Murder in a small town...

By JJ
@JolietJake (41398)
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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@crossbones27 (15111)
• Redlands, California
26 Nov 16
How do we know you did not do it? This post could be just be your way of trying to throw us off your scent. See, expert here and now qualified because I watch a different shows than those. The first 48 hours.
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@JolietJake (41398)
26 Nov 16
Scar saw me here asleep.
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• Redlands, California
26 Nov 16
@JolietJake OK then, if Scar says so you are clear. lol
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@topffer (30674)
• France
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.
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@JolietJake (41398)
26 Nov 16
I put an edit on the earlier post when it was announced as a homicide. Actually, yes, it would be impossible, because they are not allowed to indiscriminately test everyone.
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@topffer (30674)
• France
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?
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@JolietJake (41398)
26 Nov 16
@topffer There's a big problem here with people refusing simply on the grounds they feel it is an invasion of their privacy. I, for one, would refuse. They don't have my DNA on file, and they don't need it.
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@NJChicaa (29676)
• United States
26 Nov 16
Everyone's an expert after watching a few of those shows, dontcha know?
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@JolietJake (41398)
26 Nov 16
I'm sure it happens in all towns, but in a small town the rumors/insinuations are all over the map
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@NJChicaa (29676)
• United States
26 Nov 16
@JolietJake that would drive me crazy
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@JolietJake (41398)
26 Nov 16
@NJChicaa It's been a bit hard to keep my mouth shut on some posts I have been seeing on facebook
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@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Nov 16
People are so stupid sometimes. This is a terrible crime but exactly what is the point of giving out a list of suspects - so they can all be lynched just in case?
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@JolietJake (41398)
26 Nov 16
Or so they can leave town if they are indeed guilty.
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@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Nov 16
@JolietJake I didn't think of that one.
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@JolietJake (41398)
26 Nov 16
@JudyEv It appears many people haven't
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@silvermist (15795)
• India
26 Nov 16
JoiletJake,Has it been confirmed that it is murder? To many it is an episode in a muder mystery.An 8 year old girl!
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@JolietJake (41398)
26 Nov 16
Yes, it is being investigated as a homicide.
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@silvermist (15795)
• India
26 Nov 16
@JolietJake Waiting to know what the police come up with.
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@maezee (27851)
• United States
26 Nov 16
Indeed! I am sure they are doing all they can. What a sad thing.
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@JolietJake (41398)
26 Nov 16
A certain type of mentality exists around here that says "I heard such-and-such did it, why haven't they been arrested yet?" Too many people feeding on rumor.
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@Morleyhunt (16718)
• Canada
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.
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26 Nov 16
police case let police do their job
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@teamfreak16 (36611)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
26 Nov 16
It's just really sad.
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@Happy2BeMe (69858)
• Canada
26 Nov 16
So heartbreaking. I hope the find the person responsible for it soon.
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@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
28 Nov 16
people can be dumb, I love those shows too, but..... they are shows. not real life.
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@celticeagle (114462)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Nov 16
People get nervous and think the worst. They might think that it could be a serial killer or child creep and it could happen again. I do so agree with you. Take their time. Some of those tests take a while.
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@paigea (21209)
• Canada
27 Nov 16
People are so annoying sometimes! Don't they want the correct person caught and as you say convicted, not go free due to a mistake while investigating.
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@sabtraversa (9877)
• Italy
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.
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@LadyDuck (122261)
• Switzerland
26 Nov 16
Something similar happened in a small village in Italy, they have tested the DNA of everybody. Unfortunately the case is not yet solved, even if they arrested a man with a compatible DAN but with a solid alibi.
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@LoriAMoore (10030)
• United States
26 Nov 16
Yes, my retired detective husband hates it when people think that crime solving is like tv and happens in a 60 minute program time.
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26 Nov 16
police case let police do their job