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Boy abducted in '94 found in Minnesota (+video)

A boy abducted '94 from Indiana has been found in Minnesota, officials report. The boy's identity - Richard Wayne Landers Jr. - was confirmed by his paternal grandparents, who abducted him during a custody dispute when he was 5 years old.

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An Indiana woman whose young son was abducted 19 years ago was screaming and "jumping up and down" after learning he was living in Minnesota under a different name, her husband said Thursday shortly after police announced they had found him.

Richard Wayne Landers Jr. was just 5 years old when he and his paternal grandparents, who were upset over custody arrangements, disappeared from Wolcottville, a town about 30 miles north of Fort Wayne.

Indiana State Police said the now 24-year-old Landers was found in Long Prairie, Minn., thanks in part to his Social Security number. His grandparents were living under aliases in a nearby town and confirmed his identity, investigators said.

 
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