The 6-year-old boy who was missing for 2 months after being kidnapped with his father and grandmother has finally been reunited with his mother, police have said.
Earlier this week, authorities confirmed that Jorge “JoJo” Morales, a 6-year-old boy from South Florida who had been missing since August, had been recovered in Canada, some 2,000 miles from his home in Miami-Dade county.
“The boy was found in good health and unharmed,” Miami-Dade police said at the time.
Jojo, who has autism, went missing on August 27 after his father Jorge Gabriel Martinez failed to return him to his mother as part of a custody agreement.
When Jojo didn’t return home in late August, Yanet Leal Concepcion Jojo’s mother, went to her ex-husband’s home. She discovered it had been cleaned out.
“Everything was gone. Everything was gone from his apartment,” she said. “His phones were off. His mom’s phone was off.”
A missing child alert was sent out, along with a $10,000 reward from the FBI with information leading to Jojo.
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“It came to the point that we knew they were in Canada. That was based on some search dogs and then we started to put the information together,” Private Investigator, Joe Carrillo said.
According to reports, Jorge was flown into Miami International Airport on Tuesday night and his emotional mother was there to greet him.
With a beaming smile on his face, the young boy yelled “Hi, mommy” as he ran into her arms for a cuddle.
“I missed you so much,” Leal Concepcion told her son as she held him.
The boy’s father and grandmother have both been taken into police custody.
I don’t know about you, but it makes my heart warm to know that this boy is now safe and well.
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