Missing 5-year-old Florida girl likel...

Missing 5-year-old Florida girl likely was abducted, police say

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Vic

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#98761 Feb 18, 2014
KG,

Darn, if the restaurant owners didn't own the place you'd been able to sue the property owners and stood a good chance of total lost wages.
If only sure don't pay the bills.

Oh,my chuckle didn't come from your trying to get girls corralled but not having the girls corralled. That's what I do my brain and fingers don't always mesh.

What makes it worse is trying to keep down the worry cause you're not busy. When my wrist when all numb I thought the worse it took till I got to pharmacy that it was the wrong arm. It's the left arm, if it goes numb may signal heart attack. I'm just so worried I won't be able physically do all that I freaked out, but I need to take the lowdose aspirin. That freak out may save me from one.

Yeap, I've carried amany loaded down trays. It takes strong wrists. Does your resturant have busboys. If so make a deal with one it he/she helps you, you'll help them. I always on real busy nights would work a deal out with one. All the busboys were pals.kwim
That's by far the hardest I ever worked was when I waitressed but boy the money was great. I worked the weekends and made way more money that my mom did and she worked 40 hours in a factory.
King George

West Lafayette, IN

#98762 Feb 18, 2014
Vic wrote:
Thank you guys for having patience with my posts. Gosh, I've always struggled with the written word. I can talk your leg off, KY.speak, but a lot of my posts get lost cause it takes me so long to write them.
I so enjoy coming here and sharing.
KG,
How are you? The visual of you trying to get your girls corralled every morning I had to chuckle. Bless your heart. A bad sprain is worse than a break. Sometimes I feel like ZIggy, always a dark cloud overhead, but there's always that rainbow after every storm.
I struggle with posts, too. Sometimes, I write posts up in wordpad or notepad, and copy and paste them.
Oh, Vic, the kids got quite a laugh out of me, too. Thank God for them, they've been such a help.
Never mind me, how are you? I saw your post stating that your arm went numb. How scary!
Hope you're OK. Take care.
Vic

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#98763 Feb 18, 2014
KG,

It was nothing. While recovering from ice slip I was thinking about how important my health was especially now with caring for the boys. So, when arm went numb I thought the worst. It wasn't until I got to pharmacy that I realized wrong arm. It's your left arm, not right. SO, I bought the low dose aspirin.

I was reading about the little 5 week old found dead which is another horrific story. This article mentioned another case that sounded so much like Erika's. Goggle Sharkara Dickens, she went on trial Jan 2011 in Memphis. Post me your thoughts. Thanks
I bet Casey sleuthed a lot of missing children's cases.JMO
Vic

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#98764 Feb 18, 2014
bought low dose aspirin. Might help prevent one.

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

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#98765 Feb 18, 2014
Vic wrote:
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Zazz,
I respond too. I hope you got mine thanking you for Take TO the RIver to Pray. Thank you again cause it brought back memories of a granddad I never meet but though my mom's memories of him.
I did. I meant to tell you welcome but sometimes when I post it's late at night when I have trouble sleeping and my brain is only half working, so I forgot. LOL.

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Since: Jan 13

Melrose Park, IL

#98768 Feb 18, 2014
Vic wrote:
bought low dose aspirin. Might help prevent one.
My physician has me taking 81 mg daily too, just as a preventive measure. However, he told me that it is the most effective, especially for women, to take it at bedtime. I used to take it in the morning, but not anymore.
Vic

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#98774 Feb 19, 2014
Ponderings wrote:
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My physician has me taking 81 mg daily too, just as a preventive measure. However, he told me that it is the most effective, especially for women, to take it at bedtime. I used to take it in the morning, but not anymore.
Ponderings,
Thanks I'll start taking it at night.
Vic

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#98775 Feb 19, 2014
zazz wrote:
<quoted text>
I did. I meant to tell you welcome but sometimes when I post it's late at night when I have trouble sleeping and my brain is only half working, so I forgot. LOL.
Zazz,

Sorry to say with age comes sleep problems, but for me it is a combination of age and time of year. I sleep much better in the warm months than winter. The sunnier and longer the day, the better I sleep at night.
King George

