FBI Cleveland
Special Agent Vicki D. Anderson
(216) 522-1400
November 5, 2015

Child Missing for More Than 13 Years is Located in Cleveland, Ohio

On October 30, 2015, the Cleveland FBI Field Office received information that an individual residing in Cleveland may be a missing child from Alabama since August 2002. An investigation ensued by members of the FBI’s Violent Crime Task Force joining the ongoing efforts of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Vestavia Hills Police Department, and the Birmingham Division of the FBI regarding missing child Julian Hernandez. On November 2, it was confirmed that this young male is in fact missing child Julian Hernandez. Julian Hernandez has been missing from the Vestavia Hills/Birmingham, Alabama area since August 2002. Through coordination with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, Julian’s father, Bobby Hernandez, was arrested and subsequently charged in Cuyahoga County Court. Julian’s biological mother has been notified.

Bobby Hernandez is being held on local charges. Any questions regarding charges or to obtain his booking photo please contact Joe Frolic at jfrolik@prosecutor.cuyahogacounty.us.

Additional charges are likely to be filed in Alabama.

This matter is ongoing and no further details can be provided at this time.