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Missing 8-year-old Tallahassee boy found safe after authorities issue Florida AMBER Alert

Tallahassee Police: Missing 8-year-old boy may be traveling to Live Oak, Orlando with mother
Posted at 9:22 AM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 04:21:27-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — New details about missing 8-year-old Josiah Brantley and his mother, Jasmine Brantley have been released by the family.

According to the Brantley family, Josiah Brantley lives with his grandparents, who have full custody, in Orlando.

The child was visiting his aunt, Jessica Brantley, who resides on Holton Street in Tallahassee, for the summer.

According to Jessica Brantley, Josiah’s mother, Jasmine Brantley came to visit him about two days ago and also stayed with Jessica Brantley.

Early Monday morning, around 2 a.m., Josiah's mother and grandmother got into an argument. It is not known what the argument was about.

Jessica Brantley said when they went to check on Josiah around 3 a.m., he and Jasmine Brantley were gone.

Jasmine and Josiah Brantley, photo taken weekend of June 27, 28. (Photo: Jessica Brantley)


Authorities canceled the statewide AMBER Alert for 8-year-old Josiah Brantley after he was found safe early Tuesday morning. No additional details in the case are available.

Josiah was reported missing out of Leon County Monday morning.

He was believed to been abducted by Jasmine Brantley, Josiah’s mother.