Skip to comments.FBI: Man long declared dead arrested in kidnapping (murder of 12 year old girl)
Posted on 11/15/2010 5:52:56 PM PST by Racehorse
On paper he was deceased, legally declared dead 16 years ago. In reality, Thomas Steven Sanders had lived openly for years without anyone noticing that fact until his weekend arrest on suspicion of kidnapping a Las Vegas girl who recently turned up dead.
Sanders was arrested Sunday at a Gulfport, Miss. truck stop after a massive nationwide manhunt and charged with kidnapping 12-year-old Lexis Roberts, whose body was found last month in Louisiana, the FBI said. The girl's mother, 31-year-old Suellen Roberts is missing and feared dead in a bizarre case that leaves many wondering how a legally dead man can go unnoticed for so long even after being arrested in several states under his real name.
Authorities say the answer is pretty simple, really. There's no national death database in the United States, said James Kelly, sheriff of Catahoula Parish in central Louisiana where the girl's skeleton was found by hunters in October.
And at age 53, Sanders wasn't collecting Social Security, raising no red flags there. It's not even clear if Sanders knew he was considered dead.
"Right now we have a lot more questions than we do answers," Kelly said.
Authorities on Monday pressed Sanders for more information about the girl's missing mother and he was cooperating with law enforcement agents, Kelly said.
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The mother is no longer missing, they found her body this afternoon off I-40 in Northern Arizona, he must have told them where to find her body??
I’m concerned that this man, according to Jesus might be better off dead. However, I pray for mercy on his soul.
Meanwhile they could care less what happening on the border..
And whats happening with massive pervasive voter fraud..
Must be Obama only lets the FBI have one bullet in their top pocket..<br.
You know; so they don’t hurt any democrats..
They forgot to mention that records indicate the “no longer dead” man voted for The Messiah, and voted straight D in the last 10 elections, too.
Wasn’t there a movie where a murderer couldn’t be tried because he’d been declared legally dead?