The Texas Department of Family Protective Services said Thursday that 8-year-old Miguel Morin will remain at a foster home in the Houston area while authorities sort out his complicated case. Miguel was only a baby the time of the kidnapping.
Officials scheduled an emergency court hearing for later in the day. The woman believed to be the boy's biological mother, Auboni Champion-Morin, is expected to appear and perhaps to testify.
Estella Olguin of the family services agency said authorities hope to perform a DNA test on Morin as soon as possible.
Krystle Rochelle Tanner was arrested Monday on kidnapping charges in Morin's late 2004 abduction. She was a suspect in the case of the missing baby. The 26-year-old woman was jailed in San Augustine, about 140 miles northeast of Houston.