Alabama teen found safe in Ohio after going missing in 2002, father charged in connection with abduction

The original photo of Julian Hernandez is on the left. The one on the right is digitally enhanced.

The original photo of Julian Hernandez is on the left. The one on the right is digitally enhanced.

CUYAHOGA COUNTY - An 18-year-old teen was found safe in Northeast Ohio on November 1 after he had been missing for the last 13 years.

Julian Hernandez was only 5 when he was allegedly taken by his father Bobby Hernandez from Birmingham, Alabama. Hernandez was supposed to be taking Julian to preschool that day, but he was never dropped off.

He was reported missing by his mother.

When Julian went missing, authorities suspected he was taken by Bobby as a non-custodial parent abduction.

Members of the FBI, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Vestavia Hill Police Department and the Birmingham Division of the FBI located and positively identified Julian and arrested Bobby.

Bobby Hernandez. Courtesy Cuyahoga County Jail.

Bobby Hernandez. Courtesy Cuyahoga County Jail.

Bobby was charged in Cuyahoga County in connection with the abduction.

Hernandez also will face charges in Jefferson County, Alabama for the abduction from 2002.

Julian's mother was notified about him being found in Ohio.

The investigation is ongoing and Hernandez may face more charges.


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