"Luke Dillier Update: Our Friend's Son has been Abducted!"
Colleen Hammond (last update July 27, 2009)
"UPDATE (Monday, 7AM): Nothing new to report. If you would like to help, please contact every Religious order that you know of and ask them to pray for Luke's safe return!..."
"...UPDATE 5 (Sunday 11:30am CDT): No new news and no new leads.
"The local news media is reticent to cover the story unless the police are involved and 'won't touch it'. Right now, the authorities are considering Luke a 'runaway', which means they will do nothing more.
"The local news media is considering running it from the 'community support and social networking' angle...."
"...Luke went (with his mother and brother) to
"Luke is 15 years old, about 6′2″ and 190 pounds. His picture is at the right. [below, in this post]
"Please share this and pray for his return to his family….safe, healthy, and unharmed physically, mentally, or spiritually...."
It's possible that the police have a reasonable motive for considering Luke Dillier a runaway - apart from his being a six-foot-two-inch teenager: and therefore 'big enough to look after himself.' Perhaps I'm being unkind or unfair.
The point remains, though, that Luke Dillier is missing. His parents don't know where he is. And they, reasonably enough, want to find him.
There is a chance that Luke Dillier is still alive. If so, you may have seen him.
If you have, I hope you will call one of the two telephone numbers given:
972 213 8720
214 695 6502
As I wrote elsewhere, "Child abduction is a lively topic for me - Jacob Wetterling was taken not all that far down the road from here."
A tip of the hat to ColleenMHammond, on Twitter, for bringing this matter to my attention.