Tuesday, January 16, 2007


Shawn Hornbeck and Ben Ownby found this past weekend. This is an amazing story all by itself in so many ways. The idea that a boy kidnapped in Oct 2004 was just found alive, in part because of another boy kidnapped just days ago being found at the same place. Anyway, in reading about this, I came across the True Crime Blog and found the information about this particular case very interesting. There are still a lot of questions about this whole thing, many wondering why Shawn didn't try to escape since he appears to have had internet access (even posted on the site set up by his family trying to find him) and other opportunities - I don't pretend to know or understand how it all works, but something fear-related I'd bet, makes people (and this was an 11-year old boy) stay. It's interesting to me to try to get my mind around it, but I wouldn't blame him a bit. I'm already irritated by the few comments I've heard that he could have left. If it was really that easy to do (mentally as well as physically), I bet he'd have done it. There was something more to it.

In any case, the prayers of these families have been answered. That doesn't happen often enough in cases like these.

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