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Published on July 10, 2024
Missing Indiana Child Found Safe in Bloomington, Mother Charged, Accomplice Faces ChargesSource: Indiana State Police

A child from Mooresville, Indiana, who vanished in 2022, has been recovered, safe and unharmed. NewsNation Now reports that Steven Bryan was found on Tuesday at a residence in Bloomington, located approximately 35 miles from Mooresville.

The boy, then 3 years old, went missing along with Caleb Blevins, then 30, and was believed to be with Bryan's mother, Deborah Bryan. In a turn of events that unraveled on Tuesday, local law enforcement officials, acting on a tip received at around 1 p.m., pinpointed the whereabouts of the trio at a property on Fox Hollow Road in Bloomington, as detailed by FOX59. A search warrant executed at the scene led to the recovery of the child and the apprehension of Deborah Bryan on charges of interference, with custody while Blevins is expected to face charges for aiding her.

Amidst relief, the case draws attention to the complexities of custodial disputes and the lengths to which individuals might go. A Silver Alert had been issued for the missing child in August 2022, which was officially cancelled after the boy was found. The proactive response from local authorities demonstrates their commitment to child safety and the resolution of such critical incidents. The boy is now in protective custody and will be under the care of the Indiana Department of Child Services, as per IUSTV.

While the mother was taken into custody, the Morgan County prosecutor has indicated that additional criminal charges may be forthcoming. The details surrounding the disappearance and eventual discovery of Steven Bryan and his mothers' whereabouts, have shed light on the reality of missing children cases and, the importance of persistent and coordinated investigative efforts