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Police Rip Open Nailed-Shut Attic Crawl Space, Find Missing 6-Year-Old Locked Inside

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Missing children are a sad reality. It’s heartbreaking to hear these stories, which makes the times those children come home all the more joyous.

A 6-year-old boy from Camden County, Missouri, who was reported an endangered child in October 2018 was finally found by police.

Braedence Jones had been missing since August 2018 when his mother, Aubrey Ferguson, did not return the boy to his father, Ryan Jones.

Ryan has court-ordered custody of the child, according to Lake Expo. The search for his son has been ongoing since the day he was not returned.

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The “Help Bring Braedence Home” Facebook page was created to help the family get the word out about the 6-year-old’s disappearance.

Braedence was found on Jan. 8, 2019, following a tip from the U.S. Marshals Service Midwest Violent Fugitive Task Force, KTVI reported.

Authorities discovered him in an attic crawlspace inside a Laclede County home, approximately 30 or so miles from Camden County.

The crawlspace was nailed shut and the boy’s mother was hiding in the crawlspace with him when he was found, according to KTVI.

The reason the child was considered endangered is that there is a court order for Ferguson’s boyfriend and felon, Woodrow Ziegler, not to be near Braedence.

Ryan and his girlfriend, Breanne Dominguez, have since been reunited with the child. Dominguez posted a heartfelt thanks to all who helped on Facebook.

“Our little boy is home! God is so good! Thank you all for the prayers, shared, phone calls and etc. we don’t know how to thank everyone enough. Our hearts are so full of joy atm,” she wrote. “Just thank you everyone.”

Ferguson was put in police custody and held on several warrants and charges. As for Braedence and his family, they are happy to be together again.

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“We also want to thank every officer that has helped on the way and looked for him,” Dominguez wrote in a separate post. “Thank you all for bringing him home, you all will forever be in our hearts.”

A GoFundMe page has been set up for them to help with costs that have accrued since Braedence’s disappearance.

He and his family have a road of recovery ahead of them. But, as Dominguez noted, “God is so good,” and we are so thankful for that.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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Arizona
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English
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