by Jswana on 13/09/12 at 10:04 am
It was December 3, 1957 when a six year old girl went missing after her friend went home for a moment to get a pair of mittens………
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According to a News Report by Dan Rozek of the Chicago Sun-Times, trial is to begin in DeKalb County Illinois for the man charged with killing a six year old girl in 1957.
When she disappeared there was a strong, massive search for her, even involving the FBI but her body was found five months later in an area in a Jo Daviess County. In the last year a former neighbor and once Police Officer has been charged with her kidnapping and murder. This will be the oldest Murder Trial ever attempted to be solved.
The little girl’s friend, still recognizes the man that she left her friend with while she went to get her mittens. He is now 72 years old! This little missing child was found to have been stabbed three times.
The man was questioned about the killing then but but provided an alibi that apparently stuck. But in 2009 a new investigation was initiated. There is no physical evidence.
Perhaps this will bring some peace to the little girl’s brother who thought his little sister was with her playmate, until her playmate knocked on the door looking for her, since she disappeared with the man when she went to get her mittens. She has a keen remembrance of his face!
Sometimes Justice seems bittersweet but it is good to give this child’s young life, snuffed out too soon, validation even if it takes 100 years. Guilty or not Guilty, at least this possible Monster will be taken to task.