UPDATE: A 9-year-old Yelm boy reported missing after not showing up to school was found at a neighbor's house Thursday afternoon.
"I don't know how or why he ended up there, but we got him heading back home," said Thurston County Sheriff's Lt. Greg Elwin.
Elwin said the boy was unharmed.
Initial report: Police are searching for a 9-year-old Yelm boy who did not show up to school Thursday.
The boy left home this morning headed to the bus stop in the Clearwater community southeast of Yelm, according to Thurston County Sheriff's Lt. Greg Elwin.
"When he didn't arrive at school, the school called his house," Elwin said. "Somewhere in between when he left for the bus stop and school, something went awry."
Elwin said police were just getting to the scene around 12:30 p.m. No description of the boy is readily available.