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6-year-old girl found hanged in Texas
Centre Daily ^ | 9/12/07 | PAUL J. WEBER

Posted on 09/12/2007 6:59:47 PM PDT by Libloather

6-year-old girl found hanged in Texas
By PAUL J. WEBER - The Associated Press
Posted on Wed, Sep. 12, 2007


Family Photo via KTVT-TV
Shown in this undated family photo is 6-year-old Hannah Mack of Corsicana, Texas. Her body was discovered Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, hanging inside her family's garage. Police said Wednesday the child was sexually assaulted.

CORSICANA, Texas --A 6-year-old girl was found hanged inside her family's garage and had been sexually assaulted before she died, police said Wednesday.

Authorities have made no arrests or named any suspects since Hannah Mack's body was discovered by her mother on Monday. They are saying little about their investigation.

"I will confirm that the hanging and sexual assault were part of this scenario," Navarro County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Mike Cox said.

Cox said several people have been interviewed and no one has been ruled out as a suspect.

"We don't want to do anything that would compromise a successful prosecution of this case," Cox said Wednesday before abruptly ending a brief news conference.

Neighbors in the rural lakeside community in east Texas are frustrated by the silence so far and worry that a predator remains on the loose.

In a letter to the sheriff's department, Navarro County Judge Vicki Gray said an autopsy of the body showed "a multitude of events that together caused the death of this child." No other details were released.

Dana Mack found her youngest daughter's body in a garage behind the family's secluded home in Navarro Mills Lake, about 65 miles south of Dallas.

Police said Dana Mack began searching after she realized Hannah was missing at a time she would have been getting ready for school.

The mother last saw Hannah sleeping on the couch around 1 a.m., according to Jean Langford, the girl's great-grandmother.

"(Dana) is just devastated. We all are," Langford said. "This is the worst thing that's ever happened to this family. Hannah was our pride and joy. She was our little sweetheart."

Langford said the family had hoped police would be further along in their investigation.

"What makes this so bad is that we still don't know who did this awful thing."

Those concerns are shared by neighbors. They say imaginations in town are starting to run wild.

"My kids sleep in the bed with me," said Pam Gray, who lives next door and whose children rode the school bus with Hannah. "They get off of school and they've heard all the rumors and wild things, and they're terrified."

"I'm just concerned about the kids out there," said Harold Hocutt, 75, a neighbor who knows the girl's family. "Little girls. Little boys. It's just something you don't forget. Every time I drive by (Hannah's house), I cry."

Police asked state caseworkers to not say whether Hannah's family had been investigated by child welfare officers, said Marissa Gonzales, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. She characterized the request as uncommon.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 6yearold; civilizationdying; corsicana; girl; hanged; hannahmack; mommysboyfriend; sexoffender; texas
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To: silentreignofheroes

I’m glad you’re calm.

Also glad that the boyfriend is now in custody, especially since another article I just read about this says the woman has two older daughters. They were not safe with this scum running around loose, because they almost certainly have incriminating stories to tell.


101 posted on 09/12/2007 8:51:03 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: swmobuffalo

My younger twins brothers use to take turns sleeping under each others bed. I can guarantee that they were put to bed properly every night. BTW...they celebrated their 12th birthday today.


102 posted on 09/12/2007 8:52:49 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (THE NEXT GENERATION CONSERVATIVE)
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To: Finny

Indeed. The judicial process needs to be limited to determining with certainty that they actually did it. After that, they should be off to the chair or the needle without delay. No years of proceedings about whether they had mental illness that made them unable to understand that this was wrong, or about how somebody didn’t read them their Miranda rights so they need a whole new trial. We need to get rid of these monsters very quickly and very cheaply. The taxpayers’ money needs to be spent helping the victims and preventing more such crimes, not on legal bureaucracies and long-term incarceration expenses.


103 posted on 09/12/2007 8:55:23 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Libloather

No mention of a dog in the house.


104 posted on 09/12/2007 8:55:36 PM PDT by BBell
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To: porter_knorr

Or maybe the poor little girl had already been sexually assaulted by mom’s boyfriend before in her bedroom, and wanted to sleep on the couch because she thought she might be safe from him out there.


105 posted on 09/12/2007 8:58:01 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: RDTF
Same here. Ever since I saw this earlier in the afternoon on FoxNews.com, the rest of the day has been pretty joyless.

My dad's a retired policeman, and one of the first things I ever became aware of as a child was his seemingly inexhaustible kindness towards animals.

Only years later did it dawn on me that this was probably a reaction to his seeing first-hand the truly horrific evil that some people are capable of.

This little girl's murder is far beyond reprehensible. Justice MUST be served; there's no doubt about that. An execution is most definitely called for.

But in the end, this beautiful little child is still gone, and gone forever.

