ORLANDO, Fla. – The family of a 2-year-old boy abducted at gunpoint said they can finally rest easy now that he is back home.
Less than 24 hours after the abduction the toddler’s father Juan Perez and Stephanie Maldonado, the child’s stepmother received a call from investigators saying he was found safe.
“It was like a hundred pounds off my shoulders,” Maldonado said.
An Amber Alert was issued after Orlando police identified Jenzell Perez’s biological mother, Sugey Perez Diaz, as the woman who broke into an Orlando apartment and took the toddler late Tuesday night.
“He was falling asleep, and when she took him, that baby was screaming for help,” Maldonado said.