1. In response to a request filed under the California Public Records Act, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that police arrested Denise Jones on Dec. 16, 2003, at 5:10 p.m. Sunset in Southern California in mid-December 2003 took place at approximately 5:40 p.m., according to the U.S. National Climatic Data Center.
2. Observations about 80th street were made during a May 2005 visit.
3. According to Los Angeles police.
4. All fingerprints of LAPD arrestees are run through the FBI's database.
5. A request from CL to the LAPD for bond information was denied. The Los Angeles Times reported on April 20, 2004, that "police took her fingerprints and a booking number and released her."
6. Otis described the phone call in a June 2005 interview with CL.
7. Hanna's grandmother, Maxine Coffland, and her uncle's girlfriend, Kelly Thurman, described the phone calls during interviews in February-June 2005.
8. Melody described the call during a January 2005 phone interview and a March 2005 visit with Melody in Maine.
9. Hanna's conversation with her older brother was described to CL by Hanna's stepmother. In an April 22, 2004, Portland Press Herald article, Hanna's brother described the call.
10. According to Otis.
11. In DFACS documents obtained through the Georgia Open Records Act, a DFACS employee kept a log of conversations with Hanna's family and other developments in her case. An entry dated Jan. 6, 2004, states that Hanna's grandmother told the agency "Hanna may have tried to get to California."
12. In interviews, Otis, Melody, Hanna's grandmother and Hanna's uncle described Hanna's feelings for Otis, as well
as the fact that he viewed her only as a friend. In DFACS documents, Otis is listed as Hanna's boyfriend.
13. Hanna's stepmother, Christine Montessori, described Hanna's birthday during a January 2005 phone interview and a March 2005 visit with Christine in Maine.
14. Hanna's anger toward her parents, her distress over their divorce, and her allegations against her mother's boyfriend are described in DFACS documents and by her grandmother, stepmother, Otis and Melody. The belief that she would not have stopped trying to get her parents' attention was expressed by Hanna's stepmother.
15. Hanna's tendencies to sneak out of the house, drink, and pick fights with her family were described by Melody, Otis, Maxine and Christine, and was confirmed in DFACS documents.
16. DFACS documents state that Hanna's father "was unable to control her so he put her on a bus back to Georgia."
17. During a March 2005 visit with Christine in Maine, Christine produced the letter.
18. DFACS documents describe how Hanna ran away on Sept. 23, 2003.
19. Christine described Phillip's conversation with the center for missing children.
20. The logbook was provided by DFACS in response to a request filed by CL under state Open Records Act.
21. Amanda wrote in her DFACS logbook that she visited the trailer on March 23, 2004. Hanna's grandmother also described the visit in interviews with CL from February-June, 2005.
22. The details of the reunification plan, as well as Cheryl's living and work situations, were described in DFACS documents and by Maxine.
23. According to Maxine. Cheryl declined comment for this story, stating that she is considering legal action against DFACS and does not want to jeopardize her case.
24. Maxine described the tension between Cheryl and Amanda. Two months before the March 23, 2004, visit, Amanda wrote in her DFACS logbook: "[S]poke to Chris Shelton [sic.] at Butts County DFCS. She has been meeting with ... Cheryl Montagu and is on her good side. ... [I] would like to come out when she has her next appointment."
25. According to Maxine.
26. Maxine described Cheryl's complaint in interviews with CL from February-June, 2005. According to Amanda's DFACS logbook: "[I] went to the home of ... Cheryl Montagu to meet with her and ... Chris Sheldon. ... [Cheryl] was telling [me] she thought it was wrong that she had to do a case plan for a child that [I] didn't know the whereabouts of ... and [Cheryl] talked more about her frustrations."
27. Cheryl's comments were described consistently by Maxine on at least two occasions.
28. Maxine recalled Cheryl's complaints during several interviews with CL. According to Amanda's DFACS logbook entry describing the March 23, 2004, visit with Cheryl: "[Cheryl] said that she feel [I] should have put Hanna in a boot camp so she couldn't run away."
29. Cheryl's comments were described consistently by Maxine on at least two occasions.
30. According to Maxine.
31. According to Amanda's DFACS logbook, she was told during the March 23, 2004, visit that "Hanna might be in California." An entry dated Jan. 6, 2004, describes a phone conversation between Amanda and Maxine during which Maxine told her: "Hanna may have tried to get to California." In interviews, Maxine said she began telling Amanda in December that Hanna might be in California.
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