PAGO PAGO, American Samoa - Officials in American Samoa on Monday recovered a personal locator beacon registered to an Indiana teen and his father who crashed off the U.S. territory last month as they attempted to fly around the world.
Haris Suleman, 17, died in the July 22 crash and his father, Babar Suleman, remains missing.
The beacon registered to the Sulemans was retrieved from a family in a shoreline village, American Samoa Department of Homeland Security Director Iuniasolua Savusa said Monday.
Local authorities got a call late Sunday from the U.S. Force Rescue Center in Florida that the beacon was transmitting GPS coordinates, Savusa said.
Police searched the shoreline and Homeland Security issued a bulletin Sunday night for help from the community.
Savusa said a young boy found the device and took it home.
"The minor child told his father that the device was with a black pack-bag which was badly torn and the only thing the youngster saw was an antenna sticking out of the pack-bag," Savusa said. "The youngster took only the device, which has the antenna. I now have the device in my possession."
Savusa said the police team went back to where the child found the device but did not find the bag.
Haris Suleman had hoped to set the record for the fastest circumnavigation around the world in a single-engine airplane with the youngest pilot in command. His journey also was a fundraiser to help build schools in his father's native Pakistan.
Day care worker accused of battery
An Indiana day care worker was arrested on a felony charge after police accused her of squeezing a 3-year-girl.
Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings
Investigators in Indiana and Texas are reviewing unsolved murder cases and missing person reports after a man told police he killed seven…
Final 3 autopsies on Gary bodies to be completed
The Lake County coroner's office says autopsies are scheduled to be completed Tuesday for the final three women whose bodies were found in…
Alligator owner, city reach settlement
A woman who housed a 5-foot alligator in her bath tub has reached a settlement agreement with Indianapolis Animal Care and Control, Call 6…
WATCH: Cancer patient gets creative, crafty
A Northern Kentucky woman believes figuring out what to wear shouldn't be among a breast cancer patient's worry.
Person found shot several times in NE Indy
Homicide detectives were on the case of a man who was shot several times - and at least once in the chest.