BOSTON (AP) – 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.

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.

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