Abducted 6-year-old boy in father's care, talking to police about ordeal

Other News Materials 20 October 2008 01:18 (UTC +04:00)

Six-year-old kidnapping victim Cole Puffinburger is safe in his father's custody, as police tried to untangle the child's family's ties to the Mexican drug dealers suspected in his abduction, the associated press reported.

"We're speaking with the boy today. I know he's being interviewed by law enforcement, and we'll probably get a better idea of where he's been," FBI spokesman David Staretz said Sunday.

Staretz would not comment further on what had happened to Cole in the four days since he was snatched from his mother's home by two men posing as police officers. Police have said they believe the Wednesday kidnapping was an attempt by drug dealers to send a message to the boy's grandfather.

Cole was found alone on a quiet street outside a Methodist church in Las Vegas late Saturday night.