Watching Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell on HLN last night, there was a discussion concerning how police initially handled the case of Sandra Cantu and whether it should have immediately been determined to be an abduction.
There was this comment which most of us would accept at face value.
VELEZ-MITCHELL: Now Bob Blasier, they say there was no indication of an abduction. Do you think things should have been handled differently? In other words, eventually she`s an 8-year-old child, she`s never left her mobile home park on her own before. She`s too young to be a run-away. At a certain point logic tells you this is probably an abduction?
Read the National Runaway Switchboard 2007 Crisis Caller Analysis and you may be surprised.
The number of callers under 12 in 2007 has increased 172 percent over 2000.
Though these children are not believed to be runaways they are open Case Type: Endangered Missing apparently walking away never to be seen again.