Defiant child stamped her feet. Arms folded, pouting lip there was no telling her.
Stranger danger she ignored and so often in the street she would disappear only to be found in earnest conversation with a person unknown.
No amount of reasoning made any impression on her.
When she was fourteen she disappeared. Out shopping her mother looked around and she was gone.
CTV footage showed her walking away with a man no one knew. Hours turned to days to months. It was the sombre policeman at the door who answered their question.