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    TX - Dannariah Finley, 4, Orange, 4 July 2002

    On July 4, 2002, 4 y/o Dannariah Finley was kidnapped from her bedroom that she was sharing with her two sisters and three cousins.

    Her mother stated the kids went to bed around 1:30 AM. She checked on them around 3 or 4 AM before she fell asleep on the couch. She states she woke up at 10 AM and Dannariah was not in the house.

    Dannariah was not reported missing until 1:07 PM because her mother stated she thought she might be with a relative or friend.

    Four days later on July 8, 2002, a government pipeline inspector found the remains of Dannariah on Pleasure Island in Pt. Arthur, TX, approximately 27 miles from her home in Orange. She had been sexually assaulted and strangled.

    It has been almost 10 years since this poor baby died and no one has been named as a POI, much less charged with this horrific crime. Her case didn't receive much media attention at the time, as other missing/murdered children did, and people speculate it was because she is black.

    Please take a look at the case if you have time. Maybe some fresh eyes can give the police the information they need to put this monster in prison forever.

    http://orangeleader.com/local/x68135...mains-unsolved

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/721111/posts
    http://unsolvedmurdertx.blogspot.com/

    The key is often reading/listening clearly to the details with logic and not emotion.

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    There are a few facts in the case:

    Her mother, Jaime Arnold, was being investigated by CPS at the time of Dannariah's disappearance. She was being investigated for "neglectful supervision." This case was dismissed in December 2004.

    She did admit prior drug use, though claimed she was not a drug user at the time of kidnapping.

    She also admitted to leaving the door unlocked late at night because her mother would sometimes come by unannounced.

    The window in Dannariah's room near her bed was broken and did have cardboard covering it, but the cardboard had not been moved, so the police do not believe that is how the kidnapper gained entry.

    The police believe Dannariah may have awakened prior to anyone else in the home and went outside and that is where she was taken.

    Dannariah's father, Johnny Edwards, last saw her the first week of June and was scheduled to see her later the day she was abducted. He was living in Starks, LA, at the time and was cleared of any involvement.

    A RSO who lived 2 houses down from Dannariah was questioned several times and his home and pick-up truck were also searched.

    There were no dental records for Dannariah. Her body was ID'ed using DNA from a paternity test.

    The police state they do have fiber samples to compare as evidence.

    Her body was also wrapped in a floral-patterned, pink and yellow, sheet. The sheet was for a double-bed, made by Springmaid, and was a pattern discontinued by the manufacturer several years prior to the murder.

    Police have compared hair follicles and DNA on area sex offenders to their evidence in the case with no matches.
    Last edited by nutkin; 03-27-2012 at 04:12 PM.
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    Did Danniah's mom have a boyfriend(s) that was looked at by LE? That floral sheet says it came from a house where a woman lived, even though the crime was committed by a man. I don't think it was someone passing through, otherwise they wouldn't have bothered using a sheet or anything else to cover her with. I would think that LE would look for RSO in a 50 mile radius, since the child was found 20+ miles from her home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stella View Post
    Did Danniah's mom have a boyfriend(s) that was looked at by LE? That floral sheet says it came from a house where a woman lived, even though the crime was committed by a man. I don't think it was someone passing through, otherwise they wouldn't have bothered using a sheet or anything else to cover her with. I would think that LE would look for RSO in a 50 mile radius, since the child was found 20+ miles from her home.
    There was never any mention of a boyfriend, though from seeing the way she is now, I get the feeling that there may have been several men in and out of the house at times.

    The RSO two houses down from her did live with his fiance, but they searched his house and truck several times and questioned him like crazy.

    I think they did a pretty good job with the RSO. Many of them willingly gave hair follicle samples and willingly answered questions.

    The part of Pleasure Island where her body was found is frequented by workers, many of them current or former drug users, and many possibly illegal immigrants. However, there was at one time a fireworks display for July 4th on Pleasure Island, so many people from PA/Bridge City/Groves/Pt. Neches/Nederland/Orange/Beaumont may have been there on that day.
    http://unsolvedmurdertx.blogspot.com/

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    http://therecordlive.com/2010/07/01/...ll-no-arrests/

    Police investigators said from the beginning that evidence would be crucial in the case and had gone to extensive efforts to gather and safeguard their case. They wanted justice for the little girl and wanted a killer off the streets. The efforts of their investigation were much and they believed their case was a good one that would soon result in an indictment.

    The suspect would soon be named and indicted by an Orange County Grand Jury. That was their hope. Police told media at the time that they believed an indictment could come within weeks as they turned their carefully prepared case over to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office for review and possible further action.

    But now, six years after the crime, the case of Dannarriah Finley officially remains “unsolved.”
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    http://therecordlive.com/2014/07/01/...2-years-later/

    Investigators take the case from the shelves of boxes about every six months in hopes to take another look and perhaps see something different. They remain hopeful a new tip will come in to solve the case which is always on everyone’s mind. Until the case is developed and a suspect is identified, the case will not move forward and see the inside of a courtroom, Kimbrough said. “Initial evidence was pretty thorough, “ Kimbrough said.

    The evidence collected was taken to the FBI laboratory to be examined. It may be the latest technology in forensic analysis which may be the key to solving the case.

    “As time goes on, forensic science has improved,” he added. “From experience, we have learned technology has moved forward and this case will be solved forensically in a laboratory. A case is only as good as the initial investigation.”

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    http://fox4beaumont.com/news/local/t...narriah-finley

    Nearly 14 years after a little girl's horrific death, the Orange Police Department says it remains determined to find her killer.

    Orange Police say the person of interest in Finley's horrific murder remains the same person it was in 2002.

    Investigators say they just need someone to come forward with key information.



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