Friday, February 7, 2014
Leanne Bearden's Family and Friend Quotes
Recently, her family spoke out:
She was the homecoming princess in high school,” said Joy Hecht Colombo, Leanne's sister. “She was very intelligent. She loved everybody, no matter who they were.”
As time passes, it may be that the family loses hope, and slips into past tense reference. One of Leanne's friends also spoke in the same manner:
“It was just like, the best person. She was a friend to everyone in high school. Very unpretentious, fun, adventurous.”
Speaking of a missing person in the past tense, even once, can indicate a belief (or knowledge) that the missing person is deceased.
As time passes in a missing person's case, it can indicate a loss of hope.
Regardless, searching continues and it is our hope that her name and face will continue to be published everywhere.