Missing Columbus boy found, back at home

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -   A missing Columbus boy has been found and is back at home with his mother, safe and sound.

Columbus Police had been searching for 9-year-old Lamonta McCoy since they were notified by his mother Thursday night.

Cheyenne Wright told News Leader 9, her son left a note before running away from their apartment located at 2000 Wynnton Road.

"I came home from work around 9:30 p.m. and he wasn't there. My friend who was babysitting him told me Lamonta just disappeared," said Wright.

Wright also found a note written by Lamonta. It stated, "I hate you all. You will not find me."

McCoy's mother was doing a live interview on a radio station Friday about her missing son when she got a call that he had been located at their apartment complex.

A neighbor says he knocked on her back door around 11:30 Friday morning and asked to use her phone to call his mother because he ran away. Lamonta spent the night sleeping in a breezeway at the complex.

After more than 12 frantic hours of searching, mother and son were reunited.

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