May 18th, 2010
03:58 PM ET

American missionary returns from Haiti

Laura Silsby, the American missionary accused of trying to take nearly three dozen children out of Haiti after the devastating January 12 earthquake, returned home to Boise, Idaho, on Tuesday afternoon after being held for nearly four months in a Haitian jail.

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  1. roadkill3

    Too bad she shouldve rotted in jail

    May 18, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. tiff

    She is stupid. Way to make Americans look even more greedy and obnoxious.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sarah

    I'm sure she thought she was helping...taking them out of a dangerous situation and poverty, but it severely backfired. What was probably good intentions is more commonly known as kidnapping.

    May 18, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Stand up

    You hateful people no nothing of charity, kindness and love.

    May 18, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ruffnutt

    that'll teach her to help em out..

    May 18, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Gwendolyn

    So many news postings on this woman and the hate is so severe. Amazing that people that were not there and do not know her judge her because she believes in Christ. Many posts to other articles and the hate generated toward her is unbelievable with most mentioning her being Christian. Hope she can get her life back on track. We don't know the whole story yet so many can generate so much hate toward this woman. 😦

    May 18, 2010 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jacqueline

    I too am disappointed at the nasty comments concerning laura silsby. I believe she was misguided but not a kidnapper, I hope she has learnt from this experience and will pick up her life as much as she can.

    For the record I am a lapsed persbyterian, I do not support the christian agenda. I do not agree with what laura silsby did but I also do not believe she is evil.

    May 18, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ashley

    even if she is not evil, she deserves punishment, they should have waited to figure out if the children were orphans-had a translator, waited for news from families-before trying to get them over the board. she should have known the laws going in about orphans-which was reannounced days before she tried to take them over the border

    she is also not the only one who did this. the other people in the group deserve some sort of punishment-even prohbation. it's comendable that she tried to do good by her, the victims & God but you have to know the laws with any good deed. especially involving children

    May 19, 2010 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  9. Unpaid

    I like many others am owed money from her company and very disturbed that she was out doing this instead of doing what she said she was doing in the office, out putting the final details on getting the companies finaces in order to pay over 50 people nearly two years wages. She lied to us and kept us hopefull while out persuing her own intrests. She shouldnt have been there in the first place.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |