I found a series of articles about Tia McShane, who would be eleven years old today, if she is still alive, which she probably isn’t. She had cerebral palsy, was confined to a wheelchair and really couldn’t do anything for herself. Tia’s mother died this past June and then her father, who hadn’t seen Tia since she was three, began looking for her.
Tia was last seen in the fall of 2006. In the past five years she hasn’t used her Medicaid card, and her mother, Alicia McShane, said she’d given her daughter into foster care. Alicia said she gave her up because she couldn’t take care of her medical needs. The story wasn’t true, but no one questioned it until Alicia died and Tia’s dad, William, tried to find her.
Well, they found a storage unit Tia’s mom had rented. She stopped making payments in March 2009. Inside the unit were human bones. No prizes for guessing whose.