INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A 15-year-old Texas boy who disappeared from the Butler University campus in Indianapolis during a school-sponsored band trip has been reunited with his mother after a passer-by spotted him walking along a highway about 20 miles away, police said.
A motorist who had seen a news report about Stephen Kenneth Colbert of Wylie, Texas, spotted the boy near the central Indiana town of Mooresville on Saturday morning, took him to a nearby restaurant and called police, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer Kendale Adams said. Colbert had last been seen at a concert on campus about 7 p.m. Thursday.
Colbert was reunited with his mother, Kristen Colbert, at a Mooresville hospital later Saturday, Adams told the Indianapolis Star. The boy was taken to the hospital as a precaution. Investigators don’t know how the boy traveled to Mooresville, Adams said.
“We did talk to him. He really couldn’t provide us with anything concrete on how he ended up down there,” Adams said.
Colbert told police that he woke up outside at 7:30 a.m. Saturday near a building that he couldn’t describe very well and police couldn’t locate. There were no visible marks on his body and no indications that he had been assaulted or abducted, Adams said.