Boy located in Chandler after kidnapping 7 years ago in Canada

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

CHANDLER, Ariz. – A boy who was kidnapped by his mother nearly seven years ago was located in Chandler.

Police say they responded to a call of a disturbance at a laundromat in Chandler on Sunday.

When officers arrived, they identified the woman allegedly causing the disturbance as Jamie Howell, 51.

Detectives later learned that Howell was wanted by Canadian police for kidnapping the now 10-year-old boy, Valor Howell.

Howell’s father was reportedly granted joint custody of the child in 2004.

Further information on this case will be provided as it becomes available.