The deaf-mute "mystery boy" found wandering the streets of Juarez, Mexico, is believed to be the son of a Mexican woman who is on her way for a reunion with her child who vanished eight months ago, the FBI says.

The mother, who lives in the Mexican coastal city of Tampico, saw a picture of the 7- or 8-year-old boy on television and identified him as her son, who apparently ran away from home and hitchhiked 1,100 miles to Ciudad Juarez across the border from El Paso, FBI agents and Mexican social workers said Monday.Except for one unruly mynah bird who whistled catcalls, the pets who lined the pews at an annual animal-blessing church service were obedient.

Dogs, cats, birds and other animals coexisted peacefully Sunday during the St. Francis Festival and Blessing of the Animals service at St. Clement's Episcopal Church in Honolulu.