The mystery surrounding the kidnapping of two teenage boys in Missouri deepened yesterday with indications that one of the boys, who was held prisoner for more than four years, had a website - raising new questions about why he did not try to get help earlier.
Abducted in October 2002, Shawn Hornbeck was found last Friday along with a 13-year-old boy in the flat of 41-year-old Michael Devlin in Kirkwood, Missouri. Mr Devlin is now facing kidnapping charges.
A Yahoo user homepage belonging to "xxdevildevlinxx" - created in April 2004 - shows a picture of a boy who strongly resembles Shawn. Another profile using the picture is registered to an "mdevlin". A separate profile was taken out in November 2005.
Mr Devlin's only criminal record apparently consists of two traffic fines.