MANATEE — Where is 3-year-old Alexander Matthew Erb-Sanchez of Ellenton?
Although the child has been missing since police say his non-custodial mother took him in 2008, his picture soon will be seen by thousands of motorists on digital billboards.
Alexander is among 26 missing adults and children who will be publicized on billboards across the state.
It’s part of a campaign organized by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which also includes the 12th Annual Florida Missing Children’s Day in Tallahassee today.
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Advertisers with the Florida Outdoor Advertising Association donated digital billboard space for the campaign.
Bradley Erb, Alexander’s father, is a nursing student at Ohio University-Zanesville. He has taken a trip to Mexico to try to locate the child but had no success.
“It’s an ongoing case and we’re thinking the child is with the mother in Mexico,” Manatee County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dave Bristow said in an earlier interview with the Herald. “He had dropped off the child and the next time he showed up for visitation, they were gone.”
There is a warrant on Erb’s ex-wife, Micaela Sanchez Vasquez, for interference with child custody, Bristow said.
Richard Dymond, Herald reporter, can be reached at 748-0411, ext. 6686.