Paradise police say late Saturday evening, the family of Skyler Steven Milner, 13, made a positive identification of the boy. Investigators say they were contacted by Brett Boman, 43, who said he thought the unidentified teen might be his son. He arrived to the Paradise Police Department a short time later and positively identified the watch, shoes, and a picture of the boy.
Investigators say Skyler was planning to spend the weekend at a friend's home. Boman left the home to go shopping in Chico. Skyler left the house to go for a run, and that's when he was hit by a Kenneth Gordan Hunt, 63, as he crossed the Skyway in front of Annie's Country Cafe. Hunt didn't see Skyler and hit him. Skyler was rushed to Enloe with severe head trauma and a broken arm and leg. Investigators worked to identify the teen, who had no identification on him. They gave pictures of his watch and his shoes to the media. Friday night, a woman called police and said she believed the teen was her son, but later recanted. Saturday, Boman called Skyler's friends house to ask if he would need a ride home Sunday. That's when he learned Skyler never made it there, and he called Paradise police. Skyler is still in critical condition.