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Sarah Ridgeway has not issued a reliable denial. Should she issue one, we will post it. A parent cannot be cleared without a reliable denial.
Sarah Ridgeway has, at least twice, shown belief or knowledge that Jessica is dead by referring to Jessica in the past tense. We do not know what police have told her, nor why she believes this but she did speak of losing hope.
The FBI has returned to the home and is now searching it.
With families there are always sensitivity indicators related to the relationships. Here there are several. Any parnet of a missing child will show guilt and blame himself or herself. This is natural. It can be seen as sensitive. This is why good interviewing asks follow up questions. In any interview, Sarah Ridgeway should have been asked:
1. Do you know what happened to Jessica?
2. Did you take a polygraph?
These are common questions that should always be asked. The interviewer failed to.