Wyatt Nordrum Found 09 Apr 12

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) – A Minnesota boy who went missing with his father nearly two weeks ago has been found safe, and his dad is hospitalized with self-inflicted injuries.

The Duluth News Tribune reported Sunday that 7-year-old Wyatt Nordrum of Brookston, and his dad, 41-year-old James Leon Nordrum Junior, were found Saturday in a cabin on Lost Lake. The lake is located within the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation within St. Louis County.

Wyatt was allegedly kidnapped March 27th by Nordrum, who is in a custody battle with Wyatt’s mother. Sheriff’s officials say the boy has been reunited with his mom.

Nordrum is in stable condition with self-inflicted neck injuries. Officials say he’s in custody for kidnapping and depravation of parental rights. Additional charges are possible.


Nordrum’s attorney, Terri Port Wright, says the boy was uninjured.