“Somer Thompson body found” headlines aren’t what we wanted to see. “Somer Thompson body found” headlines indicate that a body – not a living person – was found. 7 year old Somer Thompson was found in a landfill in Georgia.
According to ABC News, Although no official tests currently confirm that the body found was that of Somer Thompson, a birthmark matches her description as do the clothes she was wearing. In some aspects, the fact that “Somer Thompson body found” headlines are with us this morning is still somewhat of a miracle.
Detectives on the hunt for Somer Thompson decided to watch dump trucks leaving Orange Park, Florida and heading to a Georgia landfill. Detectives watch as the trash was dumped out – and that’s when the Somer Thompson body was found.
Had the detectives not watched the trash, it is unlikely that the Somer Thompson body would never be found. Although the outcome isn’t one that is desired, Somer Thompson’s family can still have closure.
Now the Somer Thompson investigation will move to figuring out what happened to the beautiful 7 year old during her last moments of life. When Somer Thompson was walking home from school with her two siblings she got into an argument with another child. Somer Thompson walked ahead of the group and was never seen again.
You have to wonder what this world is coming to when a child can’t even walk home from school in peace? As parents, we need to take extra precautions to protect our children. Somer Thompson should have stayed with her siblings and the group she was with. However, what happened is not her fault.
Somer Thompson’s mother, Diena Thompson, pleaded on national television for her daughter’s safe return. She noted that Somer Thompson was very friendly and outgoing – and didn’t know a stranger. This is true about many young children. Children are very naïve and trusting. We need to try to teach our children to be cautious around strangers.
Somer Thompson and Diena Thompson are not at fault for this horrific story. The monster that kidnapped and killed Somer Thompson will be found, and will be put to justice.
Now that Somer Thompson’s body has been found, it’s time to pray for her family and do what we can to support them as they try to move on. Nothing in this world is worse than seeing a child suffer or die.
ABC News: “Body Found in Dump Matches Somer Thompson Birthmark, Clothing” http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/sheriff-body-found-matches-somer-thompson-birthmark-clothing/Story?id=8887834&page=2