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Detroit boy missing for 11 days found alive in parents' basement
ajc ^ | 6-26-2014

Posted on 06/26/2014 5:49:53 AM PDT by Citizen Zed

A Michigan boy who had been missing for 11 days was found alive Wednesday in his parents' basement.

According to The Associated Press, officers found 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell V while searching the Detroit home as part of the investigation. The boy was crouching behind boxes and a plastic container, with food and bedding nearby.

Charlie, who lives with his father and stepmother, went missing June 14, the Detroit Free Press reported. Police said they searched the home several times – even with cadaver dogs.

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The longest game of hide and seek ever.
1 posted on 06/26/2014 5:49:53 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

Next time use some live dogs.


2 posted on 06/26/2014 5:52:34 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Had he been playing Minecraft all that time?


3 posted on 06/26/2014 5:53:34 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Told 'em not to science those burgers too hard. ~ Darksheare)
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To: Citizen Zed

I guess cadaver dogs can’t detect the living?


4 posted on 06/26/2014 5:54:19 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: TigersEye
Next time use some live dogs.

Ha

5 posted on 06/26/2014 5:55:36 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Seems to be a rash of missing children in Detroit lately. Glad this one turned out OK.

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6 posted on 06/26/2014 5:56:01 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Citizen Zed

The question is, why was he hiding like that?


7 posted on 06/26/2014 5:56:22 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

I don’t know but I have some questions about the stepmother. Dad took a polygraph but the stepmother refused.


8 posted on 06/26/2014 6:01:37 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Those are not very good dogs the police used. I would retire those dogs and get better ones ... LOL ...


9 posted on 06/26/2014 6:05:02 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Citizen Zed

Is he a member of “Occupy Detroit?”


10 posted on 06/26/2014 6:06:00 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: cripplecreek

Maybe another balloon boy - looking for well wishers, donations, etc? Attention, basically.


11 posted on 06/26/2014 6:08:10 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: TigersEye

+1. lol.....


12 posted on 06/26/2014 6:09:17 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: TigersEye

Ran away from home, sneaked back in and was hiding. Something wrong in this home. Kids run away now and then, but they usually come home for dinner and all is forgiven. This is outside the norm.


13 posted on 06/26/2014 6:09:18 AM PDT by Roses0508
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To: jsanders2001

Why was he hiding? If you lived in Detroit, would you go out?


14 posted on 06/26/2014 6:09:50 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: TigersEye
Coffee really hurts when it exits thro the nose.
15 posted on 06/26/2014 6:12:07 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hoercraft accident.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Probably not. I’m sure the demographics of that city had nothing to do with the fact that much of it looks like an atomic bomb was dropped there


16 posted on 06/26/2014 6:12:28 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

All cultures are equal, or so we’re told.


17 posted on 06/26/2014 6:14:53 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: jsanders2001

All cultures are equal, or so we’re told.


18 posted on 06/26/2014 6:14:54 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: cripplecreek

The guy could look happier about it!?! Any normal guy would scream, “Thank God!”, get up, and leave the set right away to go hug his son.

Plus Nancy trying to bait him into a more emotional response for several minutes. Sheesh.

This looks like an SNL skit. Very weird all around.


19 posted on 06/26/2014 6:15:15 AM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: The_Media_never_lie
"Why was he hiding? If you lived in Detroit, would you go out?"

HEY! DETROIT IS AN AWESOME CITY! Well...if you had a seance and brought back dead people from 1925, THEY would say that! Then they'd take a look around and be thankful they're DEAD.

20 posted on 06/26/2014 6:15:24 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "transparent.")
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To: Citizen Zed

“The longest game of hide and seek ever”

I guess he was WINNER, WINNER Chicken dinner!


21 posted on 06/26/2014 6:18:19 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: Roses0508

Yeah, I’m guessing something is up with the stepmother.


22 posted on 06/26/2014 6:23:44 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Dr. Pritchett

I don’t like Nancy Grace. That bitch is a vulture who lives for the worse of society and if she can’t find it, she’ll make it.


23 posted on 06/26/2014 6:25:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: TigersEye
Next time use some live dogs.

hahahahaha!!!!!!!!!

