Amber alert update on a 10-month-old missing baby in Miami

Cheryl Kahla
Apr 12, 2018
07:07 A.M.
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One of a parent's greatest fears is that their child might go missing, especially with human trafficking on the rise. Not all cases have happy endings.

Baby Noah Florvil, only ten months old, was reported as missing in Miami, Florida, on April 9, 2018. The alert was issued after Noah's family were frantically searching for him all day. 

As reported by ABC News10, Noah's grandmother, Nateisha Starling, told authorities that Noah was in the care of a family friend while his mother was getting a much-needed nap. 

When Starling's daughter woke up, her phone, her baby, and friend were gone. The family believed that the friend who was babysitting, Bella, had kidnapped Noah. 


The entire area around 66th Street in Liberty City were fine-combed and the Miami Police Commander, Freddie Cruz, informed search teams that Noah might be 'in the company of a family acquaintance.' 

Thankfully, Noah was located, but Bella was nowhere to be found. Instead, he was located in the company of another woman. 

Authorities placed Noah in protective custody and he was later taken in by a foster family. His mother was ordered to appear before the court for a custody hearing. 

All Noah's caretakers - his mother, grandmother, and grandfather - attended the custody hearing. Noah's father is currently serving a prison sentence.


Inspiring Day reported that Noah's mother would have visitation rights three times a week while her baby is in the care of his foster parents. 

Due to the sensitive nature of the case, details have been withheld from the public, and the 'lawyers were careful not to discuss certain details,' such as where Noah was found. 

According to Michael Seiden, a reporter for ABC News, a 15-year-old girl was arrested for Noah's disappearance. She was 'charged with multiple felonies.' Her name has not been released.