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Brooke Bennett, Vermont On July 2, 2008 Brooke Bennett's body was found after last being seen with her uncle on June 25.


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Old 07-08-2008, 07:20 PM
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Slain girl mourned amid flowers, snapshot collages and tears


Associated Press - July 8, 2008 6:15 PM ET
RANDOLPH, Vt. (AP) - Today mourners remembered 12-year-old Brooke Bennett at a wake in the building where she just graduated from seventh grade.

Filing past a series of photo collages and the girl's open casket, friends and acquaintances shared condolences with her mother and other family members in an auditorium at Randolph Union High School.

Hundreds were expected to pay their respects tonight and at a funeral scheduled for tomorrow.
http://www.fox44.net/Global/story.asp?S=8643339

Thank you TG.. I appreciate the update !

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Old 07-08-2008, 07:21 PM
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At slain girl's wake, a somber scene

RANDOLPH, Vt. -- Amid sprays of flowers, snapshots from her short life and somber greetings, mourners Tuesday remembered 12-year-old Brooke Bennett at a wake in the building where she just graduated from seventh grade.


Filing past a series of photo collages and the girl's open casket, friends and acquaintances _ some wearing lapel buttons with her smiling face, a "Brooke" ribbon extending from the bottom _ shared condolences and tearful embraces with her mother and other family members in an auditorium at Randolph Union High School.

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Old 07-08-2008, 07:21 PM
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I have to say that has bothered me too. By his actions, he never intended Brooke to reappear. But why kill her. If he was going to go that far...wouldn't he have killed a stranger? Someone that didn't lead right back to him.
I thought the same thing. She was a readily available target. Plus like someone else said they just get so caught up in their sickness it escalates and they lose sight of reason and become reckless.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:22 PM
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I have to say that has bothered me too. By his actions, he never intended Brooke to reappear. But why kill her. If he was going to go that far...wouldn't he have killed a stranger? Someone that didn't lead right back to him.
I think in his stupid mind it was not going to lead back to him at all..By choosing her, say instead of a stranger, maybe he felt some control in setting up things in a way he felt he would never be suspected ( the myspace post, being seen leaving in seperate directions, the dna of Juvenile 2 ect..)
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:22 PM
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Hi close! The babies and I are doing great. I am stumped over the fact that they were able to have an open casket, you would think that after she had been buried it wouldn't have been possible.
like bdmama posted, i guess they just did a lot to make her "presentable"
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:23 PM
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:24 PM
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She said she was very swollen and just looked nothing like Brooke, it was very obvious alot had to be done to her to make her "presentable".
Ok...I know this is a really terrible time for the family, but what were they thinking by having an open casket? For that to be the image for her friends to remember...along with how she died...oh, my...I'm seriously concerned for these kids. I do hope the parents take advantage of the services that are being offered.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:24 PM
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Thankyou DS. From previous experience in my home state, funeral homes usually can only put the actual date of death. Due to regulations and filings of death certificates. In traumatic cases, where TOD is unknown, the funeral homes will usually subsitute a phrase to be sympathetic to the mourners. On their paperwork they put unknown for the date and just the year.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:26 PM
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U.S. Attorney Thomas Anderson declined comment Tuesday on whether Gagnon had images of Vermont children in what an affidavit said were child pornography images found on his computer.
Interesting. He could have said "We don't know yet", if indeed they didn't know one way or the other.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:27 PM
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In my opinion even though the obit and funeral home used June 25 as time of death it is not the official date of death.
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As I stated earlier, my friend's family used the date that he went missing as a date. His case is still open and the date of his death has not been released to the public because it is an ongoing investigation.


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Old 07-08-2008, 07:27 PM
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I did not attend but close friends did and said they had an open casket at the calling hours. Denise, A.R. & the daughter of MJ were nowhere to be seen and there were MANY police officers there.

