The search for Caleigh Harrison has produced a new discovery, but it may not be connected to the 2-year-old child's disappearance. Sources are reporting that something that looks like skin washed up around Good Harbor and it has been sent to the crime lab for testing.
"They found some skin, but it doesn't appear that the remains are human," said Detective Steve Mizzoni.
If they're tested as not being human, then that's certainly a relief, but what if their "first sight" test of the remains weren't accurate? It's highly likely that Caleigh Harrison was washed out to sea while her mother allegedly left her two children to retrieve a ball. If the child was washed out to sea, it would be likely that her remains would wash ashore eventually.
Hopefully more information comes out, but it seems that the details of this case are as shady as the lack of real timeline in the case. What needs to be known is whether or not the mother has been investigated at all. Yes, this is a small community and everyone appears to know and look after one another. It's rumored even that Allison Hammond has family in law enforcement in the area. So hopefully detectives are not turning a biased eye away from what could be important to this investigation. Just a thought.
In the meantime, 2-year-old Caleigh Harrison is still missing. She may be in the water, or she may be in the possession of a kidnapper. Police say there is no evidence of an abduction, but if they're willing to investigate the possibility they should also be willing to investigate the other possibilities, as gruesome as they may seem. That includes administering polygraph tests to both parents, using scent dogs in the parents' homes and vehicles, and even requesting to polygraph test the 4-year-old sister, who is quoted as telling investigators that she doesn't "want to get in trouble," for telling what she saw.
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