DREW DREES – RECOVERED!

DREW DREES

Drew has been recovered!  Thank you to all of those who followed his case and helped to bring him home safely.

WELCOME HOME DREW!

Drew Drees - WELCOME HOME

Drew’s homecoming has been long awaited.  8 YEARS.  When Drew’s mother kidnapped him and brought him to India, he was a toddler, this July he returned home and stepped into his father’s arms, a young man.

Drew and Dean Drees Reunite!

Drew and Dean Drees Reunite!

After Padmashini abducted Drew, Dean hired a private investigator who worked with the FBI and US State Department to locate the pair.  This proved to be exceptionally difficult as Padmashini and Drew moved frequently, living in India, England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Indonesia and Thailand amongst others.  “Because of her frequent moving, I was unable to make contact with my son,” said Dean.  However in the months before the two were reunited, Drew and Dean were able to speak over FaceBook, starting to catch up on all the time taken from them.

Complicating matters is the fact that India is not a signatory to the Hague Convention, and in fact does not often consider a parent fleeing from America with their child to India a crime at all.  India does not recognize American court and custody orders and often considered the left behind parent’s actions to reunite with their child as breaking the law.

Padmashini’s location had been monitored in India and when investigators learned that she planned to travel back to the United States, they flew into action.  Immediately after Padmashini stepped off the plane, she was arrested and taken into police custody.  Drew’s father, Dean, was at the airport to reunite with and take custody of his son.  The reunion was a warm one, Drew clinging to his father telling him how much he had missed him.  Dean himself could not hide his elation.

Padmashini Drees

Padmashini Drees

Since Drew’s abduction, Dean has remarried and has stepchildren.  Drew by all counts is doing really well and enjoying being with his family.  The National Center For Missing and Exploited Children’s Family Advocacy Division has worked to help provide Drew with the smoothest transition in coming home.

Padmashini was arrested on a charge of interference with child custody and is being held on an immigration hold.  Her bond was set at $10,000.

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Lights For Drew Drees Flier

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Drew Drees Age Progressed to 8 Years Old

Drew Drees Age Progressed to 8 Years Old

Drew Drees

Drew Drees

Drew Drees

Date of Birth: January 27, 2004

Biracial (White/Asian) Male of Indian Descent

Height: 3’4”     Weight: 40 lbs

Hair: Black     Eyes: Brown

Missing: December 30, 2006     From: McKinney, TX

Distinguishing Features: Drew has a birthmark on the back of his shoulder.

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Padmashini Drees

Padmashini Drees

Padmashini Drees

Date of Birth: October 11, 1975

Asian Female of Indian Descent

Height: 5’4”     Weight: 125 lbs

Hair: Black     Eyes: Brown

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If you have any information regarding the disappearance of Drew Drees, please immediately contact the McKinney Police Department at:

1-972-547-2700

OR

The National Center For Missing & Exploited Children at:

1-800-843-5678

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~ by LTWH on March 5, 2013.

2 Responses to “DREW DREES – RECOVERED!”

  1. Drew Drees has been found while mother was trying to enter back into the US. She is in custody. Son has been reunited with father!

  2. This is the type of ending I like to see.

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