A boy kidnapped by his father in the United States could be in the Atlantic
6-year-old Jorge (JoJo) Morales of Miami was abducted by his father and his Grandmother. The trio may be in eastern Canada, according to the FBI.
A baby boy abducted by his father and grandmother in the United States may be be in the Atlantic Provinces, according to the US Federal Police (FBI).
Jorge (JoJo) Morales, 6, of Miami, was abducted by his father, Jorge Morales II, 45, and his grandmother, Lilliam Morales, 69, on August 27.
The FBI and Miami-Dade Police are investigating with a US child protection agency, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The FBI suspects the Morales are in Eastern Canada.
NCMEC released CCTV footage this week showing the father and son at a Walgreens company store in Houlton, Maine on August 29.
Then, a few hundred yards from the border, a hunter found personal effects that police say belong to the fugitives, Ms. Moss says.
She adds that there have been no other reports or new evidence in Maine to suggest that Jorge Morales is still there.
Lilliam Peña Morales and Jorge Morales II are wanted for the kidnapping of a 6-year-old boy.
According to a statement from NCMEC, the boy's parents, Yanet Conception and Jorge Morales II, were in a custody dispute and Mr. Morales failed to bring the child back. child to his mother at the appointed time.
Ms. Conception therefore went to Mr. Morales and found that his apartment was empty, adds the NCMEC. According to the agency, investigators believe the kidnapping was planned for months.
A missing child alert was issued on August 31 in the United States. She later became an Amber Alert.
The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to the boy's recovery.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in New Brunswick continues to monitor the situation and will provide an update if they have more information they can release publicly, according to their spokesperson, Corporal Hans Ouellette.
The RCMP indicated in September that all of this did not meet the criteria to issue an Amber Alert in New Brunswick.
Hans Ouellette advises anyone who sees members of the Morales family to call 911.
People can also contact the FBI office in Miami at 1-754-703-2000 or with NCMEC at 1-800-843-5678.
Based on a report by Shane Magee, < /em>CBC