Sheriff: Body Of Missing Boy, 3, Found In City Water Tank
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Investigators in Florida have found the body of a missing 3-year-old boy in an underground water storage tank hours after the child disappeared from a family gathering.
Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Assistant Chief Scott Dingee said in a news conference that investigators believe the body found on Sunday evening is Amari Harley. An autopsy is scheduled Monday.
Authorities say Harley was reported missing from a city park after his family had searched for him for an hour.
The sheriff’s office launched a wide search with more than 50 officers.
Dingee says “all options are on the table” for the agency’s investigation, and it has not been determined if Harley accidentally fell into the water tank.
Dingee says there are covers for the tanks but was unsure if they were on properly.
Records: Florida Man Charged In Mall Bomb Plot
MIAMI (AP) — Federal court records show a Florida man is facing terrorism-related charges stemming from a purported plot to bomb a Miami-area shopping mall.
The records show 53-year-old Vicente Adolfo Solano will appear before a judge Monday afternoon on a weapons of mass destruction charge. A federal law enforcement officer speaking on condition of anonymity told The Associated Press that the plot allegedly targeted the Dolphin Mall west of Miami. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because court records have been sealed.
The Miami U.S. attorney’s office planned to release more about the case later Monday. The FBI had no comment.
It was unclear if Solano had any ties to international terrorism.
Florida Woman Imprisoned In Iowa For Cashing Stolen Checks
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Florida woman has been sentenced to 15 years in an Iowa prison for forging and cashing stolen checks in the Davenport area.
The Quad-City Times reports that 38-year-old Elizabeth Shamel was sentenced Thursday in Scott County District Court in Davenport. She pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery and one of identity theft after prosecutors dropped several other counts.
Shamel is on probation for larceny in Broward County, Florida.
Shamel’s accomplice, 27-year-old Marcus Felder, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and sentenced to 170 days in jail. Authorities say that Felder also has convictions and pending cases in Broward County, Florida.