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Jalear Moss, 4 years old, has been found, deputies say. He was missing for two days

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies reported Saturday that they have found a 4-year-old who had been missing since Thursday.

According to a Friday afternoon press release, deputies say Jalear Moss was last seen at Boyette Springs Elementary School in Riverview. The child is involved in a custody case and deputies suspected the child was with Nikita Clemons, 41, a friend of the child’s mother.

The sheriff’s office said Friday that deputies did not think Jalear was in any danger but wanted to check on his well-being. The sheriff’s office did not release much information on Saturday other than Jalear and Clemons have been located and are no longer missing.

Ryan Callihan is the Bradenton Herald’s County Reporter, covering local government and politics. On the weekends, he also covers breaking news. Ryan is a graduate of USF St. Petersburg.
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