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Doyle
04-06-2004, 04:55 AM
VALLEY PARK, Missouri (CNN) -- A suspect held in connection with the disappearance Friday of a 6-year-old girl led authorities to a body police believe is that of Cassandra "Casey" Williamson, St. Louis County Police Chief Ron Battelle told CNN.

The drama gripped U.S. television viewers all day Friday, from the morning hours when the girl was reported missing to late afternoon, when a body matching her description was found in an abandoned glass factory near the girl's neighborhood.

Johnny Johnson, a 24-year-old transient, had been taken into custody.
http://www.cnn.com/2002/US/07/26/missouri.girl/index.html

Doyle
04-06-2004, 04:57 AM
Wed 21-Jan-2004 08:00AM - Thu 01-Apr-2004 05:00PM

Accused of the murder of Cassandra Williamson on July 26, 2002. Johnny A. Johnson is currently housed in Biggs Forensic Center, Fulton, Missouri, awaiting final determination as to competency. A trial date has not been set.

http://www.co.st-louis.mo.us/scripts/pacalendar/view.cfm?ViewMe=3521

Jeana (DP)
01-11-2005, 05:16 PM
I don't know how this one escaped our notice:

Cassandra "Casey" Williamson
Dateline: January 10, 2005
(Continuously updated)

On the morning of July 26, 2002, 6-year-old Cassandra "Casey" Williamson disappeared from the home her father shared a roommate. Her father, Ernest Williamson, last saw her around 7am in the living room with Johnny Johnson, an ex-convict described as a "transient", who was also staying with them that night. Williamson went to the bathroom and when he returned, Casey and Johnson were both gone.

Casey's disappearance didn't get the media attention some other missing children had that summer. Just a couple of weeks earlier, in California, 5-year-old Samantha Runnion was abducted and killed. A month before that, 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart was taken from the bedroom of her Salt Lake City home. A few months before that, 7-year-old Danielle van Dam was taken from the bedroom of her San Diego home. The abduction of a lower-middle-class girl in Valley Park, Missouri, hardly showed up on the national media's radar.

But about 100 people joined in the search, and Casey's body was found that afternoon. Johnson was arrested, confessed, and charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping, attempted rape and armed criminal action. He could face the death penalty.

Police say Johnson told them he killed Casey when she resisted his attempt to sexually assault her. Police say, without elaborating, that the abduction was premeditated.

MORE AND PHOTO OF THIS BEAUTIFUL LITTLE GIRL AT:

http://crime.allinfoabout.com/cassandrawilliamson/updates.html

Jeana (DP)
01-11-2005, 05:20 PM
Sun, Jan. 09, 2005
Trial to begin Monday for man accused in girl's 2002 slaying

ST. LOUIS - Two-and-a-half years after his arrest, an ex-convict drifter goes on trial this week in the slaying of a 6-year-old girl he allegedly carried piggyback to her death near the ruins of a glass factory.

Jury selection was to begin Monday in the death-penalty case of Johnny Johnson, charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping, attempted rape and armed criminal action in the death of Cassandra "Casey" Williamson.

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When later stopped and questioned by police, Johnson - wet and muddy - said he had been swimming in the river, authorities said. The body of the girl, who would have been a first-grader this fall, was found covered in leaves and rocks near the old factory after a seven-hour search.

An autopsy showed Casey died after being hit by a blunt object.

Johnson had spent three to four days as an invited guest at a home shared by Casey's father, Ernie Williamson, and a roommate. Ernie Williamson said he had only known Johnson a few days before the slaying.

Johnson, who authorities said confessed to the crime, has been held without bond in the St. Louis County jail.

His prosecution has been delayed while Johnson underwent psychological testing.

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http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/10605037.htm?1c

Casshew
01-11-2005, 05:22 PM
Hi there... we were following this on the missing and located forums over Christmas... very very sad :(

Jeana (DP)
01-11-2005, 05:35 PM
Why on God's green earth did the "father" allow an ex-con transient to sleep under the same roof as his daughter??????? :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

nixmom
01-19-2005, 01:29 PM
Johnny Johnson has received the death penalty for the murder of Casey Williamson. You can read about the verdict here http://www.stltoday.com/.

Justice has been served!

nixmom
01-19-2005, 01:33 PM
Why on God's green earth did the "father" allow an ex-con transient to sleep under the same roof as his daughter??????? :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

The Williamson family knew the family of Johnny Johnson. I'm sure they regret that decision now of course :( . Johnson has received the death penalty for Casey's murder. You can read about the verdict at www.stltoday.com.

Jeana (DP)
01-19-2005, 01:34 PM
The Williamson family knew the family of Johnny Johnson. I'm sure they regret that decision now of course :( . Johnson has received the death penalty for Casey's murder. You can read about the verdict at www.stltoday.com.


I'm sure they do, but regret isn't going to bring their daughter back~ WHEN are parents going to THINK????????

WasBlind
01-19-2005, 02:00 PM
Here is the link (http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/story/5CFAF9D84059776186256F8E001862D1?OpenDocument&Headline=Jury+considers+sentence+for+killer+of+gir l,+6) to the story.

Here is the Crime Library link (http://www.crimelibrary.com/news/ap/0105/19_1_kidnapper_guilty.html) to the verdict story.

Matches (http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=%22Casey+Williamson%22&sm=Yahoo%21+Search&fr=FP-tab-web-t&toggle=1&ei=UTF-8) for Casey on yahoo.

You will not be forgotten, Casey.

Prayers of comfort for the Williamson family, Lanie

WasBlind
01-20-2005, 12:34 PM
Casey's thread (http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6472) from the missing (http://websleuths.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=16) forum here at WS

Prayers of HOPE for all still missing, Lanie

WasBlind
01-20-2005, 12:45 PM
Another thread (http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18391) for Casey can be found here.

Another link (http://crime.allinfoabout.com/cassandrawilliamson/updates.html) with a photo of Casey.

Prayers for this family, Lanie

Jack
03-07-2005, 02:01 PM
Sentenced today to the death penalty.

http://www.ksdk.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=76195

PrayersForMaura
03-07-2005, 03:17 PM
Man sentenced to death in Casey Williamson killing:

"A judge sentenced Johnny Johnson today to die for beating of 6-year-old Cassandra "Casey'' Williamson with bricks and a rock in an abandoned glass factory in Valley Park.

"This was perhaps the most heinous crime I have had occasion to preside over in my 10 years on the bench,'' said St. Louis County Circuit Judge Mark D. Seigel in imposing the jury-recommended sentence. "There are no winners here, only losers, and the biggest loser is Casey.''
"

Full story: http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/story/0A043F1F2C680B4486256FBD00585519?OpenDocument

RCOOKE
03-08-2005, 02:36 PM
I know Casey's mother and two of her aunts. I'm glad this case is finally closed. They will never have complete closure, but at least the trial is finished and this creep won't be back on the street.

*~Aimee~*
05-02-2011, 10:52 AM
http://www.rememberingcasey.org/

remembering Casey Williamson Website

neverletgo
03-09-2014, 11:14 AM
Young murder victim honored 12 years later
Stephanie Diffin, KSDK 11:53 p.m. EST March 8, 2014

Snipped:


Casey Williamson was just six years old when she was taken from her family and brutally killed. By now, she would be 18. And as her classmates at Valley Park High School move on to the next big stage in their lives they say, they're taking a piece of her with them.

They had a celebration Saturday in her honor. It was a reminder of just how much was loved. But also, a tragic reminder of what could have been.

www.ksdk.com/story/news/2014/03/08/casey-williamson-memorial/6219969/