Little Elm Investigating Teen Murder

Little Elm Investigating Teen Murder

There are 25 comments on the KTXA-TV Fort Worth story from Jan 18, 2009, titled Little Elm Investigating Teen Murder. In it, KTXA-TV Fort Worth reports that:

Jan 18, 2009 10:45 pm US/Central Marianne Martinez LITTLE ELM A murder mystery is unfolding in Denton County with a 17-year-old victim.

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Preston Farrall

Dallas, TX

#1 Jan 19, 2009
Robin,
My prayers go out to you and your family for your loss.
Wondering

Aubrey, TX

#2 Jan 19, 2009
Hate to ask this but were drugs involved in this?
Franceen Parker

Southlake, TX

#3 Jan 20, 2009
Mike and Robin God Bless you and your family my prayers are with you seen you soon love Franceen and the Girls.
concerned

Aubrey, TX

#4 Jan 20, 2009
Wondering wrote:
Hate to ask this but were drugs involved in this?
You have the right to ask and wonder; I think everyone is concerned, but I doubt that the parents want to hear that right now. Kids make mistakes all the time. Most think they are invincible. I am sure they never think their mistakes might lead to death. Let's not presume anything. That is for the police to handle. My daughter knew Ryan and said he would never harm anyone, just a very nice guy. Regardless of what the circumstances could be, he was a young man that didn't deserve to die. I am sure that there is going to be lots of speculation, but I think his family needs support right now. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I can only imagine what they must be going through right now. What a nightmare for them! He will be missed.
Wondering

Aubrey, TX

#5 Jan 20, 2009
concerned wrote:
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You have the right to ask and wonder; I think everyone is concerned, but I doubt that the parents want to hear that right now. Kids make mistakes all the time. Most think they are invincible. I am sure they never think their mistakes might lead to death. Let's not presume anything. That is for the police to handle. My daughter knew Ryan and said he would never harm anyone, just a very nice guy. Regardless of what the circumstances could be, he was a young man that didn't deserve to die. I am sure that there is going to be lots of speculation, but I think his family needs support right now. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I can only imagine what they must be going through right now. What a nightmare for them! He will be missed.
I agree....How horrific to lose a child. It's sad that no one was concerned of his whereabouts from the night before up until someone found him at 11:00 the next morning in a pool parking lot, which tells me he was obviously there for a suspicious reason just hope he didn't lose his life over drugs is all. I'm sure with the technology of cell phones these days at least they can check his call and receive record to help find who did this.
LittleElmerMom

Burleson, TX

#6 Jan 20, 2009
concerned wrote:
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You have the right to ask and wonder; I think everyone is concerned, but I doubt that the parents want to hear that right now.
With sincere respect for the family and friends of Ryan, please understand that as horrific as this is for all of you, the other families of the Little Elm community are genuinely concerned whether this is an isolated incident or if our children are in danger, also. Seems the teens who knew him around town are all talking and texting and know more than the unrelated families in the community. I'm rightfully frightened for my own children. We live only 2 blocks away from the crime scene. Please understand I mean no disrespect and am heartbroken that this has happened, even though my family didn't know the boy nor his family.
Wondering

Aubrey, TX

#7 Jan 21, 2009
LittleElmerMom wrote:
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With sincere respect for the family and friends of Ryan, please understand that as horrific as this is for all of you, the other families of the Little Elm community are genuinely concerned whether this is an isolated incident or if our children are in danger, also. Seems the teens who knew him around town are all talking and texting and know more than the unrelated families in the community. I'm rightfully frightened for my own children. We live only 2 blocks away from the crime scene. Please understand I mean no disrespect and am heartbroken that this has happened, even though my family didn't know the boy nor his family.
I would guess he knew his killer and like you said the kids know more than what their saying. It seems very odd that it was random. His friends know more than what they are saying I'm sure but just remember there's always that one that can't keep their mouth shut (which will be good in getting this case solved).
Kris Taylor

Keller, TX

#8 Jan 21, 2009
Mike and Robin, my heart and prayers are with you guys. I am so very very sorry.
Wilson Family

Grand Prairie, TX

#9 Jan 22, 2009
Mike,Robin & Zach
There are no words to express our symapthy for your family.Whom ever is responsable for this will be brought to justice.You are in our hearts and prayers.
lredmon326

United States

#10 Jan 22, 2009
My prayer and love go out to the Cook family. We all love you. And in response to the comment about not knowing the where abouts of Ryan till 11a.m., he was staying at a friends house for the night. I am sure there are plenty of times a teen has told there parents they are staying with a friend for the night and not been there. So to assume they didn't know where there son was and they were not concerned about his where abouts is rude. Keep your comments of that nature to your self. Again Robin, Mike and Joan.. I love you and may god guide you through all this
Drugs R Bad

