Man not a suspect in Lankey case

There are 42 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Apr 2, 2009, titled Man not a suspect in Lankey case. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

A man who had been looked at in the Amanda Lankey case four years ago was arraigned Thursday morning on assault and unlawful imprisonment charges.

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Bring in the FBI

Troy, MI

#21 Apr 3, 2009
I believe that is the only way this crime will be solved is from the outside. Everybody is related in Newaygo County and that causes problems in my opinion.
Mr Willet retired State trooper has been trying to get action on this case. www.newaygocountynews.com
lilmomma

United States

#22 Apr 3, 2009
Wow, sounds like you all need to get your facts straight! Funny how you all know alot about the case, but not enough to know what really happened! And just to clear it up, it WAS NOT him who had the blood in his car!! And a little other piece of info, it WAS NOT his girlfriend who is part of his alibi! If there was anything to be found that proves him guilty of this murder then he would have been convicted almost 5 years ago when they investigated him!! I do know him personally, and he was a great father, his son is his world!
stephanie

Saint Joseph, MI

#23 Apr 3, 2009
jaded wrote:
too many secrets,too many cover-ups. so much fear and
NEVER ANY JUSTICE!!! this is newaygo county.
what happened??
amanda lankey,rachel timmerman ,shannon verhage, john weeks, wayne davis,robert allen,shannon siders, kristy ringler. AND WHAT ABOUT RICK ATWOOD?????????
WHERE IS THE JUSTICE ????????
WELL I WANT TO SAY THAT TEHY HAVE FOUND OUT WHO KILLED THEM PEOPLE DUH REMEMBER I COME ON RACHEL TIMBERMAN WAS FOUND AND HER MURDER WAS ALSO CONVICETED AND SENTENCED TO THE DEATH PEALNITY
WATCH IT

Grand Rapids, MI

#24 Apr 3, 2009
lilmomma wrote:
Wow, sounds like you all need to get your facts straight! Funny how you all know alot about the case, but not enough to know what really happened! And just to clear it up, it WAS NOT him who had the blood in his car!! And a little other piece of info, it WAS NOT his girlfriend who is part of his alibi! If there was anything to be found that proves him guilty of this murder then he would have been convicted almost 5 years ago when they investigated him!! I do know him personally, and he was a great father, his son is his world!
If his son was his WORLD HE WOULD HAVE NOT DONE WHAT HE JUST DID!!!!!So You Don't know him to well do you. People are right when they say this needs to be looked at by someone other than Newaygo County, He should have never been given the chance at bond to cover up his story they should have left him thinking
lilmomma

United States

#25 Apr 3, 2009
I agree if it is looked at by someone other than Newaygo county, maybe then an innocent person would not have to go down for a murder he did NOT commit!
jaded

Grand Rapids, MI

#26 Apr 3, 2009
stephanie wrote:
<quoted text>
WELL I WANT TO SAY THAT TEHY HAVE FOUND OUT WHO KILLED THEM PEOPLE DUH REMEMBER I COME ON RACHEL TIMBERMAN WAS FOUND AND HER MURDER WAS ALSO CONVICETED AND SENTENCED TO THE DEATH PEALNITY
hey duh i didn't say they were all unsolved. they all have different circumstances. rachel timmerman feared for her life. she asked our officials for help. they did nothing.
Shivers

United States

#27 Apr 4, 2009
MIMA wrote:
I just hope to hell his girlfriend does not go back to him, if she does, she is obviously more of a blond than I thought! No offense, but sometimes you need to learn how to just walk away, kid together or not!! Yea, I would like to know where the kid was at when all this took place as well....
The baby was NOT IN THE HOME WHEN THIS WAS BEING DONE!!! He was with his Grandmother.
Shivers

United States

#28 Apr 4, 2009
WATCH IT wrote:
HE IS OUT on a bond little enough for his family too. Also he had a child where was the child when this happened at the home when the mother was one beaten!! OH, THATS RIGHT AUNTY IS CPS WORKER, THE X POLICE, FIRST TO THE SEEN ON AMANDAS DISSAPEARANCE!!!MANY OF YOU KNOW THINGS THAT NEED TO BE SAID SO START SAYING BEFORE MORE HAPPENS. LETS GET JUSTICE FOR ALL
GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT BEFORE YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH- CECIL IS NOT OUT ON BOND!!!! And his child was NOT in the home when this was going on, so it has nothing to with who or what his "AUNTY" does!
As for his aunt being first on the scene of Amanda's disappearance, if something like this happened in your home and you had a relative that was in law enforcement, WHO THE HECK WOULD YOU CALL FIRST???!!!!! THINK ABOUT IT!!
WATCH IT

