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Case of the week: Runaway Michael Ryan Peterson

In the late evening hours of Sunday, October 18, 2015, 6 patients escaped the Sovereign Health Group (a rehabilitation center in El Cajon, California) by climbing over the fences.

5 were quickly found, but a month later, 16-year-old Michael Ryan Peterson was still missing.

This case landed on my desk on November 17, 2015 – nearly 30 full days after Michael went missing – when Michael’s grandfather called our Newport Beach office.

This is the story of the entire case, and what happened to Michael.