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Adolescent Diary Weblogs and the Unseen Audience

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January 30, 2005

Missing girls body found

On Thursday an Amber Alert was issued for Katlyn "Katie" Collman age 10 of Crothersville Indiana. This particular alert caught my ears for two reasons: 1) Crothersville is where my husband's company is located, so it's a town we know fairly well, and 2) because this appeared to be a stranger abduction rather then the usual non-custodial parent "abduction" that hits our airwaves in Indiana. Now while the non-custodial parent issues can be dangerous for the kids, usually they are more of a legal issue then a health and safety of the child issue. But Katie's disappearance is the kind of thing that gravely worries those of us with children in our lives.

They found Katie today, her body was located in a stream bed outside Seymour Indiana. An autopsy will be performed in Louisville tomorrow. News story is here.

There is no doubt that I will be watching every well-maintained older white Ford F-150 pickup truck, driven by a young skinny white guy, that I see in southern Indiana looking for someone that looks like the drawing. We will need to get this person in custody quickly for the safely of the children.

Posted by prolurkr at January 30, 2005 06:19 PM

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