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Nation: Body of abducted Louisiana girl found
http://www.nandotimes.com/nation/story/333433p-2783946c.html ^ | March 29 2002 | The Associated Press

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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: girlfound; gully

1 posted on 03/29/2002 6:07:11 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Thoughts and prayers go out for her, family, and friends...
2 posted on 03/29/2002 6:11:14 PM PST by HangFire
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
...and some people don't understand the death penalty.
3 posted on 03/29/2002 6:12:08 PM PST by SC Swamp Fox
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Heartfelt prayers sent to the Thibodeaux family. I saw the father interviewed on local NBC affiliate KPLC last night. He is a volunteer firefighter, I believe. Holli was in her neighborhood, riding her bike. First day of Easter holidays here in SW LA.
4 posted on 03/29/2002 6:14:28 PM PST by southerngrit
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Poor kid.

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.

sw

6 posted on 03/29/2002 6:15:22 PM PST by spectre
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Sketch

Now the search shifts into high gear for the murder suspect. He is described as a white male, about six, one, with blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans. Police say he was driving a full size truck with a custom blue paint job. The truck had a silver tool box on the back with a red and white ladder.
7 posted on 03/29/2002 6:15:24 PM PST by deport
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
How horrible. That poor child.
This country is losing more and more morality by the day.
How many more will die before America wakes up?
When will they see the Ten Commandments aren't "hate speech" or "oppresive rules?" They're common sence!
8 posted on 03/29/2002 6:17:21 PM PST by concerned about politics
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To: AlexanderTheGreat
Well, it seems to me that life imprisonment

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.

9 posted on 03/29/2002 6:19:09 PM PST by FITZ
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
FBI - Kidnapping Investigation - Holli Mariah Thibodeaux

Kidnapping

 

March 28, 2002
Hathaway, Louisiana

Holli Mariah Thibodeaux

This is a photograph of Holli Mariah Thibodeaux

DESCRIPTION

Date of Birth: February 19, 1990 Place of Birth: Louisiana
Sex: Female Hair: Brown (shoulder length)
Height: 5'2" Eyes: Green
Weight: 98 pounds Race: White

THE DETAILS

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.

REMARKS

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.

SUSPECT

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.

[ New Orleans Field Office ] [ Kidnapping and Missing Persons Investigations ]
[ FBI Home Page ] [ FBI Field Offices

10 posted on 03/29/2002 6:20:47 PM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Prayers for the girl and the family. Anybody who does something like this should be removed from society forever. Just wait till his judgement day comes!!
11 posted on 03/29/2002 6:21:02 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: FITZ
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.

Give him death, or the lifetime the child would have had left. @65 years. He can die in prison.

12 posted on 03/29/2002 6:21:12 PM PST by concerned about politics
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
This was all over the radio stations here yesterday...

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.)

13 posted on 03/29/2002 6:27:56 PM PST by Joe 6-pack
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To: concerned about politics
You're right; "life" seldom means life. Yates' sentence to life in Texas means parole consideration at 40 years. Ironically, this approach makes sense. Death panalty advocates in Texas actually support the "life with parole at 40" because it ties the hands of future liberal governors who might be tempted to commute a death penalty sentence to "life" (and have to face the political fallout of doing so).

"Death" means death; no ambiguity.

14 posted on 03/29/2002 6:32:51 PM PST by JoeFromCA
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
I went to the FBI website thinking they might have a picture of the suspect, but I didn't see one.
15 posted on 03/29/2002 6:38:15 PM PST by The Real Deal
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To: SC Swamp Fox
I think that the death penality would be much more effective if carried out about 6 months (after one appeal) after conviction. Even these looney a$$holes would think twice.
16 posted on 03/29/2002 6:41:38 PM PST by The Real Deal
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To: FITZ
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.

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.

17 posted on 03/29/2002 6:43:42 PM PST by irv
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
There is a 13-year-old Hispanic girl who was abducted a few weeks ago in Houston. As far as I know, she is still missing. Please pray for her, and for all abused or missing children.
18 posted on 03/29/2002 6:53:43 PM PST by Pining_4_TX
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To: Pining_4_TX
I know a couple of who's daughter was abducted and murdered several years ago. I don't know how they go on. But they do. They even started a foundation that helps find missing and abducted children. When I see them it's so so sad. Their eyes always look like they just stopped crying.

