The mother shares the joy when her missing six-year-old son is found in Canada two months after missing from Miami

A mother shared her relief when her six-year-old son was found in Canada two months after he went missing in South Florida.

The Miami-Dade Police Department said on Sunday that Jorge “Jojo” Morales was found unharmed and is fine in Canada.

Yanet Leal Concepcion, Jojo’s mother, told Local10: “I’m so happy because my son is fine, I feared the worst.”

“Every mother fears the worst and … I’m so happy I can’t stop crying,” she added.

Authorities had been looking for Jojo since his disappearance on August 27.

According to Local10, the child was kidnapped by his father, Ms. Concepcion’s ex-husband, Jorge Morales, 45, and his mother Lilliam Pena Moreles, 68. The two were wanted on charges of interfering with custody, which is a felony.

Jorge ‘Jojo’ Morales was found in Canada after missing from Miami (Screenshot / Local10)

“This is another example of how local, state, federal and international law enforcement, along with the United States and the State Attorney’s Office, come together for the safety of a child and will continue to work together to fight the greatest evil. “, Miami-Dade Police Director Freddy Ramirez said.

The suspects were arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, according to authorities.

The investigation ended for weeks after the trio entered Canada.

But on Sunday, an individual in Moncton, New Brunswick, eastern Canada saw them at a Walmart.

“Someone called and someone said something and I’m so thankful for that person because it took,” Ms. Concepcion told Local10. “Spread the word, spread the word and people wanted to help.”

He talked to his son hours later.

“All I said was, ‘Hey baby! I missed you!’ and he says ‘she is mom, she is mom!’ “she said.

The local outlet reported that Jojo was mostly unaware of what was going on.

“I have never been so happy,” added Ms. Concepcion. “This will only be overcome from the moment I embrace it. Nothing compares to this feeling, I’ve never experienced this feeling, this happiness, I’m so lucky right now that I don’t even know what to say.

The FBI and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children recently released surveillance footage showing Jojo and his father in a store.

“They were buying toothbrushes and bags,” Ms. Concepcion said, second The sun. “And then they went to a dollar tree or a dollar store and bought him cars. My son is obsessed with machines. “

The WPLG reported that Jojo had told his mother that “his father wanted to take him to live on a windmill farm and wanted me to go with him.”

Mr. Morales had been planning the kidnapping for a year, according to police. Ms. Concepcion said she was researching how to live off the net.

Jorge Morales, 45, was arrested along with his mother, Lilliam Pena Morales, 68 (United States Marshal)

Jorge Morales, 45, was arrested along with his mother, Lilliam Pena Morales, 68 (United States Marshal)

He had reportedly been paying for things using cash only for a year.

Private investigator Joe Carrillo told NBC Miami that “it got to the point that we knew they were in Canada. It was based on some search dogs and then we started putting the information together.”

He added that an Amber alert helped locate Jojo.

“An informant called from a Walmart this morning and said he believed he saw a father with his son doing the grocery shopping. The police arrived shortly after and arrested the father and grandmother,” the investigator said, according to the NBC.

Mrs Concepcion went to Mr Morales’ residence after Jojo didn’t come home in August.

“Everything was gone. Everything was gone from her apartment, “she said.” Her phones were off. Her mother’s phone was off. “

“I’m glad my son isn’t aware of what’s going on because this is trauma. I got to talk to him and told him I was waiting for your return from vacation baby! She was just like yes mom, ”said Ms. Concepcion, NBC reported.

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