Amber alert update on a 10-month-old missing baby in Miami
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.
NEW DETAILS— Michael Seiden (@SeidenWSBTV) April 11, 2018
15-year-old girl accused of snatching a 10-month-old baby boy from his mother’s home in Liberty City arrested , charged w/ multiple felonies. pic.twitter.com/n1YKbBjgYN
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.
Amber Alert Update: Missing 10-Month-Old Baby Boy https://t.co/ivnTtAr39t— Beth Bartlett (@BethCBartlett) April 12, 2018
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.