There's still no good explanation for why Jakadrien Turner, a Dallas teenager who ran away from home last year, spent the past year in Colombia. She was deported by mistake in November 2010 at age 14, after being picked up in a Houston mall for shoplifting and giving local authorities a false name, that of an older Colombian woman. She was finally returned home this weekend, following more than a year of frantic searching by her family after she was reported missing.
Yes, it's been reported that she had befriended some Colombians while in Houston. And yes, she is black, and there are black Colombians, as many have pointed out. Still, wherever the ball was dropped, if fell a long way. A good tick-tock today from CNN International poses more questions that prompt head-scratching. From the story: