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Saginaw Chippewa family ties boyfriend to case of missing boy, 4






The family of a four-year-old boy who went missing from the reservation of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan is laying blame at the person who was supposed to be taking care of him.

Carnel Chamberlain was last seen at the home he shares with his mother, Jaimee Chamberlain, 21, and her boyfriend, Anthony M. Bennett, 20. Jaimee was away at work when her son went missing but Bennett isn't cooperating with search efforts, a spokesperson said.

“We have a boyfriend who was with the child, a boyfriend who lost the child under his care, and we have a boyfriend who isn’t cooperating in any way," Kevin Chamberlain, who is Carnel's uncle, told The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun.

Despite the unanswered questions, the family holds out hope that Carnel will come home. A Facebook page serves as a place for information about the missing boy.

The tribe continues to organize searches of the reservation.

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Kevin Chamberlain speaks on behalf of missing child Carnel Chamberlain’s family (The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun 6/28)
Search for Carnel Chamberlain continues in woods, pond and on horseback (The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun 6/28)
Carnel Chamberlain's family speaks, creates Facebook page for missing Mount Pleasant 4-year-old (MLive 6/28)
Mom of missing boy, 4, says she’s taken polygraph tests (WNEM-TV 6/27)
Searchers for missing boy say there is still hope (WZZM-TV 6/27)

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