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Jeremy Wallace
01-25-2007, 03:58 PM
Has anyone else been following the story of Shawn Hornbeck, Ben Ownby and the kidnapper Michael Devlin?

All of this happened within minutes of my home. The story is remarkable, interesting and a tad fishy.

Now they are starting to link this Devlin character to all kinds of different missing children.

Ian Jane
01-25-2007, 04:27 PM
Linkage!

Matt A
01-25-2007, 04:43 PM
It is a miracle. A god damned miracle.

Jeremy Wallace
01-25-2007, 05:21 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2007/LAW/01/13/boys.found/index.html

Mike Brown
01-25-2007, 05:23 PM
Is there any news on the dude that did it? I keep seeing reports about this, but no substance.

Jeremy Wallace
01-25-2007, 05:24 PM
Just that he was a manager at a pizza joint for 18 YEARS!!!

Ian Jane
01-25-2007, 05:25 PM
I saw this on the news the other day. I actually fully intended to solve this crime on 2/22 when I come to St. Louis, but it looks like the stupid cops don't need my help after all.

Stupid cops.

Jeremy Wallace
01-25-2007, 05:30 PM
It is one of the craziest stories I have ever heard. That Hornbeck kid was missing for 5 years!!! But he freedom to ride his bike wherever, whenever. He had friends. He went shopping. The cops stopped him for breaking curfew.

The whole town thought his name was Shawn Devlin!

Matt A
01-25-2007, 05:39 PM
There's only one word for it: miracle. STR8 UP MIRACLE!

Ian Jane
01-25-2007, 05:42 PM
I'd have solved this crime in three years, not five.

Stupid cops.

Chad Haden
01-25-2007, 05:46 PM
I'd have solved this crime in three years, not five.

Stupid cops.


Dude, they live in Missouri...what do you expect?

Jeremy Wallace
01-25-2007, 05:50 PM
Dude, they live in Missouri...what do you expect?


Hello????? KENTUCKY????

Chad Haden
01-25-2007, 06:26 PM
Hello????? KENTUCKY????

Least I can get sweet tea at resturants here

Matt A
01-25-2007, 06:27 PM
Meer

Ah

Kull

Ian Jane
01-25-2007, 06:32 PM
So now what crimes can I solve in Missouri, Busterface?

Matt A
01-25-2007, 07:10 PM
One of the gentlemen that sang backup for Smokey Robinson.

Fred Adelman
01-25-2007, 08:15 PM
While the story is somewhat fishy, it's not that uncommon for a kid to side with his kidnapper after a certain amount of time. It's kind of like Stockholm Syndrome with an added kick: The sick child molester probably told the kid that his parents were dead and there was no one to care for him except the kidnapper. The fact that the kid was able to roam about freely probably backs this up. But, questions still remain: Was it him who emailed his parents last year after viewing the website they created? If it was, then he knew his parents were alive. Did he also help the kidnapper in procuring the lastest child? The kid will be in therapy for the rest of his life.

Can't say that his parents are any better, parading him on Oprah (that soul-sucking bitch) and lobbing hardball questions at him. What type of world are we living in nowadays that we have to pimp our kids on TV to make a buck?

Makes me wonder who is worse in this case: The kidnapping child-molester or the prostituting attention-whore parents. The kid is better off in a foster home.

Jeremy Wallace
01-25-2007, 08:20 PM
He did admit to sending the email. And he said he was terrified to tell anyone who he really was.

Fred Adelman
01-25-2007, 08:30 PM
He did admit to sending the email. And he said he was terrified to tell anyone who he really was.

Just goes to show how screwed-up he is, but with parents like that, I surprised he didn't run away from home.

Jeremy Wallace
01-25-2007, 08:48 PM
Supposedly, now this is a rumor, his parents used to be in the meth scene. But they have since cleaned up.

I heard this from someone who lives near the family. But I can not stress this enough...it is a RUMOR!

J Dewey Wallis
01-26-2007, 05:18 PM
I watched a bit of Bill O'Reilly last week (because Steven Colbert was on, not because I'm an O'reilly fan) and he did a segement on this case.

O'Reilly hilariously blasted the media for making assumptions about the case while it was still being investigated... and then proceeded to drop insinuations that the kid was probably "having a good time playing video games all day and having no responsibilities" thus he didnt want to try and escape. Way to be a hypocrite, huh?