Indiana boy abducted in ’94 found in Minnesota

The now 24-year-old was found living under an assumed name nearly two decades after his grandparents abducted him

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Indiana boy abducted in '94 found in Minnesota (Credit: AP)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — 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.

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