Missing boy found in own basement, investigation continues

DETROIT (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old Detroit boy who went missing for a dozen days before turning up
in his own basement has been turned over to his mother.
Police say Charlie Bothuell V was out of the hospital Thursday after being evaluated. He was found
Wednesday in the multiple-unit condo where his father and stepmother live near downtown Detroit.
Investigators weren’t allowing him to have contact with his father Charlie Bothuell IV and stepmother
Monique Dillard-Bothuell as they focus on circumstances surrounding his disappearance and recovery.
They haven’t responded to messages from The Associated Press seeking comment since he was found.
Police also said Thursday that Dillard-Bothuell was arrested on a probation violation related to a
misdemeanor gun charge. Her two children have been placed into Children’s Protective Services custody.