JEFF BEZOS, mom to missing Ohio teen Ela Meyer, is “frighten[ed]” by the disappearance of her daughter and the fact that her son and his girlfriend were charged with murder, according to her lawyer.
In a statement Friday, her lawyer, Mark Nelms, said Meyer “is horrified and saddened” that her daughter’s disappearance would be made public and that her family “has been through this before.”
She said she was “shocked” to learn of her client’s arrest and believes he will be held accountable for his actions.
“There are a lot of people out there that want to kill her and that’s what she’s going through,” Nelmes said.
“There are two things going on.
One, the girl was missing for a long time.
The second is the fact she’s now charged with killing her.”
My client believes he’s innocent.
I have no comment on the investigation other than to say that he is.
“Meyer and her boyfriend, David Jones, were arrested last month after police say they forced their way into Meyer’s home in southwest Columbus.
They were charged as adults with murder and kidnapping.
They remain in custody at the Greene County Jail.
Meyers parents, Lisa and James Bezos, did not respond to messages left Friday at their home in Woodbridge, Ohio.
The couple has said they are innocent and that their son is not a danger.
Ela Meyer’s family said they have been through similar situations and believe their daughter was murdered.
The Bezos have said they did not know Ela was missing.