Warren County Sheriff's deputies found Kaden Mallett the morning of April 21 after a massive search near Vicksburg, which included the use of drones.
Sheriff Martin Pace noted to the Vicksburg Post that they might not have harmed the boy, but simply were careless in watching over him.
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Pace said the 5-year-old boy has special needs and cannot communicate. Officers determined Brooke Mallett was his mother after about an hour.
Kaden Mallett was found several hundred yards from where his mother lives.
The 5-year-old boy is now in state custody.
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