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Dad: I had no idea my missing son was in the basement

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DETROIT (WJBK) - The 12-year-old boy who was missing for nearly two weeks has been found alive. Police tell Fox 2 Charlie Bothuell was discovered in the basement of his family's town home.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig answered questions about the details of the discovery. Charlie Bothuell's father then appeared at the scene and spoke with the media for several minutes.

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He says and explains why he had no idea his son was in the basement, and that he wants his name and his family's name cleared of any wrongdoing.



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