Jordan Belliveau Case: Missing Florida 2-Year-Old Found Dead in Wooded Area, Authorities Say
Jordan Belliveau's 21-year-old mother reported the 2-year-old boy missing early Sunday.
The search for a Florida 2-year-old ended when the boy's body was found in a wooded area Tuesday, authorities said.
"THE AMBER Alert for Jordan Belliveau has been canceled. Sadly, the child has been found deceased," the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) said in a tweet.
Jordan Belliveau's 21-year-old mother reported the 2-year-old boy missing early Sunday. She told police she accepted a ride from a stranger named Antwan as she carried Jordan in the Largo area about 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
“Devastation, complete devastation,” Jessica Belliveau, Jordan’s grandmother, told WFTS-TV prior to the boy being found. “Our family’s hurting and we want him back.”
After getting into the man’s white 2010 Toyota Camry, Jordan’s mother said she told police the man punched her in the face and knocked her out. She said she woke up hours later and alone in Largo Central Park.
Largo police released a sketch Monday of the suspect, who was described as being about 26 years old, with gold teeth and dreadlocks. He was last seen wearing black basketball shorts and a white tank top, cops said.
Earlier on Tuesday, investigators released video of a man at a 7-Eleven they said may have spoken with Jordan’s mother that night.
The footage was filmed at roughly 12:19 a.m. Sunday, WTSP-TV reported.
The man has been called a “possible witness.”
Authorities also urged citizens to check their own surveillance cameras for anything concerning between 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 a.m. Sunday.
Investigators spent Monday searching for Jordan and recovered bloody items from inside Jordan’s mother’s apartment. Major Stephen Slaughter said on Tuesday that investigators had learned Jordan had suffered a cut that required stitches and that he thought the boy had fallen, but was not sure, WFLA-TV reported.
A history of domestic violence reportedly exists between Jordan’s parents and Child Protective Services recently had investigated the family, factors which officials said are part of the missing child inquiry. Jordan's father was arrested for allegedly punching Jordan's mother in the mouth, WFLA-TV wrote.
“At this point, all factors are considered all factors are reviewed,” Slaughter said.
Police said Jordan's father has an alibi and that his mother is cooperating.
At the time of his abduction, Jordan was wearing a blue shirt with the number 72 on the chest and blue gym shorts with black and white stripes.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call police at 727-587-6730.
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