While the curve is an important indicator, it is not the only important indicator. Other important considerations include genetics, prenatal care and early nurturance/care.
I cringe whenever I see a certain product ad on TV that suggests that if one's child is "lagging" on the growth chart then parents should purchase the product to "supplement" their regular diet. It implies a problem that can be fixed (and the ad seems to be calling parental competitive instincts for their child to be "competitive), and needs to be fixed, and that further the fix is contained in a supplemental beverage that may well be adding nothing more than additional calories.
Not suggesting that this family was on that particular path. Until I hear otherwise I will presume that Sherin was being seen regularly by a pediatrician who was properly diagnosing and prescribing for her. Just wanted to point out that a child who is small in stature may fall off the bottom of the charts and yet be completely healthy with proportionate weight and height.
Not home doing laundry then, was he?
I wonder about the sling and if she went to a clinic? Because my son fractured his arm when he was almost 4 and we went to the ER and the hospital social worker came in and questioned both my husband and I separately, and then asked our son for his 4 yr old version of events. And it turns out that the social worker was also part of CPS. [or DCFS in Cali] And they are often called in when a young child has an injury, just to check out the story.
Also, I told her to call our pediatrician to see that he does not have a history of injuries, and she said with a smile---" I already did."
Thank goodness my son was very verbal and was able to tell them what happened and it matched my story just fine. [husband wasn't home so he knew very little]
So if little Sherin had gone to a clinic or hospital for an injury, CPS might have followed up and asked questions.
If it wasn't a victim who was in the car all the time then that would help, but unless she was dead and a cadaver dog signalled or significant amounts of bodily fluids are in the car, they really can't do much with the DNA evidence that is there. I think they are wanting to know exactly where this car was during that time so they can narrow down an area to search. That said, even if they do have signs that she is deceased they still need to know where the car may have been in order to recover the body. The car is likely equipped with GPS but we all know that isn't the best way to track a vehicle or missing persons cases with license plates and such would be solved immediately, instead of the car being found months later by hikers etc. I think they should look at the pinging of the cell phone, which I am guessing in this day and age, wasn't left at home during this ride!Why not just search the car for evidence? Or are they trying to find out where the car went? This is so sad this now means if the car was missing for an hour she could be up to a half hour away since it be a half hour there and back maybe he used the tree story throw police off and purposely having them look by and around that area knowing she wasn't even there to avoid them finding her
Not until after 5am. I wonder if he washed the car during that hour. If so, she would be closer to home. I hope car washes open 24 hours check their surveillance video.
I'm finding myself wondering about the trash, or a dumpster. I hate to even think that, but can't rule out anything at this point.