Man abducted 19 years ago reunites with family


Beijing: A 22-year-old man who was abducted when he was only three finally reunited with his biological parents on April 11, thanks to a DNA database that tries to link abducted people with their families, in Ankang city, Shaanxi province.

The abduction took place one evening in March 1997. One night when the woman was about to go to bed with her son, she heard a knock on the door.

The mother opened the door, and a well-built young man stormed in, beating the woman while suffocating her under a quilt. As she struggled to get out of the quilt, the man left and her boy was gone.

In 2015, the parents had their blood samples taken at a local police station, who uploaded their DNA information to a DNA database.

Their information was matched to a young man that was in Jiangsu province. The police in Jiangsu located the young man, conducted further physical examinations and confirmed he was the biological son.

After being abducted when was a boy, Zhan Weiwei was sold to a unmarried man surnamed Li, who always wanted a kid, for 13,000 yuan (RM7,947). Li treated him very well through the years. Zhan said he would take care of both Li and his biological parents as they age. — China Daily / Asia News Network

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