She spoke to Lauren on the 20th and did not deny this when asked by reporters today. There was a court appearance on the 20thThis says she called her mother on the morning of 9/5. "The husband and Cook’s mother claim that Lauren contacted them both the morning of court, letting them know that she and the kids were safe, according to authorities. However, she did not share where she was."
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is providing more details about a family that has been missing for more than two weeks.www.wsls.com
The mother has heard nothing from her since September 5, 2023, 17 days ago. That's why I'm not convinced. I hope @Simply Southern is right. I hope she's on the run with the kids. But, there are other red flags here, particularly with her spouse not speaking out for days when we now know from the linked article that he was apparently in court that day and by his very presence, knew she and the kids were not. Unless, they had separate times for appearance? The protocol, I'd guess, is also to wait for a face to face in-person identification for proof of life.
Virginia Mom Who's Missing with 3 Kids Has Called Family to Say She's Okay But Won't Disclose Location: Police
Lauren Cook, who's been missing with her three kids since Sept. 5, spoke with her husband and mother by phone, police said.
When reached on Friday, Tousa declined to confirm whether she spoke with her daughter earlier in the week.
"I will confirm that I am worried about my daughter and I'm worried about my grandchildren," Tousa said. "My daughter and my grandchildren are still missing. No one knows where they are."