Jailed US Missionary Faces Business, Personal Woes

March 25, 2010 - 11:14 AM
As an Idaho woman sits in a jail in Haiti, her Internet business is closing and her ex-husband is seeking sole custody of their 5-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son.
Boise, Idaho (AP) - As an Idaho woman sits in a jail in Haiti, her Internet business is closing and her ex-husband is seeking sole custody of their 5-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son.
 
Terry Silsby also has asked courts to demand immediate return of his children's passports and require that Laura Silsby obtain "medical clearance" before having contact with them.
 
Laura Silsby is being held on suspicion of kidnapping after trying to bus 33 Haitian children to the Dominican Republic. Her attorney declined comment.
 
Terry Silsby says he's concerned his ex-wife may continue the orphanage plans and take their children there.
 
A board member says Laura Silsby's business, Personal Shopper Inc., is closing this week. It has been plagued by lawsuits and claims of unpaid wages.