UPDATED at 8:10 p.m.
Wilmington Police have reported that Josiah has been safely returned to his mother.
WILMINGTON — Wilmington Police area asking the public to help locate a toddler last seen on New Year’s Eve.
Josiah Branham, 2, was last seen by his mother on Dec. 31 when she dropped the child off with his grandmother.
Police say that when the mother went to pick up child on Tuesday, Jan. 3, she was told the grandmother had checked into a hospital.
At this point, the mother is unable to contact family members or find out who has the child. Anyone with information is asked to call the Wilmington Police Department.
The non-emergency dispatch phone number is 910-452-6120.