Paislee Shultis was found hidden with Kimberly Cooper in what seemed to be a “Harry Potter”-like area in Saugerties, cops stated. Paislee’s grandpa owns the house where she had been located, and also her natural father Kirk Shultis Jr. was additionally apprehended Monday on the scene.
The cops pointed out that 32-year-old Shultis Jr., as well as age 33 Cooper, lost their lawful custodianship of Paislee in 2019 along with her elder sister. But when the cops headed to get the kids in Tompkins County, Paislee’s elder sister was at school, however, Paislee herself had vanished.
Authorities suspected for quite some time that Paislee was being concealed at age 57 Kirk Shultis Sr.’s residence on Fawn Road in Saugerties, around 35 miles south of Albany. But all prior searches of the property turned up empty, along with various levels of participation from the Shultis family members. The household regularly refuted that Paislee had been living there.
That all changed on Monday as a result of observant Detective Erik Thiele, cops mentioned. Thiele was the one that observed the odd design of a staircase that led from the back of the residence right into the basement.
Thiele beamed a flashlight into the staircase and found a blanket between the slats, police officers stated. The cops cleared away a number of stairs and uncovered Paislee as well as Cooper in a little “small, cold and wet” makeshift space.
The police noted that Paislee met up with healthcare workers and was “released in good health.” The young girl has been reunited with her elder sibling as well as her legal guardian who has not been identified
Shultis Sr., Shultis Jr. as well as Cooper are all facing charges of felony custodial interference and also endangering the welfare of a child.
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