Police, FBI Trying to Verify Teen Is Boy Missing Since 2011

Authorities conducted DNA testing to try to determine whether a teenager found wandering in Kentucky is who he claims to be — an Illinois boy who disappeared eight years ago around the time his mother took her own life.

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities conducted DNA testing to try to determine Thursday whether a teenager found wandering in Kentucky is who he claims to be — an Illinois boy who disappeared eight years ago around the time his mother took her own life. The teenager told police in Newport, Kentucky, on Wednesday that he had just escaped from two men in the Cincinnati area, just across the Ohio River, who had held him captive for…

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