Missing Highlands County infant and toddler found safe

Highlands County

HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Authorities have canceled the Missing Child Alert that was issued Thursday for two children who were reported missing in Highlands County.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement had issued a missing child alert for 1-year-old John Wayne Barfield and 1-month-old Kinyin Jayde Barfield, and said they could be in the custody of their mother, Jessica Ruth Wooten, 30.

Shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday, the agency said the children had been located and were safe, and that the Missing Child Alert had been canceled.

Further information was not immediately available.

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April 24 2021 08:00 am

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