A MOM who claimed her autistic son had been abducted in an ambush has admitted she led him into a canal and that “he was going to a better place”.

Patricia Ripley, 47, has been charged with first degree murder of nine-year-old Alejandro Ripley after she initially told police two unknown men cut her off in traffic on Thursday night in Miami before kidnapping her son. Patricia Ripley had told police two men had kidnapped her autistic child Credit: Miami-Dade Police Department The body of missing Alejandro Ripley was later found dead in a golf course canal Credit: Miami-Dade Police As previously reported, Ripley claimed one of the robbers, whom she described as two black men, walked up to her and demanded drugs.

When she said she did not have any, she claimed they grabbed severely autistic Alejandro and her cellphone and fled.

A massive search ensued but came to a halt 12 hours later when a witness called police about a child’s body floating in a canal on the golf course at the MIccosukee Golf & Country Club about four miles from where the alleged abduction took place

The body was later identified as the missing boy.

But cops now say Ripley admitted to them that she was to blame for the child’s death.

This came after police confronted her with evidence that she had been at the golf course. The MIccosukee Golf & Country Club where the boy was found dead after drowning Credit: Miami Herald Video surveillance footage that showed her […]

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