7-year-old child kidnapped: Found in Jacksonville

A seven-year-old boy who was reported abducted from Madison on Sunday evening, April 17, was found safe in Jacksonville on Monday morning.

Bryan Williamson was reported missing at 6:10 p.m. Sunday evening after he was last seen in the Gibson Trailer Parkway, on US 90 East, playing outside. Witnesses said he was abducted by a man driving a black four-door sedan.

A statewide AMBER Alert was issued around 9:30 p.m.

On Monday morning, April 18, around 6:20 a.m., the young boy knocked at the door of a home, in Jacksonville, and wanted to speak with his mother but didn't know her phone number. Williamson told the resident that he was instructed to knock on the door once he was dropped off in the road.

The homeowner, aware of the AMBER alert, called 911.  She also stated that she did not see anyone with the child when he arrived at her residence.

Bryan's parents drove to Jacksonville after being told he was found safe and were reunited with him.

According to Madison Police Chief Ken Moore, the City of Madison Police Department, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the FBI have all received many tips and are actively following up on them.  Although they have not yet confirmed the identity of the person that kidnapped the child, they are continuing to work together to solve the case.

“Many parents may be concerned, and I want you to know that we will not stop looking for this person,” said Chief Moore. “We ask that you remain aware of your surroundings, keep an eye on your children, and report anything suspicious.”

Law enforcement is asking that anyone with any information to please contact the FBI tip line at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324).

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