UPDATE: The Hamilton County Sheriff released a statement on Friday afternoon to say the mother of the little boy found alone at JC Penney in Symmes Twp has come forward.
The mother and several members of her family (including multiple children) were shopping at the store on Fields Ertel Rd on Thursday night. They split into two vehicles when they left and apparently both groups thought the little boy was with the other.
The sheriff says Hamilton County Job and Family Services is investigating, but no criminal charges have been filed.
Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil reports a missing child found inside the JcPenney's store, located at 9365 Fields Ertel Road Cincinnati Ohio 45240.
Preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 12:10 a.m., the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to JcPenney's for a toddler found inside the store walking around by himself. Investigators have spent several hours attempting to locate the child's parents.
The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in locating Quincy parents. Quincy is 3 to 4 years old, 2'6", 35 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He is wearing blue jeans, black Nike shoes with velcro, a black jacket with red and white stripes and a gray t-shirt with hot wheels on the front.
Quincy was found in good condition, and is currently in custody with the Hamilton County Jobs & Family Services. Any information, please contact the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office at (513)825-1500