Girl, 7, Found Stabbed to Death at School

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    01/27/2005 18:28:38 EST Girl, 7, Found Stabbed to Death at School
    By MICHAEL VIRTANEN
    Associated Press Writer

    HIGHLAND FALLS, N.Y. - A 7-year-old girl was found stabbed to death at a parochial school Thursday, and police said they had no suspects as of late afternoon.
    Jerica Rhodes' body was discovered about 75 minutes after classes started Thursday morning at Sacred Heart of Jesus School, police Chief Peter Miller said. He would not say exactly where the girl's body was discovered but said it was in an area she would not normally be.

    Parents rushed to pick up their children after learning of the slaying.

    Jerica's father, Chris Rhodes, 27, dropped her off at school around 8:10 a.m. during a school assembly and she wasn't seen again until her body was discovered, police said. After questioning Rhodes, the son of a former village police chief, police said they do not consider him a suspect.

    A woman who answered a phone listed for the Rhodes family declined to comment.

    The school, run by the Roman Catholic archdiocese of New York, has 240 students from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade.

    The school will remain closed Friday, but counselors will be available to help students and family members, said diocese spokesman Joseph Zwilling. Each school family was to be called Thursday evening, he said.

    "We recognize the impact this can have on the broader community as well," Zwilling said.

    Highland Falls is near West Point, about 50 miles up the Hudson River from New York City.
     
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    :cry:

    May her family find peace and justice....
     
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    Wow. Highland Falls is the village right outside West Point's gates. Small, quite a few immigrant workers (who work on post), but a nice little tourist town. I'm sure a lot of cadets will chip in to help with this somehow.
     
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    I wonder if the girl was killed not because of who SHE is, but because of whose CHILD or GRANDCHILD she is......
     
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    What if it was because of how she worshipped?
     
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    That was my first thought, but why her? Why not another child or multiple children? Her grandfather is a former Village Police Chief....
     
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    times are strange indeed!
    im our area here, which nothing ever happens (well 'cept the retards that decided to rob the banks around her when the pres and kerry stopped here), have had some crazy shit. this week alone there has been 2 murders, a 16 year old girl dismembered another 16 year old girl, and some shit bag ran over another teen yesterday. suiicide at the cemetery (they left the vehicle there, went to look at it... blood spuirts all over the windows, cut wrists im guessing...ok so im morbid), some rocket scientist ran into someones house, doused himself with gas and lit it... of course he died (cleaning out the gene pool). a 15 year old boy raped a 15 month old child, some kid fed his parents and brother rat poison....

    im tellin ya its the end of days.
     
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    It may be my 'highly tuned' predator sensors, but she was found in an area she shouldn't be in. My guess is that someone at the school, especially with an assembly going on, was able to entice her with some story or other.

    So sad.
     
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    Let's hope so...
     
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    ditto!
     

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