Bridgeport, TX

#11 Jan 22, 2009
lredmon326 wrote:
My prayer and love go out to the Cook family. We all love you. And in response to the comment about not knowing the where abouts of Ryan till 11a.m., he was staying at a friends house for the night. I am sure there are plenty of times a teen has told there parents they are staying with a friend for the night and not been there. So to assume they didn't know where there son was and they were not concerned about his where abouts is rude. Keep your comments of that nature to your self. Again Robin, Mike and Joan.. I love you and may god guide you through all this
You're right, I guess he had to lie so that he could carry out his plan to go rob a drug dealer that night (or try to).
Yea right

Belton, TX

#12 Jan 22, 2009
The article stats that he was shot with a .357 behind the right ear from close range... yet when you see the photos of the car there is no blood. I will wait to have an opinion on the 16 y/o until car is tested for gunpowder residue to see if the gun was fired from inside or outside the car. It just does not make sence why so close to graduation and on his way to see his g/f why he would be mixed up in wanting to rob a drug dealer.
Wondering

Aubrey, TX

#13 Jan 22, 2009
lredmon326 wrote:
My prayer and love go out to the Cook family. We all love you. And in response to the comment about not knowing the where abouts of Ryan till 11a.m., he was staying at a friends house for the night. I am sure there are plenty of times a teen has told there parents they are staying with a friend for the night and not been there. So to assume they didn't know where there son was and they were not concerned about his where abouts is rude. Keep your comments of that nature to your self. Again Robin, Mike and Joan.. I love you and may god guide you through all this
I wasn't insinuating that the parents weren't concerned,what I was saying was that obviously he was out and about and had his plan in place that night because if he really was spending the night,the friend would be wondering where he was or calling the parents to see if he changed his mind since he didn't show up but it looks like he lied to his parents to be out all night mixed up in drugs which is truly a waste.
Wondering

Aubrey, TX

#14 Jan 22, 2009
Drugs R Bad wrote:
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You're right, I guess he had to lie so that he could carry out his plan to go rob a drug dealer that night (or try to).
I really doubt they would try and rob a drug dealer that's pretty much asking for a death sentence in itself. I think it's more like they got into an argument over money and drugs since he had withdrawn money and had planned to meet up with the other kid. He probably got shorted on his drug buy or got sold some fake stuff and the kid with the gun pretty much had the upper hand over the drug deal.

Since: Sep 08

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#15 Jan 22, 2009
Yea right wrote:
The article stats that he was shot with a .357 behind the right ear from close range... yet when you see the photos of the car there is no blood. I will wait to have an opinion on the 16 y/o until car is tested for gunpowder residue to see if the gun was fired from inside or outside the car. It just does not make sence why so close to graduation and on his way to see his g/f why he would be mixed up in wanting to rob a drug dealer.
GSR tests would not be done on the car itself. It would be done to the area near the suspected entrance. Obviously,you watch too many movies and know nothing about ballistics. Sometimes it is what it is. There's no conspiracy theory here.
Mom of a 17 yr old

Frisco, TX

#16 Jan 22, 2009
This brings reality home for our local teenagers. These things don't just happen in the movies. They happen in real life. Hopefully his death will have some impact on the choices all of our children make.
Reid Family

San Angelo, TX

#17 Jan 22, 2009
Our prayer and love go out to you Zach,Mike and Robin we love you and we loved ryan.We know that Ryan would not get involved with drugs so do not believe anything these people say on here. We love yall from the Reid`s
Aunt Gale

Gray, GA

#18 Jan 24, 2009
Drugs R Bad wrote:
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You're right, I guess he had to lie so that he could carry out his plan to go rob a drug dealer that night (or try to).
You are an idiot. Just remember, "What goes around, comes around."

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#19 Jan 24, 2009
Aunt Gale wrote:
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You are an idiot. Just remember, "What goes around, comes around."
Is it or is it not true?
Not funny

AOL

#20 Jan 24, 2009
We are truely a very sick society! This is a young mans life..The power of the internet allows so many horrific comments from people who need the monitor to hide behind. What ever happened to if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all? Those who can throw the first stone, please feel free, but beware the stone can come back a knock YOU down!
I am praying for both families, and I am so thankful that I get to kiss my children goodnight.
Be careful being that judge, you may find yourself on the other side.. No one is above this sort of tradegy, we are all just one bad decision away..

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