A missing child alert has been canceled and a little boy is back home, safe and sound with is mom. Vanessa Prado spoke to FOX 35 saying, Sunday was the longest morning of her life.
"At four o'clock in the morning I heard a break in. I went to his room and he wasn't there. I started freaking out and I called the cops," said Prado.
She told us she was woken up by the sound of someone prying a window open in her home. Then seconds later she heard someone shut the door to her 18 month old son's room. When she got up and went to check on him she said, "I knew something was up. I went to open it, it was locked and I pried it open once, I pried open the door, he wasn't there. Pretty much from then on I was freaking out. I started screaming. I called the police right away," said Prado.
Orange County Sheriffs responded immediately. They brought out their K-9 unit, in hopes one of the dogs could track a scent.
Then they put out an alert, asking for 18 month old Jayden's father to call them. Several hours later, police announced Jayden was okay.
He was with his father. Investigators said no arrests have been made. They're going to wrap up the case and hand it over to state prosecutors to decide whether any charges will be filed.
Prado says she and Jayden's dad had broken up several months ago, but continued living together. She said Jayden's father moved out just four days ago, so there had not been a formal child custody arrangement in place.
Little Jayden looked happy and healthy. His mom says he was not harmed during Sunday morning's chaos. "I'm just glad he's home," said Prado.