The 1587 colony of English families was the biggest cover-up in American history, thus known as the Greatest Mystery in American History, and it happened at the dawning of America. The Lost Colony surviving beyond Roanoke Island was covered up not because someone was going to "get into trouble." The colony was covered-up for 2 reasons that have been found thus far, the 2nd reason was probably the key reason and can be found here within later chapter publishings.
It must be taken into account that a female from the Lost Colony gave birth about every year or so. The Lost Colony males could have fathered countless children within the colony and with the Indians. The 1587 colony had 3 main objectives in America: 1) To find precious metals and gems. 2) To etch in stone the English ways of life in America. 3) To populate the New World. If any of the colonists were not able to have children they would not have been on the 1587 voyage to Roanoke.
In the Fall of 1591, the colony was attacked and 7 of the colonists survived that attack. How many kids the colonists had already with the Indians, following their landing at Roanoke and up until the time of the attack (over 4 years), is not known. How many of those English or mixed English/Indian kids died in the attack is unclear. However, the number of kids that died in the raid on the Paspahegh Village is possibly the same number of kids that died in the 1591 attack.
following years of living with the Indians and upon the arrival of the Jamestowne Colony, the survivors from the Lost Colony were rescued by Captain John Smith, Christopher Newport, and other merchant investors of the 1587 colony. When the English Royal Crown found their colony along with their kids, this is what they found (below, center), living mostly naked and covered with tattoos and under the rule of King Powhatan. This does not bode well on the World's stage for the English, or with the English, thence this is one reason the survivors from the 1587 colony were covered up.