Facebook has reunited a Costa Rican mother with her son, who was only five years old when he was kidnapped in 1999, after 12 years.
Kattia Liebers was mired in a bitter custody dispute with her husband in her native Costa Rica in 1999. And when her husband fled the country, he abducted her son.
"He told me, 'I'm going take your son away from you. I'm going to destroy you'," Liebers told Fox News.
For years she searched for Jared, unsure where her husband had taken the boy.
"I was crying every day. I couldn't eat, I couldn't sleep," she said.
Now, more than a decade later, the wait is over. Her life has changed once again with a single message on Facebook.
"Hi, is this Kattia Chacon Sanchez by any chance?" the original message asked.
Jared had been living with his father in Israel. On Sunday, the 17-year-old moved back to the United States to be with his mother.