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    DC - Four Jacks-Fogle sisters, ages 5-17, murdered in their home, 2007

    The deaths of four children whose bodies were discovered Wednesday in a Washington home are being treated as suspected homicides, but the remains are so badly decomposed, investigators can't determine how the victims died, authorities said.

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/01/09/bod...und/index.html

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    How could 4 children not be in school for that period of time and no one questions it????

    Does anyone know what type of area this is where the children were found? Meaning, is it poverty level, middle income level, etc?

    Possibly the children were being home schooled and that would explain why no questions were asked by any school official??

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    How could the woman be in that home?

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    With each new atrocity that we find out about each day, (many times several each day) I shudder to think of the horrors going on right now that have not been found out yet and maybe never will.

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    I am more than a little interested in the fact that the woman was perfectly calm when questioned about why she had 4 children decomposing in a bedroom. One would have thought she would simply have shared her story with the detectives on who the children were and how they died...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littledeer View Post
    How could 4 children not be in school for that period of time and no one questions it????

    Does anyone know what type of area this is where the children were found? Meaning, is it poverty level, middle income level, etc?

    Possibly the children were being home schooled and that would explain why no questions were asked by any school official??
    Former Mayor Marion Barry is the councilman for the ward in which these poor kids were found. That dude doesn't have a good track record. In fact he is out there or was. I'm just making a guess it's lower middle class. Not that it excuses anything let alone four kids decomposing.

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    I don't see how any sane person could live in the house with 4 reeking corpses.. you know that's gonna smell horrid.

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    LORD have mercy...

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    Mother Banita Jacks taken into custody LE believe she is responsible for girls death. Young girls ages were 5,6,11 & 17 years. LE is not saying what the cause of death is yet. How could this mother murder her children then continue to stay in that house?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy01 View Post
    Mother Banita Jacks taken into custody LE believe she is responsible for girls death. Young girls ages were 5,6,11 & 17 years. LE is not saying what the cause of death is yet. How could this mother murder her children then continue to stay in that house?
    Thank you for the update Paddy. Police were canvassing the neighborhood in recent months on an unrelated homicide expressed concern for the girls. Cops contacted Child Protective Services. They couldn't find them back in April. The father of two of the girls died about a year ago. The girls attended two well regarded D.C. Charter schools, but left last March. The oldest girl appeared to be stabbed and deceased a little longer than her sisters. Oh and the answer to all our questions. How could this mother stay in the house with the mummified bodies of her daughters? She claims they were posessed.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...=moreheadlines


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    In another article I read states their townhouse was located in one of the poorest & most violent neighborhoods in the city. But, the girls attended well regarded Charter schools? This doesn't make sense to me.

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    Just a quick thought on the school not noticing their absences - Here in Miami, FL, there was a two week winter break that started December 22 and classes reconvened on January 7. Maybe they had the same winter break interval.

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    This is horrible. As bad as that wacko mom in Texas who drowned her five little ones.

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    you mean Andrea Yates? At least there was a chance that was Post Partum Psychosis, vs this woman starving her children, strangling them, beating them and stabbing them. She hated her oldest child as well...CNN just did a live feed. It was infinitely refreshing to hear the State Govt talk right out of the gate about how badly DSS dropped the ball and how there would be firings etc. I think that they have to be careful about making lower eschelon folks sacrificial lambs in this. They kicked the case to MD PD and closed the books, probably sighing in relief. There was no process in place for reopening a closed case when MD told DC that they could not find the family.

    These kids may bave been dead since September...at least the little ones might have been. The older one was alive longer...OMG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy01 View Post
    In another article I read states their townhouse was located in one of the poorest & most violent neighborhoods in the city. But, the girls attended well regarded Charter schools? This doesn't make sense to me.
    From what I know in my city, paddy the Charter schools can be attended by anyone from any neighborhood. Maybe that was the case here. Just a guess.

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