There seems to be no end to the deadly attacks on young girls in this country. The latest and highly disturbing crime comes from a small, quiet suburban neighborhood 44 miles north of Chicago. Here’s what strikes me as odd:
- Home to about 23,000 people, Zion is 44 miles north of Chicago. The town was founded in 1901 as a utopian society by a Scottish minister, Dr. John Alexander Dowie, according to its Web site.
Zion had three reported murders in 2002 and none in 2003, according to the police department’s annual reports.
“This is an unusual occurrence for our community, and we are going to do everything we possibly can to bring this to a quick resolution,” Mayor Lane Harrison said.
A heinous crime, no conclusive sign of sexual assault, two victims viciously attacked in an exceptionally low crime area?
- The cause of death appeared to be multiple stab wounds with a knife, said Lake County Coroner Richard Keller, adding at an afternoon news conference that autopsies were still under way.
No initial signs of sexual assault were found, he said.
I hate to speculate about such things, but my gut feeling is that this wasn’t the act of a stranger, but rather someone known to the girls. Possibly even a minor themselves. I have a theory, but I decline to reveal so early in the investigation. This is incredibly sad news to the parents of these two little girls, who according to news reports were best friends.
- “Apparently these girls were best friends and had last been seen riding their bikes together earlier in the afternoon,” Malcolm said.
The mother of one of the girls called police at about 8:50 p.m. (9:50 p.m. ET) to say that her daughter had failed to return home as scheduled at 7 p.m., the chief said.
He said police conducted a search with help from a rescue dog and local citizen volunteer group.
“They were out all night helping us search,” he said of the volunteer group.
He said police put out flyers urging residents to look for the girls, but did not take further steps because “there was no indication that there was any specific foul play.”
Far be it from me to judge, but when two young girls ages 8 and 9 are missing past bedtime, that’s a five alarm fire for me. I would have had the swat team, and helicopters out looking for these girls. Of course I am paranoid, and growing more so as the nights grow longer and the days grow warmer.
Sadly, these girls were all the victims of sexual assault at the hands of CONVICTED sex offenders. While it seems Krystal and Laura weren’t the victims of sexual assault, they were victims nonetheless. This has become a dangerous time in our country to be a little girl. It really makes you wonder where all this aggression towards young girls is coming from?
Is this some kind of subconscious backlash to the feminist movement?
It seems almost too obvious to me not to mention the coincidence of the resurgence of religion in our society and the aggressive crimes against girls. This is the kind of thing you would expect to see in Afganistan? A place where until recently, a girl could be sentenced to death for being raped by someone in their own family. A place where a girl could be beaten just for having her face uncovered.
Is our society trying to tell us something about ourselves through the silence of these poor little girls?
It’s sick and while our government ponders what poorly thought-out social security reform to shove down our throats, its future loves, wives and mothers are being slaughtered.
What a waste, what hypocrisy. I would think the Conservative Right with all its righteous indignation would be ALL OVER there kinds of vile crimes. What’s that I hear? Wait? Ssshhhhh?
Oh forget it, it was just more rhetoric about family values. Nothing to see here, move along.