Boy, 3, missing from Marion County found safe

MARION COUNTY, Fla. — Update:

Pharoah Pierre has been found safe.


Earlier story:

Marion County deputies are searching for a 3-year-old who could be endangered.

Deputies said they received a pickup order that was obtained by the Department of Children and Families in reference to the well-being of Pharoah Pierre.

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According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Pharoah’s mother, 25-year-old Marie Pierre, has been avoiding contact with DCF in their efforts to assess the well-being of Pharoah during an open investigation.

Deputies said Marie could be driving a black 2006 Jeep Cherokee with Florida tag #Z711VD.

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The last known location of Pharoah is 44 Fir Trail Drive in Ocala.

Anyone who has seen Pharoah or Marie is asked to contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Office by calling 911.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.