Did Linnea Lomax intend on hiding from her family indefinitely? The latest report in the headlines is about the reward offered for her "return," but something else was revealed in this latest story: She was carrying a large bag. This is a bit different from the parents' insinuation that she had nothing on her but the clothes on her back and that she had left behind her wallet and phone. It seems that exaggeration has become a mainstay in the statements of Craig Lomax and others associated for search for her, so what do you think?
She very well may have left her phone and wallet behind, but seeing as though she took off carrying a large bag, she had plans. She was prepared. She had extra clothing and maybe even cash in the bag for all anyone truly knows. The fact of the matter is that the 19-year-old UC Davis student wasn't without her belongings. She didn't vanish without even so much as a new change of clothes. That is exaggeration or flat-out fabrication if you read that -- or people are simply mistaken.
As stated, again, Linnea Lomax is missing voluntarily. Sacramento County Sheriff's Department as well as El Dorado County Sheriff's Department have confirmed that she is not in any immediate danger and there are no signs of foul play in her disappearance. She simply doesn't want to be found by her family, and that in and of itself is disturbing but for reasons other than her simply being gone.
This case is going to be discussed at length on Case to Case tonight at 9:30 p.m., PST on BlogTalkRadio. Maybe with the facts of this case being physically spoken, more people will come to understand that this is an adult who is simply choosing not to correspond with her family. She isn't a child and she is not an invalid.
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