One of the most fucked up child kidnapping stories I've ever heard is coming closer to its ending. Today this vile human being pled guilty to murder and kidnapping and will receive three life sentences.
This story is just about as evil as it gets. Joseph E. Duncan III stalked a family - used night vision goggles no less. He stalked them for no other reason but to kidnap the two younger kids that lived there - out shopping for some 7 and 9 yr old sex partners. Once he got access to the family's home he proceeded to kill the their mother, their mothers fiance, and their 13 year old brother. All were killed with a hammer.
The 7 and 9 yr old kids disappeared.
Seven weeks later two different people called police to report that the 7 yr old girl was in the Denny's restaurant in Coeur d'Alene. Later a video surveillance tape came out of the 7 yr old and the murdering kidnapper shopping at a gas station. It was sick to see her with him. Sick.
She was rescued and returned to her father. Her 9 yr old brother wasn't as fortunate as his body was found at a campsite the two kids had been taken to.
He will still face Federal Charges so happily the death penalty is still a good possibility.
A Shasta Groene Fund has been established at U.S. Bank, and donations contributed will be used to help she and her family recover from her seven weeks of captivity in the Lolo National Forest in Montana at the hands of convicted pedophile Joseph E. Duncan III.
Those wishing to donate can mail contributions to the Shasta Groene Fund, U.S. Bank Coeur D'Alene Office, 302 Sherman Ave., Coeur D'Alene, ID 83814, or call the bank at (208) 769-4500 to find out more.