Maybe it was time to make parents more aware of what was going on around them. I applaud Walsh for the strides he made in getting more attention and help when it came to missing children.
I completely agree with you SBJ. Although I find it sad that society has come to the point where parent's need to keep an eye on their kids 24x7 to ensure they are safe from sexual preditors. I remember as a kid being able to wonder through the woods and fields near my home for hours without any concern. I'm really glad I grew up in a different time.
I remember those times, too. But I remember when it really hit home for me, and that was in 1993 when Sara Ann Wood went missing from a rural road in a nearby town. Her father was the local minister and she was walking home from the church. Her body was never recovered, but a man who had confessed was arrested. To this day he refuses to say where her body is located, only that it's near Racquette Lake which is hours away from here.
After that, I stopped letting my daughter go even across the street to the Fay's Drugstore alone. She was 9.
Sadly, I took care of both Sara's grandparents a few years back, her picture stood out in their room. A great sadness, and the grandmother saw me looking at it one day and spoke to me about it. "Our little angel, all we want to do is bring her back home...", we had a good cry together. My heart just breaks for all families left without closure when a child is abducted or murdered.