Patricia Ripley Biography and Wiki
Patricia Ripley is a Miami-Dade woman who claimed two carjackers kidnapped her young son with autism. She is now facing a murder charge after she apparently admitted killing the boy, telling cops, “he’s going to be in a better place,” according to reports.
Patricia Ripley Age
She is currently 47 years old as of 2020. Details about her exact date of birth and place of birth are yet to be provided. This information will soon be updated.
Patricia Ripley Height and Weight
Ripley appears to be quite tall in stature of her photos, relative to her surroundings, are anything to go by. When you look at her alluring body physique, it is evident that Ripley engages in exercising and staying physically fit.
It’s unclear what her workout routine consists of, but it’s clear that she’s definitely been working out. However, details regarding his actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We are keeping tabs and will update this information once it is out. She stands at a fair height and fair body weight.
Patricia Ripley Arrest
She was arrested at about 3 a.m. Saturday, May 23rd in the death of 9-year-old Alejandro Ripley, who was nonverbal, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Alejandro’s body was found in a canal near a golf course close to where he was last seen late Thursday.
She initially told authorities two men in a light blue sedan cut her off while she was driving, blocked her van, and demanded drugs. When she insisted she didn’t have any, one man took her cellphone and grabbed her son before they drove off, she had claimed.
The tall tale prompted Florida cops to issue a statewide Amber Alert for Alejandro, who was nonverbal. But after hours of questioning and confronted with surveillance footage of the married mother of two pushing the child into the canal, Ripley came clean, according to the Miami Herald.
Patricia Ripley Admits to Murdering her Son
Ripley admitted that she drove to SW 62 Street and SW 138 Court at approximately 8:30 p.m. and parked near a canal. She then led the victim to the canal where he drowned. She stated he’s going to be in a better place,” according to the arrest affidavit.
If convicted, Patricia Ripley faces a death sentence or life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Neighbors heard screams and came to the rescue of the 9-year-old non-verbal boy with autism, police said.
“An hour later she brought him to a different canal, this time, unfortunately, there was no one there to save him,” said Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle at a press conference Saturday morning. “The tragic loss of a 9-year-old boy here and the loss of any young life, leaves us grieving. This boy’s senseless, senseless death will stay with us
Patricia Ripley Amber Alert
An Amber Alert was issued shortly after Patricia Ripley told police that her 9-year-old son was abducted while she was driving, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.
The Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD), Special Victims Bureau, Missing Persons Unit, originally wrote that it was “investigating the abduction of a nine-year-old, autistic male.”
Police gave this account at first before the story unraveled:
“According to investigators, the victim was with her son as she was driving westbound on SW 88 Street from 157 Avenue when she noticed she was being followed by an unknown vehicle. The driver of the unknown vehicle attempted to side-swipe her vehicle, forcing her to veer onto SW 158 Avenue. The vehicle then blocked her in while a male passenger ambushed her, demanding drugs. After stating she didn’t have any drugs, he then stole her cellular phone and abducted her son, fleeing southbound in the unknown vehicle.”
Police now say that she actually sat at the Home Depot inside her car alone for 20 minutes before she called police, according to The Miami Herald.
Miami Dade Police Detectives arrived at TGK with a mother who they say killed her 9-year-old autistic son Alejandro Ripley and told investigators that he was abducted near a Home Depot store in Southwest Miami Dade. Patricia Ripley is facing first-degree murder charges.
That night, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement described the two abductors as one dressed in all black with a black bandana covering his face and another with cornrows, the Sun-Sentinel reported; the two were driving a light blue sedan. Roughly 12 hours later, a body was found in the bond of the Miccosukee Golf & Country Club, around four miles from where Ripley had said her son was abducted, the Sun-Sentinel reported. The golf course was on Native American land and the tribe released a statement: ”
The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida is deeply saddened to hear about the tragic loss of 9-year-old Alejandro Ripley. The Tribe is fully cooperating with authorities in their investigation and offer their sincerest condolences to his family.
After Florida police announced that Alejandro was dead on Twitter, people immediately said they were suspicious of Ripley’s story. “Something doesn’t feel right with the way the mother claims this all happened,” they said
Patricia Ripley Murder
Ripley is now accused of first-degree murder in the boy’s death, according to court and jail records. She’s accused of telling the police of the boy, “he’s going to be in a better place.” According to the Miami Herald, police now believe that the married mother of two spun an elaborate – and false – tale about being run off the road near Home Depot by two black men who supposedly abducted her son. Police say they’ve obtained video surveillance footage that “showed her pushing the boy ‘into the canal,’” the Herald reported, adding that Ripley is accused of telling police she “led the victim to the canal where he drowned.”
Ripley’s mother made the admission after police said they found witnesses who saw her with him near the location of where his body was found. According to WPLG-10, when Alejandro’s body was found in the small lake on the south side of the golf course, “Miami-Dade Police Department officers noted there was trauma to his head.”