Missing Family With “Suicide Pact” Due To Autism Costs

3 Dec

This story reminds me of another story from years back. But it is happening now. The story, Missing Family With “Suicide Pact” Due To Autism Costs, is out of Melbourne Florida:

MELBOURNE, Florida — A Florida MISSING CHILD Alert has been issued for Kiah Firth, who was last seen wearing an all pink sundress with flower print and Kristin Firth, who was last seen wearing a dark blue sundress with a belt and a bowtie in the back.

Why are they looking for these children?

Law enforcement says that the “suicide pact” was the result of James and Mai Firth’s frustration that “Kristen’s” Autism is expensive to treat. James and Mai Firth stated they would kill the children and themselves if “the money ran out” or “Kristen” didn’t show improvement during treatment

Mai, your daughters are beautiful and only two and four years old.  You have no idea of their potential to be happy. Please, if this suicide pact is anything real, hand your children off to someone who will see that they are cared for.

The story gives pictures and descriptions of the family members and a description of their car:

The family may be traveling to San Francisco, California to board an international flight to Vietnam. The family is riding in a silver 2002 Lexus SUV, Florida license plate 612PGW, which is registered to James Firth.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of this family, please call the Melbourne Police Department at 321-409-2200, or Crimeline: 1-800-423-TIPS (8477), or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: 1-800- THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).

There’s a lot that could be said at this point. But keep in mind that this is a Google news listed site and consider encouraging the family to not follow through on the pact. I hope that by running they are indicating that they are just planning to return to Vietnam.


By Matt Carey

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4 Responses to “Missing Family With “Suicide Pact” Due To Autism Costs”

  1. Liz Ditz (@lizditz) December 5, 2012 at 22:04 #

    Via Kassiane on FB

    http://www.clickorlando.com/news/Brevard-County-missing-sisters-found-in-California/-/1637132/17657342/-/1cq8be/-/index.html


    The Florida Department of Children and Families announced Tuesday night Melbourne police confirmed Trieu “Kiah” Co and Chieu “Kristin” Firth had been safely located in California.

    Melbourne police will be holding a news conference Wednesday afternoon. Check back for more updates. The sisters are two and four-years-old. Authorities said the girls were last seen in Melbourne, Florida.

    Law enforcement officials said the children are physically well and in the custody of social workers in California. DCF said officials are working to make arrangements to travel to California to assume physical custody of the girls and return them to Florida.

    • Sullivan (Matt Carey) December 5, 2012 at 22:28 #

      Thanks for that. I’m glad they were found safe.

  2. autismne December 7, 2012 at 15:34 #

    Melbourne, Florida? Does J. Bradstreet still have a clinic there?

    • Sullivan (Matt Carey) December 7, 2012 at 15:38 #

      I wondered the same thing, but they were going to an autism clinic at the university.

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