Q: Mitch Comer was found wandering in California. It was later reported he taken from his father at age 3, and the father filed a paternity suit to prove the son was his and get the son back. What happened to the 18-year-old, and did the father succeed?
—Minnie Higman, Alpharetta
A: Mitch Comer continues to live with a family arranged through the Paulding County District Attorney’s office, which has said that he’s thriving, healthier, happy and content. He still hasn’t been seen publicly. Tony Wawrzynski, his biological father, lives in Reno, Nev., and has filed a petition to be recognized as Mitch’s father. He hasn’t been allowed to see or speak with Mitch, but has written letters that he was told were given to his son, and he attended a community fundraising in Paulding County in November. No trial date has been set for Paul and Sheila Comer, who remain in jail without bond after being indicted on 10 charges, including seven counts of cruelty to children. Sheila was Wawrzynski’s girlfriend and he has told the AJC that he searched for them after she left their home with Mitch 15 years ago. Mitch weighed 87 pounds when he was found in a Los Angeles bus station with $200 and a list of area homeless shelters in September. His younger sisters, ages 11 and 13 in September, were taken into protective custody by Paulding County Children’s Services.
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