Indiana boy abducted in ‘94 found in Minnesota

Official: Boy’s mother lived in car

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Todd County Sheriff Peter Mikkelson said once an investigation is complete, the case would be forwarded to the U.S. attorney general for possible charges.

Police spokesman Sgt. Ron Galaviz said it appears Landers‘ father was never in the picture. Lisa and Richard Harter had married a year before the boy’s abduction.

In a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, Richard Harter said his wife was “jumping up and down for joy” when investigators told her a few days ago that her son had been found.

He said his wife is “the happiest woman on earth.”

Harter said he and his wife were working with an attorney and hoped to reunite with his stepson soon. Police said Landers is married and expecting his first child.

Harter declined further comment and referred questions about the case to his attorney, who didn’t return phone messages Thursday and Friday.

Forliti reported from Minneapolis. Associated Press writers Charles Wilson and Ken Kusmer in Indianapolis and Doug Glass in Minneapolis contributed to this report.

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