Baby Kidnapped in 2004 to Be Reunited With Mom

Houston case is solved, as is one near Syracuse
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2012 12:07 PM CDT

(Newser) – Two moms will get reunions with children who were kidnapped years ago, neither one by a stranger:

  • Houston: Miguel Morin disappeared in 2004 at age 8 months with a woman his mother considered a friend, reports Click2Houston. Police finally got a break this week when the woman's sister called and turned her in. The boy was in Houston the whole time, and preparations are under way for a reunion. "I prayed every night that he was safe, loved, and he would come home one day," says Auboni Champion-Morin. Krystle Tanner has been charged with felony kidnapping.

  • Syracuse: A girl abducted by her father in 2007 was found safe and sound in Bangkok, where she was living with him, reports the Post-Standard. Jeffery Shipman, 51, faces international parental kidnapping charges. Daughter Deonna, now 8, is back in the Syracuse area, and her mother is on her way back from Russia—she moved there to study nursing—to reunite with her.

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