There is a special place in hell for the devoids that prey on children.

19 posted on 03/29/2002 6:58:15 PM PST by isthisnickcool
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To: irv
Rochester, NY bump...
20 posted on 03/29/2002 7:05:22 PM PST by copycat
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To: AlexanderTheGreat
I think that life imprisonment, as you suggest, is indeed better than capital punishment. However, long sentences are often not served. And it is so terrible for the victims of subsequent homicides when they learn that the criminal had been released early. This happens all too often.
21 posted on 03/29/2002 7:16:00 PM PST by BlackVeil
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To: irv
Looking into my crystal ball, irv. I see a chronic offender with prior sex offenses who is out on early release/parole. I see him dumping a stolen light blue truck after committing this crime. I see his attorney arguing the abuse excuse and insanity. I see him breathing Holli's air for another 12 years.
22 posted on 03/29/2002 7:32:55 PM PST by Bonaparte
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To: AlexanderTheGreat
" Well, it seems to me that life imprisonment (without cable and weight room, etc) with hard labor is a more suitable (and useful) punishment than offing them."

Nothing is more "suitable" and "useful" than hanging a man who kidnaps and rapes a little kid.

23 posted on 03/29/2002 7:43:06 PM PST by Bonaparte
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To: irv
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...13 years for murdering two children...Philly TV tonight carried a story about a local pharmacist who was selling drugs illegally - he faces fines of up to $48 million and 1600 years in jail...our justice system certainly seems to have its priorities backwards and upside down sometimes......
24 posted on 03/29/2002 7:43:37 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
I heard about the abduction on the radio yesterday. The piece of vomit stopped to "ask directions" from two girls. One ran away, but Holli stayed and was kidnapped and murdered. I live in Louisiana and my little girl will be eleven in three weeks. I cannot tell you what this stuff does to me.

If it were my little girl, I would ask for life imprisonment. Then, I would beg the parole board to grant him parole, because then he would be MINE.

25 posted on 03/29/2002 7:54:49 PM PST by Skooz
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To: Intolerant in NJ
Hopefully the authorities will find this creep and he will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. This is Louisiana - IF he gets life he'll serve it at "The Farm" (Angola). Trust me - even hardened criminals have no use for child molesters/murderers -- He won't live to see parole.
26 posted on 03/29/2002 7:55:47 PM PST by southerngrit
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
This guy's head should be on a pike in the town square.
27 posted on 03/29/2002 8:03:43 PM PST by theDentist
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To: southerngrit
Is Angola still as harsh as it used to be? If so, this offender will definitely be paying the piper, if caught.
28 posted on 03/29/2002 8:26:14 PM PST by roachie
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To: Joe 6-pack
I sincerely hope the scum who did this is found (by a pack of hungry, ill-tempered pit-bulls.)

Or maybe he'll slip and fall into a gator filled swamp! We can only hope!

29 posted on 03/29/2002 9:16:06 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: southerngrit
Be a good place for 'em! One thinks maybe a parent in this situation "may" begin practicing with his scoped, high-power "deer" rifle. I recall one Dad who paid a personal visit to New Orleans International Airport when the FBI was arriving with his captured son's molester.....and thanked the guy with a few fatal donations of lead.....
30 posted on 03/29/2002 9:21:54 PM PST by Johnny Crab
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To: SuziQ
"Or maybe he'll slip and fall into a gator filled swamp! We can only hope!"

It's unfortunate, but yes, sometimes, "accidents," of that nature do occur down here in Looooozeeeana. Just ask PETA...'gators gotta eat, too!


31 posted on 03/29/2002 9:38:19 PM PST by Joe 6-pack
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To: Bonaparte
Back to public hangings....we need a stronger deterrent to crime than this pansy, sanitized justice system.

Criminals need to fear the law, not scoff at it.

