IMO, family and close friends of missing loved ones usually know something is seriously wrong. Molly was only 17 and she had friends, which I believe have not heard from her. She seemed like a personable and popular girl, so it must scare them that they haven't heard from her at all. Kids her age are usually very social or want to be, so I doubt she is around and her friends probably doubt it too. Even if Molly was afraid to contact her family for some reason, she would contact a friend her age, IMO. LE knows CH was on probation, so maybe they think there is a 2% chance he ran and Molly had gone with him. The busted ankle concerns me though. IMO, someone killed them or they succumbed to the elements somehow. it was very hot and dry, so there is that very small possibility they were overcome by the heat and dehydration. Just some thoughts . . .