At approximately 8:00AM on April 6th, 2015, the Dover Police Department responded to the area of Colony Drive, where a resident located a 2-year-old child named Keegan walking through the area alone. The unnamed resident took Keegan inside their residence and contacted the Dover Police Department who responded immediately. Officers contacted the resident and Keegan and were unable to determine the names of Keegan’s parents or his residence and decided to transport him to the Dover Police Department. While officers worked to identify Keegan’s parents, he spend time in the department family room watching television and playing games with department employees. The department issued a press release on its website and social media accounts with an image of the child to help identify the family. Approximately one hour after the incident was reported, the father contacted the Dover Police Department. Upon further investigation it was learned that the father had worked a night shift at his place of employment and had fallen asleep while his children were still asleep. Despite securing the doors to the residence, the child woke up and exited the residence without waking his father or the rest of his siblings. Based on the findings of the investigation, the Dover Police Department will not be filing charges against the father and will therefore not reveal the last name of the child or the parents names. The Dover Police Department wishes to thank the public and media for sharing the original post so quickly, enabling us to quickly contact the parent and bring a successful resolution to this case.
The Dover Police Department has located the father of the found child (Keegan) at 9:34AM. The father and child are expected to reunite shortly. Officers continue to investigate how this incident occurred and will provide an update later today on www.doverpolice.org. The Dover Police Department wishes to thank the public and media for sharing the original post so quickly, enabling us to quickly contact the parent.
The Dover Police Department responded to the area of Colony Drive, Dover, earlier this morning for reports of a found 2-year-old child. Officers arrived and contacted an area resident who found the below pictured child, who states his name is Keegan, wondering around the area by himself. Keegan is safe and secure at the Dover Police Department as officers continue to work to find the child’s parents. If you have any information on the child’s parents/guardians and/or contact information, please call 302-736-7111.