Ian Lee Clark

**FOUND SAFE**: Emergency Missing Child Alert issued for 12-year-old boy, mom fears he may have been ‘groomed’ online

UPDATE

A boy who disappeared over the weekend has been found safe in Florida, his mother told CrimeOnline. No further information is available at this time.

Original Story

An Alabama mother is desperate to find her 12-year-old boy who disappeared from their Mobile home on Saturday.

Ian Lee Clark was last seen at his home off of Creel Road on Saturday. His mother, Seanna, told CrimeOnline that he could have disappeared anywhere from from 9 a.m. to noon. He may in his grandmother’s black 2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer with Alabama tag number, 2AJ4620. The SUV has body damage on the driver’s side, near the tire.

The boy’s mother said she filed a police report at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, and again at 6:30 p.m. the same day. She said authorities told her the boy may be out joyriding and didn’t register the tag reader until Monday. The problem with that, Seanna, said, is that her son has never driven before.

Ian does not know how to drive. Never even asked to drive down the driveway. There is no way my child drove down the Interstate in Mardi Gras traffic.” 

The SUV was spotted going through a tunnel off of I-10, headed eastbound toward Florida on Saturday at around 3:30 p.m. It’s unclear who was in the vehicle.

Seanna told CrimeOnline that local news reports stated her son disappeared on Monday because authorities didn’t alert the media until someone sent her a text message indicating they would would “kill her son” if she didn’t pay them. She turned the information over to police who traced the number back to a “spoof number” originating in Africa.

[Photo: Family Provided]
Seanna also said she thinks it’s possible her son may have been groomed. She found out Ian has a secret Instagram account under the name “Ian Lundy,” where he announced his age and said he was looking girls to hang out with. The mom says she doesn’t have proof he was groomed and has no idea who the boy could be with, but her fear is that he met someone online who may have taken advantage of him.

“He wanted a girlfriend. Kids around here made fun of him.”

Ian stands 5-feet-6-inches tall and weighs 190 pounds. He has brown hair, green eyes, and was last seen wearing a grey hoodie and khaki pants. His mother said he took nothing with him and has never ran away from home before.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Mobile Police Department at (251) 208-7000 or call 911.

[Feature Photo: Ian Clark/Family Provided]