CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The publicist to Mindy McCready has issued a statement in regards to recent reports of her missing son, Zander.
In the statement, Kat Atwood of Music City News Media said the following:
"In regard to the misleading 'missing reports' surrounding Mindy McCready and her son, Zander: McCready and son are safe, healthy and comfortable.
No Amber Alert has been issued; this is not a missing child case. Ms. McCready has not been charged with illegal wrongdoings. Ms. McCready's number one priority has always been, and continues to be, the safety of her son. The 5-year-old boy has been with his mother for more than 30 days; law enforcement officials spoke with the child and saw Zander via skype yesterday.
Ms. McCready has been awaiting an order following recent court hearings which concluded on November 4, 2011 regarding whether her child could be returned to her, and if not, whether he (Zander) would continue in the care of her mother, Gayle Inge [NOTE: Ms. McCready is currently involved in litigation with Ms. Inge surrounding Inge's false statements as published by the National Enquirer.]
Since, at least January, 2011, Ms. McCready has been desperately advising the court, and others involved in the Ft. Myers, Florida proceedings, that Zander is in danger, both physically and emotionally, at Inge's home. As a direct result of being a mother (not an actress, not a singer), Ms. McCready took action to ensure her son's safety.
She is encouraging a discovery investigation at this time. Mindy appreciates sentiments of interest, thoughts and prayers, and looks forward to a final, truthful resolution."
However, a spokesperson for Children's Network of SWFL says it's their job to keep children safe.
Aimee McLaughlin says a case worker checked on Zander last Tuesday and he was fine.
Then when she checked on him this Tuesday, he was gone and she became increasingly concerned and filed a police report.
According to the police report, the case worker was motivated to call authorities after she talked to Tim McCready, Mindy's father.
The report states, "Tim McCready did not want to speak or tell her the whereabouts of Zander or Mindy."
The case worker believes the two may be in Arkansas.
Wednesday afternoon, Tim McCready released a statement through his attorney.
It stated, they are working with local authorities and their only interest is the health, safety, and well being of their grandson.
A Lee County Judge said Mindy McCready has until 5pm Thursday to return Zander or she could be arrested.