Shawn Dowlearn has been found, reports NBC San Diego news. The boy was found hiding in bushes off El Camino Real and Vista Rey.Shawn was not returned to his home, but was placed in protective custody along with his 14-year-old brother. Three other siblings remain in the family home.
The San Diego Police Dept. did not state why that took this action, but did say they had information they would not divulge.