The mystery behind Kayla Unbehaunloss of solved.
Almost six years after he was allegedly abducted by his mother Heather Unbehaun, the Illinois native, now 15 years old, was found hundreds of miles away from his hometown. On May 13, a store owner in Asheville, NC, contacted authorities after identifying the missing girl and Heather, according to the South Elgin Police Department in Illinois, which is handling the case.
Kayla was placed in protective custody and Heather, 40, was arrested after investigators confirmed the identities of the two, police said.
“We are very happy to report that the girl is in good condition and in good spirits since being reunited with her family,” South Elgin Police said in a statement on May 16. In addition to thanking other law enforcement agencies, the department acknowledged “all the citizens across the United States who provided us with tips” in the case, which was documented in a November 2022 episode of the Netflix series Unsolved Mysteries.