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US man glad of son’s return after 18 years

February 5, 2014

GREENFIELD, Indiana (AP) — A man says he quickly recognized his son when he saw him for the first time since his mother abducted him as a little boy 18 years ago and fled to Mexico.

Steven Slinkard of Indiana tells the Daily Reporter (http://bit.ly/Mt6hl8 ) his now-23-year-old son Nathan was carrying a picture of them together from before the boy’s mother fled with him and two siblings to Mexico in 1995.

Authorities say Nathan Slinkard walked into the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara last month and asked to return home. He arrived last week in Indianapolis.

Steven Slinkard says he’s glad his son is back. He says he wants to also see his other son and daughter and hopes they know he never gave up on finding them.

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Information from: (Greenfield) Daily Reporter, http://www.greenfieldreporter.com

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