AMBER ALERT! Find Missing Eli Opembe! ***(UPDATE: NO LONGER MISSING)***

UPDATE: A SOURCE IS SPREADING THE WORD THAT ELI OPEMBE HAS BEEN FOUND SAFE. UNFORTUNATELY, WHILE AN ARTICLE HAS BEEN UPDATED, IT DOES NOT CONFIRM THAT. THE ARTICLE SIMPLY SAYS THAT THE AMBER ALERT FOR THIS CHILD WAS CANCELLED.
NO DETAILS HAVE BEEN RELEASED. I HOPE THAT ALL IS OKAY.

AMBER ALERT! Find Missing Eli Opembe!
This is right now an active Amber Alert.
A non-custodial mother has taken her child
With no indication of where she may be taking him.
Where is Eli Opembe?

AMBER ALERT! Find Missing Eli Opembe!
Details

AMBER ALERT! Find Missing Eli Opembe! An Amber Alert has been issued for a 9-year-old boy. His non-custodial mother, Verona Thomas, had taken Eli from north Columbus, Ohio. Authorities say 9-year-old Eli Opembe was taken by his non-custodial mother, 38-year-old Verona Thomas, on September 1, 2018. She took him from the 300 block of Carrington Ridge Road. Eli is described as an African-American male, 4 feet 10 inches, and 85 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

AMBER ALERT! Find Missing Eli Opembe!
Circumstances

Eli Opembe was last seen wearing a teal Soccer jersey. It came with matching soccer shorts and socks. The words Fly Emirates on the front of the jersey and Ronaldo 7 on the back. Thomas, AKA Dion Deon, is described as an African-American female, 5 feet 10 inches, 140 pounds, and brown eyes. The vehicle involved is a blue 2010 Nissan Altima with Connecticut plate number AB68371. Thomas is homeless. And she may be traveling from Columbus to Connecticut. The child is reportedly at risk of serious physical harm while with Thomas.

AMBER ALERT! Find Missing Eli Opembe!
Appeal

I do not like cases like this. Family abductions are the most common abductions. And I know I do not write about very many. The facts, as presented, are unclear as to why the mother is dangerous. According to reports, Eli’s noncustodial mother is homeless. And she is a physical hazard to her son. It is unknown if this is because of her past behavior or because of what has been told to authorities. But Eli’s safety is front and center, of course. And if it means his mother isn’t to be part of his life, so be it. Hopefully, he will be rescued and she will get the help she obviously needs.

Anyone with information can call the Columbus Police AMBER ALERT Line at 614-645-4194. IF you see Eli Opembe, his non-custodial mother, and/or the vehicle, call 9-1-1 immediately!

AMBER Alert: 30171

UPDATE: This article has been updated to state simply that the Amber Alert for Eli Opembe has been cancelled.
Click here and learn more.

Eli Opembe has an AMBER ALERT National Center for Missing and Exploited Children poster. Click here to view it.
This article confirms Eli Opembe’s disappearance. Click here and learn more.
The above image and additional information are courtesy of the Aware Foundation, Inc.

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