According to KSDK news, police have located five-year-old Porter, a missing St. Louis boy, and safely reunited him with his custodial mother. Porter was awaiting a heart transplant when his father kidnapped him from the Children’s Hospital. Felony arrest warrants issued for the boy’s father and grandmother based on charges of kidnapping, custodial interference, and endangering the welfare of a child. the abduction comes in the midst of a child custody battle. Officials say that, at the time he was abducted, Porter was wearing an IV bag containing only 48 hours worth of medication. The case serves as a sobering reminder that parental kidnapping can place children at grave risk of harm.
LEARN MORE: Porter Stone found after St. Louis Children’s Hospital kidnapping, KSDK news, St. Louis (April 2012).