I agree. I don't believe Reed met with foul play, as having two dogs with him would have been a deterrent, IMHO. I read somewhere eons ago that burglars tend to avoid houses with dogs, so I'm thinking that may apply to other types of criminals, too. After watching a ton of videos of folks getting lost in the woods, some remains are found, some are not. There's no rhyme or reason to it. Sometimes after an area is thoroughly searched multiple times, the remains will be found in that heavily searched area by hikers weeks, months, or years later. The cases with dogs, more often than not, they are found, but sometimes, they aren't. Some have been found a great distance from where their owner was last seen. Reed's dogs were purebreds. I wouldn't be surprised if one or both of the dogs ended up miles away and someone took them in, thinking they were strays and not realizing they were tied to a boy's disappearance. Or maybe they didn't care and simply wanted prized dogs. Or maybe they turned them in to the dog pound, and the folks there didn't realize whose they were. We weren't as connected back then. Or sadly, whatever fate befell Reed could have also befallen them.