Faye Yager, who has claimed for a number of years that she was “retired” and no longer helps underground mothers has given a quote to the Australian Newspaper. In that article, she claimed to have helped 7,000 women escape spouses. As most of us in the Missing Children’s community that have followed Faye Yager cases, the number of women that she has helped is grossly exaggerated. The numbers are far less, probably only in the hundreds. We have not yet found any cases that Yager has admitted to assisting where there was conclusive evidence that the mother or her child’s life were in jeopardy. In the Yager cases that we have tracked, it is Faye Yager and members of her group that help the mother or parental kidnapper to construct false allegations against the left-behind parent.
There has also been unconfirmed rumors in the Missing Children’s Community that Yager had revealed the location of an underground mother in exchange for a million dollars in reward money. This information is contained in a confidential and sealed settlement agreement that is rumored to exist. There are also sources that believe that Faye Yager had agreed as part of that settlement to get out of the business of hiding children and supporting this cause.
There is no direct evidence that Faye Yager assisted Dorothy Barnett and Yager is known to take responsibility for cases despite no involvement in them. However, the father in his search for his child appeared on several Television Shows where Faye Yager took credit for assisting. Dorothy Barnett’s story also appeared in a Newspaper article where the reporter and the photographer featured Faye Yager Cases. The photographer in that story, Allan Detrich actually photographed underground moms as they went into hiding in that controversial story. It was thought by many in the missing children’s community that Detrich and his were were also supporters of the underground. It was thought that Detrich was trying to win a Pulitzer for these photos. In March 2007, it was discovered that Detrich digitally altered 79 photos for the Toledo Blade Newspaper during 2007 and he was fired from his job.