A woman in Georgia was reunited with her child over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, after reporting her son missing four years ago. Police found the boy hidden behind a fake wall at the home of his father, Gregory Jean.
According to reports, the police received a tip about the child’s whereabouts after he contacted his mother early Saturday morning. Police followed up on the tip and visited the home of his father but were unable to locate the child until they received more details.
“While at the location during the second call, the victim was able to establish phone contact with his mother, and she in turn passed on additional information to the officers on the scene,” Clayton County police Sergeant Kevin Hughes told a local news outlet.
Police arrested the father, as well as another person at the house when the boy was discovered. The two have been charged with false imprisonment, cruelty to children, and obstruction of justice.
The boy was taken into custody by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services and returned to his mother later that day for a reunion.