Lie detector twist in case of missing 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell

DETROIT (WXYZ) - There is a new twist in the case of a missing 12-year-old boy from Detroit who was last seen leaving his home on June 14.

Polygraph tests for Charlie Bothuell's father have come back inconclusive. The child's stepmother declined to take the polygraph test.

She tells 7 Action News her attorney told her to decline the lie detector test because she did not think she would be treated fairly. 

The father and stepmother both say they feel like they have been treated like suspects.

Charlie was last seen at his dad’s house in the 1300 block of Nicolet Place.

He’s 5'-4" tall, weighs 120 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes and dark complexion. 

He was last seen wearing a red shirt, black and gray pajama pants and a black and gray Phat Farm Jacket. 

Family has offered a $1000 reward for information that leads to his safe return.

If anyone has seen Charlie, please contact the Detroit Police Department's Criminal Investigations at 313-596-1140.


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