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5-Year-Old Boy Abducted by Parents Has Been Found Safe

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A five-year-old boy from Rancho Palos Verdes who has been missing since 2009 has been found safe -- although malnourished -- and brought home, reports the Daily Breeze.

Shalomiel Sol-El had been living with his maternal grandparents prior to his abduction. He had been removed from the custody of his parents, Ausar Allah-El and Serenity Sol-El, after they refused to seek medical attention for him. Under his grandparents' care, his health improved significantly.

Sol-El went missing after a court-appointed visit from his parents at a childcare center. He was found after authorities discovered his father panhandling in Louisiana at the end of February. After several weeks, police finally tracked down the boy and his mother. Shalomiel has been reunited with his grandparents, and Sol-El and Allah-El remain in custody in Louisiana.