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Old 01-24-2006, 12:53 PM
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NJ - Curtis McCoy, 2, Newark, 18 Nov 1989

Mom kept case alive, dad indicted in slaying

Curtis McCoy was only 2 years old when he vanished 16 years ago while shopping with his father one afternoon in downtown Newark. It was Nov. 18, 1989.

Curtis Williams told Newark police back then that he reached for his son's hand as they walked down a street, but felt nothing but air...

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Old 01-24-2006, 01:53 PM
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Bravo mom!

So good that someone got justice for this baby.
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Old 01-24-2006, 08:38 PM
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I remember this case very well, as I was living near there, and I had a daughter roughly the same age...I remember feeling the helplessness that this man must have felt, knowing that his child just vanished...and how i watched my child more closely whenever we were out in public...

To hear that he was responsible...blows me away, I truly thought this child just vanished!
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Old 01-25-2006, 10:56 AM
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Police say they've cracked case of child missing since 1989

Police believe they've solved the mystery of a 2-year-old boy's disappearance more than 16 years ago with the indictment of the boy's father on a murder charge.

At a media briefing Tuesday announcing the indictment, Jersey City Police Chief Robert Troy credited "good old-fashioned police work," the tenacity of a city detective and cooperation among local, state and federal authorities for solving the case.

The story begins in November 1989, when Williams went to Gifford, S.C., to pick up 2-year-old Curtis McCoy from his mother, La Shawn McCoy, so the boy could spend Thanksgiving with Williams in Union City.

Not long after, Williams walked into a Newark police station and said that his son had disappeared while they were shopping. Detectives questioned Williams several times afterward, but found no evidence to charge him with a crime.


Authorities have not yet found the boy's body, but are confident that they will. They would say only that it is believed to be buried in Hudson County.
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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Old 01-26-2006, 09:15 PM
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Cases like this one give me hope for others. I had honestly 'filed' this case in ones that would never be solved. It's sad to see that his father was the culprit, but I'm just glad to see that the rest of his family finally has some answers.
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Old 01-29-2006, 10:58 PM
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I myself had wondered if his disappearance wasn't connected to the New York City abductions of a lot of black babies and toddlers that occurred around the same time. Newark is not far from NYC.

Guess I was wrong. Sigh. If he'd been sold for adoption like the others, chances are he'd still be alive...
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Old 04-09-2006, 07:37 AM
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I hope this POS told them where he is.
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Old 04-09-2006, 01:32 PM
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i remember this case from doe network i think...iam glad the people that really loved and cared for the poor kid got sometype of closer on the case,, I still never can understand how a parent or any adult could be so mean to a little kid?? I mean how can they even look in a mirror in the morning...if it was up too me any adult that plan's and carry's out any attack on a kid they go to automatic death row and not a 2 to 10 year's in jail and they get out in about 8 month's..i can see a accident i understand that can and will happen.. but to plan and kill a little kid no way, i be more than glad to help people on death row meet there maker, by gun's, rope, elect.chair, any way the judge say's to do it and i sleep real good that night after putting low life's like that to death..
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Old 04-04-2007, 12:09 AM
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Authorities Dig For Missing Boy's Remains

Local and state police investigators on Tuesday were using machines, shovels and dirt sifters to search for the body of a 2-year-old boy, who they believe was murdered 17 years ago by his father.

The dig, at an intersection underneath an elevated portion of the New Jersey Turnpike, sought the remains of Curtis McCoy, who has been missing since November 1989, officials told The Jersey Journal of Jersey City.

Authorities in January 2006 charged McCoy's father, Curtis Williams, with killing the boy.

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Old 04-10-2007, 01:48 AM
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Things like this are just so hard to understand. The dad went and picked up the baby so the baby could spend Thanksgiving with him....then he murders him....WHY? Why didn't he leave the little guy with his mother? I wonder if they have found his body yet? I hope the dad rots in prison. He must have thought he got away with murder after all of this time.
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Old 04-12-2007, 12:26 AM
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I wonder if he did it to hurt the mother, or if he just did it to deminish any responsibility. Either way he is a creep. He was still claiming him as a dependent. Just shows he had no conscience!!!
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Old 04-13-2007, 07:45 AM
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Why is this thread listed under "located"? Curtis hasn't been located.
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Old 05-12-2007, 06:41 AM
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Father Admits Killing Son - Set Free after only 20 months!

Man admits killing son, gets out of prison

New Jersey judge approved a plea deal Friday that will set free a man who admitted murdering his 2-year-old son 17 years ago.Curtis Williams confessed to beating son Curtis McCoy to death, after claiming for 16 years to have lost the child while shopping in Newark.
Williams told prosecutors where he buried the body in exchange for a plea deal that would set him free with time served -- only 20 months in prison.

He gets out today.

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Old 05-13-2007, 10:54 AM
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This is appalling. If they did not think they could convict him, they should not have charged him. If I were his mom, I'd almost rather see him get tried for murder and get acquitted by the jury (but convicted in public opinion) than this garbage. It's an insult to Curtis's mother and the more so to Curtis. What does a two-year-old do to deserve being beaten to death, then given the shaft by the justice system?
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18 nov 1989, curtis mccoy, newark new jersey

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