Found Safe TX - SS, 8, Fort Worth, kidnapped while walking w/mother, 18 May 2019

Discussion in 'Located Persons Discussion' started by Tbone144, May 18, 2019.

  1. JaneEyre

    JaneEyre Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,216
    Likes Received:
    13,717
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Good for you for getting involved. And for what it’s worth, I would have also assumed, as you did, that he had left the area. I was shocked that they were nearby.
     
    Little Jack, LadyL, abr and 11 others like this.
  2. Sally Kimball

    Sally Kimball Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    365
    Trophy Points:
    53
    Oh, I just meant neighborhood-wise. I thought it was possible they were still in Fort Worth but unlikely they were in the same neighborhood as where she was taken. Or any of the neighborhoods right by it.

    Here’s a map, the red dot was where she was taken. The section I drove is outlined in red. You can actually see Forest Hill on the map, but I drew an arrow at it anyway. I have only driven through it on the highway for years and years. The last I knew it was pretty rural.
     

    Attached Files:

    Traymar, LadyL, Cortne and 7 others like this.
  3. Herat

    Herat Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,796
    Likes Received:
    27,536
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I agree, but there was no conviction.

    The case had to be dropped because the victim wouldn't cooperate and the prosecution had no case without the victim, so it had to be dropped.

    So he wasn't convicted and couldn't be put on a sex registry without a conviction
     
    SUNchips, Cortne and JDough like this.
  4. v0x

    v0x Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    730
    Likes Received:
    6,124
    Trophy Points:
    93
    As a computer programmer, I’d venture to guess this is ancient code desperately in need of an update or complete rewrite.
     
    Traymar, j_in_c, HayLouise and 11 others like this.
  5. Herat

    Herat Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,796
    Likes Received:
    27,536
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Thanks for doing that. It sounds dangerous enough doing this by yourself. I would have wanted someone else with me, and some pepper spray.

    I got the impression she was kidnapped from a nice neighborhood. Lots of schools, a park, not too far from TCU.
     
    Curious Guy, Cortne, lucylulu and 5 others like this.
  6. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

    Messages:
    53,361
    Likes Received:
    67,067
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Yes, all true.

    But my point was that he is a sexual predator. He was accused by a woman of sexual assault. And charges were dropped because she left the State. But that doesn't mean he was innocent.

    The Grand Jury did indict, IIRC.
     
    LadyL, Cortne, lucylulu and 2 others like this.
  7. Sally Kimball

    Sally Kimball Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    365
    Trophy Points:
    53
    It is a really nice neighborhood. Big, old houses. Servants quarters in the back. It’s bordered by a hip, artist neighborhood to the north and another neighborhood to the south. It’s kind of separated from TCU l, but the school isn’t far. It’s close to a bunch of hospitals and the zoo and some really good restaurants. There’s an Apple Store nearby. As soon as you hit 35 and head east though, the neighborhoods get pretty tough. Here’s a pic I took of some sort of business on a street that had like two streetlights on the whole thing.

    SS’s mom is a friend of a friend. I didn’t get the call to help until like 9 pm and I didn’t know how to like...call someone up and be like “Would you like to spend a very unpleasant 3 hours together?” It was scary and sad and I felt like I was failing. The only thing that kept me going was the thought of what it would be like if it had been my child, what I would hope people would do for us, and I wanted to somehow alleviate the absolute horror the mom was experiencing. I know I passed a few people doing the same thing. It was so nice how the community came together. I want us to do that for every child. I would love it if we could figure out the best practices for citizens to respond to an Amber alert and get those out to communities around the world. (I guess they don’t have Amber alerts in other countries, but I’m sure they have something.)
     

    Attached Files:

    Traymar, j_in_c, TRB and 29 others like this.
  8. Sally Kimball

    Sally Kimball Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    365
    Trophy Points:
    53
    Oh and yes, I left an abusive marriage and one of the ladies at the DV charity that helped me told me to keep wasp spray in my car. She says it shoots 40 feet and is more incapacitating than pepper spray or mace.

