It is the one nightmare that every parent dreads … the disappearance of a child.
But against all odds, an Alabama child who went missing in 2002 has been found.
Julian Hernandez was just four when he went missing from his Birmingham home, leaving his desperate mother frantic as she tried to find him.
She claimed her son had been abducted by his non-custodial father Bobby Hernandez, but despite the best efforts of law enforcement, little Julian was never found.
Fast forward to 2015 and Julian, who had indeed been snatched by his father, tried to enroll in college. The attempt drew the attention of authorities when Julian realized that he was still on the database of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Bobby Hernandez has since been charged with abduction, and Julian has a chance to repair his relationship with his long-lost mother.
H/T: Time Magazine
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