Missing Child's Body Found in Todd Co...

Missing Child's Body Found in Todd County-UPDATE

There are 24 comments on the ISurfHopkins story from Feb 6, 2011, titled Missing Child's Body Found in Todd County-UPDATE. In it, ISurfHopkins reports that:

An autopsy was performed today at the State Medical Examiner's Officer in Louisville.

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sosad

Madisonville, KY

#1 Feb 6, 2011
This is so sad, who in the world would want to harm a child and so close to home. It makes me sick
omg

Campbellsville, KY

#2 Feb 6, 2011
the parents prob did it,the first place i would look!
hillbillyheart

United States

#4 Feb 7, 2011
Goes to show there are real live monsters and evil in this world!
Curious

United States

#5 Feb 8, 2011
What kind of family was this child from? I have a very hard time believing the parents didn't know what wad happening.
tragic

Nashville, TN

#6 Feb 9, 2011
A friend of mine is from there and knows the family. She said the little girl was adopted by her aunt and had been suffering from abuse for awhile. Her brother was the one doing the abuse. He is the 17 year old that got arrested. Her family knew what was going on but they didn't do anything. I don't know if they felt threatened by him or what. But it's just so sad if it is true that her own brother took her life. If he didn't do it, I hope they find the bastard that did this.
Curious

United States

#7 Feb 9, 2011
Thank you. This is so horrible. The ones she should have been able to trust, let her down in the most horrific way. It's no wonder her teacher was quoted as saying that it seemed there was no place Amy would rather be than school. It was the only place she felt safe. I pray they try the "brother" as an adult.

Since: Apr 10

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#8 Feb 9, 2011
What is wrong with these people today! This type of thing use to be so rare! Now every time you turn the television on it's about the first thing you hear. A child missing, young adult, ect! This so saddens the heart!
ItÂ’s not even safe for you to let your child play in their own yard!

Somebody said this child talked to a teacher? Why on earth was nothing done!?

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#9 Feb 9, 2011
tragic wrote:
A friend of mine is from there and knows the family. She said the little girl was adopted by her aunt and had been suffering from abuse for awhile. Her brother was the one doing the abuse. He is the 17 year old that got arrested. Her family knew what was going on but they didn't do anything. I don't know if they felt threatened by him or what. But it's just so sad if it is true that her own brother took her life. If he didn't do it, I hope they find the bastard that did this.
Oh my God tragic, this is terrible! Where was CPS at on this?
Jaded

United States

#10 Feb 9, 2011
Social Services is an absolute joke, in my opinion. She was apparently removed from the home a couple years ago and then returned. More and more you hear about cases in which social services failed the child and the child ended up killed or badly injured. I have no faith in them at all.

“A *wink* and a smile!!”

Since: Apr 10

USA

#12 Feb 9, 2011
We just had a story in Ohio close to me where the grandparents of a 9 yr. old little girl had been keeping her locked up in a half a bath for the last 6 yrs.
They let her go to school and when she would come home she was locked back up in the bathroom. She tried to tell a teacher in first grade but nothing was done and finally told another teacher a couple days ago. This one listened.
The grandparents are in jail and the kids are in foster care....
The grandparents should be locked in a bathroom for yrs. like they did to this little girl!!

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#13 Feb 10, 2011
Please pray for this family. This sweet angel is gone. Pray that she did not die in vain.

I am a parent of a 9 year old. It hurts to think what I would do if somthing like this happened.
once i was this child

London, KY

#14 Feb 10, 2011
I know what this little girl when through and how she felt. When I was a child, I was abused everyday by my step mom. I never heard the words "I love you". I was beaten with whatever she could get her hands on. Hardly ever got anything to eat. I too was so glad to go to school. When all the other children were praying that there wasnt any school I was praying twice as hard that there would be school that day. I am now 44 years old and I learned so much from that bad experience. When I had my son at 16 years old, it was then I learned what love was. I never beat my son. I may have spanked him once or twice on his butt, but not hard. I just couldnt do it because it brought back bad memories. So I done a lot of talking to him when he done something wrong and sometimes I would put him in time out. I just cant understand why people want to beat children. I think it is the control they like about it. My dad was always away for work and I think he just married my step mom because he needed help with us kids. My real mom died when I was three years old from a brain bleed. My life is good now and I have a wonderful family and friends. And I also have a precious little grandbaby, who I so adore. I am so sorry that this little girl had to go through this. It is like we dont go through enough hell in life, but to start as such a young age as this little girl and I did is just horrible. I guess I can say I was lucky that I didnt turn up dead like she did. I am sure she is in heaven now and I hope whom ever killed her will pay dearly for it. My heart goes out to this family. God Bless
Bows

United States

#15 Feb 10, 2011
I am so, so sorry about your ordeal!:( I wish you'd had more of an advocate in your dad!!! I'll never understand how parents can allow their boyfriends/girlfriends/spouse who isn't a biological parent mistreat their children! When I hear today about a baby being beaten or killed at home, I always say to myself, "I bet it was the mother's boyfriend." 9 times out of 10 that's the case. I'm glad you managed to come through your situation a fine person who refuse to let those horrible circumstances mold you. It could have so easily gone the other way for you. Thank you for sharing your story.

