A TODDLER was found sleeping on a porch in New York 1,200 miles from home before leading cops to a torched car with bodies inside.
Three-year-old Noelvin, from near Orlando, Florida, told a concerned woman his family’s car was on fire, police said.
Police then found a charred vehicle in a wooded area nearby later that night with evidence of human remains inside.
But they will take a while to identify the incinerated bodies it is too early to say if the cases are related.
Meanwhile Noelvin’s parents plus a family friend remain missing.
Buffalo Police Department Captain Jeff Rinaldo said: “The child is in good spirits.
“He is currently in the custody of Child Protective Services and we are working with CPS and the grandmothers, to begin the process of reuniting them.”
We’re heartbroken, we’re worried, we’re scared
Noelvin’s grandfather Jorge Oquend
After making contact with the child’s grandparents, police said he may have been on a drive with his parents Nicole Merced Plaud, 24, and Miguel Valentin-Colon, 31.
A 29-year-old family friend Dhamyl Roman-Audiffred may have also been in the car.
The young boy’s family said they didn’t know his parents were planning to go anywhere.
Noelvin’s grandfather Jorge Oquendo told ABC affiliate WFTV: “We’re heartbroken, we’re worried, we’re scared.
“We’re all devastated. … We’re all devastated for a lot of reasons. We have no answers, we don’t know what happened, we don’t know if it happened.”
Officers with the Buffalo Police Department’s homicide division released images of parents and Roman-Audiffred on Tuesday.
They say they were “attempting to make contact with these three individuals or speak to anyone who has seen them in the past few days.
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Captain Rinaldo said: “We believe that these people may have arrived in Buffalo sometime late Sunday night and were here and possibly are still in the Buffalo area,” Rinaldo told reporters Tuesday.
“We will not know the identities of the people found in the vehicle for quite some time. It is requiring the services of forensic anthropologist to put together exactly what happened.”
Police said they were reviewing CCTV evidence in a bid to create a timeline of events.
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