“For most parents notifying law enforcement, as well as neighbors, when your child is missing is almost an immediate instinct,” Spano said. “The earlier law enforcement is aware of a missing child, the better chance we have of finding the child alive or finding the person responsible for the child’s disappearance”
Spano is circulating legislation – Caylee’s Law – in the Assembly that would make it a felony for a parent, legal guardian or caretaker to not notify law enforcement of the disappearance of their child within 24 hours. In addition, the legislation would make it a felony for a parent, legal guardian or caretaker to not notify law enforcement of the death of a child, accidental or otherwise.
“What happened in this case was horrifying and the fact that Caylee was not reported missing for 31 days makes it that much more troubling. This legislation provides an additional tool law enforcement can use to help in finding a missing child and will make it easier to prosecute those who choose to harm them,” Spano said.
SOURCE: Press Release