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Amber Alert issued for 6-year-old last seen in Rathdrum; 17-year-old also missing

An Amber Alert was issued Thursday for Leo Hiibel-Cloutier, a 6-year-old boy missing since May 31. His brother, 17-year-old, Gene W. “GW” Hiibel also is missing.

Police believe the boys’ mother, Mimi Charmayne Hiibel, 35, may be taking the boys to Oklahoma or Nevada. Hiibel recently lost her parental rights to Leo.

They were most recently seen on Sunday at about 8 a.m. at Super 1 Foods story in Rathdrum.

Leo was last seen wearing black corduroy pants, a white tee-shirt, a camouflage hooded jacked and black tennis shoes. He is about four feet tall and weights 70 pounds. He has short black hair and brown eyes with a large gap between his two front teeth. Leo speaks with a speech impediment.

GW is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He has light brown hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a tan “Carhart” style jacket, according to Rathdrum Police.

The boys’ mother is white with brown hair and green eyes. She is five foot four inches tall and weighs about 145 pounds. Hiibel has a tattoo on the back of her left hand, near her thumb of the letter J.

Her car was found abandoned near Hayden and police are unsure what car she might be driving.

Those with information on Hiibel-Cloutier can contact the Rathdrum Police Department at 208-687-0711 or email

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