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    AL - Katelynn Arnold, 9, found hanged in tree, 14yo brother charged, 11 May 2012

    St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell said the girl was discovered hanging from a rope just after 9 p.m. on Poplar Street. She was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

    "It's suspicious, definitely" Russell said
    http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/05/...irl_found.html
    A parole review date is set for July 21, 2012 for Fred Howard Coffey.

    Coffey was convicted of the murder of 10 yr old Amanda Marie Ray, NC. He admitted to molesting 300 children.

    Please write a letter on behalf of Amanda.

    Suspect in the murders of:
    5 yr old Neely Smith, NC
    14 yr old Kathy Lynn Beatty, MD
    8 yr old Travis Shane King, VA

    Possibly connected to the disappearances of:
    14 Yr old Tracy Anne King, PA
    11 yr old Sheila and 13 yr old Katherine Lyons, MD
    15 yr old Carolyn Majane, NJ



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    May 11, 2012
    Body of Ragland girl, 8, found hanging from rope in tree
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    RAGLAND, Ala. (AP) — Police in an Alabama town are investigating the death of an 8-year-old girl who was found hanging from a rope attached to a tree.

    The St. Clair County coroner describes the death of the girl at her family's home in Ragland as suspicious.
    http://enewscourier.com/local/x20890...m-rope-in-tree

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    Officials from Ragland Elementary School say the girl was a student there. They plan to have grief councilors on hand Friday for students.


    Neither the Ragland Police Department nor the St Clair County Sheriff's Office have made an official statement on the girl's death. Her name has not been released.
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    RIP sweetie

    Will be watching to see what develops on this one. I want to know how this happened.

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    WBRC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/JoxPCe) that the girl was found Thursday hanging from the rope, which neighbors said used to be part of old tire swing.

    http://enewscourier.com/local/x20890...m-rope-in-tree

    Officials from Ragland Elementary School say the girl was a student there. They plan to have grief councilors on hand Friday for students. http://www.myfoxal.com/story/1830757...t-clair-county

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    St. Clair County Coroner Dennis Russell tells The Associated Press that authorities are treating the death as "a very suspicious" case.

    Russell identified the girl as Katelynn Arnold. She was found hanging from the rope shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday. He said that an autopsy was planned in Huntsville to help determine how she died.
    http://hosted2.ap.org/ALDEC/TDState/...ca4a6341e9788d

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    File photo of a crime scene. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
    http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2012/05/...-rope-in-tree/

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    Such a tragedy! A little 8 year old girl. A rope from an old tire swing. I wonder how this could have happened.

    RIP Katelynn

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    Another picture on the scene.

    Heartbreaking!

    http://www.myfoxal.com/story/1830757...t-clair-county

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    Oh Lord have mercy!


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    My prayers go out to the family. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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    This is just so awful to hear! My prayers go out to her family!
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    I do not believe that an 8 yr old would hang herself from a rope. It doesn't sound believable, imo. I hope they are truly investigating this tragedy/
    “Every day that they don’t find something is good for me.“ Billie Dunn

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    I too find an 8 yr old purposely hanging herself an unbelievable solution to this one. I was thinking perhaps an accident (climbing in tree and somehow becoming entangled in and then strangled by the rope from the tire swing) or perhaps foul play at the hand of another.

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    Alabama boy charged in killing of girl found on rope
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...ope/54905500/1
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

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