11-year-old boy reported missing after taking cab to Superdome has been found _lowres

John Elrod, 11, was found Thursday morning walking on Downman Road in New Orleans. He had been reported missing Wednesday after taking a cab to the Superdome. (Photo from Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office)

An 11-year-old boy who was reported missing after taking a cab Wednesday to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome has been found.

John Elrod, 11, was found Thursday morning walking on Downman Road in New Orleans, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.

Elrod was last seen leaving his home in the 300 block of Westmeade Drive in Gretna around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. He called a taxi to take him to the Superdome, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said. The taxi driver told officials that he asked to be dropped off near the Champions Square area.

After speaking with detectives, Elrod will be returned to his family.