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Old 02-02-2015, 05:31 AM   #31
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Saw this segment again. Why didn't Bill contact the cops that night he thought he saw his son!?
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Saw this segment again. Why didn't Bill contact the cops that night he thought he saw his son!?
I believe he was planning to do that the following day or some time that weekend. But at that moment, he was just happy to know where Christophe was living.

It's just a tragedy that Bill's compassion for his son, not wanting to traumatize him after not seeing him for two years, ended up screwing him over as Betty ended up leaving with Christophe the very next day.

It's a near miss that makes you want to pull your hair out. Kind of like when the Maples' apartment complex in Santa Clara had been tracked down within a day of the original UM segment but they had moved out with Bobby and Christi just a week earlier and then managed to stay in hiding for another 19 years.
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I had never seen this segment prior to watching it recently. Having seen the update online, this case may be the saddest UM case for me. How terribly sad that Bill saw his son that one night but didn't alert authorities. It was the last time he ever caught a glimpse of him as he apparently died years later.

Correct me if I'm wrong but don't you need a bone marrow transplant from a relative if you have leukemia? If that is the case, why in the world she didn't contact Bill when Christophe was diagnosed is criminal.
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Probably because she was enough of a sociopath/psychopath/narcissist or whatever that contacting him would be "losing". Having mental issues she'd rather have her son die than give in and stop punishing his father. The woman is a nutcase and it's a shame she was able to get away with this. I hope karma gets her eventually.
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I believe he was planning to do that the following day or some time that weekend. But at that moment, he was just happy to know where Christophe was living.

It's just a tragedy that Bill's compassion for his son, not wanting to traumatize him after not seeing him for two years, ended up screwing him over as Betty ended up leaving with Christophe the very next day.

It's a near miss that makes you want to pull your hair out. Kind of like when the Maples' apartment complex in Santa Clara had been tracked down within a day of the original UM segment but they had moved out with Bobby and Christi just a week earlier and then managed to stay in hiding for another 19 years.
I wonder if Bill was noticed outside the house trying to get a peak inside. It just seems too much of a coincidence that the very next day Christophe was taken away from the house.
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Does anyone actually have this segment? I can't remember if I saw it on the forbidden site years ago, or if I actually caught it on a Lifetime rerun back in the early 2000's.
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Does anyone actually have this segment? I can't remember if I saw it on the forbidden site years ago, or if I actually caught it on a Lifetime rerun back in the early 2000's.
I uploaded it to YouTube several years back. This around that very brief period when Lifetime's sister network 'Real Women' was airing old segments. But naturally, it was removed by Cosgrove & Mauer before you could blink twice.

Unfortunately, I accidentally recorded over the segment shortly after.
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I uploaded it to YouTube several years back. This around that very brief period when Lifetime's sister network 'Real Women' was airing old segments. But naturally, it was removed by Cosgrove & Mauer before you could blink twice.

Unfortunately, I accidentally recorded over the segment shortly after.
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Does anyone actually have this segment? I can't remember if I saw it on the forbidden site years ago, or if I actually caught it on a Lifetime rerun back in the early 2000's.
I have a copy somewhere although it will be like finding a needle in a haystack since so many haven't been labelled yet. I saw them on a certain popular video sharing site and downloaded them very quickly years ago.
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The worst part about this case was that Bill actually went through the proper channels (in court) to obtain visitation, and ultimately, custody of Christophe. DarkDante alluded to this earlier in this thread, but I too found in pretty bizarre that the segment was presented as Bill's vigilante-like quest to find his son. I have no idea why the authorities were never involved.
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I have no idea why the authorities were never involved.
I would imagine that Bill knew what his ex-wife was capable of and if law enforcement got involved it could have led to a violent struggle (or she could have fled immediately). He probably didn't want to have his son traumatized by having Mom and half her family hauled off to jail. I see his behavior as similar to Gordon Page Sr.: while it's easy to play Monday morning quarterback most loving fathers would have reacted in the same way with the information they had at the time.

Betty is one if not the worst non-murderer featured on UM in my opinion. I tried everything to give her the benefit of the doubt since there are two sides to every story but it's clear to me she was just a scumbag who would rather ruin her ex-husband than allow her son to have a happy, well adjusted life. Just the fact he was able to get full custody in the 80s tells me everything I need to know. Not going to lie, if I were in Bill's shoes I might have been featured on UM as a fugitive wanted for murder in France.
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I would imagine that Bill knew what his ex-wife was capable of and if law enforcement got involved it could have led to a violent struggle (or she could have fled immediately). He probably didn't want to have his son traumatized by having Mom and half her family hauled off to jail. I see his behavior as similar to Gordon Page Sr.: while it's easy to play Monday morning quarterback most loving fathers would have reacted in the same way with the information they had at the time.

I wasn't criticizing Bill for what he did. I find it odd that no law enforcement agency was interviewed in the segment, as well as their apparent blase attitude in trying to locate Betty.
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The worst part about this case was that Bill actually went through the proper channels (in court) to obtain visitation, and ultimately, custody of Christophe. DarkDante alluded to this earlier in this thread, but I too found in pretty bizarre that the segment was presented as Bill's vigilante-like quest to find his son. I have no idea why the authorities were never involved.
That's a good point. As soon as one parent (or family member) takes off with the child, the FBI is supposed to get immediately involved. But the segment made it seem as though Bill was on his own.

Even before the kidnapping, the authorities weren't exactly shown in a positive light. The segment mentions that Betty denied Bill visits with Christophe over and over and over to the point where he kept having to take her to court. When the judge told Betty he was going to jail her if she continued to do this, THAT'S when she took off. It seems like the judge should have threatened her much earlier than he did.
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