Florida Amber Alert Cancelled After 9-Year-Old Boy Found Dead

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On Friday, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement cancelled an Amber Alert after a 9-yea- previous boy with autism was discovered lifeless.

“The Florida Amber Alert for Alejandro Ripley has been cancelled. We are very sad to report that the child was found deceased,” the Florida Department of Law Enforcement wrote on their Twitter. No extra info concerning the circumstances behind Ripley’s loss of life has been launched by native authorities.

The Amber Alert was first issued on Thursday night time after Ripley was kidnapped from his mom’s automobile. The Miami-Dade Police Department posted an image of Ripley on their Twitter account Thursday night time.

🚨 We want your assist in finding Alejandro Ripley, a 9-year-old autistic/non-verbal boy that was kidnapped close to the realm of SW 158 Avenue and 88 Street. Anyone with info on his whereabouts is requested to IMMEDIATELY name 9-1-1 or @CrimeStopper305 at (305) 471-8477. pic.twitter.com/8wFCBL5AcG

— Miami-Dade Police (@MiamiDadePD) May 22, 2020

According to the Miami-Dade Police Department, Ripley and his mom, recognized as Patricia Ripley, have been driving westbound on SW 88 Street after they observed a car following them.

“The driver of the unknown vehicle attempted to side-swipe her vehicle, forcing her to veer onto SW 158 Avenue,” the Miami-Dade Police Department wrote in a press launch.

According to the division’s press launch, after Ripley’s automobile veered onto the aspect avenue, close to a Home Depot, the opposite automobile blocked the mom and son in, and a male passenger ambushed the automobile demanding medication.

“She says she does not have any drugs. And so, the passenger at that point reaches in, grabs her cell phone, steals her cell phone and takes her child,” stated Miami-Dade police Detective Angel Rodriguez, in accordance with CBS 4 News in Miami.

Florida Amber Alert Cancelled After 9-Year-Old Boy Found Dead
Miami Beach cops put on protecting masks as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis together with different officers and politicians converse throughout a press convention on the Miami Beach Convention Center on April 08, 2020 in Miami Beach, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty

The Miami-Dade Police Department said that the suspects fled the scene with Ripley in a four-door blue sedan.

According to the Amber Alert, the suspects have been two black males, and “one of the abductors may be wearing all black clothing and a black bandanna as a face mask. He may also have cornrows in his hair.”

Authorities stated residents shouldn’t strategy the topics however as an alternative contact legislation enforcement instantly. Police questioned staff on the Home Depot the place Ripley was kidnapped, in addition to the boy’s household. According to police, they don’t consider the 2 males are armed and stated that the mother did not acknowledge both of them.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement stated Ripley was final seen carrying a Captain America T-shirt, black shorts and black Crocs however officers haven’t confirmed how he died or the place his physique was discovered.

On Friday morning at round eight a.m. Miami-Dade cops found a physique floating in shallow water close to the Miccosukee Golf & Country Club in Miami. Officials haven’t but revealed the identification of the sufferer and the reason for loss of life stays underneath investigation.

Newsweek reached out to the Miami-Dade Police Department and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for remark or additional info however didn’t obtain a response in time for publication.