Boynton Beach girl reunited with mother; father in custody

UPDATE:  Missing 3-year-old Michelle was returned to her mother via the father's attorney. 

Michael Ojeda, the child's father, was taken into custody at his mother's Delray Beach home by the U.S. Marshals South Florida Fugitive Task Force, according to Boynton Beach Police Department Spokesperson Stephanie Slater. 

Reunited! Missing 3-year-old Michelle is returned to her mother via father's attorney. Investigation continues.


BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -- Police are looking to locate a missing and possibly endangered 3-year-old Boynton Beach girl.

Michelle NG Rodriguez was last seen around 5:20 p.m. Saturday after her father, Michael NG Ojeda, picked her up at her mother's apartment.

 A warrant has been issued for his arrest for interference with custody, according to the Boynton Beach Police Department.


The mother, Oriana Rodriguez, told detectives that the arrangements were that he was going to bring Michelle to a family gathering at his sister's apartment in Delray Beach, and that he would have her home by 8 p.m.

Rodriguez says she called Ojeda's sister at 7:01 p.m. to check on Michelle, but she said they hadn't showed up to the house.

In addition, Ojeda told his sister that he was going to a restaurant to have dinner with Michelle and Rodriguez.

"What can I tell you, it's horrible this situation. I just don't want her to suffer all this because he just take her away from me and I just want my daughter back," Rodriguez said.

Michelle was last seen wearing black leggings, a pink sleeveless blouse and tan fur coat with silver shoes that light up.

She has a vertical scratch on her forehead where her cat scratched her on Saturday.

Ojeda is driving a red 2012 Ford Shelby Mustang with Florida tag BVMI94. It has a white stripe that runs from the hood to the trunk. He was last seen wearing jeans, a dark t-shirt and a black and white ball cap.

Anyone who has information on their whereabouts should call Boynton Beach police at 561-732-8116 or 911.

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