A vehicle found abandoned in the Maine town of Littleton contained items that may be linked to a Florida 6-year-old believed to be with his father and grandmother.

Who Is the Child?

Jo-Jo Morales became the subject of an Amber Alert after he disappeared on August 27th from Florida's Miami-Dade County. Police believe that he is traveling with his father, 45-year-old Jorge Morales, and his paternal grandmother, 68-year-old Lilliam Pena Morales. According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, both adults now face a felony charge of custodial interference. A search for the boy has been ongoing.

Why Do Officials Believe He Could Be In Maine?

Now, it's believed the trio may be in Northern Maine or Eastern Canada, after a vehicle was found in the Aroostook County town of Littleton, containing personal items that officials think could be related to Jo-Jo. Angeline Hartmann, NCMEC Communications Director is asking people to keep their eyes open.

We're asking people to focus in on the two adults in the case. If you keep a watch out for either of them, little Jo-Jo will likely be nearby.

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The boy's mother, Yanet Leal Concepcion, has told authorities that her son is on the autism spectrum and sometimes has problems communicating. She and Jo-Jo's father had shared custody for the last few years, but she told police she feared that he had been planning an abduction.

What Do I Do If I Think I See Him?

Anyone who thinks they may have seen Jorge Morales or Lilliam Pena Morales is asked to call NCMEC at 1-800-843-5678 or Miami-Dade County Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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