Archive for the ‘Murdered children’ Category

Somer Thompson will be laid to rest on Tuesday. Her body was discovered at the Chesser Island Landfill in Folkston, Ga last week after she vanished while walking home from school. Her killer has not been caught.

Memorial for Somer, reward money grow

First Coast Crime Stoppers and the Justice Coalition announced a combined reward of $32,500 for tips leading to an arrest and conviction in the case. Call the Sheriff’s Office at (877) 227-6911 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 845-8477 (845-TIPS) to remain anonymous or e-mail CART@claysheriff.com.

How to contribute
Anyone interested in assisting the family with expenses related to Somer’s death can do so at any area VyStar Credit Union. A bank account has been set up in the name of Somer Thompson with the account number 0702794000. Residents and businesses wishing to donate to the reward should contact the Justice Coalition at (904) 783-6312 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 845-8477 (845-TIPS). The Justice Coalition also has set up an account, number 3123504437, for people to donate to the reward at two Ameris Bank locations in Jacksonville – 888 Lane Ave. and 4835 Town Center Parkway.

A rally and fundraiser in support of the family will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Orange Park Town Hall, 2042 Park Ave. There will be an auction, bounce house, bake sale and more.

Visitation (open): 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Orange Park, 1140 Kingsley Ave. Memorial service (open): 11 a.m. Tuesday at same location.Graveside service and burial (private): Tuesday, immediately following memorial service, Jacksonville Memory Gardens, 111 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park (procession from Kingsley Avenue to Blanding Boulevard to cemetery property). Reception (private): Tuesday, immediately following burial, First Baptist Church of Orange Park.


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Elizabeth Olten, 9, left her friend’s house in St. Martins, Mo. around dusk on the evening of October 21, 2009. When she didn’t return home a short time later, her parents called police to report her missing.

Body of missing Missouri girl found; juvenile in custody

Authorities searching for a missing Cole County, Mo., girl have found a body and arrested a juvenile described as a “person of interest” in the case, authorities announced this afternoon.

The body of Elizabeth Olten, 9, of St. Martins was found deep in the woods away from the initial search area, Cole County Sheriff Greg White announced in a televised press conference. Authorities also recovered Elizabeth’s cell phone, he said.

The person of interest is an older juvenile who was acquainted with Elizabeth, White said. He did not provide the juvenile’s age or say how he knew Elizabeth.


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“We’re coming for you. We’re gonna get you”, is Deina THompson’s warning in this video. Does Deina have a hunch who the person is or is she in shock and speaking in generalities? When asked about what she would say to “them”, after describing one bad apple, Deina Thompson’s response (at approximately the 1.23 mark of the video) was, “I don’t know, I mean it could be my …..” before stopping herself. Who she may have been referring to is unclear.

Search the The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW), 171 hits from Florida Zip-code (32073) for City Orange Park, County Clay

Search Florida Sexual Offender/Predator Registry

Address Searched 1643 MILLER ST (Grove Park Elementary School)
Radius 5 Miles
Offenders/Predators found 130

Search Family Watchdog registered offender map
search criteria: 32073
254 offenders
10 non-mappable offenders

Dense Population of Sex Offenders in Fla. Case Is Alarmingly Typical

Law enforcement officials have interviewed at least 75 registered sex offenders who live within a 5-mile radius of the second grader’s home on Orange Park, Fla., but state officials say there are some 161 convicted offenders in that area.


It makes you wonder how many offendors there really are.

Top 16 Lures Of Child Predators

Stranger Danger and child lures

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Edenfield found guilty in Christopher Barrios’ murder
Jury now considers whether he should be executed


BRUNSWICK — A jury found David Edenfield guilty of murder, cruelty to children, three counts of child molestation and other charges Monday in the death of 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr.

Less than an hour after announcing their verdict, the six men and six women were back in the jury box for the separate sentencing phase in which they would decide whether Edenfield, 61, should get the death penalty.

Update 10-07-09: Jury deliberating on death penalty in Edenfield case
DA calls him an animal, defense lawyer reminded jury Edenfield is a human being

Update: Jury recommends death penalty

BRUNSWICK, GA — The jury that found him guilty voted to put David Edenfield to death for the murder and sexually molestation of 6-year-old Christopher Barrios Jr.

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On trial for molesting and slaying a 6-year-old Christopher Michael Barrios Jr., that is what David Edenfield told authorities in a taped interview.


Suspect: ‘I should be punished’ for boy’s slaying

On the tape, Edenfield says he and his wife watched their son, 34-year-old George Edenfield, strip the boy and force him to have sex on a bed in their mobile home while the child pleaded for them to stop.

“It’s my fault. I should’ve been a grown man and stopped it right then, but I didn’t,” the elder Edenfield tells detective Raymond Sarro on the tape. “I should be punished for the crime.”

Edenfield said he pulled his pants down and rubbed himself against the boy, but denied having sex with him. He said his son started choking Christopher after the boy cried out “I’m going tell my daddy and grandma!”

Instead of stopping his son from killing the boy, Edenfield says he placed his own hands on top of his son’s while they were around Christopher’s neck.

“I put my hands on his hands, but I did not squeeze,” Edenfield says on the recording. “I just wanted to see what it would feel like, I guess.”

“What what felt like?” Sarro asked.

Edenfield replied: “To choke somebody.”


According to the Florida Times Union, Edenfield calmly says killing 6-year-old was exciting
Accused killer says he wanted ‘to see what it felt like to choke somebody’

Related Post: Gruesome details in Glynn County Georgia

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John Couey died of natural causes in prison. Jessica Lunsford, 9-year-old, was buried alive after having been raped, kidnapped and ultimately murdered by him. His privacy is protected, hers was not.

Convicted child killer Couey dies in prison, Florida officials say

(CNN) — A Florida death-row inmate convicted of abducting and murdering 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford in 2005 has died, prison officials said Wednesday.

John Evander Couey, 51, died at 11:15 a.m. ET of natural causes, a Florida Department of Corrections spokeswoman told CNN. He had been taken to a Jacksonville, Florida, hospital from Florida State Prison in Starke, Florida.

Because of privacy laws, no further information could be released by the Department of Corrections.

A source close to the case told CNN that Couey’s death was not unexpected and he had been ill for some time.

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Brooke Wilberger, a 19-year-old college student, was last seen in May 2004 at an apartment complex near Oregon State University. According to her poster at the NCMEC, Brooke was discovered missing shortly after 10:00 a.m. from her job at an apartment complex in Corvallis, Oregon. She has a scar on her right arm from her wrist to her elbow. She was wearing small hoop earrings and a ring inscribed with the letters “CTR.” Brooke was last seen wearing blue jeans, a grey BYU soccer T-shirt, and may have been wearing an indigo “Fresh Jive” sweatshirt.

Brooke Wilberger

Family, friends express relief Wilberger’s body is finally found

Brooke Wilberger’s memory has faded on the BYU campus, but former roommates of the BYU sophomore who vanished five years ago in Corvallis, Ore., embraced with a sense of release Monday the news that her body had been found.

“It has felt like an eternity to every person involved in this,” said Brittany Bennion, one of Wilberger’s Deseret Towers roommates. “I’m happy that there is closure and I’m happy that they found her body. I know that this is what Brooke’s family was hoping for.”

The search for Wilberger, who disappeared from an apartment building near the Oregon State University campus in May 2004 shortly after finishing her freshman year at BYU, ended Monday when a man pleaded guilty to her murder after leading police to her body near the rugged Oregon coast.

Defendant Joel Courtney’s confession concluded one of the most publicized murder investigations in Oregon history.

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