9-year-old Florida boy with autism who was reported abducted found dead and his mother faces murder charges
A Florida 9-year-old autistic boy who was believed to be kidnapped found dead and his mother now faces murder charges as the investigation lead to her connection to the boy’s death.
Friday, Alejandro, son of 47-year-old Patricia Ripley was found dead in a pond at the Miccosukee Golf & Country Club, the report said. Ripley was questioned by police and she told the authorities that her son was kidnapped from outside a Home Deport store.
She told the investigators that a car had forced her vehicle off the road near the store. Two men jumped out of the car and demanded drugs. After she couldn’t fulfill their requirement, they grabbed the boy and drove away.
An Amber Alert had been issued on Thursday. But the boy was soon found dead.
“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 announced in a Friday statement.
The boy’s body was discovered Friday morning about four miles from the place where he was allegedly kidnapped, Miami police said.
The woman eventually admitted of having link to the boy’s death after the store’s surveillance video showed the woman sitting alone in her car for several minutes before calling the police to report of a fake abduction.
As of now there are no further details of the case available.