Saturday, June 7, 2008 , Updated 9:09 a.m., June 10, 2008
UPDATEDx2: Mother leaves Dallas-Fort Worth Airport before her flight and without her son
The son is with Child Protective Services until they can reunite him with family members.
Jolanda Newburg and her 12 year old son had a layover at D/FW Airport between Arkansas and California Friday morning. Her son left to go the bathroom and Newburg was gone when he returned. Airport officials believe she left the airport on her own and possibly got a cab. While Newburg has not been found, airport staff have stopped their search. The son is with Child Protective Services until they can reunite him with family members.
UPDATE: She was found. One wants to find her despicable but one will probably be forced to feel pity since she appears to possibly require hospitalization. If only they gave a test before you are allowed to have kids. But you know what, if they did that, the species would dry up and die.
UPDATE 2: Hoo boy -- mother now says she was just doing "God's work" and is claiming she never left her child because she was there with him "spiritually." As you can guess, she underwent a psychiatric evaluation at Parkland and has been charged with a third degree felony of endangering/abandoning a child.
Posted by Laura S.; updated by T.G.; second update by Alex B.
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