Jacksonville police: Missing 9-year-old boy found safe

Officer locates boy after short search, JSO says

9-year-old Mahlalel Rodgers
9-year-old Mahlalel Rodgers

JACKSONVILLE, – A missing 9-year-old child was found safe early Monday evening after a short search, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. 

Mahlalel Rodgers was reported missing after he was last seen on 103rd Street not far from Vivian Drive about 3:30 p.m., police said.

About four hours later, Mahlalel was located near the intersection of Blanding Boulevard and 103rd Street, about 4 miles east of Vivian Drive, thanks to an "observant officer," the Sheriff's Office said.

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