Father of Missing Toddler Bianca Jones Needs to Explain Himself

Two-year-old Bianca Jones, a Detroit toddler, has been missing since Friday after her father says he was carjacked while driving her. Police found the car a mile from the spot where he says it happened, but little Bianca was nowhere to be found. Now her father has failed the polygraph test on two crucial questions about his little girl, and it looks possible that this is yet another fake carjacking designed to cover up a kidnapping. 

Unfortunately and tragically, this may be one of those cases where the holes are just too many to hold water. Whenever a pregnant woman goes missing, it's usually the husband, and whenever a child is taken by a "carjacker," it's often the parent. I hope I am wrong. And if I am, then I will be relieved and happy to be so. But it seems awfully unlikely.

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According to 32-year-old Deandre Lane, the child's father, his daughter was still in the backseat when his car was stolen, but there was no sign of her 10 minutes later when the empty car was found. Even police aren't buying it. Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee said in a statement:

In the interest of allaying some of the fears of the public regarding the apparent randomness of Bianca's disappearance, the authenticity and credibility of the original version of events is under intense scrutiny by our investigative team.

Hmmm. It sounds to me, reading between the lines, that Godbee isn't buying this for a second. In addition, the father failed Friday's test with low scores on these questions: "Did you have anything to do with her disappearance?" and "Do you know where she is now?" It also took Lane nearly an hour to come up with a description of the alleged carjacker, according to The Detroit News.

It doesn't look good for little Bianca, and the fact is, she wouldn't be the first child whose parent first tried to use a mysterious "carjacker" as the reason his or her child was missing. Susan Smith used that line when, in fact, she had drowned her own children. Charles Stewart used it when, in fact, he had shot his own wife. Missing child Sky Metalwala's mother says he was taken from the car while she walked to a gas station.

Though only two of those have been proven to be lies, it's always highly suspicious when a parent uses a story like this. Accusing a grieving parent isn't something anyone does lightly, but when he isn't cooperating with police and failing polygraphs, it's awfully hard to keep the faith.

Everyone on this case hopes they are wrong, I'm sure. But instincts often point in the right direction and there is just something fishy and wrong here.

What do you think happened to Bianca?

 

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