• UPDATE: Missing Child Alert for Broward 4-year-old Tanner Swears cancelled, FLDE says

    By: Action News Jax


    BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - UPDATE 8/18/2019 2:30 p.m.: The Florida Department of Law Enforcement cancelled the missing child alert for 4-year-old Tanner Swears from Coconut Creek, Fla.

    The Coconut Creek Police Department said Stephen Swears, who is the child's father and the companion adult the boy was believed to be with, dropped the Tanner off with a family friend Sunday afternoon.

    According to CCPD, that family friend brought the 4-year-old home unharmed and he's being returned to his mother.

    The Coconut Creek Police said an investigation is ongoing regarding the child's disappearance.

    Original Story: 

    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued a missing child alert for 4-year-old Tanner Swears, from Coconut Creek in Broward County.

    The boy was last seen in the 5300 block of NW 55th Boulevard in Coconut Creek wearing a diaper. Tanner has curly black hair, brown eyes, weighs 39 pounds, and is 3 feet, 4 inches tall.



    He may be with Stephen Swears, 55, also of Coconut Creek. Swears has short, silver hair, weighs 190 pounds and is 5 feet, 11 inches tall. 

    The pair may be traveling in a silver convertible 2013 Ford Mustang with Florida tag number AIQZ45.

    FDLE stresses that anyone who locates Swears should not approach him, but instead immediately contact law enforcement.

    If you have information concerning the whereabouts of Tanner or Stephen Swears, please call 911. You can also contact FDLE's Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse at 1-888-356-4774 or the Coconut Creek Police Department at 954-973-6700.

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