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UPDATED: MISSING CHILD ALERT • Donovan Carruthers & Joseff Rhodes • Polk County, Florida • 7 & 41 Years Old

UPDATED: MISSING CHILD ALERT • Donovan Carruthers & Joseff Rhodes • Polk County, Florida • 7 & 41 Years Old

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UPDATE — The FDLE has cancelled the Missing Child Alert. Thank you all for sharing this report in the effort of helping us find him.

ORIGINAL REPORT: POLK COUNTY — The Haines City Police Department and the FDLE is asking for the local public’s assistance in locating missing 7 & 41 year olds Donovan Carruthers & Joseff Rhodes out of the Orlando, Florida area.


Donovan was last seen between June 14 to June 20, 2017.

He was last seen in the area of Verbena Street in Davenport. Donovan’s mother was found dead in Orlando June 17 at the Econo Lodge hotel on South Orange Blossom Trail. Orange County detectives are investigating her death as a homicideHaines City police confirmed that the victim, Elizaabeth Carruthers, 32, is Donovan’s mother. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office notified the Department of Children and Families on June 19 that Donovan could be in danger if in the custody of Joseff Rhodes.

Joseff Rhodes – there is no information available as to where he was seen or heard from last.

Joseff has a criminal history, which includes promoting prostitution and violent crimes, WTSP 10 reported. Joseff was the boyfriend, and possibly pimp, of Elizabeth’s, Haines City police said. He is not the 7-year-old’s biological father. Police said Elizabeth and Joseff may have been homeless and living in hotels.

The DCF investigation led police to believe that Donovan should be picked up to ensure his safety, police said.

DCF officials notified the Haines City Police Department on June 20 about the child because Joseffs’ last known address was in Haines City, police said.

Donovan is described as:
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• GENDER: Male.
• HAIR: Brown curly.
• EYES: Brown.
• HEIGHT: 4 feet.
• WEIGHT: 60 pounds.
• OTHER: May be in the company of an adult male that is not his father.

Joseff is described as:

• GENDER: Male.
• HAIR: Black may be in dreds.
• EYES: Brown.
• HEIGHT: 5 feet 6 inches.
• OTHER: Goatee with mustache.

Joseff Rhodes
Joseff Rhodes

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If you have any information in regards to Donovan Carruthers & Joseff Rhodes’s whereabouts, you are being asked to contact the Haines City Police Department at 911 immediately.

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