I’ve been following this case but haven’t seen where her dad searched his home for her before he left for the restaurant about 4 am. Wouldn’t that be the first thing a parent would do before leaving to go search elsewhere? I also wonder about the cook’s account of that night. Someone else here also asked what he was doing in the back to be able to describe the car as well as he did. Is he considered part of “the team?” If so, did he leave a bit later through the front door with the others (or shortly after the others)? Was the cashier location at the back of the restaurant, where the cook could see anyone who was at that station? Where was the cook located in relation to the back door? Did she bring a coat that day and leave it at the restaurant?