I received this comment in the comments section….
This is Detective Winter from the Portland Police Bureau. We are actively investigating this matter. Please call me at 503-823-0182 to report information related to this case and Kate’s treatment of the children in her care.
Thanks for your help in keeping children in our community safe and healthy.
Mr. Winter has several requests:
His first main request is for anyone who donated money to Kate to please email him with the amount(s), what the money was donated for (e.g. adoption, Charley’s time off, Joshua’s 5.5 party ect.), and why did you believe there was a need (e.g., Joshua was about to die and Charley couldn’t get paid time off, etc.)
His second main request is any information that would help him contact Kate Estes. He has her Facebook link, Noah’s Facebook link and blog information, Although he needs to get in direct contact with her if possible.
It will be helpful if you will detail your concerns about the children and Faith and her baby. [He knows what the concerns are, but he needs to have people tell him in their own words.]
Any other information that could possibly be helpful. He has complete copies of the Caring Bridge blogs that he was able to subpoena, but any information regarding other blogs, other internet presence, could be helpful. I know Kate has had several blogs, if you have any old posts from them, the original address and/or host, etc., he can subpoena if he needs to.
His email address is:
I ask that everyone please have patience, this is going to be a time consuming case and take a lot of work to weed through it all. The Portland police and the state justice department are working on this. Munchhausen’s cases are very difficult to prove, and he is trying to get all his ducks in a row. The money under false pretenses is being heavily investigated also.
Lastly Bethany and Joshua are doing wonderfully, playing, enjoying being kids.
Thank you for all the support. I am happy that Detective Winter saw this site and reached out. I know there are many of us who knew something wasn’t right and felt lied to and deceived.
The most important thing right now is that them little ones are safe, happy and thriving.