Horror out of Texas today. A little girl, around 4 years old, was found dead in the middle of the street. She was under a tarp in a suburban neighborhood outside of Fort Worth. Her hands and feet had been bound. She was naked except for purple underwear. She had a plastic bag over her head. And she was only a baby. The horror boggles. Police are interviewing her parents and trying to determine what happened. How. Why. Who. And is a sick, twisted killer still out there?!
Police say that the girl's parents had reported her missing -- but it's unclear if they did before or after her body was discovered only half a mile from where she lived. Teens had been playing outside when their parents told them to clean up a tarp that was lying in the street at an intersection.
They saw something underneath the plastic tarp and thought it was "rubber stuff," but getting even closer, they saw hair. And then they realized it was a little girl. The boy, 18, who found the murdered girl said he "dropped to [his] knees and just started crying."
Neighbors said that around 8 p.m., the father of the girl began knocking on neighbors' doors, asking if anyone had seen his daughter. But her body was found at 7:30 p.m.
Why would she be alone? Had she slipped out of the house? Or, as of course minds are going to wonder, are her parents suspects? Authorities say they are being interviewed, their home searched. But that is standard.
Since the body was smack in the middle of the street, police think maybe it was being transported somewhere and then fell out. But how? Why would anyone have a door open or a trunk open with a dead little girl inside? Wouldn't you notice it fall out?
Or did a killer dump her in the middle of the neighborhood on purpose -- to send the town into sheer terror? Serial killers do stuff like that. Leave a body where everyone can find it. See it. Serial killers like to brag about their victims and leaving them in plain sight is one way to do it.
Answers will come. And soon. And someone will pay.
What do you think happened?
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