David Lundy Of West Windsor Found In South Carolina
5 year old David Lundy of West Windsor, abducted by his grandfather on Friday has been found safe in a South Carolina fast food restaurant.
West Windsor Police, who worked with the FBI, State Police and other agencies to find the boy, confirm the arrest around 11:30AM on Tuesday morning.
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David was found with his grandfather, 50-year-old Morris “Tommy” Lundy, who is being held by the Florence County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office. Morris faces kidnapping, interference with child custody and endangering the welfare of a child.
David will spend the night in South Carolina as representatives from the New Jersey Department of Youth & Family Services make their way to get David. David is in “good spirits” according to the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and not showing any ill effects of his asthma.
Official searched both the area around the boy’s West Windsor home as well as in Brooklyn over the weekend. WABC TV reports that Morris Lundy has several ties to South Carolina.
West Windsor Police Lt. Robert Garofalo told the Patch of Brooklyn that David Lundy was about to be removed from the home he shared with his aunt by New Jersey’s Department of Youth of Families, after both she and the boy’s grandfather were determined not to be suitable guardians. The Florence County Sheriff’s Department has the West Windsor home located at 465 Meadow Road as Morris Lundy’s address.
Kristine Brown, spokesperson for the New Jersey Department of Children & Family could not comment on this or any specific case DYFUS is involved with. She says that a child will be removed from a home when there are “severe concerns over a child’s safety.”
West Windsor Police will hold a press conference to discuss the arrest tomorrow.