Amber Alert canceled for 4-year-old Jupiter boy

Blanca Castro, nanny of Dominic Caprio, arrested early Friday morning

By Peter Burke - Managing Editor, Layron Livingston - Reporter, Ian Margol - Reporter, Associated Press

JUPITER, Fla. - An Amber Alert has been canceled for a 4-year-old Jupiter boy, but no information was provided about where he was found or who he was found with.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Friday that the Amber Alert for Dominic Caprio has been canceled.

Jupiter police confirmed to Local 10 News that Dominic has been found safe and was reunited with his mother, Danielle Caprio, at about 1 p.m. Friday. He had last been seen Thursday afternoon in the 100 block of Regions Way in Jupiter.

Police said Caprio left her son at home with his nanny just before 12:30 p.m. Thursday. She said she returned an hour later and Dominic and the nanny were gone. 

Police believed Dominic may have been in the company of his paternal grandparents, Elizabeth and Luis Caprio.

"I just saw some police outside, and they were just there around the area," Fatima Garcia, who lives in the neighborhood, said. "I didn't know what happened."

Police confirmed to Local 10 News that Dominic's nanny, Blanca Castro, was arrested in connection with the boy's disappearance.

Castro was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami-Dade County early Friday morning.

Blanca Castro was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center early Friday morning.

"It's never OK to do this. It's never OK to abduct a child. It's never OK to kidnap a child," Jupiter Police Chief Frank Kitzerow said. 

Neighbors told Local 10 News reporter Layron Livingston that Dominic's grandparents just threw him a birthday party a few weeks ago at their home.

"I just know the people next door to me and they couldn't be nicer, so I'm going to go under the assumption (that) there's a big misunderstanding," Fernando Munoz said.

Authorities said Dominic was thought to have been traveling with his grandparents in a blue 2013 BMW 740i with Florida license plate number CBD-B47. Livingston said a similar car was parked outside of the grandparents' home Friday afternoon.

Jupiter police said a private legal counsel mediator helped authorities to arrange for the safe return of the boy.

"Through the coordinated efforts of local, state and federal agencies, along with our media partners, we were able to bring this case to a successful conclusion," Kitzerow said. "Although the details surrounding this incident are still under investigation, I want to thank everyone for their assistance and cooperation."

It's unclear whether the grandparents will face charges in Dominic's disappearance. 

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