An Amber Alert has been issued for all of Vermont for a 12-year-old boy who went missing Monday around 5 p.m.
Zachary Lee of Sunderland, Vt. was dropped off by school bus at the foot of his driveway at his foster home at 2327 North Road in Sutherland, but he never made it inside, according to police.
Lee was recently repatriated from France, police said. Authorities had been concerned that Lee’s biological mother, Patricia Kane, 49, may take off with her son based on documented history while he was in custody of the Republic of France.
Police said the mother has been highly volatile since her son’s arrival in the United States. Legal and school authorities and the Vermont Department of Children and Families have been working together to safe-guard against possible attempts to disappear with him.
Lee is described as a white male, approximately five feet tall weighing 95 pounds. He has shoulder length brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a puffy black coat with a stripe, jeans, a light-colored sweater and blue and black sneakers.
Lee’s mother is a white female, about 6 feet tall and weighing 125 pounds. She has white or blonde hair (possibly dyed), brown eyes and speaks with a French accent.
If you have information, call 422-5421.
Update: Zachary Lee was found alive and well at a hotel in Lyme, N.H. around midnight.
The 12-year-old from Sunderland went missing around 5 p.m. Monday and an Amber Alert was activated around 8:30 p.m. Police said Lee was seen in the company of his biological mother, Patricia Kane, 49, and his sister, Martha Lee, 17, at a restaurant in Hanover, N.H around 10:30 p.m. and he was subsequently located by authorities in Lyme, N.H at 11:30 p.m. on Monday.
Lee’s mother was taken into custody without incident for questioning.