By Megahn Snyder & Robert Marin (EL DORADO, Kan.)
A Butler County judge has refused to lift a restraining order in the case of a missing Towanda boy.
It began when members of the media, including KWCH, requested state records regarding Adam Herrman. Under state law, the public has the right to records like abuse allegations when a child in state custody is a victim of homicide. Late last year Butler County Attorney Jan Satterfield filed for and was granted a restraining order barring SRS from releasing those records.
Friday an attorney representing the Butler County Attorney's office told Judge Mike Ward the county attorney's office no longer objects to releasing those documents. The judge ruled there is still no evidence the Herrman case is a homicide, so he upheld the restraining order.
The eleven year old boy was last seen almost a decade ago. His adoptive parents are suspects in the boy's disappearance.