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Old 01-13-2007, 01:53 PM   #1
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Here in Missouri, everyone from everyplace is focused on the locating of Shawn Hornbeck who was kidnapped and not seen for over 4 years and is alive! It is too much to comprehend how these parents must feel! The guy who kidnapped Shawn in 2002, had kidnapped another boy on Monday of this past week. The fact that a neighbor boy had seen a white Nissan pickup truck at the time of the kidnapping was vital to the investigation. Another man who lived here in St Louis had seen the pickup in his apartment complex and notified police officers. Both boys had been kidnapped by the same person.

The one thing the both parents said was they never gave up hope. It is what kept them going.

The boy who was taken 4 years ago looked well taken care of and has changed a lot in the four years. I cannot imagine how this may have affected this young man for the rest of his life. I am truly grateful for both boys that this all had a positive outcome. Everyone on tv all seemed to be in state of shock how this all transpired.

It truly is a miracle!


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Old 01-13-2007, 02:01 PM   #2
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Yes, ITK, it truly IS a miracle. Our local CBS station is out of Cape Girardeau, MO, so we've gotten a lot of the story. Plus, it has been written up in our daily paper, too. This morning's article said that the older boy seemed as though he was living as an 11-year-old. That's how old he was when he was abducted so maybe, as a coping mechanism, that's where he stayed in his mind. At any rate, it's wonderful he's finally reunited with his family as was the other boy. Thankfully the other boy only had to be separated from his family for a very short time.

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Old 01-13-2007, 02:17 PM   #3
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I heard about this on the news today. Unbelievable that they also found the other boy who was kidnapped four years ago by the same man. Apparently that boy has not been in school since he was 11 and is now 15. Thankfully they are both back with their families and that kidnapper will be in jail for a long time. I think they were holding him on a one million dollar bail bond until he is prosecuted.
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Old 01-13-2007, 02:36 PM   #4
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What great news....A fantastic outcome to a very bad situation...

Now the folks in MO. need to find a tall tree and a short rope!
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Old 01-13-2007, 03:47 PM   #5
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I read this story earlier today. Yes, it is a miracle. I pray the older boy hasn't suffered any irreversible psychological damage. I'm glad both boys are back home with their families.

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What wonderful news!
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Old 01-13-2007, 06:29 PM   #7
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Good news for a change!
It's funny you say that because when I heard the story on TV, that was the first thing I thought of...wow, the news is FINALLY telling us something good. It truly is a miracle and I can't even imagine how the parents feel/felt when they got their son back.
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I feel so bad for Shawn Hornbeck. He's been programmed/brainwashed over the past 4 years. Psychologically, he and his parents have a tough road ahead of them. I'm so glad he's back though.
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Old 01-13-2007, 09:00 PM   #9
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Storyis as scary as it is ammasing. Thank G-d they are both alive.
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Old 01-14-2007, 05:22 PM   #10
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I read the story earlier today and it is a miracle that they found both boys.


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