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Deputies: Rosalia teen helped find missing three-year-old child

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Deputies say this teen, Trenton Gregory, helped find the missing boy. Deputies say this teen, Trenton Gregory, helped find the missing boy.
ROSALIA, Wash. -

Deputies say a three-year-old boy was found safe Tuesday morning after being gone for a little more than an hour. A 17-year-old boy who found the child says he found him about a quarter of a mile from his home.

Trenton Gregory said the entire town was out searching.

"People behind me, in front of me, every person on the hill was out looking," he said. "They all just took it as their own responsibility, as if it was their own kid."

Gregory was searching the street by street after his dad told him about the boy.

"I just knew I was going to find him in the first place," he said. "I was running all around."

The boy's mother told KHQ's Hayley Guenthner she thinks he took off as she was washing her hands. The running water must have muffled the sound of an opening door.  Gregory said when he found him, he was just being a typical boy, hanging out with his dog near a fence.

"He's pretty adventurous," he said. "He knew me and he was glad he was going home."

As for what he did during that 60-plus minute stint on his own?

"The cop was asking him all these questions and he just didn't have anything to say," Gregory said of the little boy.

The Whitman County Sheriff's Office says they do not anticipate any criminal charges in this case. The boy's parents have installed additional child safety locks on all their doors.

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