I didn't hear it this way. Melinda expressed a desire to have a statue which was dear to their mother and to Suzanne and really had been abandoned in a public place for anyone to steal or take. It was left there when they moved from PP. It wouldn't surprise me if it were Barry's idea to leave it where the supposed bike abduction occurred. The girls most probably will never return to that place. I saw nothing wrong with Chris suggesting that the statue be returned to a family member who would love and cherish it. This is just my opinion, though.