Contact Us

Indiana Man Abducted at Age 5 Reunited With His Father After 18 Years

Thinkstock

An Indiana father has been reunited with his long lost son after he was abducted 18 years ago at the age of five. Last week, at the age of 23, Nathan Slinkard finally made it home.

According to reports, Nathan disappeared from Greenville, Indiana without a trace in 1995 after his mother, Trena, lost custody of her three children in a divorce from Nathan’s dad, Steven. Investigators suspected the mother had taken off with the children, but they were unable to track down any leads or determine where to look for them.

After almost two decades, authorities now know that Steven Slinkard’s ex-wife fled to Mexico with her three children, where she and Nathan’s siblings continue to live. That’s where Nathan walked into U.S. Consulate’s office earlier this year and asked to come home.

Lieutenant Ted Munden with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department confirms that last week, Nathan arrived back in Indianapolis and was reunited with his father.

“I’ve been involved in law enforcement for 17 years, and this is by far the most unusual and most rewarding thing I’ve been involved with,” said Munden. “Unfortunately there are a lot less happy endings than there are good endings. Sometimes the kids are never heard of again. Or when they do, so much time has passed, they don’t want any relationship, especially if they were young enough that they didn’t have memories of their parent.”

Munden says Trena Slinkard could still face felony charges for violating a custody order, but Nathan did offer authorities any information on her whereabouts. “His mother and brother and sister were touchy subjects, and we didn’t talk a lot about them,” said Munden. “I think if he tells too much information, it’s going to affect their lives. They’re happy, healthy and alive. He told his siblings they’re free to come back if they choose to do so.”

Nathan told authorities that he wants to attend college to pursue a career in medicine.

More from GBF

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://103gbfrocks.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 103GBF THE RIVER CITY ROCKER quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 103GBF THE RIVER CITY ROCKER quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!