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Missing boy drove parents’ minivan to Baton Rouge


A 13-year-old Milford Township youth who took his parents’ minivan and drove to Louisiana has been returned to his family.

Louisiana State Police stopped Kadin Kent Willauer for a traffic violation near Baton Rouge Friday, May 8, more than five days after he drove off in his parents white Chrysler Town & Country during the early morning hours of May 3.

They released Kadin to his family and he was back in Pennsylvania on Sunday, May 10 – a week after he left home, said Pennsylvania State Trooper Nathan Branosky.

“He left Pennsylvania to be on his own and have his freedom,” Branosky said. “We do not know where he was heading for his final destination.”

Branosky said Kadin changed the license plate on his parents’ minivan twice, once approximately 30 minutes after he left home, at a gas station in Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh Valley, and a second time before he was picked up in Louisiana.

The van was spotted with the second set of license plates on I-95 Southbound in Fairfax County, Va., at 1 p.m. May 3.

Branosky said Kadin was safe, healthy and uninjured when he was found. “It appears he had a good, stable relationship with his family, wasn’t getting bullied at school and had friends,” he said.

Branosky said Kadin had intentionally left his cell phone at home and was utilizing cash, making it difficult to track him.