Braylen Noble

Mother who said missing autistic boy fell from third-floor window speaks out as search continues

The mother of a missing Ohio boy made a desperate plea for his return on Monday as search efforts continue.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, 3-year-old Braylen Noble disappeared from the 3400 block of Gibraltar Heights Drive in Toledo at around noon on Friday.

A spokesperson for the Toledo Police Department, Lt. Kellie Lenhardt, said that the child’s mother, Dajnae Cox, said the boy fell from an apartment window located on the third floor, at the Hunter’s Ridge Apartment Complex.

Lenhardt added that Brayden has autism and is non-verbal.

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Search crews, including the Toledo police, Toledo Fire and Rescue Department, and Toledo Metroparks officers scoured the area but couldn’t find Braylen, despite searching trash cans, in vehicles, in attics, and under buildings.

On Monday, Cox took part in another search for her son, comprised of around 100 volunteers. NBC 2 reports that she handed out flyers of her missing son while pleading for his safe return.

“If you want to just drop him off somewhere, please drop him off to the police station, you can drop him off here. Call my phone,” Cox said.

“I know he’s crying, I know you can’t get him to stop crying. He’s being picky, he’s not eating and even if he’s scared I won’t be mad. Please just drop him off to me. I just want him home. That’s it.”

Lt. Dan Gerken added that the family is being fully cooperative as the search continues.

“All I want to know… wherever he’s at, whoever has him, please return him. Set him free. There won’t be no problems. Set my grandson free,” Braylen’s grandfather, Jeffery Holloway, said, according to ABC 13.

Braylen was last seen wearing a red and white Mickey Mouse shirt. He dislikes loud noises and answers to the nickname “Fats.” He

FBI Cleveland is offering up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to Braylen. Anyone with information should call 419-255-1111 or 911.

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[Feature Photo: Braylen Noble/Handout]