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Missing boy had spoken to police

From Times Wire Reports

Ten months after Shawn Hornbeck’s disappearance, he spoke with police to report his bike had been stolen but gave no clue that he was a missing child, a newspaper reported Saturday.

That apparently was the first of two encounters Shawn, now 15, had with police after his 2002 disappearance, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Shawn was missing more than four years before he was discovered in Kirkwood, Mo., on Jan. 12 with 13-year-old William “Ben” Ownby, who had been reported missing four days earlier. Michael Devlin, 41, has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping Ben and has been charged with kidnapping Shawn.


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