by Sam Levin
At around 11:30 p.m. last night, police say they responded to a call of a five-year-old boy wandering alone at the Schnucks on 1020 Loughborough Avenue in south St. Louis.
The boy reportedly told cops that he did not know his last name or where he lived.
Officers tried to find a guardian or parent in the store, but were they unsuccessful.
Where were his parents?
Police say that officers were able to locate the boy's mother in the early-morning hours today. The mother reportedly told police that she was asleep at the time that he was found -- and was unaware that he was missing.
The investigation is still ongoing.
KMOV (Channel 4) has some additional details beyond the short police incident report, below.
The boy was apparently wandering with his dog and told officials that his name was Noah.
He was also reportedly seen going in and out of the store, which seems to have caught the attention of some employees.
He told workers that he and the dog were hungry and employees at Schnucks took him in and gave him food, the station says.
Here's the alert from SLMPD, which says it has no additional information to offer as of this writing:
Incident: Missing (Juvenile)
Location: 1020 Loughborough (Schnucks)
Date/Time: 5/2/13 @ 23:15-23:35
Victim: 5-year old white male
Officers received a call to the Schnucks store at the above location for an unattended child inside the store. Officers located the child inside the store. The child was unable to provide his last name or place of residence. Officers attempted to locate a guardian or parent but attempts were unsuccessful. Officers were able to locate the child's mother in the morning hours of 5/3. The mother reported being asleep at the time the child was found and was unaware that the child was missing. The investigation is ongoing.