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    FL - Lonzie Barton, 2, Jacksonville, 24 July 2015, *Media, Maps & Timeline*

    AMBER ALERT: Police continue search for missing toddler through the night
    Toddler taken during car theft; stolen Honda Civic recovered without child inside

    Jul 24 2015

    The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is searching for the child, who was last seen outside a unit at the Ravenwood apartment complex on South Old Kings Road about 2:20 a.m. Nearly two hours later, police issued an alert for Lonzie, who was believed to be taken during a car theft.

    According to Chief Tom Hackney, the mother's boyfriend, 32-year-old William Ebron, was getting ready to pick up the mother, 25-year-old Lonna Lauramore, from work at Wacko's Gentlemen's Club around 2 a.m. He gathered Lonzie and his 5-year-old sister into an orange 1995 Honda Civic.

    Before leaving the complex, Ebron (pictured in JSO booking photo) had to run back into the apartment. He left the car running along with the two children inside. The little girl ran up after him and told Ebron that she was scared. When they went back to the parking lot, they saw the Civic leaving, driven by an unknown person, with the toddler still inside the car.

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    AMBER Alert for missing 21-month-old Jacksonville boy
    July 24, 2015

    Police say the boyfriend, William Ebron Jr., of the mother, Lonna Lauramore Barton, was getting ready to take Lonzie and his 5-year-old sister to pick up their mom from work.

    Ebron, before going to pick up Lonna Barton from work, put the children in the car and went to the laundromat and put a load of clothes in, he told a detective during an interview. He then drove back to the apartment to use cocaine, leaving the children in the car with the engine running.

    The 5-year-old then came into the apartment and told the man "she's scared." The boyfriend went back outside and that's when he saw the orange 1995 Honda Civic being driven away with Lonzie inside.

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    Ebron told detectives Friday that he dropped off Lonna Barton at Wacko's Gentlemen's Club around 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Ebron said he put a load of clothes in at a nearby laundromat and then went back to the apartment to use powder cocaine. That's when he left the children in the car with the car running. He said two minutes later he heard the vehicle leaving and ran outside to see it exiting onto Old Kings Road.

    Detectives found video from 12:33 a.m. Friday which shows Ebron going into a Kangaroo gas station at Baymeadows and Old Kings Road.

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    Boyfriend in missing toddler case arrested on child neglect charges



    Ebron told police he was preparing pick Lonzie's mother, Lonna Barton, from her job as a dancer at Wacko’s Gentlemen's Club, putting the toddler and his 5-year-old sister in the car. Police said Ebron claimed he went back inside his home to grab something and when he came back outside, someone was driving off in his car with Lonzie inside of it.

    Police said Ebron was in custody most of Friday for questioning, adding that getting information from him was "like pulling teeth." Just before midnight, he was arrested.

    Ebron has a long list of prior arrests, including:

    2007 arrest for trespassing and writing bad checks.
    2008 arrest for driving with a suspended license
    2009 arrest for possession of 20 grams or less of cannabis
    2010 arrest for armed robbery with a firearm or deadly weapon and grand theft.
    2011 arrest for grand theft as well as fraudulent use of Identification.

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    Third day of search for Lonzie Barton begins with water search, door-to-door canvassing
    By Teresa Stepzinski Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    The third day of the search for missing 21-month-old Lonzie Barton dawned Sunday with Jacksonville Sheriff's Office divers searching retention ponds while other officers scoured neighborhoods near Interstate 295 and Philips Highway south of the Avenues Mall.

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    “I want to provide Lonna Lauramore with some answers about what happened to her baby and I want to provide Lonna Lauramore with her baby back in whatever shape or form we can provide to her. ” Hackney said.

    “And Lonzie deserves justice for what may have happened to him” Hackney said

    Mother of Lonzie Barton and suspect in disappearance are co-defendants in drug case
    July 27, 2015

    Both he and Lonzie’s mom, Lonna Lauramore, were supposed to have no contact with each other.
    They’re both co-defendants in a Baker County drug case that ended with Ebron’s arrest. This is a complaint affidavit filed in that case.


    Jacksonville searchers deploy to Northside for missing toddler Lonzie Barton; reward up to $10,500
    By Dana Treen Thu, Jul 30, 2015



    Update (12:40 p.m.): Story updates with news from the noon briefing by the chief.
    Scores of police congregated on Jacksonville’s Northside Thursday to continue the search for 21-month-old Lonzie Barton, missing nearly a week from a Brierwood apartment complex.

    The focus of the investigation shifted to the northeast part of the city after Jacksonville police said they had received intelligence they could not ignore that led them there. Investigators did not say where the information originated.

    Police have set up a command post at New Berlin Elementary and will be focusing on the area north of the Trout River to Nassau County and from Intestate 95 east to the Atlantic
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    Police release video in Lonzie case, claim Ruben Ebron murdered little boy
    Police cancel Amber Alert, work case as murder
    Aug 03 2015



    Police announced late Monday the Amber Alert for 21-month-old Lonzie Barton is canceled and they are 100 percent sure the toddler who disappeared 10 days ago disappeared at the hands of the mother's boyfriend.

    "I'm cancelling the Amber Alert and not working this as an abduction anymore," Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Chief of Investigations Tom Hackney said. "We are working this as a murder case. You need to know that. Ruben Ebron needs to know that."

    This comes after the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office obtained surveillance video that it said shows Ebron abandoning the car he claimed was stolen with Lonzie Barton inside and running away minutes before he called 911 to report it stolen and the toddler taken.

    JSO: Story 'crumbling' for Lonzie Barton murder suspect
    August 5, 2015

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Twenty-one-month-old Lonzie Barton was murdered and not abducted like originally reported by 32-year-old Ruben Ebron, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

    Large-scale search efforts by authorities to find Lonzie wound down after Sunday, Aug. 2, ten days after he was originally reported missing by Ebron. On Monday, the toddler was added to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's list of unsolved Amber Alerts alongside 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings.

