Police in Shenzhen reunited a 23-year-old man with his parents after he was abducted over two decades ago.
According to Southern Metropolis Daily, Wan Shuangjian was born in 1992 with his twin brother named Wan Shuanglong. Their family moved with them to Shenzhen in October, 1995.
On November 28, Wan Shuangjian and his elder sister were missing from their yard when the two were playing and their mother was taking a noon nap in her room.
The parents, relatives and friends searched for the missing kids but to no avail. Later that evening, the police were called.
Over the past two decades, the couple have continued to try and locate their son. On May 22, the father received a phone call from Shenzhen police telling him that his missing son had been found in Heyuan city and that the kidnapper had been apprehended.
The police used facial recognition technology to identify a man who looked much like Wan Shuanglong who worked as a policeman in Heyuan going by the name of Luo Xiaoding.
A DNA test proved that Wan Shuanglong and Luo Xiaoding were related by blood and were indeed twins. The family finally reconnected in Shenzhen on June 18, two decades after he had found missing.
According to Wan, he learned that he had been kidnapped when he was about ten years old. As his new parents treated him well, he never inquired about how he came to be in their care.
According to the police, Wan was sold to his new parents for 13,000 yuan from a kidnapper who claimed that the child was hers and she couldn’t afford to raise him.
“I met my biological parents today and thanked them for having spent so much time looking for me,” he said. Wan said that he will keep in contact with both sets of parents.
His elder sister still remains missing.
In a similar yet far less malicious case, a 37-year-old man finally reconnected with his mother nearly three decades after he’d wandered onto a train as a child and found himself lost in an entirely different province.
By Lucy Liu
[Images via Nandu Daily // Tencent]