Missing For 2 Weeks, Child Found, Father Hospitalized

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 7-year-old St. Louis County boy and his father have been found after the two went missing and a crime alert was issued nearly two weeks ago.

Wyatt Nordrum was found in a rural cabin on Lost Lake near Anderson Road in the Stoney Brook area Saturday night. His father, James Leon Nordrum, Jr. is currently being treated at the St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, Minn. Officials say he had several self-inflicted injuries to his neck and is in stable condition.

Officials say they don’t know if the injuries are life threatening. Nordrum, Jr. is currently in custody for possible charges of kidnapping and deprivation of parental rights.

Wyatt has been placed under law enforcement protection until he is reunited with his mother.

The pair went missing on March 27 and a crime alert was issued after authorities said Nordrum Jr. had a history of mental illness and had threatened to harm the boy if he were to lose custody.


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