Missing Florida Toddler Found Dead in Woods, Mother Arrested
Monique Valdes and Sarahbeth Ackerman, WFTV.com
The mother of a missing 2-year-old boy, who was allegedly kidnapped Saturday night by a stranger, was arrested and charged with first degree murder after the child’s body was found in a wooded area Tuesday afternoon, according to officials with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
The agency called off an Amber Alert issued for Jordan Belliveau after the discovery of the child’s body.
Investigators said the child’s mother, Charisse Stinson, told them a man who said his name was Antwon offered her a ride Saturday night, but instead punched her in the head and took off with her son. She said she woke up hours later in the woods.
Stinson gave police a description of the kidnapper and a sketch of the man named Antwon was released. He’s described as approximately 25 years old with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white tank top and black basketball shorts with an “AMD1” logo. He has dreadlocks and gold teeth.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
A sketch of a man named Antwon is pictured here. Jordan Belliveau's mother, Charisse Stinson, gave police a description of the man she said kidnapped her son Saturday night from Largo, Florida.
Initially, investigators focused part of their search near Stinson’s apartment.
“We have found some bloody items,” Majo. Stephen Slaughter said.
Dive teams also searched for the child in a nearby pond.
Largo police officials said Child Protective Services investigators visited Stinson’s apartment before related to an abuse investigation. They said there is a long history of domestic abuse between Stinson and the child’s father.