Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Fragile, hope shatters

Benjy didn't make it. Amidst the many missing persons stories on tonight's news came this update: Seven-year-old Benjy Heil's body was found in a creek less than a mile from his home.
So many searchers, so many caring people -- and such a sad ending to this story.
My heart goes out to his parents, his siblings, his extended family, his friends.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Irene said...

That is so sad. My heart breaks for his family.

6/19/2007 8:20 PM  
Blogger Club 166 said...

As a parent of a 7 year old boy who doesn't wander nearly as much as he used to (but occasionally still does) I so wanted this one to come out right.

My hopes were spurred when the authorities all but ruled out his going to the river. I was glad that it was warm out, so that hypothermia wasn't as much of an issue. And I prayed that the hundreds of searchers would come upon him and reunite him with his family.

What a sad, terrible ending.

Joe

6/19/2007 11:12 PM  
Anonymous Jodi said...

How terribly sad.

I've not read the paper or turned on the telly in a few days, so I didn't know about this. Just SO tragic.

6/20/2007 10:49 AM  
Blogger Day Dreamer said...

That's just awful. That was someones baby.

6/21/2007 8:44 PM  

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