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  1. #61
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    Your grandparents did not look anything close to their ages! Very young looking!
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    I don't know if you have considered putting up another billboard, but here is a resource that might be useful. Yes I know that the family had one up for years. But now we are a couple of generations later. Many of the persons who may have been involved are dead. Many are very elderly, probably not considered prosecutable as they may be in nursing homes, etc. A billboard put up years later may prompt a guilty concious, may prompt now grown family members to come forward. Anyway, it is just a thought and I have a possible resource for that.
    http://www.unresolvedhomicides.org/about.html
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    It looks as though our own Stacy Horn made the blogs, and though they didn't talk about the Sodders directly, the blog did link to her NPR piece:
    http://laurajames.typepad.com/clews/
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Jennie, Thanks for the pictures. They were great pictures.

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    Has anyone read the book Last Mountain Dancer by Chuck Kinder? Has something in it about the Sodder family. Haven't got to read it yet but thinking about buying it.

  6. #66
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    Hello Everyone!

    I was registered here before, but haven't been here in quite a while and I had to register again.

    I have been reading this fascinating and terribly sad case. I see that some posters do not consider abduction a la Georgia Tann a possibility.
    I know that searching orphanage records is a huge, if not impossible, undertaking, but I think abduction for adoption is a very real possibility.

    I know it's a longshot, but it just keeps coming to my mind when I think of this particular case.

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    Different family, different state, different years but I was struck by the similiarities in these two cases.
    http://fromwhisperstoroars.blogspot.com/
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteriew
    Different family, different state, different years but I was struck by the similiarities in these two cases.
    http://fromwhisperstoroars.blogspot.com/
    Very interesting post, Mysterview. I have read about her before-but not such a detailed report. Thanks.

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    To answer the questions poised on the first websleuths board, the children's pictures were in the detective magazine. Each individual picture was in the magazine along with a picture of the board. Wonder if anyone has anything new to say--Hope the thread doesn't die.

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    I hope that the thread doesn't die too. I am anxiously waiting to hear from Grand-daughter on the progress of the website.
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    *BUMP* Any news? I've been thinking a lot about this case.


    I'm not crazy, my reality is just different than yours.

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    First post here

    I have been interested in this case since I was a little girl. I live right outside of Summersville in Mount Nebo. This is just a bit north of Fayetteville. For years we lived in Wyoming County and would pass the billboard each weekend as we came home to Nicholas County to visit. Seldom did we pass by that I didn't insist mom stop to let me read and look at the pictures. In 1977 we moved back here for good and didn't have occasion to pass by anymore. I never forgot the billboard but I did forget the name. I have asked friends and family and no one could remember the family name. Recently I was reading on a message board at the Raleigh newspaper and saw a thread about this case which eventually led me here!!!!!!!! I was so excited to see this thread and to realize it was current and active. I am trying to read all I can to get caught up and to remind myself of the facts I'd forgotten. I did notice on here that a granddaughter of the Sodder family was supposed to start a web site and wondered if there were any new info on this? Sure am glad to be among others interested in the same thing!

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    [QUOTE=LButler]drema....what great stuff you've posted!! I haven't gotten my mag yet, but it has been shipped - hopefully tomorrow!!

    Here are some of my "renewed" thoughts after looking through the new posts. I have always felt in my heart that Maurice was probably killed. I hate to post that, but a 15 year old boy used to farm work and manual labor could really put up a fight. I hope I'm 100% wrong on that one. I don't believe he was in the fire that night because of all the kids, he would have had the largest bones and would have been easier to locate some remains??


    Jbandy....I'm in Summersville and have a somewhat open schedule. I would love to help out with some of your research in Fayetteville. If you're interested, PM me and I'll give you my contact info so you can get in touch when you want to.[/QUOTE]


    Lbutler,
    I was just wondering if you and Jbandy were able to connect. Any updates? Do you know if he is still in Fayetteville?
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    I bought the book "Last Mountain Dancer" by Chuck Kinder. The chapter on the Sodder children is "Missing Angels". There is just one thing that I found new and interesting in the book. It talks of Mr. Sodder's heated arguments with the Italy community of the area and speaks of him once receiving a paper with a black hand drawn on it. It does not say how he received this peice of paper, through the mail, given to him, etc. Has anyone heard that before? Also it tells of how his wife was so saddened about the story and Mrs. Sodder once saying that if her children were dead she would know it. She would be able to feel it. His wife agreed with what Mrs. Sodder had said over the years.

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    Update

    I got an email this morning from Jennie(Grand-daughter). Her and her brother are still working on the website and have come up with some new things to post. She said that it is some stuff that they found at her Aunts house. They have been very busy with work and have not been able to get the information scanned and ready to go up yet but are working on it. So for now, everyone who has an interest in the Sodder Family mystery, just sit tight.
    Retired 08/03/03

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