Boy abducted from Indiana in 1994 found in Minnesota
The Todd County Sheriff's Office says Richard Wayne Landers Jr. now lives in the small northern Minnesota town of Long Prairie under the name Michael Jeff Landers.
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¬†Authorities have identified a 24-year-old man recently discovered living in Minnesota under an assumed name nearly two decades after his grandparents abducted him from Indiana.
The Todd County Sheriff's Office says¬†Richard¬†Wayne¬†Landers¬†Jr. now lives in the small northern Minnesota town of Long Prairie under the name Michael Jeff¬†Landers.
Indiana State Police announced Thursday that¬†Landers¬†had been found, but didn't give his new name. They said¬†Landers' paternal grandparents took him because they were upset over custody arrangements.
Minnesota officials say the grandparents, Raymond Michael Iddings and Susan Kay Iddings, verified¬†Landers' identity.
Charges against the grandparents were dismissed in 2008 because the case had gone cold. The Minnesota sheriff said the case will eventually be forwarded to the U.S. attorney general for possible charges.