Lawyer: Adoptive Parents Had Nothing To Do With Boy's Disappearance

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A lawyer for the adoptive parents who waited nearly a decade to report their child missing says his clients played no part in their son's disappearance.

Warner Eisenbise says the adoptive parents of Adam Herrman, who was 11-years-old when he vanished in 1999 from a mobile home park in Kansas, feel "very guilty."

But when asked on NBC's "Today" show whether they had anything to do with his disappearance, Eisenbise said "Not at all. Nothing at all." He says the boy had a history of running away.

No charges have been brought against the Herrmans.

Investigators have searched the empty lot where the family's mobile home once stood. They plan to comb the banks of a nearby river.

Police discovered Adam was missing last week. They have refused to say much about the case, except that no human remains have been found. Police have released a computer-enhanced photo showing what Adam might look like today, at the age of 21.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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