GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) -- UPDATE: Friday, March 2, 2018 5:40pm
Grand Island Police confirmed late Friday afternoon that the boy who had been the subject of a state missing endangered advisory had been returned to the custody of his mother.
Parker Sain was taken from a Grand Island daycare Tuesday by his father Joshua Sain. GIPD and the state patrol had issued the advisory because they believed the boy may have been in danger.
At various times since Tuesday, Joshua Sain talked to the boy's mother and to local authorities. They were believed to have been in the McCook area.
Police said Friday that the boy had been returned to his mother, apparently safely. They canceled the advisory late Friday afternoon.
Grand Island Police say they have been in direct contact with Joshua Sain, the man who disappeared with his 18-month-old son Tuesday. An Endangered Missing Advisory remains in effect for Parker Sain, the 18-month-old boy.
Police Captain Jim Duering says they talked to both Joshua and Parker on the phone Thursday afternoon. While encouraging for the child's safety, Duering says they are not yet at the point of resolution in the situation.
Duering added Sain could possibly be in Kansas at this time, or as earlier thought, in the McCook area.
The Nebraska State Patrol late Tuesday had issued an Endangered Missing Advisory for 18-month-old Parker James Sain.
The advisory indicated that on Tuesday, February 27, Parker was taken from daycare by his biological father, 26-year-old Joshua Sain.
Grand Island Police believe Parker may be in danger.
The little boy was last seen wearing a dark blue coat with grey liner, dark blue sweatpants, light blue shirt and tan baby work boots.
Authorities believe the pair may be in a white 2000 Pontiac Grand AM 2 door in the McCook or Furnas County area.
Grand Island police say that Joshua was in phone contact with the child's mother Wednesday. Police said that the mother was able to speak with Parker early Wednesday morning and determined he was safe at the time.
Joshua Sain also said in that phone call that he was in the McCook area.
Warrants are also pending against Joshua Sain in Merrick and Howard counties.
The Merrick County warrant is related to misdemeanor traffic offenses.
The Howard County warrant is related to failure to pay fines associated with misdemeanor drug convictions.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Parker or Joshua Sain, you are asked to call 911 or Grand Island Police at 308-385-5400.