Officials: Abandoned car in Maine may be linked to missing Florida child

Published: Sep. 26, 2022 at 6:01 PM EDT
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LITTLETON, Maine (WMTW) - Items believed to belong to a missing Florida child have been found inside an abandoned car in Maine.

Authorities say 6-year-old Jorge ‘Jo-Jo’ Morales went missing in Miami, Florida on Aug. 27. Officials believe he was abducted by his father, also named Jorge Morales, and his grandmother Lilliam Pena Morales.

Officials said the pair face a felony charge of custodial interference.

The abandoned car was discovered in Littleton, Maine and contained personal items that are believed to be Jo-Jo’s.

Police believe Jo-Jo, his father and grandmother could be in Maine or in eastern Canada.

Those with information are asked to contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 or Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.