Found Deceased FL - Alejandro Ripley, 9, autistic, Miami-Dade County, May 2020 *mother arrested*

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  1. mrsinsyder

    mrsinsyder Well-Known Member

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    What on earth? This is such a strange and tragic story.

    MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A 9-year-old boy with autism who police said was abducted Thursday night in The Hammocks has been found dead, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement confirmed Friday morning as it canceled an Amber Alert for the child.

    Sky 10 was above the Miccosukee Golf & Country Club Friday morning as authorities were conducting a death investigation after a body was pulled from a nearby canal. Police have not confirmed whether that body was that of Alejandro Ripley, although the area is just four miles away from where he was allegedly abducted.

    According to Miami-Dade police, the boy’s mother, Patricia Ripley, 47, was driving west on Southwest 88th Street from 157th Avenue when she noticed that she was being followed by a light blue, four-door sedan.

    Police said the driver tried to side-swipe Ripley’s car, forcing her to veer onto Southwest 158th Avenue.

    The car then blocked her as a passenger got out of the car, ambushing Ripley and demanding drugs from her, authorities said.

    Police said Ripley told the man she didn’t have any drugs, at which time he snatched her son, Alejandro Ripley, and her cellphone before getting back in the car and fleeing south.

    The driver and passenger of the blue sedan were identified by police only as two black males.

    Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

    9-year-old boy found dead after allegedly being abducted in The Hammocks

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  2. Anirtak

    Anirtak Well-Known Member

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    Just saw this on my timeline! That's a crazy story but it IS Florida........Also I'm just going to sit on my hands over here. o_O
     
  3. cocomod

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    I saw a post on FB that he was abducted, then an hour later that he was found dead.

    Waiting for more details. Something doesn’t quite add up.
     
  4. SeattleStew

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    How terribly awful for this young man. Hoping for more details. This sounds so bizarre. I'm hard pressed to think of another kidnapping and murder that unfolded this way.
     
  5. SeattleStew

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    Replying to self. Never mind. Susan Smith. MOO.
     
  6. oviedo

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    I heard it on the radio this morning (that he was abducted and there was an amber alert) I did not have a chance to set up a thread for him. it's truly awful - IMO
     
  7. abr

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    Hinky meter off the charts.
     
  8. mrsinsyder

    mrsinsyder Well-Known Member

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    I grew up not terribly far from where this happened... Kendall Drive (88th st) is a suuuper busy road. There must have been eyewitnesses?!
     
  9. oviedo

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    I hope there are cameras along the route. this does not make sense IMO
     
  10. mrsinsyder

    mrsinsyder Well-Known Member

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    There's at least a Walmart right there, so hopefully.
     
  11. PayrollNerd

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    mrsinsyder Well-Known Member

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    The fact that he's autistic makes me even more suspicious. I know that quarantine is exhausting parents/families of special needs children.
     
  13. CluelessWonder

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    I'm not Chubby Checker. But I feel a twist coming.
     
  14. ChatteringBirds

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    I saw an article this morning as well and hoped for a "miracle." Was he found so quickly because of cameras? My heart goes out to Alejandro's family. Such a tragic loss.
     
  15. HayLouise

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    Miami-Dade police on death of nine-year-old Alejandro Ripley: “we’re not ruling out foul play” @nbc6

    Julia Bagg on Twitter
     
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    HayLouise Law Student

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    This is horrific. Sorry Alejandro, and all victims of violence. You deserved a full life.
     
  19. SeattleStew

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    Screenshot_2020-05-22 15750 SW 88th St to Kendale Lakes Circle Southwest 138th Court.png

    Quick google map showing a driving route from Home Depot to the Golf Course area.
     
  20. PayrollNerd

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    Did they kidnap him, dump off him near water, and as autistic children tend to do, he went in the water, and drowned?

    Did someone hatch this plan because without the necessary services during the pandemic, they couldn’t handle him?

    I hope there are tons of cameras to answer what happened.
     

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