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    IL - Dalton Mesarchik, 7, Streator, 26 March 2003

    It's been six months since seven-year-old Dalton Mesarchik was abducted from in front of his home, fatally bludgeoned with a sledgehammer and dumped in the Vermilion River. His mother renewed her plea yesterday for help in the unsolved case.
    http://news.onemissingperson.org/IL-...nd-murder.html

    Although investigators have fielded more than 750 telephone calls in connection to the abduction-murder of 7-year-old Dalton Mesarchik, police do not have enough evidence to make an arrest.
    http://www.ottawadailytimes.com/news...toryid=9000875
    Last edited by Cubby; 07-10-2010 at 06:31 AM.

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    This is such a baffling case and one that really sticks in my mind. Such a cutie-pie.
    Misty

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    Something about this case seems a bit more of a "getting back at" or an anger problem. Maybe someone was either mad at one of the parents, felt the boy was standing between something or going to report them.

    We had a case more than maybe thirty years ago where a man did this same thing to two little girls and dumped them in the Duck River....turns out they said he was mentally retarded. The girls were playing in a junk yard and he tired to tough them and they told him they were going to tell and he killed them, in the same manner as Dalton.
    So you think that the world owes you something, Hey baby so do I
    But you sink like a stone from the weight of the debt
    Its so heavy it makes you cry
    And you think that your innocence is somewhere
    south of the Georgia line
    But for all of the days that you spent headed south its still five below when you open your mouth

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    After reading that article my biggest suspect is Dalton's father. It was 2 weeks after he was served with 2 child support cases. That would be overwhelming for many people.

    Dalton doesn't have his last name so I am assuming that Dalton's father never married Dalton's mother and that he didn't give him his last name either.

    I wonder if Dalton's father was close with Dalton at all? Did he visit often or take Dalton places?

    Would Dalton have gone with him that night....probably he would have.

    Very strange that the man who found Dalton is married to another woman who has 2 children by Dalton's father. Could the murderer have been trying to frame this man?

    Very strange case....something about it doesn't seem right...

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    I've always thought the same thing, Maybe So. I read all that information a long time ago, and cannot find any reference to that now. Hate when that happens.
    Just the facts, Ma'am.

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    Some new links to help spark some discussion.

    Lab reviewing murder evidence

    http://www.pantagraph.com/stories/01...40103039.shtml

    Recent Streator Underground Forum thread

    http://www.streatorunderground.com/p...c=3176&forum=1

    Dalton Memorial Site and Message board

    http://www.friendsofdalton.com/

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    Here is the basic set of hammers which HTI suggests for the beginning handyperson

    A three pound hand drilling hammer -- for use with metal striking tool – cold chisels, brick chisels, star drills – and for hardened masonry nails.

    HTI reminds the user that there are many other types and sizes of hammers, and other struck tools, to fit various jobs and individuals. It stresses that the individual should take care to fit the hammer to himself as well as the job to be tackled.


    An Annotated Checklist for Fossil Collecting

    CRACK/SLEDGE HAMMERS - Crack hammers are small to medium size sledge hammers, 2 to 4 pounds with various lengths of handles but usually short. These hammers are useful when you are doing some serious excavation in hard rock or you need to drive large chisels. I keep a three-pound crack hammer in the trunk of the car but seldom actually carry it with me.

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    For Dalton, and all who miss this beautiful child

    http://www.friendsofdalton.com/

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    Praying for justice for this precious child, who is so missed.

    Many prayers for all the Mesarchik's, Lanie

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    The latest ...

    This is the home town of my boss, and she was in Streator this past weekend. At least 50 LE came to town Thursday evening, staying at the Super 8 and are in high investigative mode. You can imagine the impact that many state police and other LE personnel are having on a town of 14,000! They are using both marked and unmarked cars to stop traffic, issuing all types of traffic tickets - from not using turn signals, to the more usual speeding violations, etc. Asking LOTS of questions. The following article is from the Bloomington, IL Pantagraph paper. I'm still searching for a transcript of the news conference that was held yesterday in Streator - but I doubt I'll have any luck. Sounds like there may be closure on this case soon.

    http://www.pantagraph.com/stories/03...40329023.shtml
    IMHO



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    This is great. I have to think they've got something or they wouldn't be handling this the way they are. A person or "certain type" of person? Race? Skin condition? Medication? What are the possibilities they're talking about here? What type of evidence can point to a "type" of person?


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    http://www.streatorunderground.com/

    Check out the Streator Underground Forum to a search on the keyword "Dalton"

    If you can wade through the petty bickering you can find some morsels of information about what is going on in Streator.

    Dalton's mother posts there as Dam9503

    According to her Dalton's father attended the recent candlight vigil helf for Dalton and
    brought someone with him...and made a scene?

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    Police have a suspect

    Only my opinions!

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    WOW! What great news! Finally something moving forward!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack
    This is great. I have to think they've got something or they wouldn't be handling this the way they are. A person or "certain type" of person? Race? Skin condition? Medication? What are the possibilities they're talking about here? What type of evidence can point to a "type" of person?
    I was thinking more along the lines of gang member, pedophile, serial killer, sex offender?

    Maybe they are hoping to pull someone over who will make a run for it and tip the cops off?

    Maybe they are looking for a certain drunk driver? Maybe they think Dalton was hit by a vehicle and the driver killed him rather than be charged with drunken driving?

    Also, I noticed they said "suspect or suspects" do they suspect more than one person? or a gang?

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