Abducted Wisconsin Boy Turns Up in Michigan After Three Months
The Michigan State Police have located a missing boy who went missing from his home in Wisconsin three months ago.
Azariah Petrick went missing on July 22. The four-year-old boy was allegedly abducted by his father on July 22 from his home in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. A felony warrant was issued for the boy's father, Mark Anthony Petrick two days later.
Earlier this week, the Michigan State Police post in Traverse City received a call from a man who believed he had seen the boy and his father in Kingsley, which is just outside of Traverse City. The two were supposedly living in a motorhome on the caller's property. The caller stated that he had seen reports of the missing boy on social media and became suspicious when he saw the boy matching his description.
Michigan State Police troopers were dispatched to the motorhome and reports indicate that Mark Petrick was uncooperative and gave officers a fake name. He was eventually arrested on an outstanding warrant and is currently being held in the Grand Traverse County jail.
The four-year-old boy was able to confirm his identity to the officers. He has since been returned to his mother in Wisconsin.
If you have information about any missing children, you're asked to contact the National Center for Missing and Abducted Children or call your local police agency.