BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. — Update 4:11 p.m. EDT Aug. 18: The Florida Department of Law Enforcement canceled the missing child alert for 4-year-old Tanner Swears from Coconut Creek, Florida.
The Coconut Creek Police Department said Stephen Swears, who is the child's father and the companion adult the boy was believed to be with, dropped the Tanner off with a family friend Sunday afternoon.
The Coconut Creek Police said an investigation is ongoing regarding the child's disappearance.
Tanner may be with Stephen Swears, 55, also of Coconut Creek, the FDLE said. Swears has short, silver hair, weighs 190 pounds and is 5 feet, 11 inches tall, authorities said.
The pair may be traveling in a silver convertible 2013 Ford Mustang with Florida tag number AIQZ45, according to the FDLE.
The agency stresses that anyone who locates Swears should not approach him, but instead immediately contact law enforcement.
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