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Missing Tampa boy seen in Highlands County

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Left to right: James Dupree, Domenico Pandolfo, Merrilee MacArthur. Left to right: James Dupree, Domenico Pandolfo, Merrilee MacArthur.
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -

A Tampa boy who is believed to have been abducted by his mother, was recently seen at a shopping mall in Highlands County.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says Domenico Pandolfo, age 11, was seen with his mother Merrilee MacArthur, 42, and her boyfriend, James Dupree, age 36, at Lakeshore Mall in Highlands County the weekend of March 8 and 9.

Detectives say that Pandolfo's parents were in the process of getting a divorce and Domenico's father had received full custody in the court.

On November 14, 2013, Merrilee MacArthur went to Pizzo Elementary and checked Domenico out of school. He has not been seen since, other than the possible sighting in Highlands County, according to HCSO.

Anyone with information about Domenico Pandolfo is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200. Anyone who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).

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