The driver in Moscow, who picked up the Russian boy abandoned by his adoptive mother, Torry Hansen, seemed like an ordinary kid. Artyom Savelyev who appeared shy and a bit thin to the driver, says he thought it was strange that the boy had no luggage with him except for a small colorful backpack.
He says, “During the time that I spent with him I didn’t notice any mental deviation,” said the 38-year-old Lukyanov, who spent more than six hours with the boy last Thursday. “But perhaps he behaves differently with strangers — I don’t want to pass judgments.”
Russian Health Ministry officials said that tests showed the boy has no mental issues. What is more disturbing, is Torry Hansen returned Artyom with ONLY the clothes on his back, with a note saying she no longer wanted to parent him.
As investigators did deeper into Artyom’s previous life, they have found out that he actually lived with his biological mother until the age of six years old. The state took Artem away from his mom because she was an alcoholic. His poor addicted mom, had no idea what awaited her son, it appears has experienced one tragedy after another. Abandoned repeatedly.
If he was truly emotionally disturbed, would he have not shown that side of himself to the taxi driver? A strange man, who he did not know? Or did Artyom Savelyev lash out at Torry Hansen’s family because he was abused? Any loving parent would NEVER send their child, adopted or not, on a plane to a foreign country alone. Also, with only the clothes on his back. No luggage, nothing? That seems so cruel and so callous.
Authorities in Tennessee, are interviewing people surrounding the case and at this time Torry Hansen still refuses to speak to the police department. What’s most troubling his Torry and her mother Nancy Hansen continue to thumb their noses at authority. Would they be able to get away with this is New York, LA or Chicago? No way, they would be arrested immediately. What is taking Tennessee authorities so long? This woman needs to go to jail and never be allowed to adopt any children in the future.