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Boy found alive after missing 11 days; many questions remain

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12-year-old boy found 11 days after went missing. 12-year-old boy found 11 days after went missing.
DETROIT - A boy who had been missing for eleven days has been found safe.  The bizarre conclusion has left some people scratching their heads.

The 12-year-old boy was found in the father's basement, where they had looked for him several times before.

In the three previous searches, once with a cadaver dog. they found nothing. Then they searched again Wednesday and found him barricaded in the basement behind boxes and a large five-gallon drum.

The boy's father,Charles Bothuell IV, wasn't home when police found his son. This all took place while the father was doing a show on Nancy Grace.. He literally got word on the show that his son was found.

He responded to the news with stunned silence: one of several emotions he showed, Wednesday night.

He later lashed out saying, "For anybody to imply that I somehow knew that my son was in the basement, it's absurd and it's wrong."

Then he broke down as reporters questioned him at an impromptu news conference and even sobbed into a reporter's lapel.

Police aren't certain 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell was in the home during their previous searches -- one of many questions remaining about his disappearance.


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