LSP: Alert trooper finds missing child and grandfather

LSP: Alert trooper finds missing child and grandfather
Family members hug the trooper who found the pair. (Source: Louisiana State Police)
Family members hug the trooper who found the pair. (Source: Louisiana State Police)

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WAFB) - Authorities said a missing toddler and his grandfather were found safe at a convenience store Monday morning.

Louisiana State Police issued a missing child advisory for Roshei Salmon, 3, who was reported missing Sunday. The advisory was issued on behalf of the New Orleans Police Department.

Investigators said Salmon was with his grandfather, Roland Williams, 45, who family members said "suffers from a medical condition which impairs his judgment." They were in a beige/tan 2007 Cadillac DTS sedan that was seen in the Hammond area Monday around 3 a.m.

LSP reported an alert trooper spotted the car at a convenience store on Satsuma Road near I-12 in Livingston Parish. Investigators said the trooper inspected the car, but no one was inside. They added he then went in the store and eventually found the pair in the restroom. Reports indicate while the trooper waited to confirm their identities, he gave them some food and water.

Officials reported NOPD and the family was notified the two had been found. According to LSP, Acadian Ambulance was called out to the location to check them out as a precaution. Investigators said both were released to relatives after it was determined they were in good health.

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