A small child, who is believed to be 3-5 years old, was found wandering near Evelyn Alexander School in North Chicago and officers are trying to locate his parents. | Provided Photo

UPDATE: The parents have been identified and are at the police department. Police say they are still investigating the case with DCFS.

Police say they are trying to locate the parents or guardians of a young child who was found wandering near a school in North Chicago Monday afternoon.

The North Chicago Police Department said they have an unidentified boy, who is approximately 3-5 years old, at their police department.

The child speaks Spanish and said he lives with his mother and father.

North Chicago Police Department Management Analyst Freddrick Diez said members of the Evelyn Alexander Elementary School, located at 1210 Adams Street in North Chicago, first located the boy around 2:30 p.m. Monday.

The school contacted the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) because they did not recognize him as a student.

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DCFS then notified the police department, which began investigating.

Diez said the child is not able to talk in complete sentences so information is limited.

A canvas has begun in the surrounding neighborhood.

Officers are checking with schools and residents to try and locate the parents, Diez said.

The police department released a photo of the boy on social media to see if anyone recognized him.

Anyone who can provide further information to police is asked to call North Chicago Police Department Detective Jose Sarabia at 224-423-3551.