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Police Arrest Two Men After Double Homicide; Boy, 2, Missing (UPDATE: Boy Found 'in Good Health')


"A patrol man found him while on patrol just walking on the sidewalk."

This undated photo released by the Rhode Island State Police through the Amber Alert website shows two-year-old Isaiah Perez. Two men were arrested in a double homicide and the abduction of Perez from a Rhode Island home, while police continued Sunday Aug. 11, 2013 to search "any place and every place" for the child, local police said. Credit: AP

JOHNSTON, R.I. (TheBlaze/AP) — Police say a 2-year-old boy kidnapped from a Rhode Island home was found "in good health" Sunday night in Providence, although he was wandering the streets alone, CNN adds.

Isaiah Perez was taken to a hospital to be checked out, Johnston Police Deputy Chief Daniel Parillo told CNN, adding that "a patrol man found him while on patrol just walking on the sidewalk. We don't know he was dropped off, if he was left off there, we don't have any particulars at this time."

Isaiah Perez, 2, was abducted from a Rhode Island home. (Credit: AP)

Police have arrested two men in connection with a double homicide that occurred at the house where Perez was found missing early Sunday.

The residence in question is located in Johnston—a town of 30,000 and less than 10 miles from Providence.

Malcolm Crowell, 22, was taken into custody around 1:30 pm in Massachusetts, the New York Daily News reports, adding that he's said to be cooperating with police and no charges have been made.

The Daily News adds that Daniel Rodriguez, who has two addresses in Rhode Island, has been identified and detained in Providence.

The two men have not been formally charged, the AP reports.

Investigators believe the two were killed between 4:30 and 5 a.m. Sunday and someone then fled the home with the child, Parrillo told the AP earlier.

"We don't believe the child was harmed, and we're just hoping that he will be safely returned," Parrillo said at the time.

Investigators were working to determine the relationships among the boy, his abductor and the two homicide victims, Parrillo said. It was unclear whether the boy's abductor was living in the home, was a guest or was uninvited, he said.

"We are starting to talk to family members right now ...," he said. "What he was doing there, we have no idea."

This is a breaking news story; updates will be added.



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