Body of non-verbal autistic boy, 9, who was abducted in Florida 'ambush' by two men who intentionally crashed into his mother's car seeking drugs is found floating in a lake

Tragic: Alejandro Ripley, nine, was found dead in a lake in Miami-Dade County, just hours after he was abducted from his mother's car by two men
Tragic: Alejandro Ripley, nine, was found dead in a lake in Miami-Dade County, just hours after he was abducted from his mother's car by two men
A nine-year-old autistic boy from Florida who sparked a desperate search overnight after being abducted from his mother's car by two men looking to score drugs was found dead in a lake this morning. 
Authorities in Miami-Dade County confirmed early Friday that a body discovered floating in a lake in the area of SW 62 Street and 138 Court was that of Alejandro Ripley, reported CBS Miami.  
The lake at the Miccosukee Golf and Country Club where the boy's body was found is located just 4 miles from the spot where he was abducted the night before.







There was no immediate word on Alejandro's cause or manner of death.  
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Thursday night issued an Amber Alert for Alejandro, who was kidnapped in the parking lot of a Home Depot at 15750 SW 88th Street in Miami just before 9pm.  
The agency posted a message on Facebook on Friday saying the alert has been cancelled, adding: 'we are very sad to report that the child was found deceased.'
So far, no arrests have been announced in connection with the boy's kidnapping and death. 

Alejandro was riding in his mother's car (pictured) on Thursday night when another vehicle drove the woman off the road and cornered her
Alejandro was riding in his mother's car (pictured) on Thursday night when another vehicle drove the woman off the road and cornered her 
Police said a man emerged from the pursuing vehicle, approached Patricia Ripley's car and demanded drugs
Police said a man emerged from the pursuing vehicle, approached Patricia Ripley's car and demanded drugs 
Alejandro's body was found floating in a lake at the Miccosukee Golf and Country Club
Alejandro's body was found floating in a lake at the Miccosukee Golf and Country Club
The body was found about 4 miles from the parking lot where Alejandro was abducted
The body was found about 4 miles from the parking lot where Alejandro was abducted 
According to the agency, Alejandro, who was autistic and non-verbal, was pulled out of his mother's car by two black men driving a light blue four-door sedan. 
One of the suspects was possibly wearing all black clothing and a black bandanna as a face mask, and may have had cornrows in his hair.
A spokesperson for the Miami Police Department said during a press briefing overnight that Alejandro's mother, 47-year-old Patricia Ripley, was driving in The Hammocks area of the city when she noticed a car following her. 
Shortly after, the pursuing vehicle forced the woman off the road and crashed into her car to block her in, reported NBC Miami. 
A male passenger then emerged from his vehicle, approached Ripley and demanded drugs.
An Amber Alert was issued for Alejandro on Thursday night, but it has since been cancelled
An Amber Alert was issued for Alejandro on Thursday night, but it has since been cancelled 
Miami police detective Angel Rodriguez said that when the mother insisted that she had no illegal narcotics in her possession, the bandit snatched her cellphone and pulled her son out of the vehicle. 
The pair of kidnappers with the child in tow were last seen driving southbound.
Alejandro was described as standing at 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 120lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue Captain America shirt, black shorts, and black Crocs shoes. He had a scar on his left leg.
Anyone who sees the suspects is urged to call 911 immediately, or call the Miami-Dade Police Department at 305-476-5423 if you have any other information that could help investigators. You can also call FDLE at 1-888-FL-MISSING (1-888-356-4774).

Body of non-verbal autistic boy, 9, who was abducted in Florida 'ambush' by two men who intentionally crashed into his mother's car seeking drugs is found floating in a lake Body of non-verbal autistic boy, 9, who was abducted in Florida 'ambush' by two men who intentionally crashed into his mother's car seeking drugs is found floating in a lake Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 00:19 Rating: 5

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