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    Missing Boy's Father Told Son Found in Basement on Live TV

    The 11-day search for a missing child in Detroit took a bizarre turn on Wednesday, when the 12-year-old was found hiding in the basement of his father’s home.
    The perplexing case unfolded on live television when, during an interview on HLN, the boy’s father, Charles Bothuell, was informed that his son Charlie had been found in the basement.
    The incredulous father appeared bewildered and breathless, taking a moment to recover. “I checked my basement,” Bothuell said. “The FBI checked my basement. The police checked my basement. My wife checked my basement. I’ve been down there several times. We’ve all been checking.”

    Watch: Missing Boy’s Father Learns His Son Was Found in the Basement - TIME


    This brings up so many questions -- How did they not find him? The family was in the basement, the FBI was in the basement, the Detroit police were in the basement. I will be interested in following this to see what happened.
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    Re: Missing Boy's Father Told Son Found in Basement on Live TV

    There are allegations of abuse coming up now.
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    Re: Missing Boy's Father Told Son Found in Basement on Live TV

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    There are allegations of abuse coming up now.
    Did you watch the video? Do you think the Dad is faking it?

    I, at first, watched this on the Today Show, and they didn't say anything about the child being barricaded in the basement. Just said that they found him there. Even then, I thought the Dad's reactions were a little over the top and staged. Had it been me? I wouldn't have continued to sit there, gasping in surprise. I would have been ripping off the mic and running home.
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    Re: Missing Boy's Father Told Son Found in Basement on Live TV

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    This brings up so many questions -- How did they not find him? The family was in the basement, the FBI was in the basement, the Detroit police were in the basement. I will be interested in following this to see what happened.
    The boy could have been missing and just finally went home.

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    Re: Missing Boy's Father Told Son Found in Basement on Live TV

    This story reminds me of that boy who supposedly flew off in a homemade balloon his father created but was later found hiding in the attic and claimed on live tv they were doing it to get a reality show. Seems people are willing to do anything to get attention these days...

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    Re: Missing Boy's Father Told Son Found in Basement on Live TV

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Did you watch the video? Do you think the Dad is faking it?

    I, at first, watched this on the Today Show, and they didn't say anything about the child being barricaded in the basement. Just said that they found him there. Even then, I thought the Dad's reactions were a little over the top and staged. Had it been me? I wouldn't have continued to sit there, gasping in surprise. I would have been ripping off the mic and running home.
    That was my assessment as well, having seen the clip on the news this morning. Fortunately the child is alive and over time he'll be able to fill the authorities in on what happened to him in the home. I'll have to reserve judgement, however, because I don't know how the child being "missing" came to the attention of the authorities - several scenarios come to mind, but it's all just speculation at this point.
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    Re: Missing Boy's Father Told Son Found in Basement on Live TV

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    This story reminds me of that boy who supposedly flew off in a homemade balloon his father created but was later found hiding in the attic and claimed on live tv they were doing it to get a reality show. Seems people are willing to do anything to get attention these days...
    Excellent point!! I'd forgotten about that one.
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    Re: Missing Boy's Father Told Son Found in Basement on Live TV

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Watch: Missing Boy’s Father Learns His Son Was Found in the Basement - TIME


    This brings up so many questions -- How did they not find him? The family was in the basement, the FBI was in the basement, the Detroit police were in the basement. I will be interested in following this to see what happened.
    He was obviously somewhere else when the search took place.
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    Re: Missing Boy's Father Told Son Found in Basement on Live TV

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    The boy could have been missing and just finally went home.
    I don't know - the article said that he was barricaded, and said that it didn't look like something he could have done himself.
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    Re: Missing Boy's Father Told Son Found in Basement on Live TV

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    This story reminds me of that boy who supposedly flew off in a homemade balloon his father created but was later found hiding in the attic and claimed on live tv they were doing it to get a reality show. Seems people are willing to do anything to get attention these days...
    Yeah, you're right - I remember that.

    I don't know - all I know is the whole story is just weird. How did they not find the boy? How did he turn up later on? They didn't give any indication of what kind of shape he's in. Is he healthy? Does he show signs of abuse? Malnutrition?

    This really brings up more questions, than answers, at this point.
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