UPDATE: The 9-year-old boy with autism who police said was abducted Thursday night in Miami-Dade County, causing an Amber Alert to be issued, unfortunately has been found dead, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement confirmed Friday.
Reports from South Florida do not confirm how Alejandro Ripley died or where his body was found, only confirming he was the child abducted from his mother’s car during a traffic incident in Miami’s The Hammocks area.
STORY FROM EARLY FRIDAY MORNING:
The FDLE issued an Amber Alert for 9-year-old Alejandro Ripley, who they say was abducted by two men in Miami and was last seen wearing a Captain America T-shirt, black shorts and black Crocs.
Two men in a light blue sedan abducted Alejandro about 9 p.m. Thursday from a Home Depot at 15750 SW 88 St., in Miami-Dade County’s The Hammocks area, police said.
According to a store employee, the abductors crashed into the mother’s car and took off with the child, who has been identified as Alejandro Ripley.
Officers are asking anyone with information about Alejandro’s whereabouts to call 911 or 305-476-5423 or 1-888-356-4774.
Alejandro was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, and he has a scar on his left leg, police said.
If you have any information on Alejandro’s whereabouts, call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS or dial 911.