One detail that only came up after Charlee was found was that her grandmother was experiencing some personal problems during the time. Most notably, she was going through some dependency struggles. So, it made sense that others in the sheriff’s office would deduce the following.
Quite possibly, Beth had a greater part to play in Charlee’s disappearance. Why? Because it may have been substance-induced. At the very least, some negligence may have been at play here. Whatever the case may be, it was growing increasingly clear that actions needed to be taken moving forward to give Charlee the best chance to succeed in life.
The last thing that the sheriff wanted to do during this time was to flat-out speculate. But it was his job to piece together clues to detect whether other issues surrounding Charlee’s disappearance were at play. He did suspect that someone close to Charlee was responsible for her disappearing, to begin with.
He thought that it was sketchy for the little girl to live with her grandparents. He was alarmed by the dirty feet and the scratches. “My suspicion is there's a custody issue between mother and grandmother,” he said. “I suspect maybe there's something going on that we don't know about yet.”
They Denied All Accusations
There is no denying that this was a bold statement to come from the sheriff. While it might have been true, it was certainly an accusation that took members of the community by surprise. And of course, Charlee’s family heard about the sheriff’s suspicions and were prepared to share their own side of the story.
According to Charlee’s great-grandmother, there was no ongoing custody battle, and Charlee’s mother visited her daughter every day to take care of her. However, this didn’t stop other members of the authorities from coming up with their own theories about the nature of this case.
She Needed Protecting
After these fresh details came to light, it wasn’t long before Charlee was taken from Beth and put into the custody of Child Protective Services. The sheriff confirmed that a criminal investigation was ongoing, potentially in the pursuit of negligence charges.
While this did add an extra layer of tragedy to the story, this didn’t take away from the fact that Charlee’s family was absolutely relieved. Their little girl was no longer missing, she was safe, and their dog Penny was a real hero. We hope that this family can move on in a healthy way and that Charlee will continue to be in safe hands.
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