Ohio Cowgirl, thank God that teacher listened! How horrifying for that little girl! Is there a link to the story somewhere??

“A *wink* and a smile!!”

Since: Apr 10

USA

#16 Feb 10, 2011
(once I was a child)I'm sorry that happen to you but so happy your life is good now. I always say ,what doesn't kill us makes us strong. My favorite quote.

BOWS)This story was suppose to go national but I haven't looked up the link......

You're right, thank god for teacher that. They are now investigating the other teacher she told in first grade. By law these teachers are suppose to contact the proper authorities when a child comes to them with a story of abuse.......She didn't!
thankful

Nashville, TN

#17 Feb 10, 2011
Once I was a child: I completely understand what you went through. When I was six, my mother got killed in a car accident. About 6 months after that my father met someone and remarried. Every time my dad would leave to go to work, my stepmom would turn into the wicked witch of the west and beat me for no reason. I tried to tell my dad but he didn't believe me. It thought I was making it. This went on for two years. Finally one day my dad came home from work early and caught her in the act. Now she is in jail and my dad has never remarried again. I'm 28 now, married and I have a step daughter. I am also pregnant with my first child who is due to come into this world next month. I'm so excited and scared at the same time. But I'm like you when it comes to my step daughter. I have talks with her and I may have spanked her once or twice, but it seems that putting her in time out seems to work the best. I can't see how people beat their children because they don't do as they are told. People who beat their children shouldn't be allowed to have children. They should haver them taken away so that they can be with someone who will treat them like human beings and not a punching bag. And the parents should be treated like they treated their children. As for the little girl from todd county, I hope they find whoever did this and punish him severely.
Heartbroken

Floyds Knobs, IN

#18 Feb 10, 2011
My son went to school with this little girl. I was mortified when it came on the news, for her sake and my 9 year old son who sat there and watched the news tell about it. I was at a loss of words. Apparently this 17 yr old has been in and out of juvy for violent crimes. My question is who was monitering her case? Who would allow a family to adopt knowing there is a criminal living there? Also, he killed her when she got off the bus and the parents were not home leaving a boy to watch her?? TOOOO much time went by when she got off the bus and when the actual missing person was filed..Fishy fishy..If you ask me I say the parents knew once they arrived home that their son killed her and they were just buying time!
Heartbroken

Floyds Knobs, IN

#19 Feb 10, 2011
Ohh for the people who dont know, her 17 yr old cousin and adopted brother killed her and dumped her on the side off the road 100 yards from her house. They arrested him on the Sunday. She went missing Friday.....

“A *wink* and a smile!!”

Since: Apr 10

USA

#20 Feb 10, 2011
OMG! That's horrible!!!
Jaded

United States

#21 Feb 11, 2011
To Heartbroken, I agree! Why on earth would they have waited that long to file a report?!? Hard to believe the monster son would have come clean to them, but perhaps they suspected? They ALL need to be investigated, including social services!!! What a joke they are!
once i was this child

London, KY

#22 Feb 11, 2011
Thanks for the kind words. It is sad when children go through pure hell, sorry to put it that way, but that is how it is. I dont want to dog teachers because there are a lot of really great teachers. But these teacher seen the many places I had from being beat. I would go to school with belt buckles markes engraved in my arms and legs and I know they seen it but never done anything about it. Just maybe if someone would have said something, just maybe this little girl would still be here. I am sure she is with the angels now. Back when I was a child, I didnt know love, I thought that was just normal. I can understand correcting a child, but some people just go to far. I thank God that he let me forgive my step mom. She and I became very close in her last years, None of her bio children would quit work to take care of her, so I did and she had Alzhimers. She was just the sweetest thing every was, I took care of her for a few years before she passed away. She thought I was her mom and she would say she was my girl. I never was mean to her the way she was me. I never even thought about it while I cared for her. I think before we began to understand we have to be able to forgive. I am glad now that she and I became close in the end, even though she was like a child. Many people ask me how could I care for someone who was so mean to me, I would just tell them she is human.

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