Tampa, Florida -- Hillsborough Sheriff's detectives are asking for the public's help locating a missing 11-year-old boy that is believed to have been taken by his mother.

Police say the boy's parents were in the process of getting a divorce and Domenico Pandolfo's father had received full custody.

On Nov. 14, 2013, Merrilee MacArthur went to Pizzo Elementary and checked Domenico out of school. He has not been seen since. According to Domenico's father, he believes that Merrilee may have taken Domenico out of state and is also with her boyfriend James Dupree.

Merrilee, 42, is described as a white female, 5'5", 130 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. James Dupree, 36, is described as a black male, 5'10", 195 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with any information reference the suspects or missing juvenile is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of these individuals and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).

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