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Feb 22, 2013 11:36 AM

Police Say Facebook Post By LEX 18 Helped ID Child Found In McDonald's Parking Lot

Corbin Police said Friday that the posting of a picture of a child who was found at a McDonald's parking lot in Corbin Thursday afternoon on LEX 18's Facebook page is what helped identify him.

Police say the grandmother of the boy, who has custody of the four-year-old, thought her daughter-in-law was with the boy and vice-versa. Joanne Lowe, 62, was charged with endangering the welfare of a minor. Investigators said the child has been placed in custody of the state.

An aunt of the child, whose name has not been released, contacted police after seeing his picture on LEX 18's Facebook page.

The child was standing outside in the parking for 15 minutes, according to police.

The family lives a few miles outside city limits, police said.

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