Mum of missing Pottsville man on ‘setting record straight’
TEN days since missing Pottsville man Greg Hutchings and his four-year-old daughter Eeva went missing, police say there is still no sign of the pair.
Meanwhile Greg's mum Diana Hutchings, also of Pottsville, has thanked supporters and accused the police of incorrectly accepting Eeva's mum, Michelle Dorendahl's, version of events.
Ms Hutchings took to My Daily News to correct what she said was false information being spread by the police and media.
She said her family was trying to get the case picked up by more senior police so it could be properly investigated.
She said her son and Michelle were not involved in a "custody" battle, but that he was trying to prevent an international abduction.
She accused Michelle of a breach of Court Parenting Orders and said there was much evidence to suggest she was planning to take Eeva to Finland permanently, "where she has inherited property and vehicle, and went to uni".
Michelle has previously rejected this claim.
Ms Hutchings maintains she does not know where her son is.
"I can only hope he has taken her and keeping her safe, in Australia, but I don't see how that's possible," she said.
"A total mystery to all who know him.
"We want Greg Hutchings and Eeva Dorendahl-Hutchings found ASAP.
"Greg's family is Eeva's only auntie, cousin and grandparent in her life.
"No contact with us is not in her interests:
"All her family should be in her life, and it has cost a lot of money and time to achieve this for her.
"She needs both parents, and I know her father would never alienate her from her mother.
"Misreporting and misinformation don't help the search, but waste police resources and hinder Investigation.
"We can but hope, and keep trying, for a positive outcome to this total mystery."
Ms Hutchings also contradicted the police claim that Greg and Eeva had frequently gone camping together which was one of the reasons given for the extensive search of bushland in the first few days after their disappearance.
"Praying some some truth and integrity remains in the police somewhere to investigate fully," she said.