Avondale boy missing for hours found at mall

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AVONDALE -- An Avondale boy who had been missing for hours was found early Monday morning miles from where he was last seen.

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German Payan, 4, was found just after midnight at a strip mall near 75th Avenue and Thomas Road.

There's no word on his condition.

German vanished Sunday night at about 7:30. He was last seen playing with other children outside his home near 115th Avenue and Olive Drive.

German's family reported him missing about an hour later.

He was finally located several hours later at a strip mall.

It's not clear who found the little boy or how he came to be at the mall.

Police are still investigating.