Missing Sunderland boy found in New Hampshire

SUNDERLAND - A 12 year-old boy who was reported missing and became the focus of a statewide Amber Alert has been found safely in Lyme, N.H., according to the Vermont State Police.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. Monday night, Jan. 27, the Vermont State Police received information from law enforcement officials from New Hampshire regarding missing juvenile Zachary Lee, age 12 from Sunderland, was located at a hotel in Lyme, N.H.. Zachary is reported to be alive and well. His biological mother, Patricia Kane, was taken into custody without incident for questioning.

At approximately 10:30 p.m., reports were received that indicated that Zachary Lee was seen in the company of his mother, Patricia Kane, age 49, and his sister, Martha Lee, age 17, at a restaurant in Hanover, N.H. Law enforcement officers ultimately located the three at a hotel in Lyme, N.H., according to a press statement from the Vermont State Police.

Patricia Kane will be held for questioning in association for the disappearance of her son. Charges may be forthcoming stemming from the investigation being conducted by the Vermont State Police and in conjunction with the Bennington (VT) County State's Attorney's Office.

Zachary was originally reported missing from his foster home at 2327 North Road in Sunderland Vermont today at approximately 4:46 p.m., when he did not arrive home from school after being dropped off by the bus.

The Vermont State Police extend their appreciation for the help of countless law enforcement agencies, private citizens, and the press in the dissemination of information and efforts in locating Zachary.

Updates will be issued as they become available, the state police said.


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