Central Florida boy found safe, accused kidnapper taken into custody

Michael Morris and Haralampos Savopoulos. (Florida Department of Law Enforcement)

HOLIDAY, Fla. – A 9-year-old boy from Pasco County who was reported missing has been found safe, authorities confirmed Monday morning.

According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Michael Morris was last seen in the 4000 block of Sail Drive in Holiday, Florida, and an Amber Alert was issued early Monday.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office confirmed he was found safe by authorities later in the morning, but deputies did not disclose where he was located.

Authorities believe Michael had been abducted by Haralampos Savopoulos, 50, who is also from Holiday. Savopoulos was not found with the boy but was taken into custody a short time later, deputies said.

Authorities said Michael and Savopoulos may have been traveling in a white, 2011 Nissan Versa with Florida tag PCWH01. It’s unclear whether they are related or why authorities believe Savopoulos would take Michael.

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