- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 8, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) - The FBI says a Seattle man charged with the international kidnapping of his 9-year-old son could have sailed with the boy to Hawaii or other Pacific islands.

It’s not known exactly when Jeffrey Ford Hanson set sail from Seattle with his son. They were last seen by authorities Aug. 28.

The FBI doesn’t know where they went, but Coast Guard nautical experts say they may have traveled to the Hawaiian islands and beyond based on Hanson’s sailing skills.

FBI agents in Honolulu on Wednesday asked Hawaii’s sailing community to look out for Hanson’s 1976 White Cooper sailboat named “Draco.”

A federal arrest warrant was issued for Hanson last month.

Billy was supposed to fly back to his mother in Pennsylvania on Sept. 4. The FBI says he never boarded the flight.


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