Miami-Dade police announced that the 9-year-old boy with autism who had been kidnapped by two thieves who ambushed him and his mom on Thursday night has been found dead.
An Amber Alert has been issued for Alejandro Ripley since he was abducted by two unknown suspects from a Home Depot parking lot. The suspects asked the 47-year-old mom Patricia Ripley for drugs and took her cellphone and the child. The incident occurred on Thursday at around 9 p.m.
“The Florida Amber Alert for Alejandro Ripley has been canceled. We are very sad to report that the child was found deceased,” the Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced.
Alejandro was nonverbal and suffering from autism. He was riding a light blue sedan with his mom when he was abducted.