West Lafayette, IN

#98776 Feb 19, 2014
Vic wrote:
KG,
It was nothing. While recovering from ice slip I was thinking about how important my health was especially now with caring for the boys. So, when arm went numb I thought the worst. It wasn't until I got to pharmacy that I realized wrong arm. It's your left arm, not right. SO, I bought the low dose aspirin.
I was reading about the little 5 week old found dead which is another horrific story. This article mentioned another case that sounded so much like Erika's. Goggle Sharkara Dickens, she went on trial Jan 2011 in Memphis. Post me your thoughts. Thanks
I bet Casey sleuthed a lot of missing children's cases.JMO
Vic,
I looked into the case of Lauryn Dickens.Here's what I found.
Mother Shakara, worked at Walmart (minimum wage job).
Shakara was a single mother living in her own apartment with three year old child, and baby Lauryn.
Lauryn went missing in September.
Immediately following Lauryn's disappearance, Shakara was seen clubbing, she was buying new clothes, and she had a tatoo altered (not cheap)
She first told her mother that she'd adopted Lauryn to a dentist and his wife, then said that she'd given her to a woman that she did not know.
It was not tax time, and Lauryn has not been found, so no insurance money (insurance money wouldn't have come that quickly, anyway).
So, Lauryn goes missing, Shakara suddenly has an influx of money.
I don't think she killed the baby, I think she may have sold the baby.
Vic

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#98777 Feb 20, 2014
KG,

Thanks, the mother's story that she had told biodad her inability to care for child, so when a stranger appeared at door, she just handed her off, no question. It was the biodad contacting LE that send them to investigate.
Kudos to the prosecuting attorney for taking Shakara to court and getting a guilty verdict with no body. It can be done. I wish PA's in other cases would do the same.JMO

How's your wrist? Praying your wrist heals quickly and your able to go back to work. Take care.Vic
Vic

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#98778 Feb 20, 2014
Eye,

You feeling OK? I know you're busy with dr.appt. Have you gone back for ENT? Have a good day.
EyeOfTheNewt

Cape Coral, FL

#98779 Feb 20, 2014
Vic wrote:
Eye,
You feeling OK? I know you're busy with dr.appt. Have you gone back for ENT? Have a good day.
Thanks for asking, Vic; no, mostly not feeling well but perking along. Tired, not sleeping well which adds to being tired. Have lost my voice entirely now, can barely whisper which also makes me exhausted just trying to whisper. Went to two ENTs last week, the regular one in Venice who did the first procedure, and the cancer specialist ENT he recommended in Sarasota again on Tuesday. Have apt for new PET Scan tomorrow in Venice and appt for Tues for the new ENT in Sarasota to do out-patient scope procedure again inside the throat. He said he is going to try to relieve some of the pressure on the vocal cords and maybe this will relieve the voice strain a little temporarily.

He will know after he goes in on Tues if he can even do the laser treatments. He is so young, probably not a minute over 29 but is one of the few in this part of the country trained in doing the cancer laser treatments, is so smart,(& cute). Is Catholic Italian named John Paul with that long Italian last name.(With a name like that I'm sure his parents thought they'd give him a good catholic name that's bound to make it into the pearly gates...J/K.) I am almost holding my breath in the hope that he can do it. PLEASE, everyone, say a prayer for me.

Have been reading your posts, just haven't felt much like posting. Have a good day, everyone...
Vic

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#98780 Feb 20, 2014
Eye,

Tuesday when you go in ask him one question,If you were his mother what would he advise you to do. Oh, Anne, I think of you so often, praying that drs. can save your vocal cords. Please, try not to put any strain on them, please be patient and communicate through the written word. I cann't imagine how painful, nerve-racking, frustrating, it must be for you.

Just know that I'm thinking of you and always keep you in my prayers.
Sending you hugs.xoxoxoxoxo
EyeOfTheNewt

Cape Coral, FL

#98781 Feb 20, 2014
Thank you Vic.

“JUSTICE DENIED, AGAIN!!!”

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#98782 Feb 20, 2014
King George wrote:
<quoted text>
Vic,
I looked into the case of Lauryn Dickens.Here's what I found.
Mother Shakara, worked at Walmart (minimum wage job).
Shakara was a single mother living in her own apartment with three year old child, and baby Lauryn.
Lauryn went missing in September.
Immediately following Lauryn's disappearance, Shakara was seen clubbing, she was buying new clothes, and she had a tatoo altered (not cheap)
She first told her mother that she'd adopted Lauryn to a dentist and his wife, then said that she'd given her to a woman that she did not know.
It was not tax time, and Lauryn has not been found, so no insurance money (insurance money wouldn't have come that quickly, anyway).
So, Lauryn goes missing, Shakara suddenly has an influx of money.
I don't think she killed the baby, I think she may have sold the baby.
She killed the baby. When this case was first mentioned the other day I posted the gruesome details of what she admitted doing to the poor baby.
Sami

Jacksonville, AR

#98784 Feb 21, 2014
GM Zazz, Anne, Vic, KG, Ponderings & ALL! I hope you're doing better Anne. Didn't get a chance to read back, but thought I would post a link to lil Haleigh's vigil. I didn't see any on her patrnal side there.

http://www.myfoxorlando.com/story/24685605/fa... .

