Timeline Guru (Still Remembering Cupcake)
- Jun 9, 2016
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I know there's been a lot of talk about why FLEK would pretend to be so much younger. (Honestly, when I was teen I just wanted to get to 21, now as a 30-yo. I am totally content with not reliving my 20s.)
I ran across this article that may give some insight. (Oddly, the woman was also in Longview.)
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That was a really long but interesting read. Thanks for sharing it. It's so incredible (IMO) that someone could get away with that for so long and she didn't even have to steal an identity to be believed. She only got in trouble when she lied to the police. Charity's motive was that she wanted to be loved but I think FLEK had a different motive. FLEK may have wanted to be loved but she didn't seek out people, AFAWK. FLEK kept a low profile. So much so that very few people who knew her as Lori came forward to talk about her. IMO, FLEK probably chose a younger person to attempt to get back some lost childhood or lost teen years. Also, a 19 year old going for her GED would not bring as much attention as a twenty-something. Curious people are more likely to ask questions of a mid to late 20's woman taking her GED, IMO. She would have more years to account for/explain what she had been doing if she had made herself older. A 19 year old with no parents, no references and little employment history would get an entry level job much easier than a 20-something with no employment history, no school history and no references. I also tend to think FLEK was not a drinker based on her choice of churches, so the 21 year old drinking age wouldn't matter to her. 19 was old enough to do everything she wanted to do. All MOO.