Someone, somewhere knows that happened to "Alex". Someone, somewhere knows what happened to her car. Someone, somewhere needs to contact the local police in Kalispell, Montana.
Now, Flathead Lake, Montana, is a more likely scene for a bear attack than a kidnapping by human traffickers, but if statistics are to be believed, human traffickers deliberately pray upon small town girls and children, because they are less guarded.
Neither they nor their friends and family members are expecting such an attack, so are not as watchful or suspicious of strangers.
A girl like "Alex" is likely to be friendly and to stop if she saw someone apparently stranded along the road, because people in remote areas have to stand together against the forces of nature --- cold, starvation, wild animals, distance between towns--- are common threats in small communities throughout America.
This morning I fielded another inane senseless comment supposedly about "me" and having been "exposed" as an "AAIA member".
So I looked up "AAIA" on the internet, curious to know what "I" have been up to, apparently while sleep-walking.
Well, it could be the "Association on American Indian Affairs" or it could be the Auto Aftermarket Industry Association (used car sales and parts???) or the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Or half a dozen equally unknown and look-like-harmless organizations.
There are a lot of upset and confused people out there, as they wake up and realize that "something's wrong". This is why we titled our book, "You Know Something's Wrong When....."-----because that is how most of us wake up. Something too jarring surfaces in our lives and we know for a fact that "something is wrong"-- even if we don't know why.
It is at this stage of awakening that a lot of mistakes are made. It's similar to a bear waking up out of hibernation. It's dazed. It's hungry. It's wondering WTF?