ROYALTON, Ill. (AP) - Authorities say a boy allegedly abducted in a custody dispute two years ago has been found alive, hidden behind a wall at his grandmother's southern Illinois home.
Franklin County authorities found 6-year-old Richard Chekevdia (chehk-EHV'-dee-uh) on Friday in a small room hidden behind a wall in Diane Dobbs' rural home.
The boy's mother, Shannon Wilfong, is charged with felony child abduction. Dobbs is charged with aiding and abetting. Wilfong disappeared with her son in 2007 and was charged with kidnapping, though she couldn't be found.