Missing Orlando man found alive after haunting Snapchat post

Family says Jeremiah Chavez feared for his life in video

By Troy Campbell - Reporter

MIAMI - A missing Orlando man was found alive after posting a troubling Snapchat video in which he said he feared for his safety.

Miami police tweeted Tuesday that Jeremiah Chavez, 28, was located and said, "We will be seeking medical attention for him." 

The family of Chavez traveled to South Florida on Monday to seek help, and the Miami Police Department issued a missing persons alert.

In a video posted to Snapchat, the family said Chavez was seen fearing for his life. 

Chavez's friends said that he left Club Space to get food, and that was the last time they saw him.

A relative said they got a phone call from Chavez, telling them to call the FBI.

On Monday, Chavez's mother, Mary Chavez, spoke with reporters in Miami, urging people to provide information about her son's whereabouts.

"All I want to say is, I want my son home," she said. "Today is his birthday and I need him home. Please help me. Whoever sees him, give us a call."

Chavez's sister told News 6 that her brother is popular in Orlando and many people in Central Florida are worried about what happened to him.

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