Amber Alert Ends Badly

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) _ A South Florida woman says a man who kidnapped her, his 1-month-old son, the baby’s mother and another adult male wanted to “make the news.”

Marissa Murray of North Lauderdale tells the Sun Sentinel ( ) that Janus Saintil forced her at gunpoint Thursday to drive the group to Port St. Lucie.

Murray says Saintil was angry about a text message he had received from the baby’s mother, who wanted to break up with him for good.

Authorities say Saintil returned to Broward County with the baby.

After Saintil parked a car Friday next to a police officer, the baby’s body was found in the trunk.

Saintil is being held without bond on charges of murder, carjacking with a firearm or weapon, kidnapping and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Original story:

A Florida AMBER Alert has been issued for Josiah Saintil, a black male, 2 months old, 011 pounds, black hair, brown eyes. The child may be in the company of Janus Saintil, a black male,  24 years old, 5 feet 04 inches tall, black hair, brown eyes. They may be traveling in a 2008, black Kia motors corporation Spectra, Florida tag number K528LH. If you have any information on the whereabouts of this child please contact the Port St Lucie Police Department at 772-871-5001

A Florida AMBER Alert has been issued for Josiah Saintil.  He was last seen wearing a blue onesie with “mommy all star” on the front. He also has a Winnie the Pooh blanket.  The child has eczema with light skinned discoloration on his chin, earlobe and left temple.  The child was last seen in the area of 149 North West Bay Shore Blvd in Port St. Lucie, FL.  The child may be in the company of Janus Saintil. He has a goatee and long dreadlocks. He has tattoos on his right arm of “Junior” and a bird on the back of his right shoulder and an unknown tattoo across his chest. He was last seen wearing khaki jeans, a black tank top with graphics on the front, black socks and black slides. The abductor is considered to be armed and dangerous. They may be traveling in a 2008, black Kia Spectra, Florida tag number K528LH. The car has a 4 by 4 inch hole in the passenger side rear bumper, a Kaiser University sticker on the lower passenger front window, a rear brake light out and dark tinted windows.

If you have any information about this case, please contact your local police.


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To qualify as an AMBER ALERT, 5 criteria must be met:

AMBER Alert Activation Criteria

1) The child must be under 18 years of age.

2) There must be a clear indication of an abduction.

3) The law enforcement agency’s preliminary investigation must conclude that the child’s life is in danger.

4) There must be a detailed description of child, abductor and/or vehicle to broadcast to the public.

5) The activation must be recommended by the local law enforcement agency of jurisdiction.


NOTE: Amber Alerts are not to be used for runaway or family abductions unless investigation determines child’s life is in immediate danger.

Amber Alert messages in Florida originate from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in Tallahassee.

888 356-4774

To learn more about the Florida AMBER ALERT plan, visit