PARENTS KILLED AMBER ALERT ISSUED FOR 13-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER
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POLICE NEED PUBLIC'S HELP IN FINDING MISSING AND PREGNANT KIERRA COLES

TX TX - Jennifer Day, 14, Dallas, 25 June 1985

Discussion in 'Cold Cases' started by olllllo, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. olllllo

    olllllo New Member

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    I was a sophomore in high school when this case happened. I remember meeting a new friend and going over to his house some months later, and seeing a large picture of a girl framed on a living room end table. When I asked who she was, he told me that it was his sister and that she was the victim of this then-well-publicized case. That awkward and painful moment has stuck with throughout the years, and for some reason I googled it tonight. I found that it is still unsolved, and I can't find any real quantitative info on it. I looked here and don't believe she has ever been brought up on this board. I know that this forum has worked wonders over the years, so I thought I would bring her up to shed some light on what appears to be a cold case. Here is the story from http://missing87975.yuku.com/topic/3076/UNSOLVED-CHILD-MURDER-JENNIFER-DAY :
     
  2. Stella

    Stella Member

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    I can't find out much at all about this case. One thing has me curious; are you sure she was only 14 years old? Texas law at the time (probably before and still) requires anyone applying for a job, even part-time MUST be 16 years old. If she was only 14, some questions need to be asked of her parents and her employer; right there, they were breaking federal child labor laws. ETA: Wonder if they looked at the suspect from the Austin Yogurt Shop Murders form 1991? (he died in 2010.)
     
  3. alwaysonmymind

    alwaysonmymind Proud Army Mom

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    Actually, a 14 year old can legally work in Texas.

    The purpose of the Texas Child Labor Law is to ensure that a child is not employed in an occupation or manner that is detrimental to the child's safety, health, or well-being.

    Except as specifically authorized by the statute, it is illegal to employ a child under 14 years of age.

    http://www.twc.state.tx.us/ui/lablaw/cllsum.html

    IMO, David Penton is good for this.
     
  4. Stella

    Stella Member

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    That is strange. My daughter went after school job hunting at 15 (in 1986, in Dallas!) in order to help pay for her braces and was told at every place that she had to be 16; the last place she tried told her it was against the law to hire under 16.
     
  5. alwaysonmymind

    alwaysonmymind Proud Army Mom

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    I know some of it is company policy, but it also has to do with type of employment. Example- a 14 year can work in a fast food lacation, but can't cook on the grill.

    I was 14 when I had my first job working with livestock. I was so proud to get my paycheck each week. :twocents:
     
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    Thank you for letting me know! I still have 2 kids at home that will be thrilled to learn they won't have to wait as long as I thought.
     
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    BOESP Well-Known Member

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    Bumping for this young lady's family.
     
  8. S.S.

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    I learned of this case over this summer and it has haunted me ever since. I'm baffled why this case hasn't been solved, especially using the new technology in dna. So many people have no idea that this 14 year old was abducted, brutally murdered and dumped in a field that is now a very developed area between Plano and Frisco, Texas. Sadly, her mother died in May of 2015 never seeing the killer(s) of her daughter brought to justice. There is a killer amongst us...……..
     

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