Hi Kate. I called the agencies about C and A. I left a really long detailed VM message for one of the people, and just with that, she is taking it very seriously. She called me back and got all the infor I had on C and A and C's wife, etc. She's called me back twicee since then. She is working with CPS and they will make contact within 24 hours, because of A's age and his guns and obsession with them. They are on high alert since the shooting in CO not all that far from them. They said they are getting together the proper people, because with his weapons, they can't send just a lone social worker. The woman said that A was a casualty waiting to happen. I think it helped that I am attorney - they gave me a lot of info they probably shouldn't have. But according to the records she had, the whole aneurism thing was not true, the PTSD doesn't appear to e true (although he was diagnosed with severe anxiety
and depression, which may include the PTSD, I don't know). He hasn't been getting any treatment for any of it in a long time. EEither she doesn't have his complete records, or he is making a ton of stuff up (a ton of very detailed stuff), which is scary.
Anyway, the ball is rolling. I am to email her tomorrow with more details and copies of the statements and FB posts. They are also, I understand, going to contact his wife. I feel bad if this effects her career (everyone seems to think it will), but I am less concerned about her career than about her daughter. I hope she is as well.
I am listed as the "reporting/informing party," so he can hate me instead of the rest of his family, which is best.
Also -- surprisingly, the woman at the on-base agency said they would keep me updated and that CPS would be calling me as well.
I just wanted to update you. I feel bad, in a way, but this is what has to be, and I didn't create the situation that led to this. They seem to be taking it very seriously (in fact, those are the exact words they used), but he is kind of manipulative, so I'm afraid he will convince them all is well. But he is also unwell, so he can't keep it up when he is trying to act calm. I don't think he can control it, so if they put some time in and do more than a single visit, they will understand.
Talk to you later