Mom, grandma charged in boy's abduction

ROYALTON, IL Franklin County authorities found 6-year-old Richard Chekevdia on Friday in a small room hidden behind a wall in Diane Dobbs' rural home.

The boy's mother, Shannon Wilfong, is charged with felony child abduction. Dobbs is charged with aiding and abetting.

Wilfong disappeared with her son in 2007 and was charged with kidnapping, though she couldn't be found.

Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Stan Diggs says the boy is in good spirits and very social, talkative and polite.

He's staying with his father's relative, under supervision of state child-welfare workers.

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