Should Robbie Romero’s mom recognize him?

UPDATE -The teenager claiming to be Robbie Romero is not the missing boy, after all, according to DNA results.
Nineteen-year-old Robert Terrezas’ DNA did not match with Romero, who disappeared in June 2000 at age 7, police said.

Evelyn and Ricky Romero remained unsure whether the teen was the little boy who went missing while walking home from a friend’s house one summer afternoon.

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I became curious when I watched a video where Evelyn Romero, the mother of missing Robbie Romero, told the media that she met with the teen that is saying  he is her son that went missing 10 years ago.

I especially wanted to know if she recognized the teen as her son.  If she knew immediately that it was him.  

When she was asked if she thought it was her son, she said she didn’t know, although she said the mannerism seemed the same and that her son and the young man looked alike.

As many of you know, my brothers and sisters were victims of parental abduction when they were 2 and 3 years old, which resulted in them missing for 10 years.  I began to wonder, if my mom recognized my siblings when she saw them again, so I decided to call her and ask.

Now remember they were toddlers when she last saw them and they were teenagers when she saw them again, and this is what she said, “I knew it was them.   Jon looked like his father, and so did Cheryl, and the lighter hair, and Jimmy shows up and looks like my father, even though Jon and Jim were twins.  I had no qualms that they were my children at all.  I could tell it was them by the way they walked.  The way they walk doesn’t go away from them.  I recognized all of them and there was no question about it in my mind.” 

Evelyn did say she recognized some mannerisms and she did say the young man resembled Robbie, but that is as far as it went.  It could be that the police cautioned her so much, that she was not able to trust her own instincts.

In this case, we will have to wait for science to tell us if Robbie the teen, is Evelyn’s missing boy.

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