After an intensive four-day search, William David Hall, 16, of Rosedale, is back home today with his family.
Baltimore County police said Hall, of the 1200 block of Hilldale Road, may have been at a girlfriend's home in Dundalk the whole time authorities searched for him.
A county police duty officer said today Hall reportedly was playing a video game in the girl's house when he was found last night. The duty officer said he didn't know what led police to the house. The investigator who supervised the search was unavailable.
Hall, who has a slight learning disability, failed to return home late Saturday night after he left on foot to buy a Sunday Sun at the Double-T Diner Inn in the 8300 block of Pulaski Highway, a few blocks away.
At the time, Hall had $12 on him.
When he didn't come home, Hall's parents looked for him and then notified police.
For the next four days, Hall's parents, relatives, friends and the police conducted a search for the missing youth. His photograph appeared in newspapers and on television.
Hall's parents expressed fear for their son's safety because of his trusting nature, especially with strangers.