Detroit Boy Found, Mystery Remains


(WDIV) A missing 12-year-old Detroit, Michigan boy was found alive and well in his father's basement Wednesday afternoon.

Charlie Bothuell had been missing since June 14. His father, Charlie Bothuell IV, said he last saw him at his home. He said his son was working out, stopped to go to the bathroom and never came back.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig said the 12-year-old was found by investigators barricaded behind boxes. Craig added that, in his opinion, it would have been unlikely for Charlie to have built the barricade with a five-gallon drum himself.

He said he would not rule out the possibility that his parents knew Bothuell was hidden in the basement and noted that several searches of the home turned up nothing. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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