The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services said Thursday that Adam Herrman was in protective custody for two days in 1996 after a report of physical abuse. The agency says the boy was returned to his adoptive parents, Valerie and Doug Herrman, after authorities determined the report was unsubstantiated.
The then-11-year-old boy disappeared in 1999, something that went unreported for 10 years.
Social and Rehabilitation Services spokeswoman Michelle Ponce says the agency is reviewing all case records involving Adam and his family.
Meanwhile, Butler County Sheriff Craig Murphy says investigators are looking over photographs and diagrams of the family's former home in Sedgwick that were taken Wednesday.
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