    JSO Chief of Investigations Tom Hackney, in a media briefing on Aug. 3, implored the family and friends of Ebron to get him to tell the police what he knows. Hackney even asked Ebron himself to come forward with the location of Lonzie's body.

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    Police taunting, suspect denial mark back and forth in Lonzie case
    Video perhaps better than DNA, experts say

    Aug 6, 2015



    In police briefings, the chief of Jacksonville’s crime investigation unit has taunted the man he believes is responsible for the disappearance of Lonzie Barton, challenging William Ruben Ebron Jr. to confess and promising that the cops are closing in.
    The investigators’ biggest publicly shared breakthrough in the case that began in the early morning hours of July 24 was the discovery of a home surveillance video.

    The grainy images found more than a week after the 21-month-old toddler disappeared show what appears to be Ebron’s distinctive Honda speeding past the camera and then minutes later a man described as Ebron running the other way toward his apartment. It was the same night he reported the vehicle stolen with Lonzie in it.

    Initially Ebron fought back in public interviews with The Florida Star and a Jacksonville television station. He declined an interview with The Florida Times-Union.

    In his public comments, he said he wanted the boy — he referred to as “my child” in a police report — found as much as anyone.

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    As active police search for Lonzie is suspended, volunteers continue to search
    Aug. 8, 2015



    21-month-old Lonzie Barton, the most important question remains unanswered: where is he?
    Ruben Ebron continues to be the prime suspect in Lonzie's disappearance, but according to investigators, 15 days later, Ebron remains silent about where the child might be.

    Police suspended their active search last weekend but there is still hope and work being done to find Lonzie.

    It's been 15 days since the call was made from the Ravenwood Apartments saying that Lonzie was missing. While Saturday marked the first full weekend that there has not been an active police search, the Jacksonville community is doing everything they can to bring Lonzie home.

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    Mother of suspect in Lonzie case questions evidence, says State Attorney's Office bullied her

    The mother of the main suspect in toddler Lonzie Barton's disappearance said she questions the validity of the video recently released in the case and said that the State Attorney's Office — even State Attorney Angela Corey herself — tried to bully her last week.
    The State Attorney’s Office said it was the other way around concerning the interview.

    “The hostility came from one direction — Wanda Ebron,” according to a statement released by Jackie Barnard. “Mrs. Ebron was hostile, uncooperative and evasive in the interview.”

    Ebron, 58, said the State Attorney’s Office kept her and her husband, William Ebron Sr., separate when they questioned the two about their son, William Ruben Ebron Jr., on Thursday after being subpoenaed.

    Bullying accusations surround questioning in Lonzie Barton case
    Ruben Ebron suspected in disappearance of Lonzie Barton

    Updated On: Aug 13 2015

    Ruben Ebron continues to sit behind bars Wednesday, the prime suspect in the disappearance of 21-month-old Lonzie Barton who vanished over two weeks ago.

    As the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office continues to build a murder case against him, family and associates of Ebron are being questioned, including Ebron’s parents, who are coming forward saying that the State Attorney’s Office bullied them during questioning about what may have happened with Lonzie.

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    Lonzie's mom speaks out on Facebook; search costs $300,000
    Aug. 13, 2015

    other of missing 21-month-old Lonzie Barton, has been invisible since her son disappeared.
    Now, she is speaking out on Facebook.
    In a post published Wednesday night, Lauramoore wrote: As the world gets ready for bed, I stay awake wishing you were in my arms and I pray to God that he keeps you safe in his until he puts you back in mine.

    Exclusive: Manager of Lonzie’s apartment complex speaks
    Aug. 14, 2015


    Bonita Robinson is the apartment manager at Ravenwood Apartments on Old Kings Road where Lonzie Barton disappeared three weeks ago

    Robinson tells us the investigation has taken an emotional toll on her and the people living here — she said no one here expected the search to last this long without any answers.

“The idea of the unknown is heartbreaking,” Robinson said. “Everyone that comes to my door, ‘I ask them, have you seen the little baby with blonde hair and blue eyes?’
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    EXCLUSIVE - Lonzie's mother: 'Where is my baby?'
    August 15, 2015

    MACCLENNY, Fla. -- Friday marked three weeks since 21-month-old Lonzie Barton of Jacksonville vanished. For the first time since his disappearance, his mother, Lonna Barton, is opening up to the public.

    Lonna and Chris Barton, the toddler's father, sat down with Heather Crawford in an exclusive interview, saying they both believe their missing son is still alive -- more than a week after the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced it was investigating the child's case as a murder.



    Property searched in Baker County for Lonzie Barton
    August 14, 2015



    MACCLENNY, Fla.- Police searched a property near Baker County home of the grandparents of 21-month-old Lonzie Barton, the child who has been missing for three weeks from Jacksonville's Southside, Friday afternoon.

    Baker County Sheriff Joey Dobson tells First Coast News that they got a tip from a private search crew that something Lonzie related could have been on the property off Steel Bridge Road.

    However, a search with a cadaver dog did not find any evidence, Dobson said.

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    Posted: 5:00 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
    Action News Exclusive: Ruben Ebron face-to-face interview
    - See more at: http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/ne....jfNSj1Vl.dpuf



    Posted: 11:46 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, 2015
    Ebron facing new charge of giving false information to police, rape allegation
    Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office released surveillance video that police said catches Ebron driving one direction and running away just minutes later, poking holes in his abduction story.

    Hours after that video was released by police, Chris Barton sent a message on Facebook
    - See more at: http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/ne....GtqfMJ69.dpuf
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