Well, in this last week we have actually had three leads come in regarding people who could be Michaela, alive. I've seen two and don't think that they resemble Michaela ... but on the other hand I have to recognize that certain types of abuse over the years could have resulted in a slightly different appearance. Luckily, we have Michaela's fingerprints, from one of the child safety programs she attended, and therefore verifying the identity of someone who could be her is a relatively quick and easy process. We don't have to go to take the time for DNA comparisons.
But the point of all this is that people are seeing! And people are responding! And people are calling in saying, this might be Michaela ... alive. Even if none of these are her, perhaps it's just a warm up for the real thing.
We do also have a number of good leads regarding suspects. People are calling in new leads, and we are getting many calls about suspects already in the database, with new information. And that's in addition to Philip Garrido, who is still being investigated.
So thank you to everybody. Thank you to Jaycee for being a survivor, and for deflecting the attention from herself and onto the children who are still missing. Thank you to the media, for airing the story, and hopefully not only reporting news, but creating news! Thank you to all of you who are calling in your leads, or e-mailing them.
If anybody has any leads or knows anything about Michaela, the contact information for me and for our police detective, phone numbers as well as e-mail and P.O. boxes, can be found at the bottom of the home page on Michaela's website: http://www.missingmichaela.com/.