Hornbeck to Cleveland Victims: Rely on Family

4 years 7 months 1 week ago Wednesday, May 08 2013 May 8, 2013 Wednesday, May 08, 2013 11:06:00 AM CDT May 08, 2013 in News
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The young man rescued in Missouri after being held captive for four years is offering advice to three kidnapped women found this week inside a Cleveland home: Rely on your family for support.

Shawn Hornbeck's rescue six years ago was dubbed the "Missouri Miracle." He had been missing since 2002, disappearing while riding his bike near his home in rural Richwoods, Mo. He was 11 at the time.

When another boy, 13-year-old Ben Ownby, disappeared in January 2007, a search led to the suburban St. Louis apartment of pizzeria manager Michael Devlin. Rescuers found both Ben and Shawn there.

Hornbeck is now 21. He appeared Wednesday on KSDK-TV, saying his family pulled him through.

He also offered words of reassurance to the Cleveland victims: The worst is over.

 

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