Did they ever find Shawn Hornbeck?

After four years, he was found alive. Eleven-year-old Shawn Hornbeck at the time of his abduction, left, and at the time of his rescue more than four years later.

What is the story of Shawn Hornbeck?

Shawn Hornbeck was an 11 year old boy who was kidnapped while riding his bike to a friend’s house near Richwoods, Missouri. Shawn had taken this path many times before but this time, Shawn passed by Mike Devlin who bumped him with his truck.

What happened to Shawn Hornbeck during captivity?

Hornbeck’s life suffered a severe schism when he was allegedly kidnapped at the age of 11. He was torn away from rural Richwoods, Mo., and taken to Kirkwood, more than 60 miles away. Adding to his isolation, he was apparently never re-enrolled in school and evidently made few friends in Devlin’s apartment complex.

What did Michael J Devlin do to Shawn Hornbeck?

Devlin will spend the rest of his life in prison, but not until one last court appearance today. Devlin pleaded guilty more then 70 times Tuesday to a litany of horrific crimes. Among them, kidnapping then 11-year-old Shawn Hornbeck at gunpoint, then submitting him to years of sexual abuse.

How did police find Shawn Hornbeck?

When Shawn came up missing he was 11 years old and was riding his bike alone on October 6, 2002, when Michael Devlin was patrolling quiet roads for months searching for a young victim. Driving his pickup, he knocked Hornbeck off his bike and kidnapped him.

How old was Shawn Hornbeck when he was found?

At the time of his discovery, law enforcement officials found another missing boy, Shawn Hornbeck. He had disappeared on October 6, 2002, at age 11 while riding his bike to a friend’s house in Richwoods, Missouri. No one had heard from him until he was discovered in Devlin’s apartment.

How did they find Shawn Hornbeck?

Ownby had been missing for four days when police entered a small apartment in Kirkwood, Missouri, to find both boys. A white truck had been seen speeding away after Ownby had been snatched, and when police tracked down Devlin’s cluttered one bedroom apartment home, they found Shawn Hornbeck too sitting on the couch.

What happened to Mike Devlin?

Michael John Devlin (born November 19, 1965) is an American criminal convicted of kidnapping and child sexual abuse. He is currently serving 74 life sentences plus 2,020 years at Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron, Missouri.

Is Shawn Hornbeck dead?

On October 6, 2002, Shawn Hornbeck was abducted while riding his bike in Richwoods, Missouri. He was 11 years old. Police went on a search for Hornbeck, but were unable to discover the boy’s whereabouts. Shawn Hornbeck was alive and had been living with Devlin as a hostage for over four years.

Who did Michael Devlin kidnap?

Shawn Hornbeck
Devlin was sentenced to 74 life sentences and 170 years of federal time after the 2007 kidnapping of Ben Ownby and 2002 kidnapping of Shawn Hornbeck. ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) — A Canadian man learned the man who tried to abduct him years ago, was Michael Devlin.