Missing Three-Year-Old Boy Reunited With Mother in California

Three-year-old Noah Clare was reunited with his mother in Orange County, California, on November 18, after going missing in Tennessee on November 7.

An Amber Alert had been issued for Noah. His 16-year-old cousin Amber Clare was also missing, local media reported. She was found with Noah just outside San Clemente, California, authorities said.

Noah’s father, Jake Clare, was taken into custody on Thursday, November 18, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations said. Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes said on Thursday that Jake Clare “will be kept in custody in Orange County jail pending extradition to the state of Tennessee to face charges for aggravated kidnapping.”

This footage was published by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. It shows Noah running into his mother’s arms as they are reunited. Following the reunion, Noah’s mother, Amanda Leigh Ennis, wrote on Facebook, “Words cannot describe the feeling of him jumping into my arms and not wanting to let go. I swear we sat and cried on the floor holding each other for 10 minutes.” Credit: Orange County Sheriff’s Department, California via Storyful

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