I share your concern, too.
I was just at the Democratic Underground and found a post with a follow-up to this story. It linked to the full post at The Daily KOS. The aunt has been keeping a diary about this.
The aunt drove her nephew's car to his parents' place. She was accompanied by a friend who drove so she could sleep. Part of the purpose of the trip was to bring back the nephew's possessions. When the aunt got to the parents' place, she found that they'd given away almost all the nephew's stuff.
The house was full of the parents' church friends. Their attitude is that the nephew is sick and needs to be cured.
The poor aunt is just beside herself. And she is just being so great sticking up for her nephew. I wish both these people the best.