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Investigators Planning To Talk To Heene Family Again

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- A Colorado sheriff plans to question Richard and Mayumi Heene again today about what happened Thursday, when they reported their son had floated away from their house in a runaway helium balloon.

Six-year-old Falcon Heene was later found safe in the family's garage.

He'd been hiding for hours as a massive search was under way.

Questions were raised about the incident after the boy mentioned doing this "for a show" in a live CNN interview.

During interviews on the morning talk shows yesterday, little Falcon threw up during two separate interviews when the family was being questioned about why he hid.

Richard Heene calls accusations that the balloon incident was a publicity stunt "extremely pathetic."

The Larimer County Sheriff says the boy's comments have clearly "raised everybody's level of skepticism."

But he says the family seemed genuine during the panic, and investigators had no reason to believe the whole thing was a hoax.


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