I don't know whether this fits the situation I encountered. I searched for a profile for my aunt (uncle's wife) who died in 1998. Her parents predeceased her and have profiles with correct dates. Finding no profile for my aunt, I created a profile. Now it appears that the PM of her parents' profiles has blocked me from linking their child. The parents' profiles list 3 unnumbered unnamed private children. So I can't determine who must have made a private profile for this aunt, unless the PM of the parents' profiles may know.
I don't see that someone who died over 2 decades ago would be classed as recently deceased, when the information required to make a profile is public. I don't know the PM of the parents' profiles at all. Her profile is locked to prevent finding out whether she is related. The only activity in the last 2 years on her list is a merge of a duplicate profile in the tree I am trying to connect with, which has common ancestors with mine (not recent). The comments on her profile are over 3 years old.
As an aside, my own concern with respect to profiles of recently deceased relatives is the altering or outright defacing on other sites, even on findagrave. I haven't seen this on wikitree, maybe it isn't well known to people who do that.