This story is quite unbelievable.
Four years ago, a kid named Shawn Hornbeck disappeared from a county outside St. Louis. Everyone assumed he was dead since there have been no new leads since right after it happened.
Fast forward to this week. On Monday a kid was kidnapped once again, outside of St. Louis. One of his friends reported seeing a white Nissan truck with a camper shell, which was the only lead in the case. Eventually the police were able to track it down. When they broke in to arrest the guy, they found both Shawn Hornbeck alive, and the most recent kidnapping victim.
I hadn't heard the news when it broke yesterday, my friends started talking about it at the bar last night. My one friend said that his sisters' boyfriend worked for the kidnapper at a local pizza joint. Apparently the FBI was grilling people at the store the previous night. It hard to believe these kids were being held about 5 minutes away from where I live.
I can't imagine how the parents must feel, especially after losing hope after all these years. I feel really bad for both kids, as they are going to be mentally screwed up for a long time.