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Kidnapped Boy Found Alive

The 6-year-old boy kidnapped from a Las Vegas home Wednesday has been found alive in the downtown Las Vegas area, police said early Sunday according to a Las Vegas Now news article.

Cole Puffinburger was abducted as a ransom when drug dealers couldn’t find the boy’s grandfather who owed millions of dollars to the dealers as part of a methamphetamine ring, police said in the Las Vegas Now report.

Clemens Tinnemeyer, who had not been seen since August, was found and arrested Friday in connection with Cole’s kidnapping, CNN said.

Police received a report that a young boy was walking by himself in a middle-class neighborhood about 5 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, Officer Jay Rivera of the Las Vegas Police said according to a Kansas City Star story.

Police gave no information on how Cole got there, only that “he is safe and in our custody,? according Las Vegas police Capt. Vincent Cannito in a CNN article.

“The remainder of the investigation now shifts, the focus now goes on to the drug dealing and potential extortion,? Cannito said.