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Teen Who Fled Chemo May Be Heading to Mexico

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MSNBC: A Massachusetts man who fled chemotherapy treatments more than a decade ago denies being with a Minnesota teenager who's running away from them now.

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Billy Best says in a phone interview he's in Boston and hasn't talked to 13-year-old Daniel Hauser and his mother since they fled.

An alert issued to police departments around the country had said the Hausers might be traveling with Best, who as a teenager in 1994 ran away from home to Houston to escape chemotherapy for cancer similar to Daniel's.

Best has said he was cured by natural remedies.

He says he last saw the Hausers when he was in Minnesota nearly two weeks ago for court hearings. He says he'd help them if they called him.

On Wednesday, the sheriff's office in Brown County, Minn. said the teen may have been seen in the Los Angeles area along with his mother, and the pair may be headed to San Diego and the Mexican border.

Earlier Wednesday, authorities believed a Massachusetts man who ran away to avoid chemotherapy treatments may be traveling with the boy. But Billy Best said in a phone interview he's in Boston and hasn't talked to 13-year-old Daniel Hauser and his mother since they fled. The Hausers allegedly fled New Ulm, Minn., after a court-ordered medical exam showed his Hodgkin's lymphoma had worsened.

An alert issued to police departments around the country had said the Hausers might be traveling with Best, who as a teenager in 1994 ran away from home to Houston to escape chemotherapy for cancer similar to Daniel's.

Best has said he was cured by natural remedies.

He says he last saw the Hausers when he was in Minnesota nearly two weeks ago for court hearings. He says he'd help them if they called him.

Daniel Hauser and his mother, Colleen Hauser, apparently left their southern Minnesota home sometime after a doctor's appointment and court-ordered X-ray on Monday showed his tumor had grown.

Brown County District Judge John Rodenberg, who had ruled last week that Daniel's parents were medically neglecting him, issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for Colleen Hauser and ruled her in contempt of court. Rodenberg also ordered that Daniel be placed in foster care and immediately evaluated by a cancer specialist for treatment.

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