Boy Missing for 19 Years Found Alive

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Richard Wayne Landers Jr. was 5-years old when he  disappeared in 1994.

For 19 years, Indiana State Police searched for him, but it was last October when the missing boy case turned into one of changed identities.

It was long suspected that they boy’s paternal grandparents, reportedly angry about a custody case involving the small boy, took him.

indiana-boy-foundAll these years later, a detective traced Landers’ Social Security card to a 24-year-old man in central Minnesota.

Police were eventually able to track down the grandparents, who they say admitted to giving Landers a new name and life.

Landers is married with a child on the way.

It is unclear when he will be reunited with his mother, Lisa Harter, and her husband.

Charges in Indiana against the grandparents were dropped in 2008.

A spokesman with the Indiana State Police said the FBI and Social Security Administration also were investigating the case.

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17 comments

  • T.R.M.

    hey!! mark and mike (mork and mindy) I take it this innocent childs grandpappys had to be either black or mexican to be so cold hearted to kidnap him…..

  • mystery

    Such things like abducting someone else's child is SICK!!!! I hope this now man, can sort it all out & all parties involved can work out the pain & move forward.

  • Moonbeam

    We don't know the grandparents' reasons yet. They may know things that we do not about the parents and thought they were protecting him. I'd want to hear both sides of the story. As for T.R.M.'s comment above, I suggest you seek professional help.

  • felixlieber

    If you think Scott`s story is great…, five weeks ago my girlfriends sister basically easily made $4626 workin a ninteen hour week in their apartment and there roomate's step-sister`s neighbour done this for 10-months and made more than $4626 part-time from their computer. follow the information available here, …….. BIT40.ℂOℳ

  • Chill Will

    RACE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING BUT IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY HE DOES SEEM TO BE WHITE…IJS BUT I'M HAPPY TO SEE HE WAS FOUND WITHOUT ANY HURT HARM OR DANGER BESIDES THE GRANDPARENTS DOING WHAT THEY DID!

  • mark

    if woulda been raised by his negro grandparents or mexican grandparents they woulda found him in a minnesota prison !………..i am LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Iliay

      He is lucky he didn't turned a crazy White dumb ass killing innocent ppl just cause the mattha fucker was depressed!!! Get yo life u Mark ass!!

  • Patrick Sikorski

    It's scary to hear I have a friend whos mother in law tried to take her kids for no reason… and testified in court… and they were Caucasian… as am I. From my Anthropological Background and common sense I know that most african american family units and hispanic family units are much closer and do more together according to many sociological and anthropological censuses. Most Caucasian households have 8 times more conflict then any other race. Just Saying. Racist Prick.

  • T.R.M.

    Thanks for the replys you imbred hillbillies now i can have a great day knowing i got your attention and under your irritated skin piss off mate lmfao T.R.M.