A father searching for his 6-year-old is hoping he’ll have him home by Christmas. He hasn’t seen his son since August.
KY3 reports that Braedence Jones disappeared on August 3 from Bourbon, Missouri, and is said to possibly be with his mother, 30-year-old Aubrey Ferguson. According to the boy’s father, Ryan Jones, the little boy’s grandmother, Norma Ferguson, picked Braedence up for a one-week visit with his mother, as outlined in a parenting plan that both Aubrey and Ryan agreed to. Yet, Ferguson never returned the boy home, which was part of the agreement.
“He was on a week long visitation with his mother, and sometime during that week, she decided to take off,” Jones said.
CrimeOnline spoke with Lieutenant Arlyne Page with the Camden County Sheriff’s Office, who said Ferguson has an active warrant out for her arrest for child abduction, as well as another warrant stemming from the child abduction charge. Further, she’s thought to be in the company of her reported boyfriend, 41-year-old Woodrow Ziegler, a direct violation of the parenting plan, which states the child cannot be in contact with or around Ziegler.
According to court documents, Ziegler has previous drug charges and burglary charges.
“I really don’t know him,” Jones told the outlet. “I know he is in the parenting plan – he specifically is in the parenting plan to not have any contact with Braedence because of prior drug history.”
🚨 MISSOURIBraedence Jones, 6-yo, has been missing since August 3, 2018 from Bourbon, Missouri. He is believed to be…
Page indicated that Braeden may have been spotted on surveillance video at the Dollar General store in Eldridge, Missouri, on December 2, but authorities weren’t alerted until after he had left the store. Page said the boy on surveillance matched Braedence’s description, but he had already left the store before authorities arrived.
Ferguson, according to Page, has a history of not seeking medical treatment for her son that spans back to when he was an infant.
“She’s had prior bad acts,” Page explained. “Other people has to talk to her into seeking medical attention for Braedence when he was 8-months-old.”
Further, Braedence is not attending school and he authorities consider him to be in danger.
Ziegler is described as a white male who stands 5-feet-10-inches tall with green eyes and brown hair. He weighs around 250 pounds. Ferguson is described as a white female who stands 5-feet-7 inches tall and weighs around 101 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Braedence is a white male who stands 3-feet-5-inches tall with brown eyes and brown hair. He weighs around 36 pounds.
The suspects could possibly be driving a red 2004 Honda Civic with Missouri license plate number, DR1-TBR. They could also be driving a grey 2000 Toyota Camry with Missouri license plate number, SR5-K7T or TA1-H6X.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Camden County Sheriff’s Office at 573-346-2243, Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS or call 911.
Meanwhile, a Facebook group, “Help Bring Braedence Home,” was created to share photos and information regarding Braedence, in hopes that it can help find and bring him home.
Braedence was so excited when he lost this tooth he has a smile that captures your heart. If you know his whereabouts…
[Feature Photo: Braedence Jones/Handout]