Missing Detroit boy found alive in dad’s basement

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DETROIT, MI – A missing boy in Detroit has been found safe, mysteriously turning up in his father’s basement.

For eleven days police had been searching for 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell.

Searching his father’s home three times, once with a cadaver dog, each time finding nothing.

Police weren’t ruling out the possibility of a homicide until they searched the home a fourth and final time.

“We found him barricaded in the basement behind boxes and a large five-gallon drum, ” says Chief James Craig of the Detroit Police.

The boy’s father, Charles Bothuell the Fourth found out that his son had been found during a live TV interview with Nancy Grace.

Mr. Bothuell later said he had no idea he was in the basement.

“For anybody to imply that I somehow knew that my son was in the basement is absurd and it’s wrong. I love my son. I’m glad that he’s home and he’s going to have the future that he deserves.”

The boy is currently receiving medical treatment, his future home remains unclear right now.

Also what’s unclear is whether or not Charlie was in the house the entire time.

One of the many questions remaining about this bizarre lost and found case.