Created on Friday, 11 January 2013 Written by KEN KUSMER,Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A boy abducted from northeastern Indiana by his paternal grandparents 19 years ago has been found in Minnesota.
This photo provided by the Indiana State Police shows Richard Wayne Landers, Jr. who authorities say was abducted from Indiana by his paternal grandparents in 1994 during custody proceedings. Authorities say a 24-year-old man with the same Social Security number and date of birth as Landers but living under a different name was located in October, 2012 in Long Prairie, Minn. Police said his grandparents were also living under aliases nearby and confirmed his identity. (AP Photo/Indiana State Police)
Indiana State Police say Richard Wayne Landers Jr. was abducted in July 1994 during court proceedings over his custody in Wolcottville.
Police say a 24-year-old man with the same Social Security number and birth date as Landers but living under a different name was located in October in Long Prairie, Minn.
His grandparents also were living under aliases nearby and confirmed his identity.
The grandparents were initially charged with custody interference, but charges were dropped in 2008 after the case went cold.
Police spokesman Sgt. Ron Galaviz says Landers' father was never in the picture.
Galaviz says an attorney is working with Landers' mother to reconnect her with her son.