Questions remain, but mother of 6-year-old boy located

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office searched Monday for the family of a 6-year-old boy whose parents or guardians could not be located.

Monday evening, authorities said the boy's mother had been located. A relative saw the news reports and contacted authorities.

Police say  6-year-old Jefferson told officers that his brother dropped him off at the bus stop near 51st and Ottawa in the Turner School District, but when the bus never arrived he started crying and decided to walk home.

As the 6-year-old walked home, a man in a car stopped him and told Jefferson that school was not in session. The man then asked Jefferson to get into his car, and the man allegedly then drove Jefferson to his school, according to police. Officers say the school then notified law enforcement.

Kelli Baliff with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office says the school  made every effort to contact a family member with the information they have.

"None of the information was correct," Baliff said. "Address, phone number, nothing was correct. Our officers have been checking it out, working all day long trying to find information on this little boy based on the school records."

Baliff adds that Jefferson told them he takes medicine everyday, but he is not sure what it does or what it is for. Officers were also trying to determine if Jefferson has any food allergies so they can properly take care of him.

The Wyandotte County Sheriff's Department is continuing to investigate what happened.