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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The search continues on Friday for a 2-year-old boy who went missing after his mother was brutally murdered in an apartment in St. Petersburg on Thursday afternoon.
The Florida Department issued an Amber Alert for Taylen Mosley, 2, on Thursday evening.
The boy’s mother, Pashun Jeffrey, 20, was murdered at Lincoln Shores Apartments, located at 11601 4th Street North, according to St. Pete police. Her body was discovered around 2:30 pm on Thursday.
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St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Holloway said Taylen Mosley’s father is a person of interest.
On Friday, Holloway said the boy’s father, who has not been publicly identified, is in the hospital with ‘cuts on his hands and arms’ and is not cooperating with authorities. Holloway added the man has no criminal history.
Police also added that a blood trail led to the apartment where Pashun was discovered.
St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Holloway said, “I can tell you it’s a very violent homicide scene within the apartment, but we cannot find the 2-year-old, so right now, that is our main concern.”
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Police asked anyone with information about the child’s whereabouts to call 911 or St. Petersburg Police.
At 8:00 am on Saturday, volunteers will be searching the area around the apartment complex.
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