“To that end, Paulides detailed the story of a two-year-old boy named Keith Parkins, who vanished near Umatilla National Forest. The child would eventually be found an astounding 12 miles away after being gone for only 19 hours.”
I see. It would just be “astounding” for some adult to take the child 12 miles away over a period of 19 hours? Not.
speculation, conjecture, speculation, tin-foil-hat, more conjecture - typical coast-to-coast show
A search for Keith Parkins and Umatilla comes up with no results except for those with Paulides as a source.
Pre-internet history? Although the use of “carefully designed” search and rescue grids is relatively modern.