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Dallas man and son turn themselves in 20 years after disappearing

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

A Dallas-area woman's ex-husband who fled in 1993 with their toddler has surrendered in Houston with the couple's now-20-year-old son.

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An attorney for Stephen Palacios Jr. of Waco contacted federal authorities Thursday so his client could turn himself in at the lawyer's office. Palacios was held today on charges of interference with child custody. His attorney did not immediately return a call today.

Dee Ann Adams says she was awarded primary custody of their son when the couple divorced. She has since remarried.

Details on where her ex-husband and child have been, plus plans for the woman to reunite with her son, were not released.

Adams says authorities told her that her son saw an Aug. 29 Waco Tribune-Herald story about his disappearance and insisted that his father turn them in.

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