24 posted on 06/26/2014 6:28:34 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: cripplecreek
I don’t know but I have some questions about the stepmother. Dad took a polygraph but the stepmother refused.

so do i... this looks like an evil-stepmother story... at least on the surface...

25 posted on 06/26/2014 6:30:28 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: latina4dubya

“I don’t know about this, Sarge. The dog won’t even get out of the car!”


27 posted on 06/26/2014 6:32:59 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: latina4dubya

Chief Craig is apparently going to continue investigating. Says he has a hard time believing that someone didn’t know the kid was there.

http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2014/06/26/11390711/


28 posted on 06/26/2014 6:36:45 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: TigersEye

LOL!


29 posted on 06/26/2014 6:37:40 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Tax-chick
Had he been playing Minecraft all that time?

My wife made that exact same joke! Sad if it turns out to be true.

30 posted on 06/26/2014 6:41:07 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: old and tired

I have a 12-year-old son.

From the other comments, it looks like more is going on here, though.


31 posted on 06/26/2014 6:45:10 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Told 'em not to science those burgers too hard. ~ Darksheare)
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To: Dr. Pritchett

I cannot stand Nancy Grace. Just the sound of her voice is like nails on a chalkboard.

Glad the boy was found safe - my guess is there’s more to this story.


32 posted on 06/26/2014 6:46:30 AM PDT by txmissy
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To: TigersEye

Post of the Day! You are terrible. :-)


33 posted on 06/26/2014 7:07:21 AM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: jsanders2001

That comparison is totally unfair. The African village is clean, well-organized, and full of productive, healthy people. Detroit can’t come up to that level.


34 posted on 06/26/2014 7:11:14 AM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: txmissy

I’ve seen the father on the news and it looks like the kid has a good dad and lives in a decent neighborhood.


35 posted on 06/26/2014 7:13:26 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Citizen Zed
. The boy was crouching behind boxes and a plastic container

I so would have looked there!

36 posted on 06/26/2014 7:14:34 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: TigersEye

LOL!


37 posted on 06/26/2014 7:15:53 AM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Citizen Zed
I like how she tells him his son was found alive and safe, and THEN says, "we still need to confirm this."

Nancy, do it the other way around next time.

38 posted on 06/26/2014 7:18:35 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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FOX reporting the father is expected to be brought up on abuse charges.

lots more to this story


39 posted on 06/26/2014 7:18:58 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: TigersEye

:-)


40 posted on 06/26/2014 7:23:10 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Citizen Zed

I thought for a moment it was related to this incident, but wrong state.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3172243/posts


41 posted on 06/26/2014 7:33:54 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: TigersEye

LMAO!


43 posted on 06/26/2014 7:39:50 AM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: ottbmare

> That comparison is totally unfair. The African village is clean, well-organized, and full of productive, healthy people. Detroit can’t come up to that level.

True. Many missionaries that visit Africa tell me that they live just as they have for thousands of years. The men lounge around all day while the women do all the work except when for some chores like goat or cattle herding. Sort of sounds familiar...


44 posted on 06/26/2014 7:56:50 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

Obviously those New York peoples don’t know how to live “green” or do a great thatch.


45 posted on 06/26/2014 8:01:43 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: jsanders2001

Obviously those New York peoples don’t know how to live “green” or do a great thatch.


46 posted on 06/26/2014 8:01:43 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Dr. Pritchett
The guy could look happier about it!?! Any normal guy would scream, “Thank God!”, get up, and leave the set right away to go hug his son.

My take is that he is a passive male, raised by a domineering mama, so he doesn't leave the set because the producers didn't tell him to. He probably married the same type of woman -- hence the problem with the stepchild, who may be able to break the mold.

47 posted on 06/26/2014 8:10:47 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Dr. Pritchett; Citizen Zed
Whoa -- this article in the DailyMail just shot my above theory about a wicked stepmom all to hell -- the father was indeed the problem, not the stepmother, according to this report:

DailyMailOnline: Detroit boy found in his own basement after being missing for 12 days is released from hospital - but he's NOT gone home to his parents

“The boy was found behind a makeshift barrier and had access in and out of the basement through a tunnel, police sources have said. They added that the boy's stepmother had helped to hide him after her husband 'beat the boy with PVC pipe’.”

48 posted on 06/26/2014 6:49:47 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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