Re: Boys body found (was Re: Video Shows Alcoholic Mom driving wildly prior to car found in ocean.)
- From: Nancy Rudins <nrudins@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2010 11:57:28 -0500
On Wed, 17 Mar 2010 22:15:53 -0700, Pneuma <frank.spama@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:I just hate reading reports like this. If a parent wants
Video Shows Alcoholic Mom driving wildly prior to car found in ocean.
SEATTLE (AP) - A child's body washed up on an island in Puget Sound on
Thursday, and law enforcement officials say it could be an 8-year-old boy
who went missing with his mother last weekend.
Lt. Chris Mealy of the Thurston County sheriff's office said he got a call
from Pierce County officials Thursday afternoon saying they were
responding to a report that a child's body washed up on Fox Island,
southwest of Tacoma.
The island is about 12 miles north of the remote Olympia beach where
Azriel Carver and his mother, 29-year-old Shantina "Kat" Smiley,
apparently abandoned a minivan Saturday.
Mealy says it's entirely possible the body is Carver's.
"The Dana Passage goes right up that way," Mealy said, referring to a
tidal system between Olympia and Tacoma.
The minivan Smiley was driving was found Sunday, partially submerged with
its doors open. A wallet containing her driver's license, some cash and
credit cards was found in the van, but neither she nor her son was
anywhere in sight.
Two mismatched shoes, a partially full and corked wine bottle, an inhaler
and an orange ball have washed ashore since the van was found. Mealy said
all the items apparently belonged to the boy or his mother.
People in boats, planes and on foot, as well as divers, have been
searching the Boston Harbor area for the pair since Sunday.
Mealy said if the woman and her son went into the water of Puget Sound,
they could be anywhere in the region because of the ferocity of the
Smiley was heading from her home in Silverdale to her stepfather's house
in southwest Washington when she and her son vanished Saturday night.
Silverdale is about 16 miles west of Seattle, across Puget Sound.
Besides searching the area, investigators have been looking at phone
records and talking to people who know Smiley or her son or may have met
her as she drove through the back roads of Washington state Saturday
night. Her fiance, Robb Simmons, told authorities she was a recovering
alcoholic who relapsed last week.
Mealy said there was no indication that a crime took place inside Smiley's
2005 Dodge Caravan.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
to off him/herself, why do they have to take the kids and/or
spouse along? That's the most cruel thing in the world.
Illinois: where our governors make our license plates.
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