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Missing Brooklyn boy found in North Carolina

Shawn Martinez, missing since the Fourth of July, was found in North Carolina. Photo: NYPD

Shawn Martinez found on bus

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Police say a 12-year-old boy who disappeared from East New York, Brooklyn on the Fourth of July has been found in good condition in North Carolina.

Shawn Martinez, who was last seen leaving his home at 270 Wortman Avenue, where he has lived with his foster mom Penny Cardoza, never returned from a trip to the store.

An NYPD spokesperson told the Brooklyn Eagle on Wednesday that Shawn was found on a bus with his biological mother. Police are preparing to transport him back to Brooklyn.

“We’re still trying to figure out what happened,” the police spokesperson said. “He’s safe.”

Cardoza told the New York Post that she and her foster son had a great relationship and it was out of character for the child to run away. Shawn has lived with Cardoza for five years.

“He didn't seem upset or anything when he left the house,” she said.

July 10, 2013 - 2:46pm


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