Yes, I found it to be weird that the mother did not contact the sheriff's department. The call to her mother actually came 20 minutes before she made the 911 call. Had that been my mother she would have been calling the sheriff as she was on the way to Panola County. Her mom seems to be a good woman, so I can only surmise that she did not take think the call was serious. After the medium, who is now calling herself a victim's advocate, got in contact with the mother, the case has gone crazy. The medium also found a new little friend in this case, a female version of Dad with a Phone, who has a You Tube channel and these two are literally recording people on phone calls and putting names out there that they later had to apologize for. The mother is totally under the spell of this medium, and it has caused a huge rift between the mother and law enforcement. In Panola County, it shares a Texas Ranger with several counties and has been on the case since day one. They also went out there that very night that it happened and have been busy working on this case throughout. The Texas Department of Public Safety was also there. It has an office in the courthouse. These two women have literally called individual LE from the Texas Rangers, DPS, and sheriff's office by name and made accussations against them. Now anybody that gets arrested, or has been arrested or otherwise has an axe to grind, just needs to call these two women and start another corruption scandal. I fear it is going to rip this case apart. As to Lauren harming herself, I at first thought this was a possibility except that there was only a time lapse of 5 minutes from when her phone went dead and LE arrived on the scene. (It was about a 15 minute drive from the sheriff's office to where they found Lauren's vehicle). They searched that night and used DPS heat seeking helicopters to search. If she had self harmed or even if she had an accident, she would have been found that night. Lauren was driving and the person that sideswipped her and ran her into the ditch was still on the scene. This would have pinned her in the vehicle making it easy to abduct her. If this is what happened, they would have had to act within 5 minutes, when her phone went dead and they arrived. I am thinking there might have been another vehicle there to whisk her away. No the sheriff hasn't released many details, but how could he with this group interviewing people on You Tube and literally trying to be the investigators. Yes, they referred to themselves as "investigating this case."