Richard Landers was five years old when his grandparents abducted him from his northwestern Indiana home amid a custody dispute. The three evaded law enforcement authorities and the case went cold. Until this week when investigators discovered Landers, now grown and living with his wife in Long Prairie. The 24-year-old is using the assumed name his grandparents gave him as a child.
The grandparents are living in nearby Browerville, also using aliases. His stepfather tells the Associated Press Landers' mother is "the happiest woman on Earth" since she was informed of the discovery Wednesday.
Prosecutors at the federal level and in both Minnesota and Indiana are reviewing the case and considering whether to file charges.