United States

#29 Apr 4, 2009
Shivers i did not say the child was at the home i said "they have one where was he!!" read careful before running your big mouth. Also if something like this happened i would call 911 and it would not matter who responded. also i figured that the child was not home considering everytime Cecil and Lori do drink the child does usually end up at grandmas i do know what i am talking about white cloud don't have that many different people people should just quit commenting because he is guilty of what he just did and that is what matters right now
Shivers

United States

#30 Apr 5, 2009
watch it... You asked where the child was when his mother was being beat and I told you. You say you "figured" the child wasn't home, then why did you even bring it up!!
Your right about one thing, he needs to be punished for what he has done, there is no question about that.
It's easy for EVERYONE, including me, to sit back and say what we would do, but no one really knows. Your opinion may change if it ever does.
use to live inWC

Madison, WI

#31 Apr 6, 2009
well i reported some one trying to touch my daughter once and his aunty let them lie straight her her face... so of course nothing was done. thank God my daughter knew to call home before anything worse happened to her since no one would have did anything about it anyway.
WATCH IT

Conklin, MI

#34 Apr 7, 2009
HE IS OUT on bond wzzm 13 has headline that says he is out on a $10000 bond. it also says that his court date is April 9 lets see what happens then. It is to bad that he is out in such a small community where he can easily see the victims
MSM

Grand Haven, MI

#35 Apr 8, 2009
This whole case sounds like something you would see on Dateline or 48 hours. Maybe it would take someone like that coming in from the outside to investigate in order to get people talking.
grand rapids mi

Grand Rapids, MI

#36 Apr 9, 2009
I do feel very bad for whet cec did to laurie and the other two girls. But knowing him so long mentally i dont think it was cecil! He always was very good with his son and old lady they were a perfect family in my eyes ( for a while i was jealous of what laurie had). So for all you people who dont know cecil and the whole storie shut your mouths and quit automatically blaming cec for amandas death NOBODY knows who did it except for the murderer. sorry laurie and two other victims for what had happened to you guys that was horrible to hear that it was somebody that i knew!!
wood ville girl

Saranac, MI

#37 Apr 9, 2009
i know cecil i know he would not hurt any one .he is a nice guy and all around guy . pople are talking about thing the don't known about . they all need to known the fact before they talk.....
WATCH IT

Conklin, MI

#38 Apr 10, 2009
The cops even saw that the girls had duck tape on them when this all occured with the girls so he is capable of doing this and how is this running at the mouth about what one knows when white cloud is small and it is a fact he atleast beat and taped two of the three girls and his lady being one this makes him very capable of doing what was done to amanda his alibi is what is makeing him not at the home but if you killed someone would you admit to being in the home think about it it is very possible Cecil was know to be violent to his women so if you claim to know him atleast focus on what is really known
wflg_09

Traverse City, MI

#39 Apr 21, 2009
stephanie wrote:
<quoted text>
WELL I WANT TO SAY THAT TEHY HAVE FOUND OUT WHO KILLED THEM PEOPLE DUH REMEMBER I COME ON RACHEL TIMBERMAN WAS FOUND AND HER MURDER WAS ALSO CONVICETED AND SENTENCED TO THE DEATH PEALNITY
One murder was solved and that is what you go on? What are you thinking?
wflg_09

Traverse City, MI

#40 Apr 21, 2009
lilmomma wrote:
I agree if it is looked at by someone other than Newaygo county, maybe then an innocent person would not have to go down for a murder he did NOT commit!
If your saying that he didn't commit murder than does that mean you know who did? If not shut up.
wflg

Traverse City, MI

#41 Apr 22, 2009
wood ville girl wrote:
i know cecil i know he would not hurt any one .he is a nice guy and all around guy . pople are talking about thing the don't known about . they all need to known the fact before they talk.....
apparently you don't know him at all. Because he did hurt someone. He's such a nice guy, well he did hurt those girls so YOU DON'T KNOW if he killed Amanda
jaded

Grand Rapids, MI

#42 May 12, 2009
there is no such thing as justice in newaygo co!!!
look at larry souter he spent 13 yrs in prison for a murder he did not commit. now being threatened with jail for back child support.

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