Read the story below and tell me what you think.
The body of 2-year old Devon Davis was found, ending several days of an intensive search.
The boy's body was found shortly after the search was officially called off in a lake near his home. A DPS helicopter was checking a lake less than a mile from his home one last time when searchers spotted something.
"We have located Devon Davis in a large body of water nearby his home," Capt. Rex Evans with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office said. "Devon is deceased."
Investigators think Devon simply wandered away from his home and ended up in the lake.
Once the discovery was made, state troopers closed the road leading to the Davis' home and the lake.
Earlier in the day, a remote control airplane with photography capabilities flew over the lake and spotted something. The DPS helicopter was checking that out when searchers found Devin's remains. After that, Texas Equusearch founder Tim Miller walked Devon's mother, April Davis, to the back of the yard where Capt. Evans told her that Devon was gone.
"It's difficult. I spent a lot of time with April out here over the last three days, a lot of time and I've gotten very very close to April," Miller said. "We were determined not to give up and it was actually at the end of the search... I don't know why it happened like that."
"Every time it's heartbreaking," Evans said. "They're all very devastated right now."
Earlier in the day, April Davis was in relatively good spirits, heading out with Miller to hand out hundreds of flyers bearing her son's picture and information.
An Amber Alert was issued for Davis on Tuesday. Liberty County sheriff's deputies said Devon wandered off into a wooded area while his mother and 1-year-old sister were napping at their new home in the Sam Houston Lake Estates area near Tarkington at about 3:30 p.m.
Davis said she found the door open and her son was gone. Investigators said Davis told them that Devon opened a latch on the door.
Searchers spent days looking for the toddler. Before the discovery was made, searchers used a drone to try to look for signs as to where he may be.
"The best benefit of that is unmanned and it can fly for hours," Evans said. "Whereas the aircraft that we've been able to have come over can only stay for a short amount of time."
The drone is a remote-controlled miniature plane with cameras that will fly around and take pictures of the area.
Davis appealed to the public for help on Friday. It was the first time she spoke to the media.
"I'm April. I'm Devon's mom. If you know anything, if you've seen anything, please just call somebody. Bring him home with me. He needs to be home with his family. Somebody has to know something, somewhere. Please, help me find my son," April Davis said.
Davis indicated that she thought someone had her son.
"If you're scared, I understand there's a lot of stuff going on," she said. "Do the right thing. Bring him to the hospital. Call somebody. People do not vanish. There is something out there and somebody knows something, somebody saw something somewhere. Please find him. Please help me."
Two sources close to the search and investigation told KPRC Local 2 Friday that Davis failed parts of a polygraph test. The sources declined to elaborate on which parts where failed. They stressed that does not mean anything nefarious happened and polygraphs can be imperfect, especially since Davis is in a very emotional state.
"He is the sweetest child you could ever meet," Davis said of Devon. "He's happy, he's friendly. He's a good kid."
Officials and volunteers searched several days by air, land and water, but found nothing. On Thursday, Liberty County officials said the search changed to a recovery mission, meaning that they don't expect to find the boy alive.
Capt. Rex Evans said he had to have a difficult talk with Devon's parents Thursday morning.
"There is a negative end to this that you kind of have to prepare yourself for," said Evans.
Texas EquuSearch has used sonar devices to look for Devon.
"The problem with doing the sonar is there's just so much debris underneath the water," Miller said. "You get a false image and you have to go back over it two or three times to determine what it is."]
Why is it his fault? According to a chicken shit xtian minister that child was disobedient and therefore he was punished by G'd.
Excuse me? A two year old does not know the difference between right and wrong. My heart goes out to this family.
Funny though, how they always pray to him after horrible events take place. Tornado victim: "We just prayed to the lord to keep us safe". Now they will say the boy is in 'a better place', because being dead is better than being alive.
I wonder if we will ever hear someone say (after a tornado, for example), "everyone prayed for the people in the church to be saved, but the tornado ripped through the church anyway and all the good people inside perished".
Probably not - g'd works in mysterious ways - so mysterious in fact that one might call the ways of g'd "random", "without favouritism". What surer proof is there of g'd's love for us than some random events which may or may not have effected his followers who may or may not have been devout. Wow, I'm converted!
That reminds me of the bull$hit by Pat Robertson condemning the people of Haiti because they sold their souls to the devil while being enslaved and that is the very reason why it is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
That bastard (KJV bible) wouldn't survive one hour of doing hard work.
I agree Sandi and the killing part is and please pardon the pun. No one wants to die to get to a better place.
Empathy and compassion doesn't belong in this discussion either.
He loves you and he NEEDS MONEY!
(the late George Carlin)
I said it elsewhere about this business and I'll repeat it here:
Does the pastor of this story have any idea what that word means and if so, does he CARE?!?
No. He's very judgmental. He tried to order me to become a xtian so that my soul would be saved. I told him to worry about his soul.
ORDER you to become a christian?!? Since when can you ORDER someone to believe something, especially something as contradictory and implausible as the Jebus myth? That guy isn't just judgmental ... he's full of himself up past his eyebrows!
If you think about it (OK - caveat here - Like Steve, "reason" doesn't belong in this discussion anymore than "thinking"), for those that accept the delusion of christianity, it makes complete, internal, and logical sense. I once did a trial for a patient who was being involuntarily committed to a mental institution, and believed he could telepathically communicate with the President. He explained to the Court how, when the President was giving the State of the Union Address, he was explaining to the patient how to fix the short in his car's turn signal from the floor of Congress. If you accept his telepathic delusion, it makes as much sense as blaming this infant for his own death.
If you accept the delusion of the bible, then it's logical that a disobedient child should be killed (Leviticus 20:9 and Matthew 15:4). It's the dictatorial mandate of the invisible "Boss." If he wandered outside without his parent's permission (and please note, there are no age restrictions in those passages), then, according to the true believers, he got what he deserved.
Gee. And who says religion is evil and has a destructive influence on humans?