STATE – A Florida amber alert that was issued Monday night for an 8-year-old boy last seen in Tallahassee was canceled after he was found safe.
What you need to know
- Josiah Brantley, 8, was last seen on Holton Street in Tallahassee
- May be in the company of a couple traveling in a black Dodge Journey
- They may be traveling to Orlando or Live Oak, authorities say.
Josiah Brantley was last seen Monday in the 2500 block area of Holton Street in Tallahassee, Florida Police Department agents say.
However, the FDLE tweeted Tuesday morning that the boy had been found safe, but shared little information about the circumstances behind the events.
Update: Florida AMBER alert for Josiah Brantley, 8, of Tallahassee, has been resolved. The boy is safe. Thanks for sharing!
– FDLE (@fdlepio) June 30, 2020
Josiah Brantley was wearing a white tank top and orange shorts.
They were believed to be in the company of 30-year-old Jasmine Brantley and Damian Burgman, 30, and they were in a 2019 black Dodge Journey with Florida tag number KCWV29, the FDLE said.
Authorities at the time said the three may have been traveling to Orlando or Live Oak.
For an Amber Alert to be issued, investigators must think that not only is the boy’s life in danger, but the boy was abducted. They are not used for family kidnapping or fugitive cases, says FDLE.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Monday was Josiah’s birthday. The article has been updated to reflect the correction.