In the back of my mind , I still wonder if he gave them to a family member, to take to a point unknown. There was one traveling back during that initial time period ...found it then on a FB and was reported to LE...nothing must have come of it. Hmm will try to go back and see anything new on that.
Is the relative a woman? Could it be related to the sighting at the donut shop?
As a mommy of three little boys and ties to MI, I've always had this case in my head.
I wish I could say that I think these three little guys are alive, but the very fact that the father says he gave them to a shelter group makes me think that's not what happened. Perhaps I just watch too many Lifetime movies, but those kind of groups insist on complete subterfuge and anonymity. He went with the story from the beginning, and that might have complicated the "escape" that the group was enacting.
Also, without knowing how this kind of group works, wouldn't they have come forward after the initial press onslaught? Or do they accept these children knowing that the non-custodial parent could have a motive? They then can't return them because their whole cover is blown? Wouldn't they drop them off at a truck stop somewhere? I don't know. The shelter group idea has always sounded so dramatic and fictional to me. I pray that it's true, of course, just as I hope these kids were at least taken and hidden by a relative. But it's hard enough to hide one kidnapped child. Three boys would stand out, especially when they're verbal.
I don't know. I kinda depress myself. I've just never had a good feeling about this one and I feel like LE and the media kinda gave up the ghost when he went to prison. But what puzzles and alarms me more is the lack of web presence. There's a site full of adorable little anecdotes, but no updates. THREE children went missing in one sweep, and it's like no one cares. I'd have to think as a parent that I'd be blogging daily. No one can take five minutes to post on a site devoted to the kids? The news/updates page is still "coming soon"?
Just a little rant. I've never been one of the people to cast aspersions on their mother, but this whole case is odd. If she was involved i don't think he'd take the fall, but I don't think he was the only one involved if it was an abduction.
hmm haven't seen this- any idea where the Janesville and Rhinelander mentions came from?