NEW BRAUNFELS - Police on foot and a helicopter in the air were searching desperately for a 3-year-old boy named Isaac reported missing at 8:44 p.m. The boy had been playing outside near the Vista Del Sol Apartments off I-35 behind Valmark Chevrolet, said New Braunfels Police Department spokesperson Mike Penshorn.
He was playing for approximately 45 minutes when his mother went out to check on him and he was gone, Penshorn said. Police conducted the search with the help of an Air Life helicopter and by going door to door.
A Reverse 9-1-1 call went out to a one-mile radius of the apartment complex, alerting 1,767 residents that the boy was missing. Police were preparing to put out an Amber Alert on the boy. Fourteen police personnel and three New Braunfels Fire units responded to the scene.
"It's a possible abduction by a stranger, but we don't know," Penshorn said moments before the boy was found.
During a third sweep of the complex, police located the child playing with another child at a neighbor's apartment at 10:25 p.m. There was previously no answer at that apartment.
The boy was united with his parents.