Well, that's a morality judgement. And for what it's worth, I agree with you as I suspect most here people do. But you can't project your own morality onto others and make them behave the way you believe they should, unfortunately.But I'm not talking about what the police and courts doing. Of course they have to follow the rules to the letter. I don't expect them to skirt the rules to get answers. We all know that backfires later.
I'm only talking about what HE should be doing. What any decent person would do. Even if some accident happened and he knows talking won't save her life, then for the sake of her parents, whose child is out there somewhere and they have no idea if she's suffering in the wilderness or if she's dead in a ditch.