Missing Boy Found Alive in Father’s Basement

Missing Detroit Boy Charlie Bothuell Found in Dad's Basement

A boy who had been missing for 11 days was found alive and well in his father's basement, Detroit police said. Charlie Bothuell disappeared on June 14. His father, Charles Botheull IV, had appeared on Nancy Grace to appeal for help finding the boy. The boy's father was stunned to silence when he appeared to learn on live TV that Charlie had been found.

After breathing heavily, puffing his cheeks and clutching his chest, all the father could muster after several moments of silence was "What?" when told by TV host Grace of the reports streaming in.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig said Wednesday that the 12-year-old was found crouching behind a makeshift barricade of boxes in the basement, NBC station WDIV reported.

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