This boy 17 years at the time ran during an outing with his grandparents.
He had been placed at the Change Academy Lake of the Ozarks (CALO). Later a lot of correspondance took place between members of a message board known as Fornits and the employees at the Academy.
The boy was located some time later. His later fate has not been investigated. He might have been allowed back home to a normal life.
Update: Sadly we have discovered that he passed away in 2010 as result of issues which should have been addressed at the facility. We will pray for the family he left behind and will offer our most sincere condolances