Amateur Forensics Geek
- Oct 8, 2022
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What bothers me most is from this article, also from the grandmother:From ABC article below, which is concerning IMO:
"Last week, her grandmother Michelle Hubbard said her granddaughter was polite, affectionate and "not very street savvy" and described her as trusting."
Shyanne-Lee Tatnell, 14, has not been seen nor heard from since April 30. Now community members are getting involved in the search to find her.www.abc.net.au
Edit: wrong link
Grandmother of 'trusting' Tasmanian girl, 14, missing for four days pleads with her to get in touch
"She's had some mental health issues and has been struggling with those."
She's fourteen, living out of a homeless shelter, and mentally ill. Now, we don't know what that means - depression, self harm, the beginnings of a condition that could include psychosis - bipolar/schizophrenia... all of that is on the table. I know the latter two often come later in life, but I had one good friend whose daughter was regularly in and out of psych wards before the age of sixteen because she had what was obviously bipolar but frustratingly, her paediatric psych didn't want to medicate her yet because she was 'too young'... this was a girl that was suicidal! So she would get put in a ward when things got awful, where they would medicate her, and once she was stabilised she was turfed out with no meds to cope as best she could. This went on for years. And I also have a good friend who is schizophrenic. They were symptomatic - hearing voices, delusions, paranoia - by age twelve. So these things can begin that young, not just in a predrome way, but fully manifested conditions.
They're looking in the river. I really hope that she's just taken off and lost her phone. But it's been a long time, and she's not been seen, not logged in to social media, nothing. If she's in the river, I just hope they find her, and that her grandmother gets to mourn her, bury her. It's going to be so much worse if she ends up being one of those who just vanish and are never found.