CLEVELAND — Friday afternoon, the Cleveland Division of the FBI delivered a statement from Julian Hernandez:
“I would like to take this opportunity to make a request to the media. I ask that you respect my privacy and the privacy of my school, my school’s faculty, my friends and my neighbors. At this point I just simply want to be normal! I want to go through my day like I did before this week, just being a normal 18 year old. I have goals that I am striving to meet, so please, again, respect my request for privacy. Please, no more spotlights, no more cameras, no more reporters sneaking into my school or showing up at my house, and no more microphones in my face. I just want to be left alone. Thank you for respecting my wishes.” — “Julian Hernandez”
A boy who was reported missing 13 years ago from Vestavia Hills, Ala. was found in Cleveland on Monday.
On Oct. 30, the Cleveland Division of the FBI received information that Julian Hernandez, a child abducted in 2002, was living in Cleveland.
Authorities confirmed his identity in Cleveland on Monday. He was unharmed. He was reported missing by his mother in August of 2002, according to Vestavia Hills Police Department in Alabama.
When Julian disappeared, authorities believed the 5-year-old was taken by his father, Bobby Hernandez.
The Jefferson County District Attorney in Alabama told WVTM that Bobby and Julian were living under different names in Cleveland.
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