Life as a teenager is tough enough as it is, especially for a graduating high school student. There are several things happening in your life including changes in your body, changes in your friends, and many other adjustments to make in the coming months before college.
But for this teenager, he had to deal with all of that as well as the revelation of a very big and dark secret in his family.
Just an Ordinary Day
It was a late August day when Bobby Hernandez volunteered to take his son, 5-year old Julian to school in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. Julian’s mother had agreed because she did not think that Bobby would do anything. The couple were separated and estranged but they both loved Julian very much. They were in the middle of a custody battle, but she never thought that Julian was ever in any danger. Little did the mother know that this would be the day that would change her life, forever.
Letter From Her Ex-husband
When it came time to pick up Julian, his mother was shocked and worried sick when he was not at school. She tried to contact Bobby but she could not find him anywhere. Then she went back home and found a letter addressed to her. It was from her former husband. In the letter, Bobby explained that he was taking Julian out of Alabama and out of her life. Bobby had always threatened to steal Julian away and disappear from her life. This time he followed through on his threat. Needless to say, she was absolutely devastated by what she read in the letter.
Search for Julian
Immediately after reading the letter, Julian’s mother contacted the authorities in hopes of bringing her son back to her. The police immediately came and started their searched for the 5-year old. They searched the school and the surrounding areas, as well as the house where Bobby lived. The local police even put up posters with Julian’s picture on it. He was described as a 6-year old boy with light brown hair and eyes and a dimple on his left cheek. But the father and son were nowhere to be found.