Saturday, February 26, 2005

Jessica Lunsford

The country is now alerted to Florida’s intense search for the missing nine year old girl, Jessica Lunsford. Despite heavy rains, the search parties continued the hunt this weekend. A surveillance video showing a man with a little girl was investigated because Citrus county officials thought it could be her, but the family is doubtful. It is amazing that 250 police and volunteers have been searching for this girl. I’m sure not every one of these volunteers knows the family or the child, but are there out of the goodness of their hearts. You don’t see this kind of compassionate generosity often. They’ve been combing Homosassa and surrounding areas on foot, on horseback, and on ATVs (All-Terrain Vehicles). The most shocking donation was from Mike Hampton, pitcher for the Atlanta Braves, and his wife. They are Homosassa natives, and obviously are doing what they can to contribute to the search, so they donated $25,000 for a reward to anyone who leads to her rescue. They haven’t been able to confirm if this is an abduction, or if the little girl ran away, but authorities are not excluding anything. That child must be terrified! My family, a very spiritual group, has been praying for this girl’s return, as many people have been. I will be watching the news carefully to see how this case turns out.


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