UK - 5-year-old boy identified as 'Torso in the Thames' voodoo ritual victim

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Was this boy the torso in the Thames? Five-year-old 'victim of voodoo ritual' named by former suspect
    much more, with pictures, at Daily Mail link above
     
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  3. Reality Orlando

    Reality Orlando Verified Aquaculturalist

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    I can't even imagine how someone could kill a child like that. What a beautiful little boy.
     
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    Missizzy New Member

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    Blessings on little Ikpomwosa's soul. It's very heartening to know that LE never gave up. They went to great lengths to identify this precious child. We must wake up to the dangers lurking for our children. There are many wicked monsters out there and each child is dear, each one is like a jewel......
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    "They used him for a ritual in the water." Rarely has a sentence seemed so cold.
     
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    MorenoI New Member

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    Are these people from another planet? Rituals that involve children's body parts, I just don't understand!!

    RIP Adam, precious child.
     
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    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Here's a 2002 BBC article about muti killings in South Africa. Featured are the confession of a mother forced to participate in her son's murder; and a 12 year-old whose genitalia were cut off. He lived. The article also mentions the then unidentified boy's torso that washed up on the Thames.

    So terribly sad.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/1899609.stm

    WARNING: Graphic descriptions
     
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    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    oy. I can't handle it. Maybe tomorrow. Not clicking this link tonite.
     
  9. kileyizzle

    kileyizzle ♥ we have but two lives. The life we learn with, &

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    WOW - What lengths did the LE go to get those results, that is amazing.

    What a beautiful little soul, may he rest in peace.

    I'm still... perplexed by 'muti'
     
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    Salem Former Member

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    Did anyone check to see if we have this little tyke in our unidentified forum?

    I'll go take a look.

    Salem

    ETA: I did not find a thread for him. I am so glad he at least has his name back.
     
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    Missizzy New Member

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    I think that groups who do this and procurers who locate and deliver a child specifically for a ritual are really banking on society believing that ritual killings are far too outrageous to believe. That's the way they hide in plain sight. They play on our doubts.
     
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    I don't think people have a lack of belief in African ritual killings, given the explosion of news about them in the past years.

    It is far more likely the killers can hide in plain sight because law enforcement in Africa is either paid off, involved or intimidated, along with people who know what is going on, and, horrifically, a large amount of people elsewhere just don't care enough when Africans are killed.
     
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    bessie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    :goodpost: I think you hit that nail right square on the head, Ducky.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    much more on this tragic tale at Daily Mail:

    Voodoo and human sacrifice: The haunting story of how
    Adam, the Torso in the Thames boy, was finally identified


     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Lengthy, quite interesting Daily Mail piece serves as both a precursor and a coda to this sad story:

    How a criminologist probing the ritual 'boy in the Thames' murder had to
    confront the personal tragedy of his own daughter's mysterious death in Africa

     
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    They had a show about this case on NatGeo, it is way too disturbing for words.
     
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    :banghead:

    The police said "the investigation remains ongoing and any new information provided to the team will be thoroughly investigated".
    Anyone with any information should call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21365961
     

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