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4-year-old boy reported missing, endangered in Marion County found safe

Authorities are searching for Jennifer Rottmann and her son Jacob.
Authorities are searching for Jennifer Rottmann and her son Jacob. (Copyright 2020 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.)

MARION COUNTY, Fla. – The Marion County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert Saturday for a 4-month-old boy who was believed to be missing and endangered.

Just after 1 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office said the boy was found safe.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the boy was reported missing after he was last seen on Nov. 24. He was believed to be with his mother, Jennifer Rottmann.

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) issued a pick-up order for the young boy, but were not able to locate him until Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office said.