06-06-2007, 06:54 PM #1
Prayers Needed - 18 Year Old Girl Found DeadSaturday night Kelsey Smith went to the local Target in Overland Park, KS. That was the last time she was seen alive. Later that evening they found her car with her purse, unlocked at the Oak Park Mall across the street. The community spent the rest of the week searching for her.
Today cell towers near my home in Grandview, MO picked up pings from her cell phone. Hundreds of Sheriff, police and FBI from Kansas City, Grandview and Overland Park gathered around the tower and began a massive search of heavily wooded area.
A few hours later she was found, but dead, left in a shallow creek just a mile from my home near Longview Lake, a small lake that I ride frequently.
It's very troubling thinking she was just a few miles from me this whole time.
Thankfully there is video of her entering and leaving the store and then being pushed into a car, a suspect and a the suspects truck. The video was too rough to get any details so there are very few real leads.
Please say some prayers for this family.
You can read about it here.
06-06-2007, 07:23 PM #2
This just makes me sick! You spend your entire life protecting your family, especially your kids, at some point you have to let go only for some nut job to come along and do this.
My thoughts go out to this girls family and friends, I can't imagine what they are going through.
06-06-2007, 07:30 PM #3
Will be praying for the family and friends, and that those who did this are brought to justice. Very sad indeed.
06-06-2007, 08:15 PM #4
I hate hearing stories like this.
The young girl and her family are in our prayers.
06-06-2007, 08:38 PM #5
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unreal why do things like this go on?
Prayers go out to her and her family... very sad, I never stop thinking about my family...PR...
06-07-2007, 08:38 AM #6
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Yes indeed that does hit close to home. I also ride out there pretty frequently. They arrested a suspect last night that was seen entering the Target shortly after her.
Lets pray for all involved including the person that did it and his/her family. This will be a very difficult thing for all of them to go through.
06-07-2007, 10:36 AM #7
Man there are some messed up people in the world i think there should be stricter punishments. Her family will be in my prayers. this world makes me not want to have kids. Im watching it now on msnbc
06-07-2007, 11:04 AM #8
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In my Prayers..
May God Bless them ....
06-07-2007, 11:34 PM #9
They have the suspect in custody. Check the link at the top of the post.
06-08-2007, 12:30 AM #10
I just don't understand such a sad story. I saw on my local news station that the family lived in SC for a while & the Dad was a deputy at one of the agencies I work with.
I wish I could be on the jury panel for this guy; not sure abt the death penalty in KS but here in the "Good 'Ol Boy" South he would fry!
My thoughts & prayers certainly go out to the family & friends...
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