The search for two New London juveniles resulted in a happy ending, even though they may be charged after police spent most of the day searching for them Sunday.
The manhunt began early in the morning after one of the boys' parents discovered their 16-year-old son wasn't at home, according to New London police.
Police, including Chief Mike Marko, knocked on every one of the boys' friends known friends and associates but came up empty handed until about 2 p.m. when they found him at a High Street residence.
The boy's mother was emotional as her son walked out of the home and was surrounded by concerned family, friends and several officers.
The boy and his mother embraced in each other's arms for some time before police began questioning the youth.
The boy admitted to having taken illegal drugs while he was at the home, police said. However, the matter remains under investigation.
Meanwhile, the woman who he was staying with was yelling out the door of her home as the boy walked into his mother's arms.
The adult whose home the boy was found at is expected to be charged Monday morning after police have completed their reports and file them in Norwalk Municipal Court.
Meanwhile, a second juvenile, a 14-year-old friend of the missing youth, was also sought until about 4 p.m. when a Third Street resident located him and turned him over to police.
The 14-year-old was taken away in handcuffs at the residence under suspicion of giving police false information regarding the whereabouts of the missing older boy, according to police.
Whether the 16-year-old will be charged will depend on discussions between police and the boy's parents, police said.
The younger boy may be charged in the Huron County Juvenile Court for obstructing the investigation, depending on the interview between him and police.