An Alabama boy who vanished 13 years ago when he was five inadvertently solved his own missing person case when he applied to college.
Julian Hernandez, now an 18-year-old high school senior, was found alive in Ohio after he and his guidance counselor probed why several universities couldn’t verify the student’s social security number. His father Bobby Hernandez was arrested Monday on abduction charges, officials said.
The boy’s mother reported him missing from their Vestavia Hills, Ala., home in 2002. Authorities suspected little Julian’s father took the tot to Florida, but they could never track down the pair.
In reality, the Hernandezes ended up in Cleveland, where they used aliases. The father went by Jonathan Mangina and neighbors knew his son as Jay Jay,Newsnet 5 reported.