The parents of Kortne Stouffer are begging for information in the disappearance of the 21-year-old "hippy girl," but will they share that information if they get it? Both the mother and father of the missing woman have been notoriously tight-lipped over the course of this three-week-long case, and it's about time they reveal what's going on with their daughter.
Along with his wife, Scott Stouffer spoke outside his home regarding the disappearance of his 21-year-old daughter -- who vanished after bringing home an acquaintance from a night of dancing at a nearby bar.
"I feel that somebody has information that would help us find Kortne," he said.
Certainly there is someone out there who knows what happened, and it doesn't seem like it will be revealed anytime soon on who it may be. Kortne Stouffer was last seen by police after they were called to her apartment building where she was fighting with a neighbor. However, she and her male acquaintance allegedly went to bed together, only for her to disappear sometime later. The police were even called a second time after another neighbor claimed to hear banging and stomping, but neither Kortne or the neighbor she fought with answered their doors. Her male overnight guest claimed to have slept through any issue that may have risen.
With there not being signs of a struggle in the woman's apartment, it's only safe to assume that she was led out of the apartment somehow. She vanished barefooted, leaving her cellphone behind so it's possible she may have been kidnapped while letting her dog out to use the bathroom. She could have also been lured outdoors by someone with nefarious motives, leading to her mysterious disappearance -- which officials are now investigating as a kidnapping.
Who's taken polygraph tests in the search for Kortne Stouffer?
Have detectives administered polys to any of the people involved in this case? It hasn't been reported on whether or not the overnight guest, her boyfriend, parents or neighbors have been given tests to clear their names entirely. Leaving no stone unturned involves taking these steps in the investigation so as to pave the way to the proper direction in which to take it. It would also be wise to check on any potential sex offenders in the area who are known for preying on young women. You never know when a serial predator is lurking under the guise of being a "rehabilitating" registered sex offender. The community of Lafayette, Louisiana figured that out when Brandon Scott Lavergne abducted and murdered Mickey Shunick.
If the family of this young woman want information, then they (along with the police) need to release more information as well. It's hard for the public to engage in such cases when there is so little known about the case. In a small community, like the town of Palmyra, you never know when strategically released information may trigger a memory in someone random. It could be someone who knows any potential suspects: friends, acquaintances or family members.
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