Police locate missing Orlando teen in Alabama
ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Police say an Orlando teenager, missing for more than two weeks, has been found and is safe. Bladon Rogers, 14, was located in Mobile, Alabama. He was reported missing on April 18. The man he was with, Christopher Kemp, 29, has been arrested on multiple charges.
Bladon's mother, Rachel Fancher, described Kemp as a family friend who has known Bladon for two years. The teen and Kemp were caught on camera in Orlando, boarding a Mega Bus for Atlanta on April 19. Police later released another image taken from an Orlando hotel surveillance camera which showed Rogers and Kemp together on April 21. They had shaved their heads.
It was agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation who found Bladon and Kemp. It is not clear yet how the tracked them to Alabama. A arrest warrant had been issued for Kemp on charges of interference with child custody and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Authorities say he now faces a kidnapping charge.
Arrangements are being made to return Bladon to the family, an Orlando Police spokesperson says. Orlando Police are thanking the FBI, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for their help finding the missing teen and for the arrest of Kemp.