US boy missing for four years found alive hidden behind fake wall – Telegraph.co.uk
She directed police to a false wall, hidden by towels, enabling them to find
The apparent hiding space was above the garage of the home.
“It shocked all of us, honestly,” said one neighbour. “They were really nice
people, they were open. They were like, ‘Hey, come over any time you want.'”
Police told Atlanta’s Channel 2 the mother had apparently reported the child
missing to child welfare authorities in 2010, but not to police, possibly
because she was an immigrant and unfamiliar with the legal system.
However, authorities said there were still many unanswered questions over
custody and why police had not been involved earlier, and that the child
would remain with family services for the time being.
The father and stepmother, Gregory Jean, 37, and Samantha Joy Davis, 42, and
three others were charged with obstruction, false imprisonment and cruelty
Neighbors said the boy was seen at times working in the yard, and that they
heard that he was home-schooled, reports said.