Found Alive! Ben Ownby & Shawn Hornbeck
Posted by KindraLore on January 13, 2007
Thanks to Valerie who posted on this blog and tipped me off to the amazing fact that today police found not only William “Ben” Ownby and but also Shawn Hornbeck was found alive in a Kirkwood apartment in the St. Louis area.Shawn Hornbeck has been missing for four years, last seen riding his bike to a friend’s home in Richwoods, MO in 2002. Not much else is known except the abductor appears to be a pizza deliveryman for Kirkwood’s Pizza.
Michael J. Devlin, 41, was arrested and has been charged with one count of first-degree kidnapping, said Franklin County Prosecutor Robert Parks. Devlin was being held on $1 million bail, he said, and more charges are likely.
I am overjoyed at this news and overjoyed for the parents. Although I am sure these boys have some very significant issues because of this, especially Shawn, I hope and pray they can get through this with the help of their families one day at a time.
I would like to also give kudos to a poster on Court TV that called it. She posted this yesterday:
Registered: May 2006
I wrote about this case, and its possible
connections to Shawn Hornbeck and Arlin Henderson, two other local boys who have
gone missing, on my crime blog –
wanted to give a heads up in case anyone wants to read it.
The link to her blog can be found here: http://www.truecrimediary.com./
As Valerie said in her comment, it gives me hope for Colton. We can never give up.