Details of Disappearance Drew was abducted by his non-custodial mother, Padmashini Devi Drees, from McKinney, Texas on December 30, 2006. She took him out of the country; she had shared custody with Drew's father and didn't have permission to do this. While they were missing, they lived in at least seven countries in Asia and Europe.
In July 2014, Padmashini returned to the United States with her son. She was arrested on arrival and Drew had a happy reunion with his searching father.