Aunt Sought In Teenage Shackle Shocker

December 3, 2008

California (Chattahbox) – Two people, including a Girl Scout Den Mother, have been arrested, and a third is being sought for the kidnapping and torture of a 17-year old. Kelly Lau, and her husband, Michael Schumacher have been arrested in connection to the charges. Their four children, ages 1, 3, 7, and 9, have been taken into protective custody.

The boy – who’s name has not been released due to his status as a victim and a minor – stumbled into a gym in Tracy, California (just outside of Sacramento) Tuesday night, with a shackle still attached to one bloody ankle, begging to be hidden from people who he was convinced would come looking for him. He revealed that he had been held against his will for nearly a year after running away from a foster home where he had been placed to escape his abusive father. How he wound up with  Lau and Schumacher is unclear, but police believe his aunt, Caren Ramirez (pictured left), who was named as his custodial guardian after he was taken from his father’s home, may have been connected, and are seeking her for further questioning.

Ramirez has previously been charged with felony abuse against her nephew.

The teenager is currently being held in a hospital, and has suffered bruising, cuts, and malnutrition. There is no word yet as to when the suspect couple will be arraigned.


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