Man charged with murder in triple homicide that sparked Florida Amber Alert, police say
The man who was sought by authorities in connection to an Amber Alert for an 8-year-old boy has been charged with murder in a triple homicide at an Arlington apartment complex, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Missing Florida girls found safe
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – ***10:01 p.m. Jan. 29 UPDATE***The missing girls have been found safe, according to the Miami-Dade police. ***ORIGINAL***A Florida Amber Alert was issued Friday for two girls who may be with a 16-year-old boy, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. She is 5 feet, 4 inches tall and 90 pounds. Wright was wearing a black shower cap, black jacket and white sandals. Records show the girls could be with 16-year-old Keon Kiser, who is 6 feet tall and 135 pounds.
Florida AMBER Alert canceled for missing Broward County girl
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Officials with the FDLE canceled the AMBER Alert for Stella Turley just after 2:30 p.m. Sunday. ***ORIGINAL STORY***Officials have issued an AMBER Alert after a child was reported missing in Broward County. According to investigators, 2-year-old Stella Turley was last seen near the 2300 block of Northwest 9th Avenue in Wilton Manors. Officials say she was last seen wearing a dark blue dress with red and white stripes. Ammon was last seen wearing a floral shirt, dark colored leggings and carrying a small handbag.
Suspect in Apopka Amber alert now faces sex crime charges
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A man accused of kidnapping an 11-year-old Apopka girl who was at the center of an Amber alert is now back in Orange County facing new sex crime charges, records show. An Amber alert was issued Sept. 26 for a child who was last seen on West Kelly Park Road in Apopka then later canceled when the 11-year-old girl was found with 26-year-old Keith Edward Green Jr. later that night during a traffic stop in Santa Rosa County, according to documents from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. His plan was to say that the girl was his niece and that he had custody of her because her parents died, records show. Green was initially being held at the Santa Rosa County Jail on charges of kidnapping, interference with custody and luring or enticing a child. Documents explaining the newly added charges have not yet been made available.
6 things parents should know about their child’s online activity
This being an example of the real dangers of social media. “Social media right now is a big hub for predators to contact children. Especially vulnerable children,” Harper said. Be aware of the people they are communicating with online: Do they know who they are communicating with? Know who your children hang out with and who their friends are: Harper said during investigations into missing children, they ask their parents who their close friends are.
Missing 11-year-old girl from Apopka found
An Amber Alert for a missing 11-year-old girl from Apopka was canceled on Saturday night after she was found and reported safe, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Authorities went looking for the 11-year-old girl, who was last seen Saturday afternoon in the area of the 1900 block of West Kelly Park Road in Apopka, authorities said. News 6 is not naming the child because an arrest has been made in connection with her disappearance.
UPDATE: 10-year-old Florida girl found safe, Amber Alert canceled
MIAMI, Fla. – The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said a 10-year-old girl who was possibly abducted in Miami has been found safe. The Amber Alert was issued on Tuesday after the girl was first reported missing Saturday. EARLIER REPORT:An Amber Alert has been issued for a 10-year-old South Florida girl who may have been abducted by a man from Miami, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The alert for Randi Canion, who has been missing since Saturday, was issued Tuesday afternoon. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Miami Police Department at 305-603-6300 or 911.
Authorities search for 11-year-old Florida girl who went missing after taking out trash
MIAMI, Fla. – Authorities are searching for a missing 11-year-old girl who was last seen in Miami, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. A missing child alert was issued for Jayla Jones Monday afternoon. [READ MORE: What is the difference between an Amber Alert, Missing Child Alert?] News 6 partner WPLG reports that Jayla told her mother she was taking out the trash and never returned. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Miami Police Department at 305-603-6300 or 911.
UPDATE: Missing Florida boy found safe; man taken into custody
HOLIDAY, Fla. – An Amber Alert was canceled Monday morning after a missing 9-year-old Florida boy was found safe, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued the alert for Michael Morris earlier in the day after he was reported missing in Holiday. Deputies said Haralampos Savopoulos, 50, was taken into police custody. “Michael Morris has been located and is safe,” deputies said. “We are very grateful to everyone who shared these posts and provided information.”Details about the boy’s apparent abduction have not been released.
Missing 5-year-old Florida girl found safe, officials say
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – An Amber Alert issued Monday morning for a missing 5-year-old Florida girl has been canceled. Madison County sheriff’s officials said deputies were called to the motel around 2 a.m. for a report of a missing child. Deputies said Naomi was last seen sleeping around 12:30 a.m. in one of the motel rooms. Officials said she was with another child who were in the care of a man. Deputies said Naomi’s mother found the motel room door closed but unlocked and discovered her daughter was missing.
