Missing child update: Donquarious Fletcher, 9, found

A 9-year-old boy missing since early Monday afternoon has been found, police said.

Donquarious Fletcher went missing when he took out the trash at his Avalon Apartments home on Cusseta Road around 12:30 p.m., reports state. Columbus Police Sgt. Art Sheldon said he was found around 1 p.m. today.

According to Lt. Charles Kennedy, the child had been punished by his mother and he walked to a friend's Third Avenue house to spend the night.