Missing Detroit boy found alive in his basement


DETROIT (AP) — Police in Detroit say a 12-year-old boy found Wednesday in the basement of his home after being missing for a week is being medically evaluated.

There had been an intense search for Charlie Bothuell V, and police just hours earlier had told reporters that they were not ruling out the possibility of homicide.

Officers discovered the boy while serving a search warrant on the home that the child shares with his father and stepmother. It’s not clear if the child had been in the house the entire time, but police say they found him hiding in the basement behind boxes and a large plastic drum.

Police say the boy was hungry but appeared fine.

The boy’s father says he’s as surprised as anyone that his son was in the basement. Police say the father took a polygraph test while his son was still missing, but the stepmother would not.


Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s