Danville, VA - A search has been called off for a missing child in Danville.
Early Tuesday morning, police say they received several calls reporting a young child wandering Piney Forest Road and the surrounding areas. An officer even says he saw him but by the time he turned around, the child was gone.
Police say they searched everywhere for hours, including bringing in a helicopter and dog. But a person matching the description of a 4-year-old boy was never found.
"We felt like that after the amount of time and efforts that we put into the ground search up there, that we pretty much exhausted all possibilities. And like I said, we really hope the child got back with a responsible adult," said Captain Matt Carter with the Danville Police Department.
Police say that they never received a call reporting a missing child, so they ended the search Tuesday morning.