The mother of the two-year-old who was abducted by his father on July 2, thanked law enforcement officials and the community for bringing her son home safely in a letter released July 6.
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“I want to thank all of the law enforcement officers and volunteers for putting themselves out there to do what they had to do to bring Brandon home safe,” wrote Maria Nicole “Nikki” Daniels.
“By the Grace of God and answered prayers, my son is home safe where he belongs.”
Brandon Lee DuBose II was abducted by his father, Brandon Lee DuBose, around 1:30 p.m. June 2, from a convenience store at the intersection of Raccoon Road and Paxville Highway.
After an 18-hour manhunt, Clarendon County Sheriff Randy Garrett reunited the toddler with his mother early in the morning of July 3.
Dozens of law enforcement officers from various agencies participated in the search, including the Clarendon, Sumter and Florence County Sheriff’s Offices, Manning Police Department, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, the State Law Enforcement Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. The Clarendon County Fire Department also assisted.