Deputies: Florida boy kidnapped by father found safe

UPDATE: Deputies say Jordan and Julian Johnson have been located safely in Orange County.

The investigation remains ongoing.


NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. (WSVN) — A missing child alert has been issued for a 6-year-old boy who, deputies say, was kidnapped by his father during a carjacking.

The Lee’s County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 6-year-old Jordan Johnson, who they said was kidnapped by his father, 31-year-old Julian Johnson.

Deputies said Jordan was taken Sunday around 5 p.m. in Fort Myers.

WBBH reports that the kidnapping wasn’t reported until several days later due to “religious reasons.”

Investigators believe Johnson is driving a 2021 Black Honda Pilot with the Florida license plate KXQL27.

Investigators said Johnson has short black hair and a black beard. He stands 5 feet, 10 inches tall and has brown eyes.

Jordan stands 4 feet tall and has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue shorts, dark blue shoes and a red shirt with basketball, football and soccer ball designs.

Anyone with information on either of their whereabouts is asked to call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 239-477-1000 or dial 911.

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