Another bad or sad thing about these kind of events is what the parents and any sibling they may have had went through. I couldn't imagine the worrying, wondering and not knowing what happened to my daughter for all those years. It would be enough to drive you crazy or at the least destroy your life.
My hope would be that she decided to just run away and live her life off the radar of her family and friends. Or eloped with some scuzzy boy I didn't like. That wouldn't be good, but it would be much better than finding out she was laying dead in a creek for 42 years.
▬ "Are the things you are living for worth Christ dying for?" ▬
▬ What can we do in these dangerous times? Psalm 91 ▬