The crime blogosphere and the media has been alight with the story of Adam Herrman. He’s the boy who disappeared at the age of 11 back in 1999 and hasn’t been seen since. The reason it’s so hot in the news right now is because his adoptive parents just recently reported him missing…after almost a decade.
Before I even get started I see this case quickly degenerating into the Nancy Grace type stories. In case you haven’t figured it out by now I despise Nancy Grace and her ilk.
Anyway, the adoptive parents, Doug and Valerie Herrman, have already retained the services of an attorney. When a family does that it leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Their attorney, Warner Eisenbise, says that the Herrman’s ‘rue the fact’ that they didn’t report Adam missing and they feel very ‘guilty’and were ‘worried’ about him. Never mind the fact that not doing anything for 10 years make them look guilty as hell. And they may not be. Look at the Ramsey’s. Everybody including me thought they were guilty and just recently police cleared them of any wrongdoing. So the Herrman’s may just be guilty of being stupid.
However the reasons they give for not notifying police are idiotic. They say that Adam would frequently ran away and they just assumed that he was either with his biological parents are he was homeless. Let’s go with the homeless part for a second. So you weren’t worried that your 11-year-old son at the time was living out on the streets. Adam is roughly the same age as my son. Luckily I’ve never had to call police because he was missing. If I did have to I wouldn’t wait 10 damn years.
What I’m curious about is if the Herrmans were receiving any kind of government assistance for being Adam’s foster parents then adoptive parents. That’s where a lot of these cases usually lie.
I’ll be keeping an eye on this one but as soon as it enters into Casey Anthony territory I’m out.
Thanks to LadyJade, Liz, Tracey, and Kathy.