There's absolutely nothing on God's green earth that can ever make this "right."

106 posted on 09/12/2007 8:59:09 PM PDT by MarineDad (Whenever mosques and JDAM's meet, civilization benefits.)
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Prayers up for this girl, her family, those who knew her and all those effected.


107 posted on 09/12/2007 8:59:33 PM PDT by spunkets ("Freedom is about authority", Rudy Giuliani, gun grabber)
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To: Libloather

I will never understand how anyone could kill an innocent child like this. I absolutely understand why it’s justified to kill the “person” that did this.


108 posted on 09/12/2007 9:03:18 PM PDT by isthisnickcool
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To: Global2010

Is there anything to suggest the size of this house (which apparently had a garage that was not attached)?

Is it possible that she slept on the couch because in that “small” house, that was her bed?


109 posted on 09/12/2007 9:05:04 PM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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To: Libloather

110 posted on 09/12/2007 9:05:18 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: All

*Hi Hannah, I’m Jesse - and this is Samantha; that’s Danielle, there’s Carlie, Maddie will be along shortly. The big lady is our teacher, Laci. Wanna play jump rope with us?*


111 posted on 09/12/2007 9:08:57 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: swmobuffalo; whatisthetruth; Samwise; TaMoDee
Buffalo: “And you would just leave them there until the wee hours of the morning? You must’ve been awfully irre...err, busy.”

WITT: No honey, that’s where I found them in the morning. Because children do wander around sometimes doesn’t make me ... irresponsible.

TaMoDee: Right On!! My daughter is an ER Nurse. The worst words a child can hear from her mother: “Dear, This is my new boyfriend!”

Samwise: Mark 10:14 Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God...

Here's the deal. A child in a home whose parent or parents hold to the simplest Christian ethic can wander and sleep anywhere in the house and be safe. You don't even have to be a churchgoer, for Pete's sake, to raise a child in Christian decency and safety, let alone a perfect mom. This little girl was killed in a worldly way by the beast who should die for it and quite possibly by the mother for her choice of boyfriend. Animal instinct is for the male to kill the child progeny of other males; Christianity is what saves men from reverting to animals. Christianity is what saves women from the results.

In a worldy way, the perp and possibly the mom did it. But beyond that, a lack of Christian ethics is what killed this kid. But there's nothing new under the sun; things like this have always happened and will always happen as long as man draws breath. It just happens a LOT MORE when Christian principles are abandoned.

112 posted on 09/12/2007 9:10:18 PM PDT by Finny ( Only saps buy man-caused global warming.)
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To: Libloather

I cannot believe what i’m reading...
Dear Lord help us all.


113 posted on 09/12/2007 9:11:51 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: isthisnickcool

Likewise, I will never understand why women choose scum like this for boyfriends. It reminds me of the pregnant women who was killed a few months ago by the cop lover and one of his old girl friends. Is the sexual attracion to these macho freaks so strong that women stop thinking with their brains and put themselves and their children in danger?


114 posted on 09/12/2007 9:16:29 PM PDT by Burkean
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To: B-Chan

That’s the feeling.


115 posted on 09/12/2007 9:19:56 PM PDT by spunkets ("Freedom is about authority", Rudy Giuliani, gun grabber)
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To: spunkets

I was so upset when I read this story I couldn’t speak. I grabbed a piece of paper and did the sketch. If you need a title, try “God Help Us”.

I’m not one to cry easily, but this story made me weep in anger and pity. Mrs. Chan and I have a little boy and stories like this are like a knife in the guts to me. How could any human being do something so evil?


116 posted on 09/12/2007 9:24:19 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

Could very well be she was targeted because she was out there....

On a court tv thread someone posted there’s a male with a different last name who has that address as his with a lengthy criminal record.


117 posted on 09/12/2007 9:25:04 PM PDT by porter_knorr
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To: B-Chan

Your artwork is amazing! That one I’m saving.


118 posted on 09/12/2007 9:26:05 PM PDT by porter_knorr
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To: Libloather

God Bless that precious child, and may justice be done to her killer.


119 posted on 09/12/2007 9:27:06 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: All

This seems like it was more than just a sexual assault, that could’ve been done anywhere with an attempt to hide the deed later, but this hanging seems more like a brazen act meant to issue a ‘statement’ of sorts to someone.


120 posted on 09/12/2007 9:27:34 PM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: All

This seems like it was more than just a sexual assault, that could’ve been done anywhere with an attempt to hide the deed later, but this hanging seems more like a brazen act meant to issue a ‘statement’ of sorts to someone.


121 posted on 09/12/2007 9:27:47 PM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: Libloather

This is one of the most horrible stories I’ve heard in a long time. Prayers for this innocent little girl’s soul, and for her family and friends.


