Yeah, I know, I must be on crack or something! This is written from the perspective of a grandparent AND a parent of less-than perfect children. I must say, however, whenever LE became involved, I was the worst "legal aid" for my kids, and I'm educated in the field. My advise always was: "did you do it? Then tell the cops THE TRUTH! Take your medicine. Don't even think of lying to me, or we WILL share a cell, you for your crime, me for assault and MAJOR battery". There, got that out of the way. Now, about George and Cindy- I think they knew when they got the car back that Casey had done something terrible with their precious Caylee. And, I'll bet if someone could get Cindy to tell the truth, she'd admit that she loved Caylee more than Casey, and Casey knew it. Grandchildren, if they're lucky, have a much more "special" relationship with their grandparents. Sometimes that doesn't sit well with the parents. I think Cindy and George went into what for them has been a life-long habit, covering up for Casey. As bad as she is, she's still their kid. But, all the time they're doing their (assumed) cover-up, they are going into shock. A parent's worst nightmare is the loss of a child, a grandparents is the loss of a grandchild. These people have to be out of their minds with grief. One of the stages of grief is denial, another is bargaining. Maybe they know, deep down inside, that they'll never see Caylee again. But, on a cognitive level, they're still hoping they will see her again. Maybe, since Casey has such a history of lying, they are refusing to believe whatever she may have REALLY told them about what happened to Caylee. So, they go along with the "she's been kidnapped" story. It gives them hope. It helps them to believe that their daughter is not the monster we suspect she it. That's their daytime reality. At night, however, I bet they cry themselves to sleep, cos reality always looks worse in the dark. As we say in my neck of the woods, they're probably feeling like Casey ripped their hearts out and stomped on them. In this respect, I feel so badly for them. But, for everything they (we suspect) did to cover up whatever Casey did to Caylee, I say they deserve all their grief. I feel for them, but sometimes ya just gotta pay. I do pray for them. Are you a grandparent? How, as a grandparent, do you feel about this?