Missing 1-year-old Georgia boy found safe

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Blaise Barnett

Photo Courtesy of GA Bureau of Investigation

ATLANTA, Ga. (WGCL) — 1-year-old Blaise Barnett has been reunited with his family after he was found safe Thursday afternoon.

The toddler had been missing since the SUV he was inside of was stolen from outside of his family’s Clarkston apartment around 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Investigators said a woman who lives on Rogers Street found the little boy in her van when she went out to her driveway Thursday afternoon. She brought him inside and called police.

Police said the child appears to be in good condition. He was taken to the hospital to get checked out. 

It was an emotional reunion when Blaise’s family laid eyes on him for the first time at the police department.

“He still looks like the same, he’s safe, he’s home, that’s all I wanted. Thank you, thank you,” said Blaise’s mother, Deonna Bray.

The investigation continues. Police are still looking into how Blaise ended up where he was found and they’re still looking for who took off in the car with him in his carseat. 

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