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Officials Find 9-Year-Old Iowa Girl Missing Since 2005 Living Under False Name Created by Mother
FoxNews/AP ^ | 2/28/07 | AP

Posted on 02/28/2007 8:13:52 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo

A Burlington girl missing more than a year has been found in northern Mississippi in a run-down mobile home with her mother, who is accused of kidnapping the child and forcing her to use a fake name, authorities said.

Trashanda Waytes, 9, disappeared in November 2005, one month after a judge awarded her father custody of the child. Authorities said they used a tip to track the girl to Byhalia, Miss., on Tuesday night, and her father was traveling Wednesday to Mississippi to bring his daughter home.

Ron Waytes may be in for quite a shock when the two are reunited.

"She denied she was Trashanda Waytes," said David Jolley, a U.S. Marshal based in Memphis, Tenn. "She denied to officers she was the missing girl from Iowa the whole time, until her mother finally fessed up. ... Apparently the mother pressed it upon her that she follow this story — that the child go by the fake name. That's who she thought she was."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: found; kidnap
We can always use some GOOD news.
1 posted on 02/28/2007 8:13:56 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: SoCal Pubbie

I'm guessing she's not particularly vulnerable to skin cancer.


3 posted on 02/28/2007 8:18:32 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

If my name was Trashanda, I think I'd deny it, too!

But I guess it's good that she's found.


4 posted on 02/28/2007 8:18:37 PM PST by RosieCotton
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
"Trashanda"?

Just damn.

5 posted on 02/28/2007 8:18:54 PM PST by SIDENET (Voting for a liberal doesn't advance Conservatism.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

"Trashanda"

I question the fitness of any parent, who would saddle their child with a name beginning with "trash." You just know where that's headed in middle school.


6 posted on 02/28/2007 8:19:10 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: SoCal Pubbie

Nope. Here in Atlanta, a name like that would not even make one blink twice. Damn shame. Sorry, my son Traimequa just woke up and his mom Ashtrondia wants me to deal with him.


7 posted on 02/28/2007 8:20:59 PM PST by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Who cares what her name is? My family is Welsh and we've got aunts and uncles with names like Olwyn, Blodwyn, and Enoch. By modern day American standards these are pretty weird too.

Thankfully the little girl was found safe, this is what people should care about... not what color her skin is. Get over it already people!


8 posted on 02/28/2007 8:23:57 PM PST by t_skoz ("let me be who I am - let me kick out the jams!")
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To: t_skoz
"Blodwyn"?

Just damn.

Sorry, I just had to do it.

9 posted on 02/28/2007 8:27:10 PM PST by SIDENET (Voting for a liberal doesn't advance Conservatism.)
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To: t_skoz

Thank you...

I was very close to having this thread pulled.


Sheesh......


10 posted on 02/28/2007 8:27:26 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily. Apply Sparingly.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
"She denied she was Trashanda Waytes,"

Can't say as I blame her.

11 posted on 02/28/2007 8:34:46 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: t_skoz
It's not he weirdness of the name. That's no surprise these days. But Trash-anda? What name was she living under, Garbasia, LaRefuse?
12 posted on 02/28/2007 8:45:17 PM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: aliquando

I knew a girl named Jayqucea. It was pronounced "Jock-see".


13 posted on 02/28/2007 8:48:22 PM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: SoCal Pubbie
Trashanda? "Living in a run down mobile home."

With a start like this in life, this girl has great potential for the future. She needs our prayers.

15 posted on 02/28/2007 9:14:02 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: RightOnline

Even made up names are okay with me. Silly sounding, maybe, but what the heck. But giving kids the chance to "trash" your kid's name is juts plain dumb!


16 posted on 02/28/2007 9:16:44 PM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: RightOnline

Fer crying out loud, you are right. Enoch is a pretty well known name. The Welshman needs to expand his reading to the Old Testament.


17 posted on 02/28/2007 9:18:28 PM PST by healy61
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To: SoCal Pubbie

I personally think Trashanda is a mighty fine trailer-park name. It might catch on. Its much better than Debbie-Lou or J-Lou-Ann.


18 posted on 02/28/2007 9:23:10 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: Right Wing Assault

How's about LaTreen?


19 posted on 02/28/2007 9:27:18 PM PST by Sherman Logan (I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian.)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

I think you are talking about her younger sister, LaTreen ...


20 posted on 02/28/2007 9:39:18 PM PST by ikka (The US Catholic Bishops' position on immigration is objectively anti-American.)
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To: ikka

Good one!


21 posted on 02/28/2007 10:01:57 PM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: SoCal Pubbie

Gal who worked for me was going to have a baby, and asked my opinion as to whether "Laqueefa" or "Aboobika" was better. I sprained my lips trying to prevent a 360-degree smile from splitting my head in half.


22 posted on 02/28/2007 10:08:46 PM PST by RedQuill
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To: RedQuill
I would not have hesitated. I'd go with Laqueefa.
23 posted on 02/28/2007 10:10:09 PM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: RedQuill

I voted for Aboobika of course.


24 posted on 02/28/2007 10:10:12 PM PST by RedQuill
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To: RedQuill
"asked my opinion as to whether "Laqueefa" or "Aboobika" was better."

You didn't look at her ask; "Why, are Mary, Jane, and Sally taken?"
25 posted on 02/28/2007 10:14:18 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Never bring a knife to a gun fight, or a Democrat to do serious work...)
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To: RedQuill
"Gal who worked for me was going to have a baby, and asked my opinion as to whether 'Laqueefa' or 'Aboobika' was better."

