Missing boy found in own basement back with mom

Charlie Bothuell IV
Charles Bothuell IV speaks to the media after finding out that his son Charlie Bothuell V was found alive in the basement of his home in Detroit on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. The younger Bothuell had been missing for a week and a half. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Kimberly P. Mitchell)
AP Charlie Bothuell V
This photo provided by the Detroit Police Department shows Charlie Bothuell V, 12, of Detroit, who has been missing since June 14. (AP Photo/Courtesy Detroit Police Department)

DETROIT (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old Detroit boy who went missing for a dozen days before turning up in his own basement has been turned over to his mother.

Police say Charlie Bothuell V was out of the hospital Thursday after being evaluated. He was found Wednesday in the multiple-unit condo where his father and stepmother live near downtown Detroit.

Investigators weren’t allowing him to have contact with his father Charlie Bothuell IV and stepmother Monique Dillard-Bothuell as they focus on circumstances surrounding his disappearance and recovery.

They haven’t responded to messages from The Associated Press seeking comment since he was found.

Police also said Thursday that Dillard-Bothuell was arrested on a probation violation related to a misdemeanor gun charge. Her two children have been placed into Children’s Protective Services custody.


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