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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Hialeah boy who went missing has been found safe and sound in Georgia.

The father of the missing boy had pleaded for his son’s safe return after the child was taken by his own mother.

Roy Stephens said his ex-wife, 30-year-old Rickquita Wright, took their seven-year-old son, after showing up at their Hialeah home unannounced on Saturday.

“She didn’t have to do this. Everything could have been worked out the right way. All she had to do was ask me and all this could have been avoided,” he said.

Stephens, who has full custody, said his son suffers from asthma and needs his medication.

Wright and her son took off in a silver Toyota Corolla with Georgia tag “CGZ9069.” Also in the car were two men and another woman.

The father is going to Georgia to retrieve his son.

No word on which charges the mother is facing.