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Published: Sunday, Aug. 5 2012 9:18 p.m. MDT

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delasalle
Sandy, UT

I commend the Sneddons for their unwavering hope in finding their son and in not giving up. It's a testament to the type of people and parents they are.

That said, I have to defend the government's approach to this and even to the Elizabeth Smart case. The government doesn't have unlimited resources and therefore has to allocate where the percentages are high and likelihood of success is more certain. The unfortunate reality is the statistics are not high, in fact are very low, for a positive successful outcome in these cases. And like baseball or any other situation where averages are important, the government must play the averages.

Good luck and I am certainly hoping to read a positive ending to this tragic story.

Mozzy
Provo, UT

I agree that the Sneddons are a remarkable family in the face of such a devastating ordeal. As a parent I can't imagine what they have been going through these past 8 years. My heart goes out to them.

@delasalle-I get what you're saying, but I disagree with your defense of the government's approach. One of the duties of the State Department is to counter international crime. If state-sponsored kidnapping isn't international crime, I'm not sure what is. They can easily use sources and connections that this family would never be able to access. If this young man was the son of anyone famous or even if this was a high profile story, you can bet the State Department wouldn't hesitate to use their resources to investigate this latest lead. That is all this family is asking, that the public help push this story to a high profile status so the State Department will feel compelled to investigate. I would imagine if he was your son, you would want the same.

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