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Garth Arathorne

Real Name: Garth William Arathorne
Aliases: None Known
Wanted For: Abduction
Missing Since: April 22, 1994


Details: Thirty-six-year-old Garth Arathorne is wanted for abducting his two-year-old son Seth from his mother Joyce Johnson. Joyce had filed for divorce in 1993 and Seth began living with her in Vandalia, Ohio. On April 22, 1994, Garth picked his son up for a regular visit and never returned. The abduction occurred just two days after their divorce was finalized. Garth and Seth were last seen at an airport customs station in Toronto, Canada. Joyce fears that her son is in danger while he is with his father.
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of a Special Bulletin the November 10, 1995 episode.
Results: Captured. Viewers tips led authorities to the Bahamas where Garth was arrested one day after the broadcast. He was flown to Florida to face child abduction charges. Seth was located safe and reunited with his mother. Garth received an eighteen month sentence for custodial interference. He has since been released.