"Why are they doing this?"
Early next mornin' as the crowd it passed by
The little boy was gone and they all wondered why - Hank Williams
No time right now to comment, other than to wonder if America will ever be ready to follow the rabbit on this one.
Break in the Johnny Gosch Case?
West Des Moines, August 31 - Investigators say there could be a break in one of Iowa's most well known cold cases.
In 1982 12-year-old Johnny Gosch disappeared while on his paper route. But just this weekend, Gosch's mother says she found two pictures outside her home. West Des Moines Police say the pictures are of young males about 10 to 14-years-old.
Police along with the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation are now trying to determine if the pictures are authentic or doctored with a computer.
More disturbing details emerge in this AP story:
Mother of Abducted Child Gets Photos 24 years Later of Boy Bound, Gagged
Des Moines, Iowa - The mother of a boy abducted 24 years ago said she is bewildered by two photographs left at her front door, apparently showing her son and two other children bound and gagged.
The old photos appear to show 12-year-old Johnny Gosch with his mouth gagged and his hands and feet tied. The boy is wearing the same sweatpants Johnny was wearing when he disappeared while delivering newspapers on the morning of Sept. 5, 1982, his mother said.
"It's like reliving it," Noreen Gosch told The Associated Press on Thursday night. "But the bigger picture is, 'Why are they doing this?'
"Whoever had these photos had them for 24 years. I don't understand why they would do this now. It must be some kind of message."
Gosch said investigators confirmed the photos were authentic and likely taken within "hours or days" of the abduction. She said they were checking for fingerprints that could lead them to the source and possibly a breakthrough in a case that has long baffled authorities. The other boys in the photo were unidentified.
Meanwhile, Ivy League business professor Lawrence Scott Ward, a consultant to the Executive Office of the President and the Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention, has been nabbed at Dulles Airport holding luggage containing videos of him having sex with children as young as eight. And in Atlanta, Israeli diplomat Yosef Sagir Ofri has been arrested on suspicion of possession of child pornography and the attempted seduction of a child online.
Three incidents reported in isolation. And there is, of course, no evident direct connection. Only something like pattern recognition. Are we mad, or wrong, for recognizing it? Some would say. As Duane "Dewey" Claridge, former head of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, told ABC's Nightline regarding Gary Webb's Dark Alliance: "Don't give me that conspiracy bullshit! There's never been a conspiracy in this country." And that was just with respect to the agency's deniable hand in the global narcotics trade. Imagine the denials to the charge of covert child abduction and the peddling of underage flesh. Yet the pattern abides.
"I don't understand why they would do this now. It must be some kind of message."
What kind of message do they usually send?