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    Florida Father Finds Dead Girl in Son's Closet

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    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. A 26-year-old man was held Tuesday on suspicion of first-degree murder and sexual battery after his father found a woman's body in his closet, authorities said.
    Jason Shenfeld's parents noticed their son seemed nervous and was locking his bedroom door. When his father went into Shenfeld's room on Friday night, he found 18-year-old Amanda Buckley's body stuffed in his closet, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office report.
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    Shenfeld told his father the teen had overdosed on drugs and he panicked, the report said.
    However, investigators say they found duct tape in Buckley's hair, bruises on her body and evidence of rape, according to the report.
    An autopsy revealed the girl was strangled, beaten and sexually abused.
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    OMG! How horrible. At least the parents called the cops. The articles says that he was charged with sexually assaulting two women earlier this year.
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    Oh, My! How long has she been missing? What a terrible thing to find out this way your son is a sadistic murderer. I feel for the parents, but glad they caught him and can return her home. There are always so many lives affected by their cruelty and disdain for life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeriouslySearching View Post
    Oh, My! How long has she been missing? What a terrible thing to find out this way your son is a sadistic murderer. I feel for the parents, but glad they caught him and can return her home. There are always so many lives affected by their cruelty and disdain for life.
    Buckley, a well-liked 18-year-old who accepted a scholarship to attend college in Tampa, was becoming friends with Shenfeld when she joined him and his family on a trip Wednesday, sheriff's investigators said Monday.
    Detectives think she was assaulted and died late Thursday.

    At the scene, investigators found a dark piece of duct tape in her hair. They also found a matching roll of tape and a blue and white rope inside a black, white and red backpack found on top of her body, according to the arrest report.

    Medical examiners found that Buckley died of strangulation. They also noticed hemorrhages on her neck and bruises on her legs
    her body was found on saturday. i found this info @ this link. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/loc...,3673806.story

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    I am never again going to be able to tease my daughter about her room being so messy it could hide a body of one of her friends that got lost in there - without thinking of this poor girl!
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    I'll guarantee you that there would be no parent funded attorney in sight if that was my child. Sounds like he certainly has a problem in this area that has either not been addressed or not been fixed. Locked up is probably the safest place for him to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lymom3 View Post
    I'll guarantee you that there would be no parent funded attorney in sight if that was my child. Sounds like he certainly has a problem in this area that has either not been addressed or not been fixed. Locked up is probably the safest place for him to be.
    I agree with you. This boy has serious problems. Where were his parents when this was taking place? That poor girl, such a bright future ahead.

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    I agree, except locked up is being too nice.

    This guy had a history. He was 26, Amanda was 18. He's living with his parents. His parents ensure he has a lawyer. They (and this man's uncle) get that lawyer before they call the cops. They do his laundry. They write letters to judges thanking them for giving their son a second chance, saying he's turned his life around. His previous rape charges were dropped because of a technicality.

    He should be given life in prison at the LEAST. But this guy isn't the only one who should be punished.

    His parents should be punished. The courts should be punished for dropping rape charges. His uncle should be punished.

    This is an embarrassment. To think that humanity has come to this is more than disheartening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lymom3 View Post
    I'll guarantee you that there would be no parent funded attorney in sight if that was my child. Sounds like he certainly has a problem in this area that has either not been addressed or not been fixed. Locked up is probably the safest place for him to be.
    My family is the same way, no bail outs, no way. Perhaps that's why we've always kept our noses clean. We were always raised to know we were responsible for our own behavior - the good stuff and the consequences of the bad stuff.
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    OMG! I'm so sorry for this girl and her family.

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    http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/co...svc=7&cxcat=76

    Some more information about the victim, Amanda Buckley.

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    Shenfeld told his father that the teen overdosed on drugs and he panicked, a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office report states. Then he fled.
    Investigators found duct tape in Buckley's hair, bruises on her body and evidence of rape, according to the report. They also found a garbage bag filled with duct tape and rope.
    An autopsy Saturday revealed that the college-bound softball star was strangled, beaten in the head and sexually abused.
    Shenfeld was arrested that night on a warrant alleging first-degree murder, sexual battery and false imprisonment.
    But before calling 911, Shenfeld's father and uncle left his mother at their Ardel Drive home with Buckley's body and drove to an attorney's house to bring him back to the scene.
    The lawyer had represented Jason Shenfeld before.
    About eight months ago, two women, ages 18 and 19, told Palm Beach County sheriff's investigators that Shenfeld forced them to perform a variety of sex acts, both on him and on each other, at the North Palm Beach home where he formerly lived.
    They had been drinking rum, passed out and awoke to find him naked and dragging them into his bedroom, a report says.
    The teens told a detective that Shenfeld carried a knife with a footlong blade and threatened to sic his pit bull on them if they resisted. He bound them with duct tape, they said.
    The detective saw the young women's scrapes and scratches and found DNA evidence at the scene. But prosecutors declined to file charges of armed sexual battery and false imprisonment Jan. 31, saying the allegations could not be proved beyond a reasonable doubt.
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    But before calling 911, Shenfeld's father and uncle left his mother at their Ardel Drive home with Buckley's body and drove to an attorney's house to bring him back to the scene.

