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Missouri Woman Held For 'Kidnapping Grandson'
A 60-year-old woman has been arrested in Missouri for allegedly kidnapping her grandson 13 years ago.
The boy disappeared as an infant in 2000.
Police in Missouri's Livingston County started investigating after a school official grew suspicious about the boy's background and alerted officers.
Police started looking into the boy's history and located his biological father in the southern US.
Further investigation "gave probable cause to support the allegation the juvenile was abducted about 13 years ago in the state of Florida when the victim was a very small child," a police statement said.
Police then moved to arrest Sandy Hatte on allegations of child abduction. US news reports say the woman is the boy's grandmother.
She is being held on a $25,000 (£16,000) bond.
"The dad was working, come home from work and she was gone with the baby," Detective Eric Menconi told WDAF-TV, Fox 4.
"And he hasn't been able to find them since."
The station said Hatte was homeless until a man offered them a place to stay in Chillicothe, a city in Livingston County.
The boy has since been reunited with his father, and Mr Menconi said "they hit it off pretty well".
The police thanked the school official who tipped them off.
"Had she not been paying attention and concerned about the safety and well-being of every child then this may have continued for who knows how long," the statement said.