BREAKING NEWS 🚨
The missing juvenile, Jorge "Jojo" Morales, has been recovered in Canada. We want to thank our local, state, federal, & international law enforcement, along with the @SDFLnews & @KathyFndzRundle for the collaboration on this case. pic.twitter.com/ajTkmAHCQ9
— Miami-Dade Police (@MiamiDadePD) October 30, 2022
A 6-year-old South Florida youngster named Jorge “JoJo” Morales who had been missing since August has been located.
The youngster was located in Canada, around 2,000 miles from his home in Miami-Dade county, Florida, according to the authorities.
The youngster was discovered unhurt and in excellent condition, according to Miami-Dade police.
Jojo, who has autism, vanished on August 27 when his father, Jorge Gabriel Martinez, violated the terms of a custody arrangement by refusing to give him back to his mother.
Late in August, when Jojo didn’t come home, Yanet Leal Concepcion, Jojo’s mother, visited her ex-husband. She found that it had been well cleaned.
Everything vanished. His flat was completely empty, she claimed. He had his phones off. His mother’s phone was inactive.
A missing kid notice was issued, and the FBI offered a reward of $10,000 for information leading to Jojo’s whereabouts.
Surveillance footage showed Jojo and Martinez in Maine days after he vanished.
“We finally realized they were in Canada at this time. That was based on some search dogs, and after that, we began to put the pieces of the puzzle together, according to private investigator Joe Carrillo.
Concepcion, however, heard virtually little for two months until a tip that Martinez and Jojo had been seen shopping at a Walmart in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, lately.
Concepcion stated, “Someone phoned and said something, and I’m just so glad for that person because it only took that.” “People wanted to assist, so they spread the word and the news.”
She said, “I’ve never been this happy.” “The minute I hug him is going to make this even better. Nothing even comes close to this sensation; I’ve never felt this joy before. I feel so grateful right now that I don’t know what to say.
Concepcion expressed her happiness at the fact that her kid, for the most part, is unaware of what transpired.
“This is a trauma, so I’m pleased my son isn’t aware of what’s happening. I was able to chat with him and let him know that I was anxiously awaiting your return from vacation, darling! He just replied, “Yes, mum.”
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police detained Martinez as well as his mother, Lilliam Pena Morales.