6-Year-Old's Kidnapper Let Her Take Toothbrush & Comforter But Killed Her Anyway

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Ahlittia NorthThere is devastating news to report in the search for missing 6-year-old Ahlittia North. The body of the Louisiana girl who went missing from her bedroom over the weekend along with her toothbrush, toothpaste, and comforter has been found. According to police, she was dumped in a trash bin not far from her parents' apartment.

It's not what anyone hoped would come of this case, and frankly, there WAS reason to have hope that little Ahlittia would make it home.

Granted, no abduction is a good abduction. But the kidnapper who took Ahlittia from mom Lisa North and stepfather Albert Hill's home sometime after they put her to bed on Friday night cared enough to take her creature comforts. Despite the evil of stealing a child from her parents, the perpetrator showed an unexpected amount of compassion for the little girl.

He (or she) wanted her to be comfortable. That, right there, points to the idea that Ahlittia would be well cared for.

At least ... we hoped.

The discovery of the little girl's body is devastating, and now police say they're looking for her step-cousin, a 20-year-old sex offender named Matthew Flugence, as a person of interest in the case. Flugence is Hill's nephew and he's wanted for the alleged sexual battery of an 11-year-old earlier this spring.

He is ONLY a person of interest right now; cops just say they want to talk to him -- not arrest him. But his relation to the family would explain how he gained access to the home and managed to get the little girl out while her parents slept, maybe even why he thought to bring her personal items out during the abduction.

It would answer a lot of questions. And yet, if Flugence is the perpetrator, it will only make this case harder to bear for this family.

Our hearts go out to them.

What do you make of the kidnapper taking the girl's stuff? Do you think he originally planned to bring her home? 

 

Image via Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

child abuse, crime, death, missing person

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lobus lobus

He probably told her to get these items to make her feel like it was a "slumber party" so shed willingly go with him there were no good intentions behind it.

nonmember avatar Kristi

I doubt he ever planned on bringing her home. I would guess he lured her with the guise of an overnight stay.Plausible if he really did know her.

nonmember avatar Eva

This breaks my heart. The poor little baby. We keep hearing about children abducted and killed and each one was precious and a loss to our future society.

adopt... adoption2013

He may have done this to convince her that it was okay or he may have done it because he didn't plan to kill her.   

Laura... LauraLove3

Maybe he didn't plan on killing her at first, but after he realized what he had done, he felt he had no choice.

Antionette Reed

NAW HE NEVA PLANNED TO BRING THAT CHILD HOME...IF SO, SHE NEVA WOULD'VE ENDED UP DEAD!..AN FURTHERMORE, WHY WOULD HE WAIT TIL EVERYONE IS GONE TO BED BEFORE HE *TAKE*..(SNATCH) HER...(SOUNDS GUILTY TO ME)!

Leslie Mayhall

It's possible he took the items for comfort to the child and maybe he didn't have intentions of killing her initially. It's possible that he was taking her as a means of money (ransom) or something else and when the case started developing and things got too deep, he paniced and decided he had no choice but to kill her to avoid prison. I say that's a possibility, but my gut says that he used the items to convince the child to leave with him without a fuss by saying it was a sleepover or that the parents asked him to pick her up, or whatever. Chances are he told her they were going to have a sleepover and she was going to spend the night with him and she told him that she had to have a blanket and her toothbrush being a naive but obedient child. He told her ok to keep her from making a fuss, then done what he wanted and killed her and dumped her later. I'm curious to see the autopsy results in this case as far as whether there was sexual abuse before the murder. That could make a big difference in determining motive and pinpointing an exact suspect (rather than just a person of interest). My thoughts and prayers are with this poor family as they deal with this tragedy. I can't even imagine the pain of what they are experiencing.

Angela Hemming Warren

HE IS IN CUSTODY!!!!! THEY FOUND MATTHEW FLUGENCE AROUND 10:00PM ON JULY 16 IN A LITTLE TOWN CALLED WESTWEGO. He had a knife on him and resisted arrest

Maria Thomas

When will it STOP? I am so tired of shedding tears for these poor innocent children, I have a 10 year old daughter that I rarely let out of my sight, The thought of someone taking her and doing unthinkable things to her is heartbreaking,You can call me heartless if you want, but if I had any say in our crazy court system I would have all of these sick animals tortured everyday until they drop dead!!!!!!!!


 

Melonie Ann Case

Poor baby,how can someone do such evil...hope they find who did this ..and punish him with death.

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