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Michigan Mom Suspects Boyfriend In Child’s Disappearance

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Carnell Chamberlain (Photo Courtesy: Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe)

Carnell Chamberlain (Photo Courtesy: Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe)

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MOUNT PLEASANT (WWJ) – A Mid Michigan mother is still holding out hope that her 4-year-old son, missing from an American Indian reservation, will be found safe and sound.

Talking to WWJ Newsradio 950 on Monday, 21-year-old Jaimee Chamberlain said her son, Carnel Chamberlain, was being cared for by her boyfriend at her home when he disappeared last Thursday.

When she got home from work, she said her boyfriend wasn’t frantically searching. So, she did.

“And it sunk in and I was like, ‘Where is he at?’ I ended up like searching everywhere … I went in the bathrooms, I went in all the bedrooms, I looked in all the closets, I looked in all my cabinets, I looked in my refrigerator and after that I went outside and looked in the back yard,” said Chamberlain.

Chamberlain said she now believes her boyfriend may be involved. “I don’t know, it just feels like he’s hiding something because why wouldn’t you just … take the polygraph test to just help us out with the whole investigation that’s going on?”

Officials have said the boy’s disappearance is “suspicious” — but they aren’t labeling anyone as a suspect. They said that mother’s boyfriend has been “minimally cooperative.”

The FBI is now involved in the investigation.

Chamberlain was last seen around 9:30 p.m. in a pool area on Tomah Road, south of the Soaring Eagle Casino, wearing a dark shirt with “Angry Birds” on the front with dark blue or green shorts with green trim. The boy is described as three feet tall with short dark hair and green eyes.

More than a dozen agencies and hundreds of volunteers searched a 1-mile radius of where Chamberlain was last was seen, about 120 miles northwest of Detroit.

If you have any information on Chamberlain’s whereabouts, contact Tribal Police at 989-775-4700.

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