College Applications Lead To A Discovery Of A Missing Child

Courtesy of NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN

Courtesy of NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN

A child from Vestavia Hills, Alabama, was reported missing 13 years ago and was just found unharmed. Julian Hernandez, now 18, was reported as a missing child by his mother on August 28th, 2001. His non-custodial father, Bobby Hernandez, took the boy from his mother when he was just 5 years old.

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Investigators spent tireless hours trying to find the missing boy then. The case broke when Julian was trying to was trying to apply for college when his Social Security number did not match with his name.

“That’s the reason you never give up and you keep looking,” said Evans (Julian’s Mother)

Bobby Hernandez

Bobby Hernandez

The teen’s father, was arrested in Cleveland, Ohio. A representative from the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office said Hernandez is in jail for tampering with records and is being accused of providing false information to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Interference of custody may be added to that list.

“Our family was overjoyed this week to locate Julian and learn that he is safe. We want to thank everyone for their prayers and support during Julian’s disappearance. Although we appreciate the interest our story has generated, we will have to decline any requests for interviews or additional information at this time. We ask that the media respect our privacy as we focus on Julian’s well-being during this difficult time in his life. 

Article: WVTM13