In the initial analysis:
The husband of the missing woman's language indicated that there was likely an argument between them. The analysis showed this via:
a. the use of "told" rather than "said" (which had just been used) "Told" is often one-way, authoritative or even argumentative, while "said" is softer.
b. the "New Year" may suggest the need for new beginning
c. the absence of her name by the husband
d. his grandiose description of the relationship was a verbal indicator of trouble between them.
She has been found and I believe police handled this well, including labeling it "suspicious."
It was labeled as such because, they said, she did not have a habit of leaving her children. This was what was told to media, yet the husband revealed that she did, in the past leave.
Now, in the update, we can see possible confirmation of the analysis:
"The best part about this whole thing is that my kids get to see their mom smile again whenever that is."
Note the best part is not that she is found alive. This may suggest the subject (husband) did not think she was in danger and left for a reason.
Note next that he does not mention seeing her, for himself, in light of the grandiose language he used to describe their marriage.
Then, the "smile": The kids get to see her "smile", rather than see her. Had they not seen her smile? Was she suffering from depression?
Police may have also labeled this as "suspicious" because they suspected that there was something wrong between husband and wife and felt there was missing information.
A woman who was reported missing on New Year's Day was found Wednesday.
Stockton police said their missing persons unit received a call.
"So they went out and met with her, determined that she was safe, no crime was committed against her and right now the family is requesting privacy," Stockton police spokesman, Officer Joe Silva said.
Adkins, 26, was last seen at her North Stockton apartment complex before she went for a walk around 1:15 a.m.
On Monday, police deemed her disappearance suspicious because she had never left her home in that manner.
Adkins' husband, 26-year-old Joe Shepard said he did not know why his wife had walked away from their apartment, leaving her phone, keys and drivers license.
"I haven't seen her yet at all. The policeman is telling me, you know, she's safe and she's in good hands, but as far as me seeing her and everything, no," Shepard said.
On Wednesday afternoon, Stockton police posted on Facebook Adkins was found safe. Police said they were not commenting further because the family had requested privacy.