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OK, I'm not sure how exactly to word this. For once in my life I am at a loss for words to write, but I'll do my best.
I don't expect many to read this through, but to those that do, thank you.
We here in Polk County Arkansas are dealing with a extreme tragedy right now, and could really use everyone's thoughts and prayers.
The latest update just absolutely breaks my heart. I watched Sheriff Sawyer's press conference last night, and had to watch a man talk to the press, barley holding it together, but he did it to do his job. My hats off to you Scott Sawyer.
I can't even imagine what the person that found that little girl felt, and is feeling, or the others that had to process that scene.
What would push a person to the point that they would do this ?
What was the situation between them and the parent that triggered this kind of rage (I'm assuming) ?
What kind of validation was going through their mind that made it ok ?
The only two positive things that my mind can grasp right now (and they're morbid), is that mother and daughter are together, and that the mother does not have to live her life with the pain of out living her child.
I do no know who the father of the children is, or if he is still living. If he is, my heart goes out to him. I can't even imagine, and pray to God I don't ever have to go through that.
I sit here writing this, listening to it start to rain heavily, knowing that there are men and women out there working tirelessly, now in unfavorable conditions, trying to find a little boy, and to solve this horrible case.
This community is pulling together in this, as it always does in times of need. It warms my heart to see that through all that is happening in this world, with all the negative going on around, that there is still some love and compassion being passed around. I just hate that it takes situations like this to make it happen.
As I was watching Sheriff Sawyer talk about the rumors, I could see the frustration and irritation in his face.
There are huge amounts of judgement (and I'm guilty also) and rumors going around right now about this case. I ask this one thing, that we wait for the results before we make premature judgement and accusations. I have a couple of scenarios running through my head right now, but I'm keeping them to myself for the time being, and trying to focus energy to the family and those involved in the search, and I ask that you do the same. They need all the positive energy and love that we can give them.
To all the parents out there, hold your kids tight, and don't ever let them go. You just don't know what you have. Tell them, and show them you love them because you just don't know when they might not be here anymore.

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Just so you know what he's talking about:

"POLK COUNTY — The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in finding two missing children after their mother was found dead.

Reilly James Scarbrough, 10, and his sister Acelynn Carrie Wester, 2, were last seen on Sunday, April 23. Acelynn is 2 feet tall and she weighs about 25 pounds. Reilly is 3’6″ and weighs about 60 pounds.

The body of their mother, Bethany Jo Wester, 43, was found on Tuesday (April 25) inside a creek southeast of Cove, according to a Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputy. He confirmed the woman’s identity on Thursday (April 27). Another family member had been found dead in Hatfield. Police said a man was found inside a home.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has not released Wester’s cause of death, but confirmed they are investigating her death as a homicide.

They are missing from the Mena/Polk County area. Arkansas State Police, Mena Police Department, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children are actively searching for the children, who are considered critically endangered.

If you have any information, contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at (479) 394-2511, 911, or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)."

Be sure to help if you can.

Remember, people are crazy. Don't get me wrong, I love mankind, it's people I can't stand.

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