I remember a very similar case of a young lady disappearing from a popular park seemingly without a trace. Her thread was buzzing with theories. She was found in the general area months later, and sadly, she had taken her own life.
I am not insinuating that this is the case with Noemi, however...
Just got to the end of this thread, and I see that my comment was rather pointless. Sorry about that.
This is a really strange case. I know that cops are overwhelmed, and the pandemic has obviously not made things easier, either, but I cannot come up with an excuse for not having been on the...
I am late to this case, so this might be a completely useless comment, but Astoria is in Queens. Queens is a borough, and Astoria is a neighborhood within that borough.
I used to live in Maspeth, Queens, a couple neighborhoods away from Astoria where one of my closest friends still resides.
Not to mention that eyewitness reports are notoriously unreliable, in general, and it's doubly so when it comes to faces (something that takes the brain a great deal of work to dissect and, therefore, recall correctly).
Why Science Tells Us Not to Rely on Eyewitness Accounts...
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"Though she was never officially diagnosed, they say she had a developmental disorder and had the mental capacity of a 13-year-old."
It is not perfectly...
I don't know the answer to how successful her rehabilitation might be, but I tend to agree with you that the chances of success are probably low.
In the HBO documentary, she actually does say that her mother had taught her to lie really well. Which I assume she means she needed to do...