It's approaching two weeks since Caleigh Harrison vanished from the Rockport/Gloucester area of MA. The nation has been gripped by this case, watching and reading attentively with each update that surfaces. However, there appears to be something important missing from the media: her parents. While there appear to be plenty of comments from the girl's extended family members, the mother and father of the missing tot have not made one public appeal for informationÂ—even though plenty of sources report that the family suspects abduction as a theory. If they truly believe this child was kidnapped and not drowned as a result of being left unattended by the shore, then why hasn't Allison Hammond been anywhere near media cameras or journalists in general?
Could the silence of the mother of Caleigh Harrison have anything to do with the investigation? Detectives have claimed from the beginning that foul play is on the table as a theory, especially since they couldn't find the little girl's body after five days of searching the water. Could Allison Hammond be under some kind of influence that is stopping her from even giving one press conference for the return of her missing toddler?
While the family of the missing girl believe she has been abducted, the public wants to hear that from the mother and father. The public wants, and needs, to hear and see Allison explain what happened that day. The public wants to know if she has taken a polygraph test, if dogs and investigators searched her home or vehicle. Isn't it out of the ordinary that nothing like this has been revealed in headlines? Considering how many missing persons cases there are throughout any given year, most of the high profile ones like this involve pleas from the parents as well as public statements. This case seems to be missing that.
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