South Florida Amber Alert cancelled after body found near search site

South Florida Amber Alert cancelled after body found near search site
Amber Alert issued for 9-year-old Alejandro Ripley. (Source: FDLE)

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB/Gray News) - There has been a heartbreaking development in a South Florida Amber Alert. Police believe they have found the body of 9-year-old Alejandro Ripley.

Officials say Ripley was taken from a Home Depot in Miami. Ripley was diagnosed on the autism spectrum and was non-verbal.

Witnesses told police the boy was in his mother’s car when another car crashed into them and took the boy.

The abduction happened Thursday. Police say two men driving a light blue - door sedan was responsible. We will update this story as more information is received.

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