A Clearlake boy who went missing Friday afternoon was found safe Thursday night at a Utah truck stop, Clearlake police said.
The 9-year-old boy, Nathan Ayers, was found in the company of 52-year-old Clearlake resident Tracy Barsolo, who was formerly the boy's guardian and was wanted by Clearlake police on a felony no bail warrant.
Police, searching continually for the boy since he went missing, believed him to be with Barsolo, Sgt. Nick Bennett said in an earlier interview. Barsolo once had guardianship of Ayers, but that guardianship was terminated by an Arizona court in 2011 for unknown reasons, Bennett said.
Despite that, Ayers was found with Barsolo earlier this year when police arrested her on suspicion of attempting to cash forged checks at a grocery store. At the time, Barsolo called Ayers by an alias and it was difficult for police to determine his true identity.
Ayers was since placed with a foster family in Clearlake, with whom he was living when he didn't return from school Friday.
Police searching for Ayers found Barsolo by tracking her cellphone's location to the Flying J Truck Stop on Interstate 80 in Lake Point, Utah, south of Salt Lake City, Sgt. Tim Hobbs said in a news release. At that point, they reached out to the Tooele County Sheriff's Department and asked for help finding Barsolo and Ayers.
A sheriff's deputy found the pair in the parking lot.
Barsolo was arrested for the Clearlake warrant and booked into Tooele County Jail to be later extradited to Lake County. There, she'll face charges related to child abduction, Hobbs said.