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Update: Child Protective Services follow up on Granite Bay boy found in nearby car after search

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Child Protective Services has taken on the case of the 8-year-old boy who went missing for several hours Sunday evening.

Authorities found the boy inside a vehicle with two adults and a child a block away from his Granite Bay home, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said.

No arrest had been made yet on Monday, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office tweeted. However, CPS will be following up with the adults involved, the tweet said.

Lt. Andrew Scott said the boy was found just before 8:45 p.m. seated in the back of a burgundy Honda sedan on the 5300 block of Olive Ranch Road, across the street from Olive Ranch School and the adjacent South Placer Fire District Station 16.

Inside the car was a man, a woman and another boy believed to be from the neighborhood, Scott said. Authorities detained the adults for questioning, he said.

It’s unclear what the missing boy’s relationship was to the people in the car, Scott said, but the other boy may have been a playmate.

The Sacramento Bee generally does not identify missing people once they are located. The other people in the car were not immediately identified.

Deputies put out an urgent alert when the boy went missing around 4 p.m. while playing with friends in front of his home on Leona Way, which lets out onto Olive Ranch Road.

Scott said the investigation is ongoing and that anyone with information is asked to call the Placer County Sheriff’s Office at 530-886-5375.

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Caroline Ghisolfi, from Stanford University, is a local news reporter for The Sacramento Bee, focusing on breaking news and health care. She grew up in Milan, Italy.
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