Miami-Dade police say Jorge “Jojo” Morales, a younger boy who has autism and was kidnapped in late August, allegedly by his father and grandmother, has been discovered secure in Canada, CBS Miami experiences.
Jorge Gabriel Morales and Lilliam Pena Morales have been taken into custody by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The boy was reported in good well being and unhurt.
Miami-Dade Police Director Freddy Ramirez known as it “one other instance native, state, federal, and worldwide legislation enforcement, together with america and State Legal professional’s Workplace coming collectively for the security of a kid, and [we] will proceed to work collectively to battle the higher evil.”
Based on investigators, JoJo was picked up by his paternal grandmother in accordance with a court docket timesharing order from his house within the metropolis of Homestead. The daddy didn’t return him, violating the court docket order, and Jojo’s mom contacted police to report the incident.
Lacking Particular person detectives have been notified and started an investigation. A Lacking Individuals Alert was initiated, and investigators started following leads. Later, an arrest warrant was issued for the daddy.
Jojo’s mom, Yanet Leal Concepcion, informed CBS Miami she’s “simply so comfortable. … I am unable to even suppose that I went by such a tough time.
” … I believed my son was gonna die. It was very laborious to sleep. It was very laborious to eat. All I may take into consideration was him. What was he doing. If he was OK. If he was asking for his mother.”
Jojo was noticed in a Walmart, Leal Concepcion says.
“I am simply blessed that i can share a contented ending to this as a result of I do know a whole lot of mothers on the market do not get this comfortable ending and I do.”
The primary journey she plans to take with Jojo might be on a Disney cruise which, she stated, Jojo’s needed to go on for a very long time however that his father would not enable.