Missing Ohio Women Found, Stirs Memory Of The Missouri Miracle


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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– There is one St. Louis area family who is not surprised the three kidnapped Cleveland women were found alive after so many years.

Pam Akers is the mother of Shawn Hornbeck she said, “I have said for years we can’t give up on these long terms, just because they’re not found immediately or four years or ten years it doesn’t mean they can’t be found alive.”

Hornbeck was kidnapped in 2002.  The case was broken in 2007 when Michael Devlin kidnapped a second boy and an alert witness spotted Devlin’s truck.  Shawn is now 21.

Pam Akers said, “He’s doing absolutely wonderful, I couldn’t be even more prouder.  He’s being like any 21 year old boy, is just having fun, enjoying life finally being the person that Shawn can be. It’s absolutely wonderful.”

She said Shawn recently got a new job as a metal fabricator…

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