A 13-year-old boy in Georgia was found alive after being reported missing four years ago after he visited his father in Florida. The boy was found hidden behind a fake wall in an Atlanta, Georgia, house.
Reports say that the boy’s father, 37-year-old Gregory Jean, was arrested along with an adult female companion in Jonesboro, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta. Three other people who were in the house at the time of the rescue, all juveniles, were also taken into custody and now face obstruction charges, according to Reuters.
Jean and Samantha Joy Davis had been visited by police on Friday and asked about the missing boy but claimed not to have any information. Several hours later, police returned to the home and began a search. It was during the search that the teen was able to get to a phone and call his mother to inform her of his whereabouts. The mother then informed police of where her son was being hidden and they discovered the boy soon after.
“They discovered him hidden behind a false wall in the interior portion of the home," said Clayton County Sergeant Kevin Hughes.
Neighbors told reporters that the family had moved into the house only six months ago, and that the boy was often seen doing yard work. The teen was seemingly not enrolled in school, as neighbors say that he was almost always at home.
“We just thought that they liked to keep to themselves," said neighbor Julie Pizarro. “You can see the yard is immaculate. The boy kept it that way."
Gregory Jean and Samantha Joy Davis now face charges of cruelty to children, false imprisonment, and obstructing an officer. Police say that the couple could potentially face additional charges as the investigation continues. Jean is currently being held at a Clayton County jail.
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