Who is Alexander Connolly? Missing child alert issued after Florida boy, 16, disappears

Connolly has a scar on his right eyelid and was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, and white shoes


                            Who is Alexander Connolly? Missing child alert issued after Florida boy, 16, disappears
Alexander Connolly stands five feet, seven inches tall, weighs 135 pounds, and has blonde hair (FDLE)

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA: The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) issued a Missing Child Alert on Sunday, June 27 for a 16-year-old boy.

Alexander Connolly, 16, went missing from Broadway Avenue in Fort Myers, according to FDLE. He is described as a White male who stands five feet, seven inches tall, weighs 135 pounds, and has blonde hair. Police said Connelly was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans and white shoes. The teen has a scar on his right eyelid, according to FMPD.

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The vast majority of child kidnapping cases in the US are parental kidnapping, in which one parent hides, takes or holds a child without the knowledge or consent of another parent or guardian. Depending on the state and the legal status of the family members, this might not be a criminal offense. In 1976, parental kidnappings in the US stood at 60,000. By 1984, it increased to 459,000 and 751,000. In 2010, the Justice Department reported 200,000 cases of parental kidnapping; these comprised both domestic and international abductions.



 

Referring to Connolly, one person tweeted, "Please help find this #Florida missing teen and return him to his family. #Gratitude #WeArePalmGarden." Another one questioned, "Why wasn't an Amber alert sent out? I hope he's found safe."



 



 

Anyone with information on Connolly should contact FDLE or the Fort Myers Police Department at 239-321-7700 or 911. For more information on the FDLE's Missing Endangered, Persons Information Clearinghouse call 1-888-FL MISSING (1-888-356-4774) or visit fdle.state.fl.us.

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