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4-year-old abducted by dad in Wisconsin found safe in Michigan after 3 months

4-year-old abducted by dad in Wisconsin found safe in Northern Michigan after 3 months
Posted at 7:05 AM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 08:11:49-04

Michigan State Police say a child who was abducted from Wisconsin in July was rescued in Grand Traverse County, Michigan on Monday night.

According to MSP, troopers were dispatched to a home on Pearl St. in the Village of Kinglsey after a tip about a missing child from Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

Troopers spoke with the caller who said he saw a missing child on Facebook and believed the child and his father were staying in a motorhome on the property.

MSP said they made contact with an adult man and child in the motorhome, and the man was detained. The child confirmed his identity as being 4-year-old Azariah Petrick.

The father, 30-year-old Mark Anthony Petrick, was uncooperative and provided a fake name, police said. He was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Police say Azariah was returned to his mother.