I have followed the story about the 13 year old boy that went missing on Monday. I was overjoyed yesterday, to hear that not only was Ben re-united with his parents, but a second child, Shawn, who had been missing since 2002 was also found.
I watched the heart warming news conference speech that Shawn's parents (Mom and Step Dad) gave this morning and there were tears in my eyes.
Thanks to God these 2 boys have been re-united with their parents. It will be a long road now to healing and recovery for both children, especially Shawn that was missing for over 4 years, but they are both on the road home, finally.
The boy missing since 2002 is such a lucky kid. I'm so glad both were found, but wow he has an amazing survival story. I can't imagine what he is feeling or what he is thinking, how much change he went through, or greif his parents and himself went through.
I hope they put that man away for a very long time.
Hopefully our nation and our judicial system has learned from past mistakes with regards to missing and exploited children. This sort of crime is unforgivable.
The man that kidnapped Stephen was out on the streets within 5 years. Unfortunately for Stephen, who was abducted and kept captive for such an extended period of time, life was never the same. May he rest in peace.
Oh My gosh, I'm so happy what a horrible thing for both sets of parent's to have to endure, wow and I can't believe they found a second kid that went missing 4 yrs ago, what luck gives others of missing kids a glimmer of hope. Thanks for sharing this, it made my day a bit brighter.
***Edited By: Hailey on 1/13/2007 12:01:50 PM*** Reason: ***
I know, This is amazing. I rerember when shawn went missing in 02, we live just miles from richwoods so it was a pretty big deal around here. and then when ben went missing I kept up with it on the news. a few days later when we where driving we heard on the radio them mention ben, my mom turned up the volume, and when they said hed been found we both got chill bumps! then they said they also fount shawn in the same apartment, and we were shocked, we just couldnt beleive they fount him after 4 years. it was very very good news! im so happy for him and his family, and ben and his family too.
I don't really know much on this subject I watched a little bit of the news and I cought the last bit of the story. but I heard recently that the parents of the boy that was missing for 4 years, put him on the opra show where it was believed that he was making a mockery of himself.
now I don't think that this is the right thing for him and his parents to have done but I feel badly for the kid. wow how sad is that? I couldn't imagin going threw all that and then just being made fun of on live(or almost live) tv.
this happened only 4 days after he was found along with the other boy. I personaly think that it is too soo for a boy to be put on tv like that. they should have waited.
***Edited By: pinky girl on 1/21/2007 11:53:35 AM*** Reason: sp?
what a perv. why would someone do that to inocent children?
I have done some reserch on phycology and the experts say that the reason why people become mass murders and child rapists is because they wern't loved enough when they were a baby/kid. I think that what the guy that kidnaped these kids wasn't loved enough and so then he seeks love threw the kids. wow kinda like micheal jackson(sorry if anyone likes him). :)