PENDLETON, Oreg.- For the first time since her abduction, Heide Rus's grandparents are speaking out.
They don't in any way condone their daughter, Michelle Finley, taking Heide, but they do say, both sides of the story have yet to be heard, and that's why they're talking
Six weeks ago, Michelle Finley disappeared from her parents' Pendleton home, taking her seven year old daughter Heide with her, not to be seen until her arrest last week in Las Vegas. Now, Finley's parents, Don and Sharyn, say, they worry about their granddaughter's well being.
But they've been hurt too.
Sharyn is retired from the sheriff's office, and says reports she aided in her granddaughter's abduction are totally false.
Michelle and Heide disappeared during a supervised visit at the Finley's house two months ago. They say they went to bed, and when they woke up, she was gone, with Heide, and only left a short note.
Don Finley says they never saw it coming, but when he thinks back, there may have been signs.
He says they haven't talked to Michelle since that night, and don't know when they will again.