Boy missing in Cape Coral found safe

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Jeremias Lopez-Domingo

CAPE CORAL, Fla. Jeremias Lopez-Domingo has been located safe and sound, Cape Coral police reported early Thursday morning. All searches for him have been canceled. His whereabouts during his time missing were not immediately available.


Jeremias Lopez-Domingo was last seen around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday by his soccer coach at the Cape Coral Sports Complex on 1510 Sports Blvd, according to police. The boy went to the restroom during a break in practice and never returned.

Police said they received a tip that the boy was still around the complex around 11:30 Wednesday morning. They’ve used helicopters to aid the search.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued a Missing Child Alert for Jeremias late Wednesday afternoon.

The age listed on his birth certificate is 9, but police are doubtful of the accuracy of the document. Cape Coral Police Sgt. Jon Kulko estimated he is between 10 and 14.

The boy was born outside the U.S., but police didn’t say where.

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Jeremias is approximately 5-foot-4 and 110 lbs with black hair and brown eyes, police said. He was last seen wearing a neon green-and-yellow soccer jersey with the No. 12 on the back, black shorts, and black soccer cleats with orange heels.

He speaks only Spanish and has no known relatives in the area, police said. He is a foster child.

Police are actively investigating the case, Sgt. Brian Hite said. Anyone with information is urged to call the Cape Coral Police Department at 239-574-3223.

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