Now it is all clear! The balloon boy saga is entirely a hoax that was fabricated by the Heene couple. Mayumi Heene already submitted her affidavit that states that "knew all along that Falcon was hiding in the residence". Balloon boy mom cannot take lying any longer because it really feels awful to tell your children to lie in front of all people regarding the plan they hatched up 2 weeks earlier as they wanted to be "more marketable" to the media.
Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden strongly insisted that the Heenes must face legal consequences for their conspiracy, contributing to the delinquency their children, making a false report to authorities, and attempting to influence a public servant. These charges are may carry a maximum sentence of six years in lawful custody. See the Reuters report.