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.
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.