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Saginaw Chippewa Tribe treats case of missing boy as criminal






The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan said the case of a missing four-year-old boy has turned into a criminal probe.

Spokesperson Frank Cloutier said a search warrant was served on Anthony Michael Bennett, who was taking care of Carnel Chamberlain on the night the boy went missing. Bennett is the boyfriend of Carnel's mother, Jaimee Chamberlain, and is considered a person of interest in the case.

A search was also conducted of the Chamberlain home, where Carnel went missing last Thursday. Jaimee has been participating in searches on the reservation for her son.

“I have been talking to authorities most of the day,” Jaimee told the Native News Network.

Tribal police and volunteers continue to search the reservation for signs of Carnel.

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Ceremonial fires offered for prayer, comfort during search for Carnel (The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun 6/27)
Search for missing 4-year-old Michigan boy being followed by American Indian media (MLive 6/27)
Where is 4 Year Old Saginaw Chippewa Carnel Chamberlain? (Native News Network 6/26)
Boyfriend remains person of interest in Carnel disappearance (The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun 6/26)
Authorities say search for boy missing from mid-Mich. Indian reservation now a criminal probe (AP 6/26)

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