Amber Alert canceled for missing Martin County girl
HOBE SOUND, Fla. – Update, Thursday: Authorities canceled the Amber Alert and have found Kimberly Newberry-Ohler. An Amber Alert was issued Thursday afternoon for a missing 13-year-old Martin County girl, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said. The FDLE said Kimberly Newberry-Ohler was last seen late Wednesday in Hobe Sound. She was last seen wearing a black and white striped shirt, black pants with a red and white stripe and white Crocs. The FDLE said Kimberly may be in the company of two white men who were in a black two-door truck with a roof rack.
Boy abducted in Florida found dead, FDLE says
Authorities have not confirmed how Alejandro Ripley died or where his body was found, News 6 partner WPLG-TV reported. The Florida Amber Alert for Alejandro Ripley has been cancelled. — FDLE (@fdlepio) May 22, 2020EARLIER STORY:An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing 9-year-old boy who was abducted in South Florida, according to officials. Police said Alejandro Ripley was abducted Thursday night by two men at a Home Depot in The Hammocks area in Miami-Dade County. Contact law enforcement immediately.”The FDLE said Alejandro was last seen wearing a Captain America T-shirt, black shorts and black Crocs.
AMBER Alert canceled for missing 9-year-old in Fort Walton Beach
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. – UpdateA Florida AMBER Alert that was issued Saturday after a 9-year-old girl went missing in Fort Walton Beach has been canceled. Officials said Alliarra Williams was found safe. Original StoryA Florida AMBER Alert was issued Saturday after a 9-year-old girl went missing in Fort Walton Beach. Officials said Alliarra Williams, 9, was last seen in the area of the 20 block of North West Robinwood Drive. “They may be traveling to the Pensacola, Florida area.”Authorities are asking anyone with information on Williams’ whereabouts to contact the Fort Walton Beach Police Department by calling 850-833-9546 or 911.
Woman waited for 3-year-old’s father to go to work before attempting to take child to Texas, records show
Duarte told Madeline’s father earlier in the week she wanted to take their daughter to Texas but he refused, she told authorities. Madeline’s father left work and called 911 and reported that he believed the 3-year-old mother was taking her. Through a Spanish interpreter, the emotional father told the dispatcher his daughter was outside playing on a bike when she was taken, the 911 call shows. Later in an interview with Apopka police, the father said he believed the suspects were taking his daughter to Texas. He explained to investigators Madeline’s biological mother, Duarte, lives in Houston, Texas and believes she was involved, according to the report.
Mother, boyfriend at center of Apopka Amber Alert booked into Orange County Jail
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The couple at the center of an Amber Alert for a 3-year-old Apopka girl was transferred Thursday from Leon County to Orange County to face charges. Officers said Madeline Meija was taken Monday morning without force by her biological mother Tania Duarte, 19, and her mothers’ boyfriend Kevin Smith Olmedo-Velis, 19. Both 19-year-old suspects were booked into the Orange County Jail Thursday at 2:50 p.m.Police said Madeline’s father mislead officers at first, saying his daughter abducted by strangers from the front yard. Investigators said Lester Mejia was contacted by a relative while at work and informed him Duarte had taken the child. Officers said Mejia called 911 but authorities said Mejia was allegedly told by an unknown dispatcher there was no crime if the mother has the child.
Mother, boyfriend charged with taking 3-year-old girl from Apopka home
Authorities originally said Madeline Mejia was forcefully taken from her home on Feb. 10. APOPKA, Fla. – Editor’s note: Authorities originally said Madeline Mejia was forcefully taken from her home on Feb. 10. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has booked two suspects into jail in connection with the abduction of a 3-year-old girl. [RELATED: Father, 3-year-old girl reunited after Amber Alert abduction | 3-year-old Apopka girl at center of Amber Alert found in Tallahassee]Mejia’s father told Apopka police the little girl was abducted from her front yard. The toddler was found safe on Interstate 10 in Tallahassee by Florida Highway Patrol troopers just hours after state law enforcement issued the Amber Alert.
Father, 3-year-old girl reunited after Amber Alert abduction
Father, 3-year-old girl reunited after Amber Alert abductionPublished: February 11, 2020, 6:45 amThe father of the 3-year-old girl, who Apopka police say was abducted from her front yard Monday morning, is thanking law enforcement officers who helped reunite him with his daughter.
3-year-old Apopka girl at center of Amber Alert found in Tallahassee
A 3-year-old girl who was at the center of an Amber Alert after being abducted outside her Apopka home has been located in Tallahassee, according to police. Apopka police said Madeline Mejia was found on Interstate 10 in Tallahassee by law enforcement officials who saturated the area after the Amber Alert was issued Monday morning. Thanks to our law enforcement partners and everyone else who helped to swiftly and successfully resolve this AMBER Alert! [PHOTO BELOW: Suspect vehicle in Apopka Amber Alert]Police find suspect vehicle in Apopka Amber alert. The Amber Alert was officially canceled a short time after she was found.
