This was unfortunately predictable:
Lisa Miller, who was ordered by a court in Vermont to turn over her child to her former partner, has missed the 1pm EST deadline. A Vermont judge had ordered Lisa Miller to turn over daughter Isabella to Janet Jenkins at 1 p.m. Friday at the Falls Church, Va., home of Jenkins’ parents.
Continued, from the Washington Post:
A Vermont judge had ordered Lisa Miller to turn over daughter Isabella to Janet Jenkins at 1 p.m. Friday at the Falls Church, Va., home of Jenkins’ parents. Miller did not show up with the girl, according to Fairfax County, Va., police and Jenkins’ Vermont-based attorney.
“She’s very disappointed, obviously,” said Sarah Star, Jenkins’ lawyer. “She’s very concerned about Isabella and asks that if anybody sees Isabella, that they please contact the authorities.”
If police believe a crime has been committed, they will obtain a criminal warrant charging Miller with parental abduction, and at that point officers would begin searching aggressively for the child…
All of this could have been avoided if Lisa Miller had obeyed the law in the first place, instead of abiding by the terms of her fundamentalist brainwashing, denying Isabella’s other mother access to her and refusing to obey court orders.
Sad. We can only hope that little Isabella is okay.
(h/t Autumn Sandeen, who has more)