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    But prosecutors declined to file charges of armed sexual battery and false imprisonment Jan. 31, saying the allegations could not be proved beyond a reasonable doubt.

    WTF?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taximom View Post
    But before calling 911, Shenfeld's father and uncle left his mother at their Ardel Drive home with Buckley's body and drove to an attorney's house to bring him back to the scene.

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    But prosecutors declined to file charges of armed sexual battery and false imprisonment Jan. 31, saying the allegations could not be proved beyond a reasonable doubt.

    WTF?!

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    OMG How horrible......WTF waiting for an attorney.... and from Thursday until Saturday.....


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    From Thursday until Saturday? Surely the parents noticed the smell and probably the real reason they checked the closet. As I understand it, it is the most permeating odor imaginable and it is unmistakable.

    The parents could be the type that cover their heads and really do not want to see the truth. Denial of a problem does indicate they have their own issues and have contributed, if inadvertantly, to his. I don't foresee charges being brought on them as they did turn him in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeriouslySearching View Post
    From Thursday until Saturday? Surely the parents noticed the smell and probably the real reason they checked the closet. As I understand it, it is the most permeating odor imaginable and it is unmistakable.

    The parents could be the type that cover their heads and really do not want to see the truth. Denial of a problem does indicate they have their own issues and have contributed, if inadvertantly, to his. I don't foresee charges being brought on them as they did turn him in.
    The thing with the parents that gets me is they waited until they got their lawyer before calling LE. There's an 18-year-old girl lying dead in their son's closet, and the first thing they think to do is get their lawyer? How disrespectful! To the girl and to her family! It makes me think they completely overlooked the fact that this girl had a life and a family, and was taken from them by their son. I don't care how much I love my family, but if I were to find a girl's body in my son's closet, the first call would be to LE. If it were my daughter found in the man's closet, I would hope that the family has more of a heart than these people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrowneyedEmily View Post
    The thing with the parents that gets me is they waited until they got their lawyer before calling LE. There's an 18-year-old girl lying dead in their son's closet, and the first thing they think to do is get their lawyer? How disrespectful! To the girl and to her family! It makes me think they completely overlooked the fact that this girl had a life and a family, and was taken from them by their son. I don't care how much I love my family, but if I were to find a girl's body in my son's closet, the first call would be to LE. If it were my daughter found in the man's closet, I would hope that the family has more of a heart than these people.
    It goes a looooong way in explaining this creeps behavior!
    Clearly mommy and daddy have spent his life defending his every move rather then disciplining him.
    Not that that in itself would create a killer but it would teach that he could get away with anything and given the right (or wrong) personality it could help to create this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amraann View Post
    It goes a looooong way in explaining this creeps behavior!
    Clearly mommy and daddy have spent his life defending his every move rather then disciplining him.
    Not that that in itself would create a killer but it would teach that he could get away with anything and given the right (or wrong) personality it could help to create this.
    Excellent point, Amra. I would love to know his juvenile history.

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    OMG! What a horrible story. I remember watching the sports report last year about her pitching a no hitter. She was talented and beautiful young woman. I feel so badly for her loved ones.

    The rapist murderer is suppose to be 26???
    He looks 46. What a creep and why does he still live with his parents?

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    Is North Palm Beach one of those ritzy snooty areas? Most people wouldn't have enough money to get a lawyer to come to their home where there was a dead murdered raped young woman before calling police. These people should have believed the two previous young girls and no telling what all else they did know about over the years. The rapist/murderer should have been locked up soon as they knew he was a predator. If the idiot prosecutor didn't have enough to go on, then the parents could have had him committed instead of sheltering a rapist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txsvicki View Post
    Is North Palm Beach one of those ritzy snooty areas? Most people wouldn't have enough money to get a lawyer to come to their home where there was a dead murdered raped young woman before calling police. These people should have believed the two previous young girls and no telling what all else they did know about over the years. The rapist/murderer should have been locked up soon as they knew he was a predator. If the idiot prosecutor didn't have enough to go on, then the parents could have had him committed instead of sheltering a rapist.
    It's like any other city..I wouldn't say excessively wealthy. There are wealthier areas..just like any city. North Palm Beach is sort of barren, compared to West Palm Beach, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truthful Lies View Post
    It's like any other city..I wouldn't say excessively wealthy. There are wealthier areas..just like any city.
    I would say that there are some extremely wealthy areas in Palm Beach.

    And in those areas the people are most definitely snooty!

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    While I'm not wild about these parents - the girl won't get any more dead from an hour delay. So long as they didn't help their son to hide the body, didn't ignore screams from his room, didn't help him to escape, nor let him escape, I'm OK with calling the lawyer before police.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amraann View Post
    I would say that there are some extremely wealthy areas in Palm Beach.

    And in those areas the people are most definitely snooty!
    Maybe my perception of "extremely wealthy" is off..I'm from Miami..not much counts as "excessive" anymore =P

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