Also, saw the very sad abduction and murder of the lil 10 yr. old Hailey from MO. Such evil ppl in the world. This man even worked a school. They did find him and her three hrs. after the abduction, but she was already murdered. That is a quick response in finding the perp, but the AA didn't go out until two hrs. after the abduction. I don't know if an earlier AA would have helped as it seems this monster took her right to his house and wasted no time in murdering her, but it is said that a vehicle/perp description is needed for an AA & there were witnesses who had a perfect description of this monster, his vehicle and even the license plate #. They heard him urging Hailey to his truck and saw him abduct her and even chased after him. IF an AA was made immediately, then maybe one of his neighbors would have noticed his vehicle description and checked his license and called LE. I dunno, so very, very sad.

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Since: Jan 13

Melrose Park, IL

#98785 Feb 21, 2014
Sami wrote:
GM Zazz, Anne, Vic, KG, Ponderings & ALL! I hope you're doing better Anne. Didn't get a chance to read back, but thought I would post a link to lil Haleigh's vigil. I didn't see any on her patrnal side there.
http://www.myfoxorlando.com/story/24685605/fa... .
Also, saw the very sad abduction and murder of the lil 10 yr. old Hailey from MO. Such evil ppl in the world. This man even worked a school. They did find him and her three hrs. after the abduction, but she was already murdered. That is a quick response in finding the perp, but the AA didn't go out until two hrs. after the abduction. I don't know if an earlier AA would have helped as it seems this monster took her right to his house and wasted no time in murdering her, but it is said that a vehicle/perp description is needed for an AA & there were witnesses who had a perfect description of this monster, his vehicle and even the license plate #. They heard him urging Hailey to his truck and saw him abduct her and even chased after him. IF an AA was made immediately, then maybe one of his neighbors would have noticed his vehicle description and checked his license and called LE. I dunno, so very, very sad.
Tragic - and frightening. Children (and many times adults) will be murdered almost immediately after being abducted; no time to wait around and go through protocol,no matter what the laws are. And the way I understand it, others saw this going on... she could have been saved! If I was her mother grandmother,I would be not only inconsolable but also furious at those who stood by and just observed and watched.
Sami

Jacksonville, AR

#98786 Feb 21, 2014
Hi Ponderings, IA, the abduction was at 4:50ish and the AA went out at 7:00. There were witnesses and a full description. How often does this happen. They had all the info they needed to put out a AA immediately. Why they had to wait on a protocol is beyond me. Again, I don't know if it would have helped, but it should have went out sooner imo. In the three hrs. from her abduction to them arresting him and finding her. He probably raped her, he murdered her, used bleach to clean up his basement and went to the laundermat and done a coup. loads of laundry. The witnesses should be given kudos for helping to locate him so soon or at all, but after hearing and watching him leer her into the truck, I wish they could have stopped it or continued following him. The whole thing is sickening.

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Since: Jan 13

Melrose Park, IL

#98787 Feb 21, 2014
Sami wrote:
Hi Ponderings, IA, the abduction was at 4:50ish and the AA went out at 7:00. There were witnesses and a full description. How often does this happen. They had all the info they needed to put out a AA immediately. Why they had to wait on a protocol is beyond me. Again, I don't know if it would have helped, but it should have went out sooner imo. In the three hrs. from her abduction to them arresting him and finding her. He probably raped her, he murdered her, used bleach to clean up his basement and went to the laundermat and done a coup. loads of laundry. The witnesses should be given kudos for helping to locate him so soon or at all, but after hearing and watching him leer her into the truck, I wish they could have stopped it or continued following him. The whole thing is sickening.
Is this what our society is now coming too? What the H*LL? Were all the witnesses fooling around with their cellphones and didn't want to be bothered? You know, ANYONE, even a teenager, could have run up to the scene and asked what was going on? Very likely, the man would have quickly driven off and the girl would have been safe. I doubt that piece of sh*t even had a gun on him.... these people are cowards. I would have run up to them to see if he was just her dad wanting her to go home. The poor thing would have been relieved to have someone ask her if she knew him; she would have said that she didn't know him and he would have quickly disappeared. What is wrong with people??? I hope those who saw her being abducted never can sleep again for the rest of their sorry lives.
Sami

Jacksonville, AR

#98788 Feb 21, 2014
Per the witness interviews, they heard him leering her to the truck, and they knew she didn't know him. I know they were probably in shock this was happening and right in front of them, but it seems they knew it wasn't right by chasing him, taking down the plate # & calling LE, so I wish they would have stopped it and/or chased down the truck. The young witness who followed him said the truck was 6 cars in front of him and he lost him. I know it's hind sight 20/20 but I would have hunked my horn and went in and out of traffic to stay with him. Ugh...I just want to scream.

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