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10/19/08 National

An abducted 6-year-old boy in Las Vegas was returned safely to his fathers custody Sunday according to the New York Times and the USA Today.

Both articles covered the stories in a similar manner. Both mention that the boy had been abducted Wednesday from his mother’s home by two men posing as police officers. The boy’s maternal grandfather apparently stole a large amount of drug money from them and it is believed the boy was taken because of the grandfather’s connections.

The New York Times mentioned that the boy was found wandering on the sidewalk on Sunday morning, and it also covered the father’s reaction when he heard the news his son was found. The USA Today mentioned the father’s relief but didn’t use any direct quotes.

Both mention that the boy was unharmed.