122 posted on 09/12/2007 9:27:48 PM PDT by TFFKAMM
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To: B-Chan

Thanks for the sketch. It captures my mood as well.


123 posted on 09/12/2007 9:28:34 PM PDT by TFFKAMM
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To: Burkean

When I first read of this horrific crime a few hours ago, I wondered if a series of acts against Hannah had been filmed for internet distribution, and if the attacker was worried that she might blab too much in school.

I’m so glad the rapist/murderer was caught.


124 posted on 09/12/2007 9:41:19 PM PDT by ValerieTexas
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To: Rte66

Don’t forget Aunt Jessie and little Chloe :(


125 posted on 09/12/2007 9:42:40 PM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (Midnight Hallway Hockey scores: Cats 3-Humans 0)
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To: WL-law
so they would have taken her from her bed. what's the difference?

my guess: family friend. not mother's boyfriend but you never know. somebody who knew that little girl personally did this. i cannot imagine her last few seconds of life. what she was feeling and seeing...the cops had better find this animal and kill them. once you do something like this it could only be the beginning. let's hope they find them quick.

126 posted on 09/12/2007 9:48:22 PM PDT by thefactor
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To: weegee

Crossed my mind.

Even a little kids futon bed that you can get at wal mart for cheap would be a lil bed she could have called her own if the living room was the only room.


127 posted on 09/12/2007 9:51:55 PM PDT by Global2010 ( Romney/Hunter 08)
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To: Borax Queen; yorkie; processing please hold

Aw crap....

Prayers up for her family; this is awful. (And I can’t help but wonder if the perp’s an illegal.)


128 posted on 09/12/2007 9:54:12 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: Finny

Don’t forget Jewish folks. Should say Judeo-Christian ethics.

I understand that studies show that “boyfriends” and “stepfathers” are a disportunately large group of offenders.

That is not always the case. Some men are better at fathering than the biological father.

As for the child sleeping on the couch, that is not that unusual. My little one was very stressed out during the campaign of attrition, and had to watch TV to fall asleep. The doors were dead bolted, and I was on the other side of the wall. Sometimes she slept with me. Ooops call CPS! Inappropriate!!!!

We should hold our fire until there is an arrest made, if there is one.


129 posted on 09/12/2007 9:58:48 PM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (Midnight Hallway Hockey scores: Cats 3-Humans 0)
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To: Libloather

The next liberal who tells me that society today is what it “always has been” is going to get this article up shoved in front of them up close and personal! I can testify that none of my friends or schoolmates ended up sexually molested and hung inside a garage! Evil is growing in our world - those who deny it have their heads in the sand.


130 posted on 09/12/2007 9:58:59 PM PDT by Libertina (Puget Sound Chapter Summer BBQ time Setember 29th!)
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To: WL-law
it could have been the heat.....the child simply sleep where it was cooler......

let's not start in on this mother and her child, okay.....

131 posted on 09/12/2007 9:59:51 PM PDT by cherry
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To: nicmarlo

Thanks for the ping - I have avoided posting on this thread all evening. It makes me literally sick to my stomach to think of the terror and anguish this little angel endured at the hands of this monster(s).


132 posted on 09/12/2007 10:00:20 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Absolutely disgusting. I couldn’t imagine the thought of that having happened to one of my daughters...sick, sick, sick!


133 posted on 09/12/2007 10:01:31 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: Lancer_N3502A
"What kind of monster would do that to such a sweet little girl."

I remember the BTK killer did this to a young girl early on in his "career" ...hanged her.....I also have read of a case that happened the same day as Columbine...somewhere in Minnisota IIRC.....young girl found assaulted and killed.....

hanging a child....what kind of perverted and evil animal would do that?

134 posted on 09/12/2007 10:02:58 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Nachoman
"Dallas news just said the live-in boyfriend has been arrested. The charge was for child porn"

OMG......

I detest all porn, and I don't care who it is of or how "consenting" the victims are....

porn makes all women and children potential victims....

135 posted on 09/12/2007 10:07:21 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Wolfie

From an article in the Dallas Morning News:

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/091307dnmetgirl.c9e564ee.html

Tanya Arnett, whose 6-year-old son, Hunter, attended school with Hanna, said she remembers seeing Ms. Mack with a black eye not long ago. She never asked what happened and Ms. Mack never volunteered, she said.


Evidently, there’s supposed to be a news conference in the morning. I suppose we’ll find out then if it was in fact the boyfriend or not. My bets are on him.


136 posted on 09/12/2007 10:10:18 PM PDT by kenth
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To: Burkean

you have to understand that a lot of women are just desparate.....and some are clueless....and like men, sometimes they let their hormones dictate their behaviour, instead of letting their mother instincts rule the day.....<


137 posted on 09/12/2007 10:12:27 PM PDT by cherry
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To: txroadkill
We wont be able to kill this guy fast enough

I don't want him killed fast.

