Florida police cancel missing child alert for 4-year-old boy

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Update 4:11 p.m. EDT Aug. 18: The Florida Department of Law Enforcement canceled the missing child alert for 4-year-old Tanner Swears from Coconut Creek, Florida.

The Coconut Creek Police Department said Stephen Swears, who is the child's father and the companion adult the boy was believed to be with, dropped the Tanner off with a family friend Sunday afternoon.

According to CCPD, that family friend brought the 4-year-old home unharmed, and he's being returned to his mother.

The Coconut Creek Police said an investigation is ongoing regarding the child's disappearance.

Original report:

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued a missing child alert for a 4-year-old from Broward County.

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Tanner Swears of Coconut Creek was last seen in the 5300 block of Northwest 55th Boulevard wearing a diaper, according to the FDLE. He has curly black hair and brown eyes, weighs 39 pounds and is 3 feet, 4 inches tall, authorities said.

Tanner may be with Stephen Swears, 55, also of Coconut Creek, the FDLE said. Swears has short, silver hair, weighs 190 pounds and is 5 feet, 11 inches tall, authorities said.

The pair may be traveling in a silver convertible 2013 Ford Mustang with Florida tag number AIQZ45, according to the FDLE.

The agency stresses that anyone who locates Swears should not approach him, but instead immediately contact law enforcement.

If you have information concerning the whereabouts of Tanner or Stephen Swears, please call 911. You can also contact FDLE's Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse at 1-888-356-4774 or the Coconut Creek Police Department at 954-973-6700.