JUPITER, Fla. (WSVN) — Officials have canceled an Amber Alert that was issued for a missing 4-year-old Jupiter boy.
According to a tweet from Jupiter Police, 4-year-old Dominic Caprio has been located and reunited with his mother after he went missing Thursday afternoon.
Dominic Caprio’s mother, Danielle Caprio, left him with the nanny at their home in West Palm Beach. She contacted Jupiter Police when she returned home after an hour, to find that her son and the nanny were missing.
According to authorities, Caprio’s nanny, 57-year-old Blanca Castro was later arrested in Miami-Dade County for allegedly kidnapping the boy, but the boy was not with her.
Castro is currently being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center without bond.
Caprio was believed to have been in the company of his grandparents, 60-year-old Elizabeth Caprio and 64-year-old Luis Caprio. However, police have not confirmed if this was the case.
Neighbors to Caprio’s grandparents said they were alerted to the situation when police responded to the home, Thursday night. “It was like Miami-Dade Police,” said neighbor Blaine Zuver. “I said, ‘What’s going on?’ And then one came in the driveway, and they said, ‘They just want to talk to the man inside. Have you seen them around?’ I said, ‘I haven’t.'”
A friend of the grandparents, Fernando Munoz, said the couple acted as surrogate parents for the young boy. “I know that they started caring for, I want to say on a full-time basis, their grandchild eight, nine months ago,” said friend and neighbor Fernando Munoz. “The parent was unable to take care of the kid, so all of a sudden, they had to become full-time parents.”
According to a press release from Jupiter Police, detectives, along with a private legal counsel mediator, were able to negotiate Dominic’s return.
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