VIRAL: After 17 years, mother still searching for missing son

  • A mother shares on social media the pain of having her son kidnapped 19 years ago
  • Ernesto Miguel Dollante was two years old when he was kidnapped in front of their house in 1997
  • The family hopes the public can help them find any info that can lead them to the boy

A distraught mother whose son was kidnapped in front of their house 19 years ago, took to social media and shared the pain of missing her child.

Laurie Dollente shared on her Facebook account the story of how her then two-year-old son Ernesto “Earl” Miguel was abducted one summer day in 1997.

“This is the first time that I am going to post about this in the hope that this might help us solve our case. On May 27, 1997, exactly 19 yrs ago today, my son Ernesto Miguel, Earl as we call him, who was only 2 years old then, was kidnapped in front of our house at around 5pm. He was playing with his ate Patty who was 7 yrs old at that time but she did not see how it happened.”

The elder Dollente said recalling her last memories with her son is “painful for a mother”:

“The last time I saw my son was when he and his ate entered our room and they handed me flowers that they picked outside, my son even put the flower on my ear and he clapped with joy looking at me. Then they went out to get some more. I never thought that that would be the last time I’m going to see him. Imagine how painful for a mother to always think of that last moment.”

The family has not lost all hope that they would finally be reunited with the boy who would have been 21 years old this year.

They appeal to the public to help them find any information that would lead them to Earl.

Meanwhile, Mrs. Dollente has a special message to her long-lost son:

“Nak, wherever you are now, I want you to know that we moved heaven and earth to find you but everything proved futile. We were like searching for a needle in a haystack. You should have celebrated your 21st birthday last feb 16 with us, your family who’s been so longing for your return. Come home to us anak, we love you very, very much. Lord, like i always pray, i beg you that before i see you, allow me to please see my son first.”

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