Missing Bountiful boy found in Murray

Posted at 9:45 AM, Nov 01, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-01 16:44:45-04

MURRAY, Utah - A missing Bountiful boy was found safe at a home in Murray Thursday morning.

Riley James Martin is said to be in good condition. His mother Heather Lee Martin was also located. Police said a tip from the public led them to the home.

The search began on Wednesday when Bountiful Police issued an endangered missingperson advisory for 24-year-old Martin and her 6-year-old son Riley.

The state of Utah has a court order for the custody of Riley, who is autistic with communication challenges.

Martin removed Riley without permission from a school in Bountiful on Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

"Child protective services obtained a court order to remove the child from the home, and in that court order, it stated that they believed that the child was in danger," said Lt. Gary Koehn, Bountiful Police Department. "Because of that signed court order, we felt that it imperative that we find the child as quickly as possible."

Riley is in the care of Child Protective Services.

Bountiful Police initially took Martin into police custody, but she has since been released.

Police said the school did nothing wrong, there were no court orders in place at the private school. Martin knew that and possibly took this opportunity to take him without permission, according to police.