I wouldn't think they would be ..geiven the family dynamics. And I am hoping both AR and her younger sister are in protective custody and care right now. They both will need a huge amount of therapy to get through this. Her younger sister will be tainted, but imagine after therapy, she may do well for herself..and hopefully taken from the family. AR..well..she will never be the same again, therefore for many, many years will need therapy away from these ridiculous people that were supposed to be her family.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:29 PM
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Thankyou DS. From previous experience in my home state, funeral homes usually can only put the actual date of death. Due to regulations and filings of death certificates. In traumatic cases, where TOD is unknown, the funeral homes will usually subsitute a phrase to be sympathetic to the mourners. On their paperwork they put unknown for the date and just the year.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:31 PM
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I think in his stupid mind it was not going to lead back to him at all..By choosing her, say instead of a stranger, maybe he felt some control in setting up things in a way he felt he would never be suspected ( the myspace post, being seen leaving in seperate directions, the dna of Juvenile 2 ect..)
I also think he'd been obsessing about her a long time. Sexual offenders and predators think they are "in love" with their victims. I bet he was trying to "seduce" her for years. Gifts, money, rides etc... And I bet she didn't respond the way he wanted. She probably didn't really go over there very much. So it just kept building and building for MJ until he decided he was going to have her no matter what and by then he was so angry cause nothing was working that he came up with a plan. And he was going to make sure that she would be completely his forever. He's arrogant enough to think that he got out of jail pretty darn fast last time,, if he goes to jail this time, it won't be for long and he thinks it's worth it.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:31 PM
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I think Denise was just bent on keeping up appearances. She knew exactly what was going on but just didn't want to stir up trouble. Plus it seems like AR was so aligned with MJ that the 2 of them could run all over Denise.
Among the items mentioned in the affidavit from Denise (My take is it was from Denise, the heading was blacked out) she also found a DVD showing male and female kiddie porn.
She had to play the DVD to know this, and did nothing
The incidents mentioned didn't give a time frame. But, it doesn't read like it was all at the same time.

I really hope something is done about this woman.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:31 PM
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:32 PM
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I still think that Denise should be held somewhat responsible for what happened to Brooke and to her own daughter AR. I don't think that allowing AR to go on car dates when she was only 14 with boys old enough to drive was responsible at all. But , I don't think it was responsible of her as a mother to marry a RSO when she had a young daughter in the home. I feel the same way about Brooke's mom.

And what did these 2 adult women see in these men that are so obviously attracted to young girls? And they are from the same family? Something very disturbing to me is are their other vics and if so are they too ashamed or hurt to come forward now?
DeltaDawn,

I will never understand WTH these women were thinking.... I wonder if they were that hard up to find a man that anything in pants would work?

I just want to beech slap them both for being so damn ignorant!!!! I also wonder why today they're so worried about the family dynamics???? They helped create these monsters in my book.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:34 PM
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DeltaDawn,

I will never understand WTH these women were thinking.... I wonder if they were that hard up to find a man that anything in pants would work?

I just want to beech slap them both for being so damn ignorant!!!! I also wonder why today they're so worried about the family dynamics???? They helped create these monsters in my book.
i'm with you on this, cheko!
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:35 PM
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I wouldn't think they would be ..geiven the family dynamics. And I am hoping both AR and her younger sister are in protective custody and care right now. They both will need a huge amount of therapy to get through this. Her younger sister will be tainted, but imagine after therapy, she may do well for herself..and hopefully taken from the family. AR..well..she will never be the same again, therefore for many, many years will need therapy away from these ridiculous people that were supposed to be her family.
ITA! I think this child should be in a therapeutic environment away from the prying eyes of the public.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:35 PM
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I'm new to this board but I have been following this since Brooke became missing. I believe the question of "why" he killed her can be answered by AR. Remember, on the e-mails, it was stated that AR "knew why this had to happen". I do believe that she holds the key to a lot of our unanswered questions and that if she had indeed talked to LE, they are holding any additional information closely.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:36 PM
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Wonder if one of the hard drives missing from Jacques computer was in one of the computers in Alabama.
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Yes, Suzi...thank you for making me aware of that.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:37 PM
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You know years ago when my babies were infants, I belonged to this mom's group. They thought I was insane because I wanted to teach my kids from the get go what was appropriate and what wasn't. I wanted to teach kids how to be proactive in their safety. I got kicked out. LOL--but just try to grab my daughter and she's prepared to defend herself. I bet now years later with the headlines, they're kicking themselves.
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Maybe AR was the one who revealed something to Brooke either inadvertently or because she didn't expect Brooke to react negatively?

And MJ guilt-tripped her into participating in coming up with a solution for "the problem"?

Hmm.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:39 PM
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Star, because of copyright laws we can only post a very small portion (10% or a paragraph) of an entire article and provide a link to the rest of it. Thanks!
Whoops!!! Sorry, I thought I had only a portion of it. How do I remedy that?
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:40 PM
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I'm new to this board but I have been following this since Brooke became missing. I believe the question of "why" he killed her can be answered by AR. Remember, on the e-mails, it was stated that AR "knew why this had to happen". I do believe that she holds the key to a lot of our unanswered questions and that if she had indeed talked to LE, they are holding any additional information closely.
Yes, she knows...and LE knows a lot more than they're revealing, obviously...and we can only speculate on the "why"...but will there ever be a reason "good" enough...that will possibly have this "make sense"? Never in a million years, IMO.
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