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Angels are With You, Kelsey Smith

It appears that an already tragic story of abduction had an even more tragic end:

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Police are searching for a killer after discovering the body of who they believe is missing 18-year-old Kelsey Smith, who disappeared four days ago.

Members of a Texas-based search team found the body across state lines near Grandview, Mo., about 20 miles from where she was abducted.

“Pending completion of a forensics examination, we have reason to believe we have found Kelsey Smith,” Overland Police Chief John Douglass said during a press conference Wednesday. “I promised them [the family] we will continue every effort to solve this case … and to bring her killer to justice.”

These types of cases infuriate me. Look at that picture. She was a girl that appeared to be so full of joy, so full of life, with a promising future ahead of her. How DARE some disgusting pig of a human being make the decision to take that all away? Who do they think they are? I hope they find the freak that did this to her and I hope that someone has the GUTS to punish them in the way they should be…no “poor criminal” or “not guilty by reason of insanity” crap. I’m so sick of hearing it. These criminals are fueled not only by pure evil, but by the flames that are fanned every day in the justice system. When we don’t give these murdering bastards REAL CONSEQUENCES, they know they can do what they want to do without fear of a punishment that truly fits the crime.

God bless Kelsey’s family and friends. I cannot even begin to understand your pain, but I’m praying for you. I know that if they confirm Kelsey is gone, be comforted that she has been in the arms of angels and feels the joy that she was meant to have here with you. I pray that you can find some peace in all of this. I also pray that they find the beast who did this so others will be safe.

Update: Looks like they may have caught the bastard:

A 26-year-old man seen on a video surveillance tape was charged Thursday with premeditated first-degree murder and aggravated kidnapping in connection to the death of recent high school graduate Kelsey Smith, who disappeared from a Target parking lot in Overland Park, Kan.

Police arrested Edwin Hall, 26, on Wednesday night after he appeared on a security camera video shortly before Smith, 18, walked out of Target and was forced into a car last Saturday.

May the family find even a small amount of comfort in knowing it is entirely possible that Kelsey’s killer has now been found and removed from society.

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