Boy, 7, Found Safe After Vanishing From Roseland Home

CHICAGO (CBS) — A 7-year-old South Side boy has been found safe at a friend’s home, after disappearing Tuesday night.

Police News Affairs officers say Alonzo Powe was located safely the a friend’s home, and has been reunited with his family.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Nancy Harty reports, Alonzo Powe had not been seen since around 8 p.m. Tuesday, when he disappeared a block away from his home near 109th Street and King Drive in the Roseland neighborhood.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Nancy Harty reports

Further details were not available as to how Alonzo, who goes by the nickname Woodie, went missing.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Drew

    I’m placing blame on improper parenting. A seven year old boy has NO REASON being away from home–even a block away–without parental approval. Where was his mother? Father? A responsible adult who should have been aware of his movements? This is insane. Children are living in precarious times, and yet this kind of thing continues to happen? It’s simply inexcusable. WATCH YOUR CHILDREN; KNOW WHERE THEY ARE. It doesn’t get any simpler than this people.

  • Tired of the Color Complex Ignorance

    I can’t believe that the descendants of Neanderthals are on here calling anyone savages! Creators of the sickest methods of torture and death, with the worst history ever of unnecessary wars and rampages. You guys are a joke! Many of you still live with barbaric ways. Everyone knows that the media only report and portray what they want you to believe. Non sense happens in every race. Stop walking around with your nose in the air just because your dirty laundry isn’t aired on a daily basis! Check the history books! Almost every war, battle, etc, was geared by the white race!!!! The only place you all couldn’t run a muck in was China, because they believe they are more superior than everyone, not just people of color, but your pale faced behind too! I’m so sick of people living with this idea that black people are stupid, animal-like beings. Check your statistics. We only make up about 20% of the population here in the US. And if you only report of what happens in the black communities, it will seem like there’s so much chaos going on with us, because there’s not many of us to begin with. It’s 2011, get over yourselves you racist pricks!!!!!

    • Whitey is being "racist"!!

      Oh no! People are being “racist”!! There is no law against being racist. There are, however, laws against rape, theft, violent behavior, and child negligence. These are behavioral patterns that are more prevalent in the black community than anywhere else. Plain and simple, most blacks are incapable of living up to the civilized standards of other cultures. For those who think I am just being “racist”, compare the progress and cultures that are exhibited by inhabitants of Africa, to those of European and Asian descent. That is not racist, it is fact.

  • Tired of the Color Complex Ignorance

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