Miami, FL – The U.S. Marshals in the district of Southern Florida and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) are asking for the public's help with the case of a 6-year-old boy missing from Miami.
According to police, Jorge "Jo-Jo" Morales was likely abducted Aug. 27 by his father and paternal grandmother.
The U.S. Marshals are offering a reward of up to $5,000 each for information leading to the arrest of Jorge Morales, 45, and Lilliam Pena Morales, 68. Both are wanted on a felony charge of custodial interference. Authorities say they could be in Maine or eastern Canada after the U.S. Border Patrol discovered an abandoned vehicle in Littleton, Maine, with personal items believed to belong to the child.
According to Jo-Jo's mother, Yanet Leal Concepcion, the child is on the autism spectrum and has difficulty communicating sometimes. She said she and the child’s father had been in a custody battle.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the U.S. Marshals tip line at (866) 865-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip via the USMS Tips App. You can also call NCMEC at 1-800-843-5678.