Boy found wandering in East Cleveland identified; police say parents will be arrested

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — A child that East Cleveland police had asked the public’s help to identify after he was found walking in the street alone Sunday morning, has been identified and his parents have been located, officials said in a news release.

According to police, the little boy was found at around 8 a.m. walking in the area of Hayden and Elsinore. He was walking in the street wearing only a shirt.

Officers arrived at the scene and were able to determine the child was four years old. The child was able to say that he has other siblings. The child communicated the name of  “Marion” as a possible relative.

In a news release, the East Cleveland Police Department said the child’s parents had been located, but would be arrested since they were not even aware that the boy was not home.

Additionally, burn marks were found on the boy’s wrists, which may indicate he was being bound, officials said. Cuyahoga County Children Services have been contacted about the other children in the home.

Anyone with information is asked to call East Cleveland Police Department at 216-451-1234.