Originally Posted by Preacher
I see your point, but when the kid joined one of Rick's search parties Hershel used the argument that it was one of "his" people and the Rick should have gotten his permission. Sophia was one of Rick's people and decisions regarding her should be left up to Rick or her mother following that same logic.
You know, now that you bring that up, if the kid volunteered for the search party, perhaps that's further evidence of the possibility that Otis DIDN'T tell anyone about finding a little girl zombie. I still don't find it believable that Otis wouldn't have talked about it, but if the kid volunteered, it would imply he didn't know.