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Michael John Wolfe Arrested for Alleged Involvement in Missing Oregon mom and son

The biological father of a 3-year-old boy missing from Salem, Oregon along with his mother — is in police custody on two counts of aggravated murder and two counts of kidnapping, according to the Salem Police Department. Officers revealed at a Friday press conference that Michael John Wolfe was arrested at Blue Star Donuts in Portland earlier in the day by Salem PD detectives.

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He will be booked into the Yamhill County jail. Formal charges will be determined by the Yamhill County District Attorney’s Office. Officers said the charges do not mean Karissa Fretwell and her son William are dead; however, officers said there was probable cause for an arrest. The search for the pair is ongoing.

“Everybody involved in this case continues to hope for a safe return for Karissa and William,”????Salem Police Department Lt. Treven Upkes said. Fretwell and her son were reported missing May 17 and haven’t been seen since May 13. Authorities identified Wolfe, 52, as a person of interest in the case on Thursday.


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