Her ex husband described her very positively regarding one who would not leave her child; but also:
a. referenced her in the past tense indicating belief or knowledge of death;
b. searched for her aerial which would not be consistent with fugitive.
This conflicting view is incomplete; only incomplete for us, until we understand what happened.
He referenced her in the past tense several times and searched in a manner that would be consistent with death; not someone running from justice. He reported that she was not the type of mother who might abandon her child.
Question: did he have knowledge of a nefarious association of hers in which he believed she put herself in danger, possibly with a criminal element? Is this what caused him to consider that she could be involved with those who's end could be death?
We do not know but await answers. Note the language of her own mother, regarding the fear the child has, below.
Jennifer Hicks' mom speaks out about her disappearanceCALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. -
A message to Jennifer Hicks: "I love her," says Shawn Love, Jennifer's mother. "She's not alone, and we are all here for her. Please come back to us."
It's been nine days since Hicks went missing, and her mother is desperate for answers.
"Right now, we are at a standstill," says Love. "It's very hard to get up and get dressed. And when you do it's like, I know I should be doing something, but I don't know what."
It's hard on the family, especially for Hicks' 8-year-old daughter. To protect her identity, we are not sharing her name.
"She's very scared," says Love. "She's very worried that something has happened to her mom and that her mommy might not come back."
The family says social media has been a huge help in getting the word out about her disappearance, but it's also been a curse because of all the rumors.
"Negative comments, that type of thing is not helpful at all," says Love.
It's like pouring salt on an open wound.
When asked if she had scary thoughts running through her mind about what could have happened to her daughter, Love says, "How could there not be? There's a few different scenarios, and I'm realistic enough to play each one of those out completely in my mind."
Investigators say the evidence shows Hicks was not kidnapped.
"The sheriff said there was not an abductor in all likelihood," says Ned Cooney, Hicks' uncle. "Just the timing of it and everything else, that it was her leaving."
"I would just like her to come home, and let's take care of this together," says Love.
Right now, there is a warrant out for Hicks on a theft charge involving more than $10,000. Her family says it's kind of a blessing in disguise, because if she is found, they will have to bring her back home to Calloway County.