Considering the definitions of the second syllables of both names you might have just called Family Services instead and told them to get ready...
26 posted on 02/28/2007 10:16:02 PM PST by decal (Mother Nature and Real Life are conservatives - the Progs have never figured this out.)
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To: RegulatorCountry
" "Trashanda" I question the fitness of any parent, who would saddle their child with a name beginning with "trash." You just know where that's headed in middle school."

To make this worse, Trashanda is her middle name.

Her first name is "White"!

Nah...I'm just kidding.

27 posted on 02/28/2007 10:20:49 PM PST by albee (The best thing you can do for the poor is.....not be one of them. - Eric Hoffer)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Trashanda......Ridiculous...
28 posted on 02/28/2007 10:31:32 PM PST by Dallas59 (AL GORE STALKED ME ON 2/25/2007!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

But is it good news? We don't know, really. Maybe the mother felt she was protecting the girl. Courts can be idiots sometimes -- not everyone who has custody really should have custody. We don't know the true backstory.


29 posted on 02/28/2007 11:18:33 PM PST by Hetty_Fauxvert (Kelo must GO!! ..... http://sonoma-moderate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Dallas59

How about Jermisha and Jerkisha? Two pretty good basketball-playing twins from around here who won full-ride scholarships. And I have run across some Asian boys named Sue. The best was an Asian boy named My Ho. He had a sense of humor about it.


30 posted on 02/28/2007 11:59:18 PM PST by Judges Gone Wild (If it walks like a red duck and talks like a red duck, it's Red!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Was she 9 before or after she vanished? Just curious if anyone knew.


31 posted on 03/01/2007 12:13:55 AM PST by arderkrag (Libertarian Nutcase (Political Compass Coordinates: 9.00, -2.62 - www.politicalcompass.org))
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Her fathers named........Ron?


32 posted on 03/01/2007 12:44:05 AM PST by BigCinBigD
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To: Right Wing Assault

I went to high school with a girl whose parents wanted to look euro, so they named their daughter Yvonne. They gave the game away, though, by pronouncing it Wye-vonne.


33 posted on 03/01/2007 11:29:34 AM PST by gcruse (Having half-white Obama play the race card is like Michael Jackson playing the gender card.)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

Trashanda Dempsty is her real name


34 posted on 03/01/2007 11:30:34 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Everyone is missing the most significant fact in the article.

...judge awarded her father custody of the child!!!!!

This should have been the headline.

I'd like to know how this guy managed to get the court on his side. Men rarely get custody.

35 posted on 03/01/2007 11:41:48 AM PST by Dr._Joseph_Warren
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To: gcruse
a girl whose parents wanted to look euro

There does seem to be a certain allure to the French sounding names. Lots of Le and La and ette and elle that sometimes begin in sh and ch. Then there are the ita, que, and qua names. Huge number of permutations. I am sure someone has written a program to design such names.

LaChanelle, Shenette, LeCharles, LaShaqua, etc.

I knew a guy worked in a maternity ward who claimed that people had named their kids "Nosmoking" (nozz-moe-king), "Pajamas" (Padge-uh-muss), and "Urethra". Then there's the ever popular "Shithead" (shuh-theed).

He's probably right.

36 posted on 03/01/2007 1:26:46 PM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Ron Waytes isn't even the biological father. But he is the best parent the child has.

Father hopes to find missing daughter

"Trashanda was 3 months old when her mother told Waytes he was the father. He wasn't sure he believed the mother, but he still fell in love with the baby. Waytes was devastated when he learned from a DNA test that someone else was Trashanda's biological father.

But the courts still ruled that Waytes was an "excellent" father, caring for the girl 90 percent of the time while Trashanda's mother missed 16 every-other-weekend visits in the span of 12 months. The judge awarded Waytes custody, saying the years of reading books to Trashanda and taking her to the park proved he was more fit as a parent."

39 posted on 03/01/2007 1:37:51 PM PST by iowamark
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To: iowamark
What a beautiful little girl.


40 posted on 03/01/2007 1:45:07 PM PST by trisham (Duncan Hunter: better credentials than McCain without the insanity!)
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To: trisham
What a beautiful little girl

Yes she is. I can only hope she can get her life back together now.

How sad.
42 posted on 03/01/2007 1:56:24 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Pookie's back!)
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To: reagan_fanatic

She has at least one person who loves her very much. That's a lot, really.


43 posted on 03/01/2007 2:07:48 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SIDENET

Blodwyn means "white flower". It has more meaning than any Anglo American name I can think of.


44 posted on 03/01/2007 7:41:44 PM PST by t_skoz ("let me be who I am - let me kick out the jams!")
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

You should still have this crap pulled, it's total bullshit. And watch "bullshit" get the thread pulled. Some people here are total and complete trash.


45 posted on 03/01/2007 7:44:02 PM PST by t_skoz ("let me be who I am - let me kick out the jams!")
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To: decal
Considering the definitions of the second syllables of both names you might have just called Family Services instead and told them to get ready...

LOL!! That's probably more true than you know...

On the other hand, I have some male family by marriage who are named 'Christ.' It's pronounced Krist, but there you go.

One of the Christs was a guest of the state for a bit. It was interesting to be able to lookup Christ in the state's database...

46 posted on 03/01/2007 7:50:05 PM PST by radiohead (They call me DOCTOR radiohead.)
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To: trisham

Yeah. It's much better than too many have, no matter the name.


47 posted on 03/01/2007 7:50:35 PM PST by null and void (Let's play 6 of global warming...)
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To: t_skoz

I was just goofin' with you.


48 posted on 03/02/2007 7:01:31 AM PST by SIDENET (Voting for a liberal doesn't advance Conservatism.)
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