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Photos: The Boy Behind the Wall

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Photo: Ricky Chekevdia

NEW YORK (CBS) In 2007, 4-year-old Ricky Chekevdia and his mother vanished. Now two years later, Ricky has miraculously reappeared.

Photos: The Boy Behind the Wall

Police say he was locked in a tiny, secret room in his grandmother's suburban West Frankfort, Ill., home that was only 12 by 5 feet. The ceiling was only four feet high.

Ricky's mother, 30-year-old Shannon Wilfong, is charged with felony child abduction.

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Photo: West Frankfort, Ill., home where police say Ricky Chekevdia was hidden away for two years.

His grandmother, 51-year-old Diane Dobbs, is charged with aiding and abetting.

But that's not all to the story.

How did the little boy survive if, as police say, he was held for two years in a windowless crawl space, only allowed out at night? And what did his grandmother say about her alleged involvement?

View the Slide Show to Find Out:
Photos: The Boy Behind the Wall

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