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Here is the story from the Duluth News Tribune
A missing Brookston boy and his father have been found.
Nordrum, 7, and his father, James Leon Nordrum Jr., 41, were found in a
rural cabin in St. Louis County's Stoney Brook Township late Saturday
night with the help of tips from the public, according to the St. Louis
County Sheriff's Office.
Wyatt Nordrum had been missing since
March 27 after allegedly being kidnapped by his father, who is embroiled
in a custody battle with Wyatt's mother, Candice Nordrum of Fort
Nordrum Jr. is in intensive care and stable
condition after surgery at St. Luke's hospital in Duluth. He sustained
self-inflicted injuries to his neck, according to the sheriff’s report.
Port Wright, an attorney who is representing Nordrum Jr., said Wyatt
has been reunited with his mother. She said the boy was not injured.
“He was safe the whole time,” Port Wright told the News Tribune.
Port Wright said she didn’t know how law enforcement agents were able to locate the Nordrums.
said it was her understanding that Nordrum Jr. injured himself when he
learned that he was about to be caught. She said she does not know how
he hurt himself, but said it was not with a firearm.
involved with the arrest of Nordrum Jr. and recovery of the Wyatt
Nordrum woke Bob and Joann Anderson, who live nearby, about midnight.
dog is in the basement for the night. He started barking and barking
and barking,” Bob Anderson told the News Tribune this afternoon.
looked out of the couple’s house and saw a van belonging to a first
responder parked in his driveway. Anderson went outside and saw “eight
or 10 cars in the field with flashing lights.”
Anderson saw a man
with a flashlight approaching and asked the man to identify himself. The
man turned out to be a Carlton County deputy sheriff who told Anderson
that Nordrum Jr. and his son had been found in a cabin nearby. Anderson
said that the deputy said Nordrum Jr. “tried to commit suicide. He tried
to cut his own throat.”
The couple said that they had not seen
anyone at the cabin recently, but noted that they can’t see the cabin
directly from their place. They said they have no idea why Nordrum Jr.
would be near their property. Joann Anderson said, “We had never seen
him or his son.”
The father was taken into custody, and the son was recovered at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
Jr. was arrested, facing initial charges of kidnapping and deprivation
of parental rights, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office,
which said additional charges could be filed, pending further
The Fond du Lac and Cloquet police departments,
Carlton County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota Department of Natural
Resources, Anoka County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota Bureau of
Criminal Apprehension also assisted in locating the Nordrums.
News Tribune staff writer Steve Kuchera contributed to this report.