“I would like to say, ‘Nichole, we love you and if you’re scared because you ran away — you’re not in trouble. It’s OK,’” Cable’s mother, Kristine Willey, said at a Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office press conference with her husband, Jason Willey, standing beside her. “If somebody has her — I don’t care [what happened] — take her to a gas station or a park. I don’t know what else to say. I’m waiting for you to call me and I love you.”
The first thing we note is that the article tells us the setting: the mother and father are standing together. Therefore, the word "we" is expected.
"I would like to say" is not simply saying. Distancing language of what she would want to say. Why would someone want to distance themselves from having to say this? It may be simply the pain: she wishes this was something she did not have to do, nor should any parent, ever, have to do.
"Nicole, we love you"
Note the use of the first name and the direct address to Nicole. This is indicative of a good relationship. See prior analysis where complete social introduction was given.
"We" is expected as the parents are noted to be standing together. We look for a change from "we" to "I" to be very powerful.
"If you're scared because you ran away, you're not in trouble" is to ease the child's mind. Note "if" allows for this to be a possibility. Note the change to the very personal, "I"
“If somebody has her — I don’t care, — take her to a gas station or a park. I don’t know what else to say. I’m waiting for you to call me and I love you.”
Note the heavy use of "I", as well as not caring (in the negative, very important) about anything but her child.
Note the pronoun "I" as very strong.
"I'm waiting for you to call me"
Note "I love you"
The mother believes her child is alive, and is speaking directly to her child, as well as the possibility of her being held against her will, or by any form of coercion.
Note this statement in stark contrast to Deborah Bradley (Baby Lisa),
Justin DiPietro (Baby Ayla) and Billie Dunn.
Deputy Chief Troy Morton leaned over and motioned for her to display the pictures she had of her daughter, one of which showed the teenage girl in a cheering uniform, two others that were school portraits.
“This is my daughter,” Willey said, showing the pictures. “If you see her please let the authorities know. Help me bring her home.”
Note the personal pronoun, "me"
There are 45 law enforcement personnel — federal, state, county and municipal — working the missing person case, Morton said.
“Maine wardens are currently conducting a ground search,” said Morton, who did not release the location of the search.
Cpl. John McDonald of the Maine Warden Service said searchers were out in Glenburn.
Police agencies throughout the state have shared information with Cable’s description on Facebook, along with New England Cable News, based in Boston.
Cable stands 5 feet, 1 inch tall, weighs 90 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes. The teen has her nose, lip and ears pierced. She was last seen wearing jeans and a pink sweatshirt, according to her father.
Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office at 947-4585.
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