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‘I like helping, except if it’s with chores’: Five children nicknamed ‘junior detectives’ rescue missing elderly woman

A group of California children are being called “junior detectives” and honored by police after locating a missing woman.

According to the Roseville Police Department, the children saw a Facebook post about a missing 97-year-old woman with dementia, who disappeared from Belford. Three boys and two girls jumped on their bikes and spent the evening trying to find the woman. They briefly paused for a dinner break, then went back to their bikes, determined to help.

Their hard work paid off.

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The children found the woman standing in their neighborhood after she wandered off from a nearby care facility, NBC New York reports.

“I just wanted to help,” Logan Hultman, 10, said. “I like helping, except if it’s with chores.”

We'd like to give a little praise to our excellent community. Yesterday we posted a notification about a missing 97…

Posted by City of Roseville, California Police Department on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

 

“All of us saw this lady walking around and we were like,’Guys, that’s her! That has to be her,'” Logan added.

The kids immediately called 911 and told a dispatcher that they found the missing woman.

“Our dispatchers were a little surprised to hear a 10-year-old on the other line,” Officer Rob Baquera with the Rossville Police Department said.

Baquera added that the group of “junior detectives” should give him a call in around 10 years for job opportunities. Logan said it would be “amazing” to become a detective.

Update: 6:36 p.m. the missing person has been located. She is safe and has been reunited with her family. Many thanks…

Posted by City of Roseville, California Police Department on Monday, September 30, 2019

 

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[Feature Photo: Rossville PD]