Kids do tend to love and protect their parents, even when those terrible parents are undeserving, and kids are smart too, however, they can inadvertently give information without realizing that the information they are giving supports that mom is involved or has been dishonest about the timeline. I agree what a cluster. Children are members of our communities and are our future.... It's awful when a child is lost and unspeakable when it's because of a parent or caregiver. I don't know how LE works these cases and keep their composure. I wouldn't be able to hold in my outrage.