This case just makes me sick. It first caught my eye because we have the same name - Meredith. We are about the same age, love dogs and being outside. If it were me missing I would hope that everyone would do all that they could to find me. When I read that she let her dog off the leash I wondered if perhaps the dog ran too far ahead of Meredith and got lost. I could see my dog doing that. Maybe Meredith went in search of Ella and got lost herself. I just hope that man didn't do anything to her. I know you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover but based on the discription of the man you would think she would keep her distance - especially if it's true that he had a weapon (police baton?) on him.