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Boy missing from Arabi found safe, step-grandfather wanted for kidnapping

Gary Wilson (Source: SBPSO) Gary Wilson (Source: SBPSO)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The 2-year-old boy abducted in Arabi Thursday by his step-grandfather was found in good health in New Orleans.

Now the adult is still at-large and wanted on kidnapping charges.

The boy, William Flattmann V, was returned to family members after a New Orleans woman called to report the child had been dropped off at her home in the afternoon by the step-grandfather, Gary Wilson, 36.

Wilson is still at-large. Anyone knowing his whereabouts should call the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

The family called the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office Thursday afternoon to report the boy had been taken by Wilson.

When contacted by police, Wilson said he was not bringing the boy back.

The woman who called to say she had him said she saw a news report referring to the missing child, with a photo of the boy and Wilson.

She said she didn’t know he had been abducted, only that Wilson had dropped him off that afternoon to play with another child.

Wilson, who has a lengthy criminal background, was driving a red Chevrolet Cavalier with an unknown license plate. 

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