On Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., 12-year-old Josh Miller was found, safe and sound, by the Ohio Valley Search & Rescue Team and the Pike County EMA.
Josh was missing for 10 days, and there have been massive searches from the air and on the ground. Pike County Sheriff Jeremy Britton says Josh has a history of running away, but the last time he did so, he was only gone overnight.
Pike County EMA says Josh was found hiding in the crawl space of his house, after Josh's parents called central dispatch to report they heard strange noises coming from under their home.
Sheriff Britton was there when Josh was found. He says he believes Josh had been returning to the crawl space periodically throughout the search, maybe even as a way to avoid the rescue teams.
"I think it was a safe place where he felt that he could go. He knew everybody was looking for him, so he would go in one area and kind of wait until another opportunity for him to leave."
The Pike County Sheriff's Office is working with Child Protective Services to decide where to place Josh permanently, given his past of frequently running away.
Josh was taken to Jasper Memorial Hospital as a precaution.
We'll bring you updates that become available over the next several days.
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