Missing Tampa boy Paul Ezekiel Fagan, 10, found by ABC Action News crew

TAMPA - In a happy turn of events, a 10-year-old boy missing since 4:00 p.m. Thursday was found Friday morning by ABC Action News reporter Cameron Polom.

Paul Ezekiel Fagan was last seen around 4:00 p.m. Thursday in his yard on Sharon Drive where he lives with his grandmother. After an unsuccessful search, Fagan's grandmother called the sheriff's office around 8:00 p.m. 

Paul's grandmother has custody from his biological mother. 

ABC Action News reporter Cameron Polom, who was covering the story early Friday morning, was walking through the neighborhood when he spotted the missing Kimball Elementary School student standing alone by a fence. 

"I said, 'Have you been missing?' I said, 'Come here, buddy, and I just picked him up and I said would you mind if I lift you up?'" Polom said. "And I just said come with me, I just held his hand and walked him over to you guys. It's crazy." he said.

Deputies walked the little boy up to the house, and when family saw him, they ran to the little boy and hugged him. 

The boy has a mild learning disability, but family members say he had never been missing before. 

Print this article Back to Top