FOUND: 16-year-old who escaped custody from Dell Children’s Medical Center


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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas Juvenile Justice Department has located the 16-year-old boy who escaped custody Monday, June 14 while undergoing treatment at Dell Children’s Medical Center, according to the department.

The juvenile from Corpus Christi was found in his hometown on Tuesday and was safely returned to custody, a department release says. The boy escaped while he was outside for supervised recreation at the hospital at 4900 Mueller Boulevard, the release says.

TJJD said he was committed to the department for assault in 2018 and was assigned to the Giddings State School.

The department says it plans to review its policies for supervision when youth are being treated at facilities.

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