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Posted on 03/29/2002 6:07:11 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK
Nation: Body of abducted Louisiana girl found
The Associated Press
HATHAWAY, La. (March 29, 2002 9:23 p.m. EST) - The body of a 12-year-old girl was discovered Friday in a gully, a day after she was abducted from outside her home in southwestern Louisiana.
Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff Ricky Edwards would not say where exactly Holli Thibodeaux's body was found, nor how she died. Edwards declined to give any further details.
Dozens of FBI agents had joined the search Friday for Holli. She was abducted Thursday at the Hathaway Village Trailer Park after the driver of a pickup stopped to ask for directions to nearby Jennings, Edwards said.
The man grabbed Holli, threw her into his truck and drove north on Louisiana Highway 26, Edwards said.
Another girl who was with Holli ran and escaped.
The FBI released a composite sketch of the suspect and said they were looking for a light blue, full-sized pickup truck with a new silver toolbox and a red-and-yellow ladder in the back.
FBI agent Kenneth Kaiser said agents had several leads and had gathered evidence from the site, outside the trailer where Holli lived with her mother, Robyn Cormier, and a 16-year-old sister.
Family and friends gathered Thursday outside a high school for a prayer vigil with the family.
"It's not fair," said Halie Blanchard, a friend of Holli's in the fifth grade. "Why'd they have to pick her? I mean she didn't do anything wrong or anything."
Edwards said investigators also are looking into recent reports of attempted abductions in Eunice, 18 miles east of Hathaway, to see if any are similar to Holli's kidnapping.
Hathaway is about 30 miles east-northeast of Lake Charles.
Years ago, here in Arkansas, we had a child about the same age abducted under the same conditons. Some guy in a "silver car" stopped and asked her directions, and grabbed her through the window, all in plain view of serveral witnesses who managed to get a description of the vehicle.
They searched the State with no results. UNTILL, the FBI finally tracked him down. He came from out of state, had rented a car at the airport, did his terrible act, and went back to the airport and flew back East.
They got him.
Life imprisonment is only 20 years you know. There are brutal murderers of children set loose in their 40's who will most likely kill again. The death penalty should be given to child murderers.
An unknown male suspect is being sought in connection with the kidnapping of 12-year-old Holli Mariah Thibodeaux, from Hathaway, Louisiana, approximately 30 miles east of Lake Charles, Louisiana. On March 28, 2002, the victim and her friend were playing on a swing set in a trailer park area where they lived when the suspect approached the area in a pick-up truck. The suspect exited his vehicle and asked the girls for directions. He then grabbed the victim, put her in his truck, and fled the area heading northbound on Highway 26.
At the time of the abduction, Holli Mariah Thibodeaux was wearing a red, white and blue v-neck sleeveless shirt, khaki cargo shorts, blue camouflage-designed backless tennis shoes, and white socks with a Coushatta Casino emblem. She has a gap between her two front teeth, a one-inch scar on her right cheek, and a speech impediment.
The unknown suspect is described as a white male, in his thirties, with dirty blond hair, approximately six feet tall and a stocky build. He was wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans shorts. He was driving a light blue, full-sized Chevy pick-up truck with a new silver toolbox. A red and yellow ladder was in the bed of the truck.
Individuals with information concerning this case should take no action themselves, but instead immediately contact the nearest FBI Office or local law enforcement agency. For any possible sighting outside the United States, contact the nearest United States Embassy or Consulate.
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Give him death, or the lifetime the child would have had left. @65 years. He can die in prison.
My heart goes out to this little gal and her family. GOD only knows what kind of terror she was put through in her last hours here on earth, and the toll it must be taking on her parents.
I sincerely hope the scum who did this is found (by a pack of hungry, ill-tempered pit-bulls.)
"Death" means death; no ambiguity.
We had a guy around here (Rochester, New York) named Arthur Shawcross. He murdered 2 children in Watertown (WAY up North). Was sentenced to - I'm not sure, I think it was 20 years. He served about 13 years and was released on parole.
He murdered 11 women before they put him away again. 11 consecutive terms of 25-to life. New York didn't have a death penalty at the time.
They had another guy in Texas named Ken McDuff, sentenced to death in 1969 (I think). When the Supreme Court endced the death penalty a few years later, McDuff's sentence was commuted to life. He got parole and murdered 7 women. He has since been executed.
McDuff will never commit murder again. I'm not as sure about Shawcross.
There is a special place in hell for the devoids that prey on children.
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