Episode 078 - The Vanishing of Jaliek Rainwalker
Twelve year old Jaliek Rainwalker had lived a difficult life. Born to a drug addicted mother, and suffering from developmental issues as a result, the child bounced through multiple foster homes before finally being adopted.
Stephen Kerr and Jocelyn McDonald adopted Jaliek, and it seemed like everything was going to turn around for the child. Unfortunately, after an outburst, things went south and the family wanted to reverse the adoption. In hopes of taking some time away, Jaliek was sent to a respite home.
When Jaliek's father, Stephen, picked him up no one knew this would be the last time he'd ever be seen. While Kerr and McDonald allege that Jaliek had run away, authorities disagreed and after finding multiple holes in the official story, Kerr became a person of interest.
What became of Jaliek Rainwalker, did the child choose to run away or does someone he knew and trusted know exactly where he is?
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