Can't stop thinking about it - local tragedy :(

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by gritsar, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Something happened yesterday in town that is really troubling me today.
    There was this 15 yr. old girl that has had quite a bit of police contact over the last year or so; mainly because she was a habitual runaway. She's had been missing for 30 days this last time. Just about every city cop in town and quite a few of the deputies have dealt with her. Most all of them, including my SO, had tried to tell her about the dangers of what she was doing. She wouldn't listen.
    Yesterday morning the county deputies were led by a tip to a local recreational area where they found her remains scattered over an area of about an acre.
    Why wouldn't she listen???? [​IMG]
    I know the answer. We all thought we were immortal at 15. It just makes me sad.
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    It is truly unfortunate when teenagers think they are invincible. How very sad for that to have happened to someone you know. I work for a transit authority and we get missing kids flyers all the time, one I remember was a 16 yo girl. We distirbuted them all over all the buses only to find out the next day that she had been hit by a train. The train never knew or stopped. Very sad. [​IMG]
     
  3. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a sad story. So sorry for that girl and all those who are affected by what happened. [​IMG] I hope they find who did it!
     
  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    who knew her heart of hearts? so sad. yes, a tragedy indeed.

    i am so thankful for my healthy, happy children. i am saddened for the parents and your community.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Oh they know who did it. A 19 year old that fled the country. I guess it was eating at him. He called someone in town and told them where to find her remains. Still remains to be seen whether they can get him back into this country to face up to what he did.
     
  6. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
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    So sad to hear, I am a forensic analyst and have seen more than my fair share of crime scenes. Most people see TV shows like CSI and think it is cool. Well, no it is not.

    You quickly get tired of seeing the blood, gore, rot and stench of murdered or suicide victims. You get tired of having to wade through their remains, etc. Dead people are worse than anything you can imagine. You NEVER forget a face, not ever.

    The worst are the young, those who never would listen or those who never had a chance. Those who's hearts took them down the wrong path. The despondent. So, so sad....
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Senseless deaths of young people always haunt me. [​IMG]
     
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    That's so sad, Gritsar...hopefully now she's found peace.

    Makes me feel old too, Cyn...
     
  9. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    That's horrible, I can't believe that poor girl is gone. We had something similar happen here, Kara Kopetsky went missing from town and no one's seen her since. It's so weird to hear about things on the news and all the sudden they're happening to people you know right in your own backyard. I met Kara about a month or so before she went missing, and I was more than a little surprised to see her pic up as a missing person. No one's found her body, so she may still be alive, but after almost 2 years it's not promising. So sorry to hear about this, I hope her family can find consolation.
     
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I'm sorry to hear of such a senseless death!..and i'm sorry that you were affected by it also..:aww..
    It reminds me our local tragedy several years ago, 16 year old girl named Molly Bish, what a sad case that was also, they think she was abducted during her life guard duty at a local pond here, but some of the locals here that knew her think there was more involved,and that she knew the person and went willingly with him. Her story was even on Adam Walsh's show(i think its americas most wanted)... sadly,a couple years ago a hunter found a piece of a bathing suit(in the woods behind my house..not far at all...[​IMG]..that still creeps me out!..), and had the common sense to report it to the police, then they found the rest of her bones, scattered about. I feel for these poor kids,some of them really think that, "That would never happen to me." well kids it does!...just ask Molly and this other girl here.....
     

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