138 posted on 09/12/2007 10:17:25 PM PDT by epow (3000 Americans were murdered on 9/11/01, 4000 unborn America babies were murdered on each day since)
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To: Libloather

Me too. There’s no punishment that could possibly be cruel enough for the one responsible for this. Prayers for the family.


139 posted on 09/12/2007 10:22:28 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Division Soldier fighting terrorists in the Triangle of Death)
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To: kenth
excerpted from that same article:

But as far as the future, "all she really talked about was she wanted to be a princess," Ms. Runion said, adding that Hanna will be buried in a frilly purple-and-white dress and her tiara.

I read this statement at a point where I thought I couldn't weep any more.

I was wrong.

140 posted on 09/12/2007 10:30:15 PM PDT by MarineDad (Whenever mosques and JDAM's meet, civilization benefits.)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

A 6 year old sleeping on the couch at 1AM on a school night? And mom saw her there, but didn’t care to carry her to her bed?


What if the girl was in the habit of sleeping on the couch, because it was THE ONLY SAFE PLACE IN THE HOUSE????????

Maybe when she was in bed, she would get ‘visits’.


141 posted on 09/12/2007 10:30:19 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (((Wi arr mi kidz faling skool ?)))
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To: Libloather

One thing puzzles me, though...if the mother saw her sleeping on the sofa at about 1:00 PM, and hadn’t seen her since, until it was time to start getting ready for bed.....at what point do you wonder about this story? Why wasn’t she at dinner? Did anybody look for her then? Things don’t add up here. We have some serious neglect issues, and I can say that as a school nurse, I see this more and more, but less and less is done about it.

A 6 yr. old anaccounted for from 1:00 till bedtime seems very strange. This story raises more questions about the family itself.


142 posted on 09/12/2007 10:31:53 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Shery

It was 1 AM.


143 posted on 09/12/2007 10:36:03 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Of the potential GOP front runners, FT has one of the better records on immigration.- NumbersUSA)
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To: Shery

1 AM


144 posted on 09/12/2007 10:36:04 PM PDT by spunkets ("Freedom is about authority", Rudy Giuliani, gun grabber)
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To: Politicalmom

Yer fast.


145 posted on 09/12/2007 10:36:42 PM PDT by spunkets ("Freedom is about authority", Rudy Giuliani, gun grabber)
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To: B-Chan

“The Lord is my Sheperd.....yea, thou I walk thru the valley of the shadow of the Death, I will fear no evil:for thou art with me. They rod and Thy staff, they comfort me......”


146 posted on 09/12/2007 10:43:40 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Hattie

I read or heard somewhere that the most terrifying words a child can hear are, “Meet mommy’s new boyfriend.” I don’t know if this is the case here, but we have all heard of stories of women who will accept any creep and trust him with their children. I tend to blame this on our drug culture.


147 posted on 09/12/2007 10:44:46 PM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: Burkean
Likewise, I will never understand why women choose scum like this for boyfriends.

There is a certain subculture where freaks like this are acceptable and violence and predatory behavior are considered normal. She likes to get stoned. He likes to get stoned. She thinks, wow, we have so much in common and he must really care for me because he beats me! The drug culture has a lot to do with this, reducing people to predatory animals.

148 posted on 09/12/2007 10:55:59 PM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: cherry
porn makes all women and children potential victims....

The serial rapist/killer Ted Bundy said that same thing when he was interviewed by the Christian psychologist Dr. James Dobson in a FL state prison before he was executed. He said that his obsession with hard core pornography had led him to rape, torture, and murder the scores of young women who he killed all across the country.

At about that same time Dr.Dobson was on a government sponsored commission that was set up by President Reagan to investigate the possible harm that porn is doing to society. He tried to tell the commission what he had learned from interviewing Bundy about the connection between hard core porn and sexual assaults and murders of women and young girls, but of course the majority of the non-Christian psychologists and psychiatrists on the commission simply poo-pooed the idea that watching porn could lead to these kinds of tragedies.

When and if they find the perpetrator of this horrible crime, I would bet hard money if I were a betting man that he will turn out to be a pedophile addicted to child porn who simply acted out one of his depraved fantasies that was inspired by child porn videos or photos.

149 posted on 09/12/2007 10:56:06 PM PDT by epow (3000 Americans were murdered on 9/11/01, 4000 unborn America babies were murdered on each day since)
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To: Global2010

I was going to rant here at the judgemental, “holier-than-thou” posts, but after reading this sick thread, I don’t have it in me. Instead I will simply say that my prayers go out to the poor Mom, sisters, and grandmom of this poor child.


150 posted on 09/12/2007 11:06:00 PM PDT by publana (Build the fence!)
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