Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell takes a stand on the biggest topics of the day that people across the country are buzzing about.

Stepmom of boy found in basement arrested

Stepmom of boy found in basement arrested

11 days after 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell vanished from his father's Detroit, Michigan home, he was found--in the basement of that very home!  And his stepmother was just arrested on an unrelated probation violation.According to CNN affiliate WXYZ, Charlie was last seen by his stepmom.  Once she realized Charlie was missing, she notified the boy's father, who then called 911 to report him missing.  WXYZ reports that the boy's father, Charlie Bothuell Sr., told police his son was working out, stopped for a bathroom break and never came back.  Over the weekend, Bothuell went door-to-door in neighborhoods around Detroit, hoping someone saw his son.

The FBI and police searched the family's home and neighborhood, as well as computers in the family home, but found no trace of Charlie.  Then, a mysterious tip on Wednesday led cops to his father's basement, where they found the boy hiding behind boxes, a dresser, and a large, heavy barrel, wearing the same clothes he was last seen in, with a supply of food and soda.

Where is 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell?

Where is 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell?

The father of a missing 12-year-old boy in Detroit, Michigan, is taking matters into his own hands in the desperate search for his son.

Charlie Bothuell vanished from his father's home in Detroit 10 days ago and has not been seen since.

Mom found shot to death, where are her babies?

Mom found shot to death, where are her babies?

Cops in Michigan are searching for two missing children after they found their mother shot to death in a house in Detroit.

Police say 27-year-old Alicia Fox and her two kids, 8-month-old Kristian and 6-year-old Kaylah were all reported missing on June 6, after they missed Kaylah's kindergarten graduation. Days later, Alicia's body was discovered murdered and badly disfigured in an abandoned house but her children were no where to found.

Grandma: Mystery money has nothing to do with Relisha's disappearance

Grandma: Mystery money has nothing to do with Relisha's disappearance

A shocking Facebook photo of Relisha Rudd’s step-father with a giant wad of cash in his mouth.  The photo was supposedly taken just after the 8-year-old went missing from the Washington D.C. area homeless shelter where she lived.  Relisha’s grandmother claims that her daughter received $4,000 from an insurance settlement, and that her husband cashed a disability check.  But could this money be the key to finding Relisha?

Jane speaks to Relisha’s grandmother Melissa Young about the latest developments.

New clues in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann

New clues in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann

British authorities now say they have a new suspect in the mysterious disappearance of missing Madeleine McCann.  McCann was three years old when she vanished from a hotel room in Portugal in 2007.

Now, police say they are searching for a man they believe broke into 12 vacation homes near where the McCanns were staying.  During those break-ins, police say five British girls between the ages of 7 and 10 were sexually assaulted.  These crimes all occurred within 35 miles of where the McCanns were staying in Portugal.  Could Madeleine’s disappearance be related?

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