A central Indiana man says he quickly recognized his son when he saw him for the first time since his mother abducted him as a little boy 18 years ago.

Steven Slinkard of Greenfield tells the Daily Reporter (http://bit.ly/Mt6hl8 ) his now-23-year-old son Nathan was carrying a picture of them together from before the boy's mother fled with him and two siblings to Mexico in 1995.

Authorities say Nathan Slinkard walked into the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara last month and asked to return home. He arrived last week in Indianapolis.

Steven Slinkard says he's glad his son is back and is being patient in reuniting with him. He says he wants to also see his other son and daughter and hopes they know he never gave up on finding them.


Information from: (Greenfield) Daily Reporter, http://www.greenfieldreporter.com