Found Deceased ID - Taryn Summers, 8, found deceased, sibs Tristan Sexton 17 & Taylor 14, safe, 15 Apr 2021 *arrest

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  1. ReadySet

    ReadySet Well-Known Member

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    I don't know what to think. Or to say. :oops:
     


  2. emberglade

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    I wonder if LE will do forensic tests on the carpet- if this 8 year old supposedly spread fecal matter everywhere there will be evidence. I just don't believe that a child of her age would do that without reasonable cause :/
     
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  3. Teche

    Teche Well-Known Member

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    DBM
     
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  4. Teche

    Teche Well-Known Member

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    Omg. Good thing that your daughter found you.
    Thank you!
     
  5. Shamrock1

    Shamrock1 Well-Known Member

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    Was the child “sleeping” when she was carried into the house or was she unconscious?

    As an aside, if she did purposely defecate and smear it into the carpet, I’d be very concerned about abuse in her poor short life :(. That’s not normal behavior for a healthy 8yr old - it’s a cry for help. JMO.
     
  6. Inthedetails

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    Didn't she say she cut out the carpet? I'm assuming that means she disposed of it. But evidence will be in that bedroom, I'm sure.

    jmo
     
  7. ReadySet

    ReadySet Well-Known Member

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    I don't think we know if they have the piece of carpet?


     
  8. imstilla.grandma

    imstilla.grandma Believer of Miracles

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    She later said the child defecated on a carpeted area of the home and she could not clean it up. She told police that she cut the carpet out and *burned it. Who could not clean it up? Grandmother or Taryn?
    *at least she didn’t blame the carpet burn on her granddaughter.

    The alleged conduct is disturbing,” the judge said of the facts outlined in a probable cause affidavit.

    Gem County Prosecuting Attorney Erick Thompson told the court Monday that the matter was still under investigation and that additional charges could be filed. Thompson called the underlying facts of the case “egregious.”
    Idaho woman charged in ‘egregious’ case surrounding missing grandchild’s death
    *does this mean what she did is so appalling that it might not be forgivable? I don’t recall this word coming up a lot.
     
  9. imstilla.grandma

    imstilla.grandma Believer of Miracles

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    You’re right. We don’t. If she burned it for real to destroy, evidence could be nothing but ashes. I wish we knew more about this little girl. I think she wanted to be with her siblings more than anything. Who was CM taking to preschool? What was her reason for taking Taryn along if she was sleeping? I’m trying not to judge but I find it reasonable to ascertain she didn’t have a problem leaving her kids alone. Where are these other eight children? Are the really children or grown adults?
     
  10. PommyMommy

    PommyMommy #ShinelikeShanann

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    APR 19, 2021
    Idaho woman charged in ‘egregious’ case surrounding missing grandchild’s death | Crime & Courts | magicvalley.com
    [...]

    Neither the court filings nor authorities have said TS stands for Taryn Summers. Connie Smith has a son with the last name of Summers, according to the affidavit. ...

    According to the affidavit:

    Connie Smith called police and said TS had run away from home on April 12. She later said the child defecated on a carpeted area of the home and she could not clean it up. She told police that she cut the carpet out and burned it. On April 14, Idaho State Forensics investigators observed a small brown spot on a bedroom wall they presumed to be blood.

    Police later learned that on April 12, the day of TS’s disappearance, Connie Smith was seen driving a black Lexus from a preschool in Emmett with TS sleeping in the back seat.

    Investigators later learned that Smith had to carry the child back to a bedroom at home.

    [...]
     
  11. imstilla.grandma

    imstilla.grandma Believer of Miracles

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    You’re so correct. I hadn’t read much about fecal smearing until today. I wanna cry for this little one. It doesn’t seem like crying will help. Maybe creating awareness is our contribution to her memory. Spread the word...
    https://atcinstitute.com/regressed-behaviors-in-traumatized-children/
    Signs of Sexual Abuse - The Children's Recovery Center of Myrtle Beach
     
  12. Inthedetails

    Inthedetails Well-Known Member

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    snipped

    Carrying an 8yo is not impossible, of course, but it's also not easy. If a child that age were in any way able to be awake and well enough to walk, I think that is how the child would be moved from the car to the bedroom.

    This child was in no condition to walk....if this story is even true, which I am not convinced it is. But if true, why couldn't an 8yo walk from the car to the bedroom?

    jmo
     
  13. realanastasia

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    I assume the purpose of the car ride was to drop off the younger child (who MSM has reported also lived in the home with the deceased child) at her preschool.

    I look pretty skeptically at the language used in the article above; TS is described as “sleeping in the back seat” and upon returning home, Smith “had to carry the child back to a bedroom at home.” I strongly suspect—and this is IMO only—that she may have been unconscious, not “sleeping,” and that is why TS “had to” carry the child into the house.

    The way the story’s written (and I presume it is based on the doubtless sanitized and self-serving version of events recounted by Smith to the police), it sounds like a caring and thoughtful thing for a grandparent to do —carrying a sleeping child inside so as not to disrupt their peaceful slumber—and it seems pretty clear, IMO, that such an action would be totally out of character for this vindictive woman.
     
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  14. Teche

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    The grandma (I use that term loosely) could have dropped the youngest grandchild at Head Start. I would like to know what other adults resided in the home.
     
  15. Shamrock1

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    I doubt the child was sleeping. But I carry my sleeping 8yr old from car to bed sometimes. Some kid fall asleep easily in a car and waking the child to walk just results in a wide-awake kid ready to play :). 8, maybe 10 depending on weight, is probably the limit for the average female to carry a sleeping child up stairs, though. JMO.
     
  16. ReadySet

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    I wonder if someone saw Taryn in the car "sleeping," or if this is only by CS report?
     
  17. Seattle1

    Seattle1 #LiveLikeLizzy

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    Regarding the 8 kids, presumably the parent of the three who were all “missing” is an adult child of this woman. Presumably the son who owned the Lexus is an adult as well, but we don’t know if they are one and the same as the parent of the kids. And then we know about the 4 kids previously mentioned in msm. So that’s either 5 or 6 of the 8. My money is on the others being adults.
     
  19. Seattle1

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    8-Year-Old Who Went Missing From Idaho Home Months After Two Siblings Apparently Ran Away Found Dead | Oxygen Official Site

    April 19, 2021

    Jennifer Sexton, who identified herself as [Taryn] Summers’s aunt, said that all three of the vanished children were siblings and that Smith was their foster mother, according to the description on a ******** page Sexton created to help cover funeral costs.

    [..]

    “She was my best friend. I rode the bus with her. I miss her and I hope she is in heaven,” local resident Jerilyn Hergenreder told the station.

    _______________

    According to this report, TS must have been placed with the accused by CPS (i.e., foster mother title). I'm taking some comfort that TS apparently attended school outside of her horrible home.
     
  20. Beans

    Beans Well-Known Member

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    Reminds me of little Mikaeel Kular. Beaten so badly (especially around the abdomen) that he died of internal bleeding and peritonitis. Symptoms can include vomiting. If she had been beaten and was unwell it’s quite plausible that her Grandma wouldn’t have taken her to a doctor, especially not in the circumstances.

    I sincerely hope that little girl didn’t suffer before she died but I suspect we’ll discover that she probably did. Horrific.
     

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