Fairfax County police said they have confirmed a sighting of Rebecca and Cameron Serafin at an airport in Birmingham, Ala.
Investigators have been looking for the Fairfax County mother and her 5-year-old son since last week, when Rebecca Serafin did not return the boy to his father's home as scheduled. The boy's photo was disseminated throughout the greater Washington area.
As a result of the confirmed sighting in Alabama, which happened Friday, police have obatined a warrant charging Rebecca Serafin with felony parental abduction, accoring to a news release.
"We are working closely with our law enforcement partners across the country to gather and analyze potential investigative leads in order to locate and to bring Cameron home as soon as possible," Fairfax police said in the statement. "We continue to encourage the public to engage in social media; particularly Twitter and Facebook, to spread official, accurate and timely information regarding this case."
Cameron Serafin was supposed to return to his father's home in Great Falls on April 7.
Police last week obtained an arrest warrant for the boy's 32-year-old mother on charges of custodial interference, a misdemeanor.
Investigators have said Serafin likely changed her and her son’s appearance to avoid being located. Her car and other belongings have been found, adding to the police department’s theory that she is trying to remain undetected.
Police have said the mother may be using the last name Love for her and her son.
Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact Crime Solvers at 866-411-8477, visit www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, text “TIP187” plus your message to 274637 or call Fairfax County police at 703-691-2131.