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    IL - Willow Long, 7, Watson, 8 Sept 2013 - #5

    Police searching for missing Watson girl

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    The sheriff's department reports Willow Long, 7, of Watson was reported missing by her parents at about 10:15 a.m. They believed she disappeared between 9 and 10:15 a.m., probably walking away from the family home.

    http://effinghamdailynews.com/local/....JGJxo5L8.dpuf



    UPDATE: Authorities Searching for Missing Watson Girl

    A 7-year old girl is missing from Watson, and authorities are asking for help in locating her.

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    Watson's Fire Department has been set up as a staging area for search teams as authorities comb the area for the girl. We spoke with Watson Fire Chief Matt Kulesza Sunday afternoon, who told us that at this time, search volunteers are not being sought, but those that show up to help will not be turned away. Kulesza said search dogs are on the way to help, and an Illinois State Police search plane is on standby.

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    When Willow left home this morning, her mother says she didn't take her glasses.

    http://www.thexradio.com/news/78-loc...ng-watson-girl


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    My thoughts are with Willow's loved ones during this time... I just can't imagine the immense pain they are enduring!
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    Thank you for opening a new thread. I appreciate the mods who work diligently to keep this site functional and able to be navigated.

    Willow's visitation will end in 10 minutes. I sincerely hope everyone in the community who wanted to attend, were able to.
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    "If what goes up must come down, then what goes missing must be found."
    Please watch your children; never assume they are okay alone.

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    Willow's father... gosh... with the grieving process is denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Right now I'm sure he is in shock, and denial that such evilness could happen to his only daughter. As he begins to heal, woe be to those that the anger is for!

    I believe that house held a lot of secrets. I pray that it all comes to light, and each deed doesn't go unpunished. No way will I believe this was the first time anything at all happened. Nope... can't believe it.
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    What is the significance of who called DCFS? They were called on Sunday. Very good chance LE called because there was a missing child with an either inconsistent story or the looks of neglect because of not having a lock on the door or something. I have seen DCFS called for toddlers wandering in their neighborhood and the parents were awakened by LE when the child is found. Many times the assumption is that the parents is passed out due to alcohol or drugs. By the description from willows grandpa, that drug induced passing out isn't far fetched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Hope4 View Post
    My thoughts are with Willow's loved ones during this time... I just can't imagine the immense pain they are enduring!

    Mine too. Kudos to Willow's grand parents and father for making a point of profusely thanking the volunteers who looked for and found precious Willow. Perhaps when her mother can compose herself during her time of grieving and sorrow, she'll be able to do the same.

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    Thinking of Willow's family today. All of them. No matter what the circumstances are, they are all going through unimaginable grief right now.

    Except him.

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    I honestly worry about the mothers ability to come to terms and heal from this. She is probably feeling somewhat guilty for leaving the kids alone with her brother and not thinking that something like this can happen. Not only that the whole family pretty much has to pick up and as there is already so much nastiness towards them that it would be very hard to heal without just up and leaving.


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    Exactly scadder. Yes she messed up by telling the police she saw Willow, but she has lost her daughter in unimaginable circumstances. She is a grieving mother as far as I am concerned. The police have NEVER suggested she had anything to do with this at all, apart from the sighting.

    I think, as someone who grew up in a small town, a lot of the vitriol directed at her is based on personal history not concerning the children at all. It's not right. Let her grieve in peace.

    All my opinion

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    Here is my thinking about the CPS call... the public did not yet know about the circumstances of that day, so how could they have made a report about abuse by the Uncle and neglect by Mom? The report is either from another incident or from LE. imo
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Hope4 View Post
    Willow's father... gosh... with the grieving process is denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Right now I'm sure he is in shock, and denial that such evilness could happen to his only daughter. As he begins to heal, woe be to those that the anger is for!

    I believe that house held a lot of secrets. I pray that it all comes to light, and each deed doesn't go unpunished. No way will I believe this was the first time anything at all happened. Nope... can't believe it.
    Why do say that house held a lot of secrets?

    JMO, I haven't found anything stated as yet that makes me think the uncle was doing things to those children or that the rest of the family was looking the other way. It could be, but that would really blow my mind.

    Willow looked happy and sassy. She spent time alone with gma and would have chances to hint to gma or her mother about uncle. I would think the rest of the family would pick up on some weirdness going on.

    Sure I do believe Uncle probably was hiding his inclinations for awhile. But I've been trying to see this as a
    one-time porn fueled fluke event that he didn't think through. Do you think this happened before?

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    Thinking of Willow's loved ones today...

    Hopefully seeing the outpouring of love for Willow by the community will help them ease the pain... If even a little bit...


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    When will the killing of innocent children stop? Has it always been this way? Are we more aware because of the "information super highway"? So sad.

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