AM Jul 25 2013
DURHAM, DURHAM COUNTY (WTVD) -

The mother of a 4-year-old boy who was reported missing Wednesday night said her son was asleep in a closet the whole time.

An AMBER Alert was issued for Ari Yanitan Aguilar-Castillo overnight after he was reported being taken by a white 45-year-old man wearing a white shirt and a red hat.

His mother said she thought someone she did not recognize and was hanging around outside was involved in her child's disappearance.

She also said her family, along with police, had looked inside the house, including the closet, for the boy, but did not see him because they believe he was under some clothes.

Officials canceled the AMBER Alert shortly after he was found.

Further details surrounding the incident have not been released at this time.

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