32 posted on 03/29/2002 10:04:22 PM PST by thunderdome
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To: thunderdome
I say death our death penalties are not tough enough. People like this guy should absolutely get the death penalty, but it should be something like death by Bengal Tiger, or death by being bound in a straight jacket and lowered slowly head first into a crocodile pit. It might make some stop and think before commiting such a brutal crime. Better yet let the surviving parents of a murdered child choose the form of execution.
33 posted on 03/29/2002 11:37:23 PM PST by lwoodham
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To: Intolerant in NJ
"He served about 13 years and was released on parole ... " (for the murders of two little children). Groan! That is so terrible! And I could cite you even worse cases from England and Australia. The whole of society is guilty, that it lets these things happen. But who will listen? Because I take an interest in the Middle East, I get bulletins from a group monitoring human rights in Iran. They do speak on some important issues. But at one time, I got a notice asking people to protest about the latest round of death penalties. In one case, a man who killed his three children had been flogged before being stoned to death. The judge who sentenced him symbolically threw the first stone. (Well - he won't need to bother with a parole hearing, will he?) In another case, a man had been sentenced to death for adultery and incest, because he repeated raped his two teenage daughters. Instead of sending a protest against the death sentences, I felt like writing a letter of complaint that they hadn't been carried out sooner. Also, the Iranian judge who sentenced the child murderer should be sent on a world tour, to instruct his fellow judges on decision making. I guess I sound rather raving, but recently there was an English case where the parents murdered their children (stabbed and strangled) but walked free because it was impossible to apportion blame between them, and each blamed the other. They were both in the house at the time. I would send them both down.
34 posted on 03/29/2002 11:41:06 PM PST by BlackVeil
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To: Skooz
You wrote: "The piece of vomit stopped to "ask directions" from two girls. One ran away, but Holli stayed and was kidnapped and murdered. I live in Louisiana ..." Very hard on the community. Sorry to add to the apprehension, but reading the account of this snatching of the victim makes me wonder - has he done this type of crime before? Rarely, in these psycho crimes, does the perp stop at one.
37 posted on 03/30/2002 12:28:27 AM PST by BlackVeil
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To: Bonaparte
My 2¢: Capital punishment works only if executed in a timely fashion in the same way a dog doesn't know it's done a bad thing unless it suffers the consequences upon committing the act.

There are too many convicts on death row, imho. Sitting here in the comfort of my home in front of my computer I can pontificate from a philosophical viewpoint on how all those on death row should be put to death...NOW! Gee, what a concept. Staying philosophical and fantasizing of a perfect world, here would be my plan to make capital punishment WORK:
There are very close to 18,250 convicts on death row. Using the Pavlov-dog theory, execute one convict EVERYDAY in EVERY STATE for a YEAR.
That would:

The flip side to my philosophical nirvana is what we have today--a fucked up society that prays on little children.
38 posted on 03/30/2002 12:30:31 AM PST by rvoitier
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To: AlexanderTheGreat
I could see a true life imprisonment ---no release, no parole ever and a life of hard labor in leg chains instead of cable television, movies, and laying around in luxury at taxpayer expense.
39 posted on 03/30/2002 5:54:35 AM PST by FITZ
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To: AlexanderTheGreat
I know of a case where a little girl of 14 years old went riding her bike and was found brutally raped and murdered, sliced up. Her family will never recover, they prevented parole for the murderer but his 20 years finally were over and he's now out of prison ---they think he's rehabilitated and he's in his 40's. Most likely looking for his next victim at this moment.
40 posted on 03/30/2002 5:57:08 AM PST by FITZ
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
That poor baby...
41 posted on 03/30/2002 6:00:00 AM PST by Freedom2specul8
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To: rvoitier
"...serve notice that death chambers are "Open For Business"

No problems over here. But before death row is "open for business," it will first have to be "under new management." Every first degree murder trial should be on a rocket docket. Appeals exhausted in 5 years max. No commutations or pardons for death sentences -- presidential or otherwise. This last will take constitutional amendments, state and federal.

42 posted on 03/30/2002 10:52:12 AM PST by Bonaparte
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To: Bonaparte
Yep, rocket docket for 1st degree murder is a very good step. I heard somewhere where the greatest cause of death on death row is old age. Go figger.
43 posted on 03/30/2002 1:52:58 PM PST by rvoitier
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