Her mom stated a lot of sideways things in the beginning.
I have yet to find the particular article I was speaking of, but found this, and will look for the other quotes that she was on the highway before they guessed she then ran into the marsh by her remains being found there. There was an item found on the highway. Her other items were not found until much later.
[ He suggested that a high and scared Gilbert had collapsed and drowned in shallow water after bolting from the highway. When her remains were found separately from her belongings, Dormer told local reporters You know, thats explainable because shes hysterical. We know that and shes discarding her possessions as she moves along. Her jeans could have come off moving in that environment. Weve looked at this very carefully and that is a possibility, that the jeans came off and she kept running, kept running towards the lights. Obviously, she was disturbed that night. ]