Investigators in the Canadian West have a history of letting things slide, especially when they deem a case not urgent.
Interesting case. Well written, Megan!
After partner abuse, it may be easy for a woman to move on from the lifestyle and the abuser and not look back. But to turn off concern for and curiosity about the children she left behind? That is quite incomprehensible.
At least to our contemporary sensibilities. (I am sure that it was common in other times, and other places, though less discussed.)
May the family reunion benefit the siblings who did not know about each other.