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Uncle of boy missing 10 years says he knew of abuse

One night about four years before Adam Herrman disappeared from his adoptive parents' home at age 11, Adam's uncle did something that haunts him still.

It was 1995, and Bush was living with the Herrmans and found their oldest biological daughter, Crystal, sitting on the stairs of the family's Derby home. Crystal was crying.

"I can't take it anymore, what my mom's doing to Adam," he remembers her saying. Crystal was 17 or 18 then.

"I said, 'Crystal, I know what your mom's doing, but if you turn her in, do you realize the problems you're going to cause with you and your mom? Let's hope that it's going to stop, that she'll get better,' " Bush said in an interview Friday.

Adam disappeared in 1999 and hasn't been seen since. His parents never reported him missing and say they thought he ran away.

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