Boy who fled chemo returns to Minn.

May 25, 2009 12:39:24 PM PDT
A sheriff's office in Minnesota says a 13-year-old cancer patient and his mother who fled the state to avoid chemotherapy have returned. The Brown County sheriff's office did not provide any details Monday but said a news conference would be held at the county seat of New Ulm.

Daniel Hauser and his mother, Colleen, had been due to appear in court last Tuesday for a hearing that could have resulted in a judge ordering chemotherapy.

They missed the court appearance, and the search for them had focused on southern California and Mexico.

Doctors say Daniel has a cancerous tumor in his chest that's likely to kill him without chemotherapy. His family prefers so-called natural healing methods.

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