The mother, Genevieve Kelley, had given up and turned herself in last November, returning to the U.S. to get medical care for her son with Scott Kelley, according to the New Hampshire Union Leader. Like him, she is facing charges.
Mary, who, authorities said, told them she was in good health and acting of her own free will, was not detained, She left with a family attorney and another person headed to Colorado, the Union Leader reported
The arrest and Mary Nunes’ return marked a turning point in the decade-long saga.
The Kelleys had fled New Hampshire with Nunes after police and courts rejected Genevieve's accusations that Mark Nunes had sexually abused Mary, the Union Leader reported.
Their whereabouts over the years were not entirely clear, but a private investigator told the Union Leader that Mary said she had only a 10th grade education because she had moved so often.
Mark Nunes, in a statement obtained by the Union Leader, said: “We love Mary and are overjoyed that she is alive and back in the U.S. Our hearts and home are open to her, and we will do everything we can to insure she remains safe and healthy.”