    I thought a lot last night about how many bald medium skinned black men with no facial hair must live in Fort Worth. And I was very nervous about having police sent to someone not at all involved and the situation escalating. That’s another reason I thought having 2 people was good, one gets the info, the other weighs the value of it
     
    Traymar, TRB, MerBeach and 17 others like this.
  9. annemc2

    annemc2 her name is Suzanne Marie Sevakis

    Messages:
    1,833
    Likes Received:
    523
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Wow, Sally Kimball, that was quite a night! Thanks for sharing your experience. That sounds super scary and stressful. Thanks also for the map. I just kind of figured out where Forest Hill is (my dad worked at the prison nearby). I was followed around by my fair share of creeps while at TCU, too. I am just thrilled that she was found and that they got the bad guy.
     
    Traymar, Curious Guy, Cortne and 8 others like this.
  10. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

    Messages:
    21,015
    Likes Received:
    26,621
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Also the arrest was LESS than a year ago. He was released on bond. In fact his bond then was 3 times what it is right now. Hope there is a bond hearing in his immediate future to raise that.

    Even if the girlfriend/prostitute had cooperated he'd still be awaiting trial now in that case.
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2019
  11. whatwhatchickenbutt

    whatwhatchickenbutt New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Glad SS home. SO many questions. Motive? He's got Organized Crime on his record. Sexual Assault of a prostitute? That's not of a child, but Randos will take any age - especially younger - but generally ONLY bc easier to lure. So this was a nice neighborhood...... and they 'expect more charges.' Trafficker *** - make a lot of money off selling these girls - and - young.
     
    Cortne and Herat like this.
  12. whatwhatchickenbutt

    whatwhatchickenbutt New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    1
    He's got gang or 'organized crime' affiliations - messing with a prostitute he sexually assaulted - whom would not press charges. Pimp? They routinely sexually asault their working women. And doesn't have a past of pedo. Does now - Mofo.
     
    Cortne likes this.
  13. kkdj

    kkdj Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,960
    Likes Received:
    38,114
    Trophy Points:
    113
    ITA.
    I have video surveillance and have helped more than once with seeing a crime/perp occur. Burglaries so far...nothing like a kidnapping....but thank goodness the homeowner had it and could view it in the nick of time. Saved that little girl's life imo.
     
  14. Herat

    Herat Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,796
    Likes Received:
    27,536
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Sally Kimball - Thank you so much for what you did and posting us details about it. I know so many of us wished we could have been there ....doing SOMETHING that night !

    And the points you've made are really important to think about in the heat and confusion of the evolving crime information. I'm very glad you are safe and didn't end up in a confrontation or incident with someone, and I'm glad to hear that there are other fine citizens who will do this. After all, it was the citizens that went out in the dark of night not having any idea of what they might get into to find that child. And if they hadn't found her, I fear she would have been spirited away or killed.
     
  15. kkdj

    kkdj Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,960
    Likes Received:
    38,114
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I'm in tears! So proud of those citizens! I feel they saved her life!
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 20, 2019
  16. kkdj

    kkdj Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,960
    Likes Received:
    38,114
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I'm assuming he had already rented the room prior to the kidnapping. Then he anxiously went on the prowl.
    He's dumb like that and got caught.
    Thank goodness she's alive!
     
    JBmom, Cortne, lucylulu and 4 others like this.
  17. Herat

    Herat Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,796
    Likes Received:
    27,536
    Trophy Points:
    113
    AND this makes me think he has done this before, elsewhere.

    Because he certainly was prepared:

    Paper license plates - ( are they fake? Does he just rip off after the crime? Were they still on the vehicle when located?)

    Bolthole nearby so he knows exactly where to head after finding a victim -

    Daylight time to cruise around nice neighborhood near schools to scout for victims -

    I am also interested in what was found in that motel room - drugs to subdue her? Etc.

    Pre-Meditated
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2019
  18. southernmimi

    southernmimi Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    518
    Likes Received:
    322
    Trophy Points:
    63
    I wish Mom had a concealed weapon permit and could handle it herself.
     
    kkdj, Peppery, MuddyTires and 4 others like this.
  19. MuddyTires

    MuddyTires Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    1,993
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Where are you seeing organized crime?
     
  20. oviedo

    oviedo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,828
    Likes Received:
    35,411
    Trophy Points:
    113
    A bit reminiscent of Jaycee Dugard IMO. So happy for this outcome.
     

Share This Page



  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice