Chinese Family Reunited With Kidnapped Son After 24-Year Search

A family in China’s Shandong province were reunited with their kidnapped son on July 11, after a 24-year search following his abduction from the family’s home in 1997, according to local police.

The son of Guo Gangtang was 2-years-old when he was snatched by a woman out the front of their home in Lioacheng City. The Criminal Investigation Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security said officers were able to find the missing son in Henan province and confirm his identity using DNA evidence.

Police hosted a reunion ceremony in the family’s hometown, which appears in this video published by the police bureau.

The family’s story inspired the 2015 Andy Lau film Lost and Love. Credit: Criminal Investigation Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security via Storyful

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