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Texas boy, 9, missing since 2017 found in Florida

Joshua Graham was spotted in Florida was his father, Kenneth, said the police.
(Sanford Police Department)

Researchers in Florida said Saturday they had located a 9-year-old Texan boy, who had not been seen since the end of 2017.

Joshua Graham was found in Sanford with his father, Kenneth, as the police are investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle at around 6:30 pm

The researchers said Kenneth Graham, 52, left Texas without telling his wife. She also said that Kenneth Graham had previously lived in Tallahassee, Florida, and they assumed that he was Joshua.

Joshua’s mother is granted custody of the boy in February 2018 and Joshua was reported missing and “abducted by the non-custodial parent” this past Tuesday.

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“Regardless of the circumstances, the feelings of loss and desolation, to describe if a child comes from a parent,” Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith said in a statement. “The officers and investigators involved in this case are delighted to have played an important role in reuniting this mother with her child after two long years. I am proud that the officers responding to this call quickly determined that something is not right and these instincts led to a good end.”

Joshua was placed under the guardianship of the Child Protective Services in anticipation of the reunion with his mother. Sanford police said Kenneth Graham criminal charges in Texas at a later date.

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