Broward County

Kidnapped 3-Year-Old Lee Parish Found Safe After Amber Alert Issued in Broward County

A 3-year-old boy was found safe after an Amber Alert was issued early Sunday morning following a kidnapping in Broward County.

Lee Parish was sleeping in the backseat of a car that was taken from the Valero Gas Station at 2400 W. Sunrise Boulevard around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Authorities said 27-year-old William Rogers drove to the gas station with the boy's mother's boyfriend.

When the mother's boyfriend went out to pump gas, Rogers drove off in the burgundy Ford Fusion with Parish sleeping in the back seat, officials said. Rogers dropped off the boy at a home in Fort Lauderdale after driving off from the gas station.

After the Amber Alert was issued, BSO deputies received information that the suspect vehicle was spotted in the 5200 block of Gate Lake Road. As deputies approached the area, Rogers fled on foot but was quickly apprehended around 7:30 a.m. on Sunday.

When questioned about Lee’s whereabouts, Rogers told investigators he had dropped him off at a home in Fort Lauderdale.

Officials said Parish was later found unharmed.

Rogers has not revealed why he took the car or why he dropped the child off at that home.

The child remains with BSO detectives. The investigation continues.

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