Arrests Made, Search Continues For Missing New Hampshire Boy Elijah Lewis

Photo: New Hampshire Attorney General's Office

CONCORD, NH (WBZ NewsRadio) —New Hampshire officials announced on Monday, that two arrests have been made in the investigation and search missing child, Elijah Lewis.

The 5-year-old was reported missing on Thursday but has not been seen in about six months.

Attorney General John M. Formella along with New Hampshire law enforcement announced that 35-year-old Dannielle Denise Dauphinais, Lewis's mother, and 30-year-old Joseph Stapf were arrested by the New York City Transit Authority in the Bronx, New York on Sunday.

They were picked up on warrants issued in New Hampshire which charged them both with Witness Tampering and Child Endangerment.

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Officials say they both asked other people to lie about Lewis and where he was living because child protection service workers were searching for him. The endangerment charges allege they violated a duty of care, protection, or support for Lewis.

Dauphinais and Stapf were arraigned in the Bronx County Criminal Court Monday afternoon. The State of New Hampshire has sought their extradition.

Officials are still searching for Lewis and anyone with information is asked to call police.

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