I have nothing of particular worth to add, however, whenever reading about or thinking on Ruth's disappearance, and that her parents requested the investigation be closed, I always find myself asking if instead of knowing what happened to Ruth (whatever it was they believed happened to her), they only thought they knew what had happened to her? Were they, for example, led to believe that Ruth had met her demise at the hands of an abortionist by someone with motivation to mislead them? Were they somehow convinced that Ruth had run away to live in a manner they considered disreputable by someone with interest in concealing their own involvement in her disappearance?