Monday, February 3, 2014
Josh Bearden States that Leeanne is a Runaway
Josh Bearden and family reports now they believe that Leeanne is a runaway, in spite of having only $60, some credit cards and no cell phone, and the length of time that has passed. Would she not have used the credit card by now? Would she not have relied upon others to survive this long? Wouldn't she have made some contact with family or friends by this point?
These are some puzzling questions and even in interviews, these questions do not seem to be asked.
Without evidence of a crime, police have called off searching for her.
Here are some of the quotes from Josh Bearden:
"She was having some difficulty adjusting back to life in the United States after being on the road."
"She is a budgeter she can stretch money out. She could have stretched this out. I hope she is just taking a time out or playing Survivor Woman or something like that. That's, that's what actually keeps me going. "
"There is no clues at all, and it,'s , I just can't believe it. Like, nobody just disappears like that."
Note: Regarding the past tense reference:
a. Does it mean that she only had the difficulty in a specific time prior to going missing?
b. Does he think she is still having difficulty now that she is "on the road" and still missing?
c. Does he believe she is deceased?
With "budgeter" we have present tense language. The expected is present tense language throughout unless a specific period of time in the past exists.
The word "that" is distancing language. He does not say "this is what actually keeps me going..."
The word "this" refers to something close. With budgeting, he uses the word "close" but regarding being able to "keep going", he uses "that."