UPDATE: The boy who was missing has been found and was safely brought home. PIX11 News has updated this post to remove the name and image of the missing individual.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (PIX11) — Police are searching for a Brooklyn mother and her 4-year-old son after the woman allegedly violated a custody order and took him from North Carolina last month, authorities said Sunday.
Jozlynn Parker, 28, was visiting her son in North Carolina before disappearing with the toddler on Oct. 21, according to the NYPD. The mother and child were last seen near 338 Chester St. in Brownsville, Brooklyn at around 11 p.m. on Wednesday, police said.
Authorities said Parker does not have legal custody of the boy and is wanted for violating a North Carolina court order.
The boy is about 3 feet tall and weighs 35 pounds. He has brown eyes and long black hair.
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Mira Wassef is a digital reporter who has covered news and sports in the New York City area for more than a decade. She joined PIX11 News in 2022. See more of her work here.