Murder in a small town...
November 26, 2016 4:24am CST
55 hours ago, an 8 year old female child was found dead here in this town of 9,000. Murdered. And there are many rumors running rampant, and cries of incompetence, and demands that the police tell the public where they are in the investigation. "Why hasn't anyone been arrested yet?" "Why haven't any suspects been named?" This isn't a TV show scripted for a solution to be presented after the next commercial. The rumor mill even has someone walking into WalMart the night of the murder wearing bloody shoes. It has the child either A) waiting at a bus stop for a church van or B) seen getting OFF the bus in front of her house. Of course, neither of these are true. Someone is berating the parents for 'leaving the child outside alone'. Too many rumors being stated as 'fact'. Yes, I hope they 'solve' it soon. No...lacking an eyewitness, I don't expect the solution after the next commercial break.
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26 Nov 16
You were thinking at an accident in a previous post, is it really a murder ? Putting the responsibility on the parents will not help to solve the case. A DNA analysis done by the police needs 3 to 5 days to get the results here. If the person has already committed a crime, his/her DNA will be in the police files. If not, in a small community like yours it is not impossible to test every inhabitant to find the murderer.
26 Nov 16
@JolietJake People have the right to refuse, but they usually don't when it is to solve a bad crime. 2 years ago the police asked to all the students and employees of a high school to do a DNA test after the rape and murder of a student. They were more than 500, and only 1 refused to do the test. The guilty one was not among the people tested. I am sure you guessed who had some troubles with the police?
26 Nov 16
But isn't it my right as a citizen to know the details. (Tongue in cheek) Even the media is to blame. I have read reports on incidents I have personally witness or been involved in and wonder what the reporter has been smoking? The facts were so distorted.
27 Nov 16
True, there's a huge difference between fiction and reality. Here they would make a profit from such event, until people get tired of it, of course. And no murderer would get arrested in the meanwhile, if someone does, then they find out he/she was innocent and the state has to refund them. Hopefully the justice will do a good job over there. Sorry to hear it was a murder. I don't really get how it could have happened.