read a book. most social service departments consider neglect to be a form of abuse. if you NEGLECT to feed your kid for a week, that's abuse. if you don't know where your kid is and you NEGLECT to tell anyone they are missing, that's abuse.and you think abuse is the same as neglect?
the only way she isn't guilty of abuse is if she knew the kid was dead. If she knew the kid was dead, whether by tragic accident, as her defense claims, or whether someone else killed her, she is still guilty under Florida law of "failure to report a death".