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Grandmother Gains Custody of Toddler Found on NY Porch as Authorities Continue to Investigate Bodies Burned in Car

What to Know

  • A 3-year-old Florida boy found sleeping on a porch in Buffalo will go home with his grandmother
  • Authorities continue to investigate whether the remains of two people found in a burned car are those of his parents
  • Family Court judge Friday granted custody to Zenaida Colon, who traveled from the Orlando area after recognizing her grandson in news report

A 3-year-old Florida boy found sleeping on a porch in Buffalo will go home with his grandmother while authorities try to determine whether the remains of two people found in a burned car are those of his parents.

A Family Court judge Friday granted custody to Zenaida Colon, who traveled from the Orlando area after recognizing her grandson in news reports.

The boy was found alone the morning of Sept. 16. His parents' destroyed rental car was discovered nearby the same day.

Colon's son, Miguel Anthony Valentin-Colon, his girlfriend Nicole Merced Plaud, and a family friend have been missing since Sept. 15 when police say they arrived in Buffalo with the 3-year-old.

Surveillance video shows two unidentified adults walking with the child away from where the car was found.

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