FBI joins search for missing baby after deaths of 3 women
MIAMI – The FBI has joined the search for a newborn baby who disappeared after his mother, grandmother and great-grandmother were fatally shot in South Florida, official said. FBI spokesman Michael Leverock confirmed the agency is assisting in the case, the Miami Herald reported Monday. Andrew Caballeiro was a week old when his father, Ernesto Caballeiro, 49, kidnapped him last month, Miami-Dade police said. A short time later, police found the bodies of Arlety García Valdés, 40; Isabel Valdés González, 60; and Lina González Licor, 84. “Our detectives are still following all the leads they have in the case," Miami-Dade police Detective Ángel Rodríguez said.
Amber Alert: No evidence missing newborn was with dad at time of his death
PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – There is no evidence that a missing newborn at the heart of a Florida Amber Alert was with his father when the man was found dead in Pasco County, sheriff’s officials said. Authorities on Thursday continue to search for Andrew Caballeiro, who was reported missing after a triple homicide at a South Florida home earlier this week. Authorities said it’s believed Ernesto Caballeiro traveled along Florida’s west coast from the Miami area to Pasco County. “We urge anyone along this route to report any sightings or information to their local law enforcement,” sheriff’s officials said. “On behalf of the half a million residents of Pasco County, our thoughts and prayers remain with the family of Andrew Caballeiro,” the Sheriff’s Office said.
Newborn at center of Amber Alert still missing after man found dead in Florida
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – The man at the center of an Amber Alert issued for an infant Tuesday was found dead a day after three women were found shot to death inside a South Florida home, according to authorities in Pasco County. Police said Andrew was believed to be with his 49-year-old father, who police identified as Ernesto Caballeiro, according to News 6 partner WPLG-TV in Miami. Ernesto Caballeiro was later found dead Wednesday afternoon in Pasco County but the infant remains missing, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. Pasco County Sheriff’s Office deputies said they found the van in a rural area near Blanton with a man, matching Ernesto Caballeiro’s description, dead inside the vehicle. Miami-Dade County property records show Ernesto Caballeiro has owned the four-bedroom home, at 21981 SW 187 Ave., since 2005.
Sheriff: ‘We have found nothing’ in search for 2 Florida children
Williams said the Sheriff’s Office was utilizing state and regional partners and “every resource we can get” to find the children. “We’ve got a heavy focus in the trailer park today, and, obviously, it’s extended into the wooded area,” Williams said. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the boy is said to be on the autism spectrum but will communicate with others. If you live in the area, search your property. pic.twitter.com/gSocgwTsC4 — Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) December 16, 2019On Sunday night, JSO Public Information Officer Christian Hancock said the children could be anywhere in Florida or Southeast Georgia.
Amber Alert issued for missing Florida children
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An Amber Alert remains in effect Monday for two children who were reported missing in Jacksonville. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the boy is said to be on the autism spectrum but will communicate with others. We’re searching everything,” Sheriff’s Office spokesman Officer Christian Hancock said at a 6:50 p.m. media briefing. GF Default - Amber Alert issued for 2 Florida kids“We’re asking for everybody’s assistance in looking,” Hancock said. Anyone who has seen the children or who has information about their whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500 or 911.
FDLE cancels Amber Alert, missing teen is safe
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said an Amber Alert has been canceled after a teen who was believed to be missing was found safe in Kissimmee. The Amber Alert was issued at about 9 p.m. Thursday and canceled two hours later. Kissimmee police said that during an investigation into a possible kidnapping of a juvenile, an Amber Alert was sent concerning 15-year-old Kamelia Isaac. Isaac returned home unharmed about two hours after the alert went out and police said they determined that no crime occurred.
Amber alert canceled after Fort Lauderdale kids found safe
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has canceled an amber alert for 1-year-old Devante McLendon Jr. and Lei’Loni McLendon from Fort Lauderdale. The children were found after having last been seen in the area of the 1300 block of Northwest 5th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, authorities said. Authorities said the children are safe.
FDLE lifts Amber Alert for missing 2-year-old girl, child is safe
HOMESTEAD, Fla. – ***8:01 p.m. 11/14/19 UPDATE***The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is lifting the Amber Alert for Jesmine Cedillo-Ramirez. ***ORIGINAL***An Amber Alert has been issued for a 2-year-old Florida girl who might be with a 23-year-old man, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Authorities said Jesmine Cedillo-Ramirez was last seen Thursday in the 39th block of 9th Street in Homestead wearing a green and white striped blouse with red pants and pink slippers. The child could be with Diego Cedillo-Hernandez, who was last seen wearing a beige or green shirt with jeans, records show. The man and child might be traveling in a white 2006 Hyundai Azera with Florida license plate number Z782JS.