4-year-old found safe after he was reported missing from downtown Houston bus station

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A 4-year-old boy last seen Dec. 15 at a downtown bus station was found safe, according to Houston police.

Marceliano Pinkney was reported missing Thursday morning after he was last seen at the Greyhound bus station in the 2100 block of Main Street.

The search for Pinkney began when a relative called authorities in Florida and told them his mother left him alone at the bus station, according to a statement from Houston police.

His mother then reportedly got on a bus back to Pensacola where she lives. HPD investigators said they believe Pinkney boarded a bus with an adult male on Dec. 15.

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He was found at his foster parents' home in Wylie, Texas, according to Houston police. The foster parents told Wylie officers that Pinkney has been at the home since Dec 18

The boy's mother was interviewed by Florida investigators, who contacted Houston authorities about the disappearance.

When ABC13 reached out to the Bay County Sheriff's Office, they only said they were working to find out if this was a criminal case.

There are several agencies involved in this case and there are still a lot of questions surrounding the fact that little Pinkney was unaccounted for nine days.

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