Missing boy had spoken to police
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.