On October 1, just after 8 p.m., the New Ulm Police Department received a call that an 11-year-old boy was missing from his residence in the 500 block of South Payne Street.

Officers quickly conducted a thorough search of the residence and the immediate area.  Extra assistance was requested from the New Ulm Fire Department, Nicollet County K-9 Unit, Brown County Sheriff’s office, Brown County Drone Unit, and Brown County Emergency Management.

Just before 10 p.m., the boy was located by himself at Wal-Mart in New Ulm.  The boy was unharmed and was reunited with his family.