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Parents Of Possibly Autistic Child Found After Broward Hospital Drop Off

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4) - Fort Lauderdale Police say they have located the parents of a possibly autistic child who was dropped off at Broward General Medical Center Friday afternoon.

Fort Lauderdale Police Detective DeAnna Garcia says due to media coverage, tips poured in and they are in the process of questioning the boys parents.

Police say the boy, believed to be about eight to 10 years of age, was left at the hospital by a male in his 30's who left in a light-colored van.

The boy, whose identity is not known but may go by the name of "Ben," is about 4 feet tall and weighs about 68 pounds.

When dropped off,  the child appeared to be in good condition  He is in DCF custody and is being cared for at a facility for children with special needs.

A shelter hearing will be held Saturday morning to determine where the boy should remain for the short-term before a long-term plan is figured out.

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