UPDATE: Missing Marion County 3-year-old found safe, deputies say

Pharoah Pierre last seen in Ocala

Missing 3-year-old Pharoah Pierre is believed to be endangered. (Marion County Sheriff's Office)

MARION COUNTY, Fla.UPDATE: Marion County deputies said the missing 3-year-old has been found safe.


Marion County deputies are searching for a missing and endangered 3-year-old last seen in Ocala.

The Department of Children and Families informed detectives that Pharoah Pierre is in the custody of his mother, 25-year-old Marie Pierre, who has been avoiding contact with DCF agents seeking to investigate the well-being of the 3-year-old.

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According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Pharoah’s last known location was at 44 Fir Trail Drive.

Pierre is believed to be driving a black 2006 Jeep Cherokee with a Florida license plate tag reading Z711VD, authorities added.

The missing child is 3 feet tall and weighs 40 pounds. His mother is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds.

Anyone who has seen Pierre and her son should call the Marion County Sheriff’s Office by dialing 911.

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