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Father of missing boys recently bought sailboat

3 years 5 months 3 weeks ago April 05, 2013 Apr 5, 2013 Friday, April 05 2013 April 05, 2013 1:26 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla.- Officials in Florida say the father of two boys kidnapped from their grandparents' house recently bought a 25-foot sailboat.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said that 25-year-old Joshua Michael Hakken recently bought a 24-foot, 1972 Morgan sailboat with a blue hull.

The boat's whereabouts is unknown.

A pickup truck owned by Hakken was found abandoned Thursday night in a Madeira Beach parking garage.

Officials are searching for clues to help them find 4-year-old Cole Hakken and his 2-year-old brother Chase.

Authorities say Hakken and the children's mother, 34-year-old Sharyn Patricia Hakken, are prime suspects.

The Hakkens lost custody of the children last year after a drug possession arrest in Louisiana.

Authorities say he later tried to take them from a foster home at gunpoint.

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