STATEWIDE — A Florida Amber Alert that was issued on Monday evening for an 8-year-old boy last seen in Tallahassee has been canceled after he was found safe.
What You Need To Know
- Josiah Brantley, 8, found; Amber Alert canceled
- Amber Alert had been issued Monday
Josiah Brantley was last seen Monday in the area of the 2500 block of Holton Street in Tallahassee, Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents say.
However, the FDLE tweeted earlier Tuesday morning that the boy had been found safe, but shared little information about the circumstances behind the events.
Update: The Florida AMBER Alert for 8-year-old Josiah Brantley out of Tallahassee has been resolved. The child is safe. Thank you for sharing!— FDLE (@fdlepio) June 30, 2020
Josiah Brantley was wearing a white tank top and orange shorts.
It was believed that he could be in the company of 28-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 could have been traveling to Orlando or Live Oak.
For an Amber Alert to be issued, investigators must think that not only is the child's life in danger, but the child was kidnapped. They are not used for family-abduction cases or runaways, FDLE says.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Monday was Josiah's birthday. The article has been updated to reflect the correction.