Charlie had arrived around two in the morning and begged Aunt Lizzie and Uncle Teddy to take him straight to the police station. There, he discovered that they were researching at least four credible sightings and sources of James and Bella. When I woke up the next morning, I heard Charlie discussing what he had seen and heard at the police station with Jasper, Uncle Teddy and Rose.
“…It appears that he’s traveling north,” Charlie said. “Using the same car that he abducted that student in. Apparently he’s not the sharpest tool in the shed.”
“And the cops told you this?” Rose asked.
“Yes. It is a professional courtesy,” Charlie explained. “Besides, Ringleman said that Bella reminded him of his daughter. He could only imagine how we’re feeling.”
“Well, the latest I heard is that James’ family has a cabin in the wild of northern Minnesota, close to the Canadian border,” Jasper said as he read the report that Charlie had brought. “He could be heading there, if he follows this moronic path.”
I cleared my throat. “If they know what kind of car he’s driving and where he’s going, why aren’t they arresting him?”
“Because, the tips were all from passersby,” Charlie explained. “Civilians. By the time the police arrived, he was long gone. Now, the FBI is heading up to his cabin in the north woods of Minnesota. They’re staking out the shack at a safe distance but he hasn’t arrived, yet.”