A mother in Alabama who has been searching for her
missing son for 13 years received the shock of a lifetime when she was told
that he had been found alive.
Now 18 years old, Julian Hernandez was discovered
living with his father Bobby Hernandez in Cleveland. His father has been
charged with child abduction and tampering with records in Ohio so that he
could obtain a driver's license under an assumed name.
According to WMTV13 Julian was 5 years old when his
mother reported him missing. She reported that his father had arranged to take him
to pre-school in August 2002 but they never arrived.Countless searches and
inquiries were made and no positive leads were ever found.
The discovery of the missing child was made by his
school guidance counselor after Julian attempted to apply for college but his
social security number was unregistered. This prompted the counselor to do
further research and found Julian was listed on the National Center for Missing
and Exploited Children.
Julian lived with his father, a woman and two other
children. It is not known if he knew he had been reported missing.
His mother and family have been notified that Julian
had been found. Authorities are working together to extradite him back to