While dropping off her son at school, a mother recognized on the road two children kidnapped and missing for several days. Quick-witted, the young woman immediately made the connection and called the police. A gesture that saved them.
An act at first glance simple but which saved the lives of two children. 3-year-old Noah Clare and his 16-year-old cousin Amber Clare were suddenly kidnapped by the boy’s father, according to the Californian media ABC7. Coming from Tennessee and Kentucky respectively, the two cousins were reported missing by their families. For several days, investigators searched the area to try to find them, to no avail. Demoralized not to find the two children, the California police published a disappearance notice on Tuesday, November 16. Two days later, the hazardous help of a mother who came to pick up her son from school will be a game-changer.
Julia Bonin, a resident of Orange County, California, accidentally discovered the California Highway Patrol announcement on social media. After holding back the faces of Noah and Amber, the young woman left for her son’s school. Along the way, she spotted two children strangely looking like the ones on the wanted notices: “When we got to the school where I was supposed to volunteer that morning, I said to my son, ‘I have to go back. I think it could be them.’, she explained at a press conference given by Orange County and broadcast on American television the same day. Smiling and calm, the mother was very proud of her gesture.
The father, heavily accused
After recognizing the two kidnapped children, Julia Bonin immediately called the authorities in the area. Wanted since November 6, Noah and Amber have been found to safety. The little boy’s father, Jake Clare, faces heavy kidnapping charges. The latter should also be extradited in the coming days to Tennessee, where he will logically be tried. The two young cousins were able to find their family thanks to the vigilance of the thirty-something. Sometimes the attention of civilians is more effective than an investigation. Applauded by the authorities but also the inhabitants of the county, the American will not soon forget this day of Thursday, November 18. Moral of this incredible story: always pay attention to what is going on around you.