Let's see. Dad DENNIS MOSIER strips Mom of custody due to bogus "alienation" allegations--even while the TEEN SON (not mom, not a little kid) is accusing Dad of sexual abuse. CPS doesn't find any thing, but what else is new. They'd miss an elephant in the room.
Then there's bogus crap like Dad hiring an investigator to spy on Mom, and they say it's suspicious that she tried to elude them. What crap. Anybody who was being harrassed this way would do the same.
And check out the ridiculous father-inspired hearsay, reported here as fact. That he had "rebuilt" a relationship with the boy by taking him out to restaurants and such.
There is a lot in this story that just doesn't smell right. In fact, it sounds like it was written from Daddy's press release.
Frankly, I don't think the teen son wants to be found. Otherwise, I think he'd find a way to contact authorities.
Teen in custody battle has been missing for a year; father suspects the boy's Denver mother
By Kirk MitchellRead more at dastardlydads.blogspot.com
The Denver Post
Posted: 07/03/2011 01:00:00 AM MDTUpdated: 07/03/2011 01:10:16 AM MDT
Andrew Mosier is missing.
But police don't necessarily think the 14-year-old Texas boy is in danger. He is the subject of a long-running custody battle between his father, a Houston-area neurologist, and mother, a Denver dentist.
Dr. Dennis Mosier, who has legal custody of Andrew, has not seen his son since Aug. 5, shortly before the boy was classified a runaway. He fears he is being hidden in Colorado by his maternal uncle, who has also vanished.
Mosier has told police that he suspects his ex-wife, Denver dentist Carol Lazell, who is only allowed supervised visits with her son, was involved.
She adamantly denies it, has never been named as a suspect by police investigating the case, and searches of her home have turned up no sign of the boy.
"She is as much in the dark as anyone else," her attorney Michael Canges said. "For her, this is an excruciatingly painful experience."
After the divorce
Mosier and Carol Lazell married in 1995, long after both climbed to the top of their fields. Dr. Lazell had made a name for herself in cosmetic dentistry, drawing patients from around the world who had been disfigured by gunshots.
After being injured in a 2003 car crash, Lazell said she wanted to move to Colorado, where her migraine headaches seemed to subside. In 2007, she brought Andrew to Lakewood in a trial separation from her husband, Mosier said.
Mosier filed for divorce in 2008. Initially, Lazell kept primary custody. Mosier was given limited visitation, but his ex-wife never let him see his son, he said.
In January 2010, Jefferson County Magistrate Judge Joel Schaefer transferred custody of Andrew to his father and allowed visits with Carol Lazell only at times when she was supervised by a "mental health professional."
Schaefer's ruling said Andrew was "endangered in respondent mother's care" in part because of her alienation of his father and because she had not complied with numerous court orders, including taking Andrew to weekly therapy sessions.
Mosier took his son back to Houston, took him to therapy, enrolled him in school and put him on an exercise and diet routine. He rebuilt a relationship with his son through designing model planes, helping him study and taking him out to restaurants.
Trips and accusations
Then, on June 18, 2010, Doug Lazell, Carol's brother, went to a home where a caretaker was watching Andrew and persuaded him to drive him and Andrew to the airport for a trip to Denver.
When he heard about it, Mosier called police. Carol Lazell claimed she had no part in her brother's decision and within four days Andrew was back in Houston.
Two weeks later, in early July, Andrew accused his father of sodomy and numerous domestic failings including keeping a filthy bathroom and not fixing his ceiling fan.
Police and child protective service investigators determined the complaints had no foundation, said Detective David McCurry of West University Place police, the town near Houston where Mosier lives.
On July 16, Carol Lazell filed a request for a restraining order based on her son's claims. Andrew went to live with his maternal grandparents until Carol Lazell dropped the claim on Aug. 3, 2010.
But two days after he had returned home, Andrew was gone. His uncle Doug had disappeared as well.
McCurry said Andrew told people he was leaving, and so he was classified as a runaway. But McCurry added that any adult who helped him leave could face criminal charges. One theory is that Andrew is with his uncle, McCurry said.
Mosier has hired a spokesperson and attorneys and private investigators in Texas and Colorado. In a hearing in late August, his wife denied knowing where her son was. Mosier is not convinced.
Uncle has been charged
Denver private investigator Kevin Knierim, a former FBI agent hired by Mosier, twice followed Carol Lazell from her dental practice after Andrew's disappearance.
Both times Carol Lazell took detours including once circling in and out of a King Soopers parking lot four times, Knierim said. It appeared she was either trying to evade or catch someone tailing her, Knierim said.
"I think (her actions) speak volumes," he said.
In January of this year, a Texas prosecutor charged Doug Lazell with taking Andrew to Denver in the first disappearance, giving Texas police more power to pursue him aggressively as a suspect in the boy's latest vanishing act.
But, as the anniversary of Andrew's disappearance approaches, repeated attempts by Lakewood and federal authorities to find him or his uncle have failed. Authorities have searched Doug and Carol Lazell's apartments without success.
Mosier said he fears his son is again regressing in isolation without friends or schooling. He's concerned about far- reaching emotional trauma.
"He could be scarred for life," Mosier said.