Missing 6-Year-Old Found Hiding in Vernon Store

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    NEWSLETTERS

    (Published Friday, Aug 22, 2014)

    Police have found 6-year-old Nate Stillman, who was missing for more than an hour from the Shops at 30 Plaza on Hartford Turnpike in Vernon.

    Nate had been hiding in the Just Like New consignment shop, according to Vernon police. Authorities checked the store twice and, on the third pass, found him wedged in a bookcase.

    His mom, Michelle Stillman, thanked authorities and community members for taking action.

    "I'm just so happy to have my son back right now," she said. "And just thanks for getting the picture out and everyone responding so quickly. I'm so grateful and just want to say thank you."

    Nate has dark hair and pale skin. Police said he is 46-inches tall and weighs 52 pounds. He's wearing a blue Star Wars T-shirt and dark shorts.