CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland police confirmed 1-year-old Xavier Dumas, who hadn’t been seen since attending a family event with his father, Edward Dumas over a week ago, is safe.
Police said Edward Dumas brought Xavier to the Cleveland Police 5th District lobby at approximately 5:00 on Saturday.
According to police, the child appeared to be clean and in good health.
Xavier left with his father and a family member with no arrests or charges pressed, police said.
Police stated the incident appears to be a custody issue at this time.
The boy was reported missing by his mother, Dorothy Roberts, who has physical custody of him.
According to Roberts, they all attended a family barbecue on April 5. At some point she left Xavier in the custody of his father and returned home, expecting Dumas to bring the boy home after the event, but he never did.
Roberts said all attempts to reach Dumas have failed and that he had blocked her phone number and blocked her on various social media sites. She believes he may be on his way to Macon, Georgia, where he has family.
Dumas has legal custody of his daughter, Evelyn, who is Xavier’s older sister and likely with them.