The tragedy of seven-year-old Somer Thompson's 2009 murder was that it didn't have to happen. Somer's assailant, Jarred Harrell, 24, was in police custody in 2009. The police also had Harrell's computer, which contained child pornography. But investigators hadn't seen the material, which would have
Part 6: Somer Thompson's mother says she has no sympathy for Jarred Harrell.
Part 3: Investigators pursue hundreds of leads before arrest in Somer's death.
Part 1: Seven-year-old Somer Thompson is abducted walking home from school.
How well do you know the neighbors who you've seen watching your children playing in the park or walking home with friends? The abduction case of 7-year-old Somer Thompson in Orange Park, Fla., refocused attention on the threat of violent, sexual predators who prey on children. Somer had been last
Community shocked that 162 registered sex offenders lived in five-mile radius.
It seemed like a neighborhood right out of the 1950’s, where adults kept an eye out for trouble and children walked home from school every day without fear. Until, one day last October, when seven-year-old Somer Thompson seemed to vanish...
In the cover of darkness, a man runs. He is alone, and yet he is being watched. Neighbors awakening to their weekday obligations notice that for the man, dawn has become a kind of witching hour of stealthy activity. For weeks, 24-year-old Jarred Harrell was observed scurrying from his shed to