Saving Govi

Saving Govi

Boy imprisoned in an attic reunites with the Johnson County law officers who rescued him

Johnson County sheriff’s officer and deputies reunited Saturday with 13-year-old Govi Eastwood, who they’d rescued six years ago from his attic prison. Now he’s an honorary deputy with a badge.

Saving Govi

Saving Govi: How the search for Govi started and ended

Relatives of a young boy with Down Syndrome worried about him. After not seeing him for months and always being told he was with his father, family members called authorities. The search for Govi began. Five years after his rescue, Govi and his two sisters live with a loving family in the Northland where he spends times with horses and his dog. Govi still runs into moments where bad memories creep back into his mind, but he’s a whole boy.

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Boy rescued from attic now an honorary deputy

The Johnson County Sheriffs Department made Govi Eastwood an honorary deputy on November 5, 2016. Officers from the department rescued the boy from the confines of his mother's attic in 2010.
Keith Myers The Kansas City Star
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