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Keep this dear child in your thoughts tonight

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
A 10 year old boy from where I live ( in the next town actually ) went missing on Monday in the woods of NH, and his body was just found. Really hits home, I have a 7 year old and I don't know what I would do if anything ever happened to him. This boys family must be so devastated, I cannot even imagine.

Here is the link to the story
post #2 of 20
Poor baby, poor parents! I cannot imagine what they're feeling right now. Makes you wonder what the world is coming to.
post #3 of 20
The parents were on the news this morning. They are divorced and he is remarried. They were hopping that he would be found alive, since he is a boyscout. The mother sounded that she blamed his dad for losing him.
post #4 of 20
How tragic.
post #5 of 20
post #6 of 20
Oh my gosh. I'll be keeping him and his family in my thoughts.
post #7 of 20
That is just horrible! My prayers are going up for this boy's family and I hope they catch whoever did this!!!!!!!!!
post #8 of 20
I just saw this on the news too. Poor kid's family. I can't imagine.
post #9 of 20
Originally posted by Debby
That is just horrible! My prayers are going up for this boy's family and I hope they catch whoever did this!!!!!!!!!
Officials: Boy Likely Died Of Exposure
10-Year-Old Missing Since Monday

POSTED: 2:39 p.m. EDT October 17, 2003
UPDATED: 5:38 p.m. EDT October 17, 2003

LINCOLN, N.H. -- The search for a Massachusetts boy ended tragically Friday when the body of the 10-year-old was found more than 2 miles from where he was last seen.


McCarthy Family Members React To Tragic News

Patric McCarthy, of Bourne, Mass., was found around 2 p.m. Friday. Fish and Game Col. Jeffrey Gray said McCarthy was found about 2.25 miles from where he was last seen, in an area of extremely dense cover.

"It is believed that Patric died of exposure to the elements," Gray said. "No foul play is suspected."

McCarthy had been missing since Monday and was last seen playing with his stepbrothers about 300 yards away from his family's condominium in the White Mountains.

McCarthy's body was found by a team of Fish and Game officers and volunteers from Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue team. One searcher said it appeared the boy had been at the spot for a couple of days.

Family members who had gathered near the search headquarters at the Loon Mountain Ski area burst into tears when they heard the news. They were then secluded in an office at the ski area.

"We are deeply saddened that the search ended in this way," Gray said. "Our hearts go out to Patric's family and his community."

Hundreds of volunteers turned out for the search, and many restaurants provided food. Volunteers and officials searched through harsh rain and darkness to find the boy.

"Everyone is tremendously disappointed and frustrated at the outcome," Gray said.

McCarthy's father and stepmother delivered a brief statement thanking the volunteers and rescue workers for their efforts.

"All of the people who were once strangers and are now part of our family, thank you," Steve McCarthy said. "We love you, and always remember Patric."

Police said throughout the search that they did not suspect foul play, but they had begun questioning neighbors to ask if anyone had seen anything suspicious.

The boy's mother, Dee Murray, appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" Friday morning and tearfully said that she believed searchers would find Patric Friday.
post #10 of 20 incredibly sad!
post #11 of 20
Very tragic and very sad!
post #12 of 20
Oh no! He is in my thoughts as is his family
post #13 of 20
So sorry for him and his family.
post #14 of 20
What a tragedy. My heart goes out to that boy and his family.
post #15 of 20
how terrible my son will be 10 in March and i can't
imagine this happening to either of my kids
my prayers go out to this family
post #16 of 20
Yes, what a terrible tragedy!
post #17 of 20
Being from NH, this is all over the newspapers.

What's incredibly heart breaking is that the boy was afraid of the dark. . . . and was a bit insecure (had just given up a security blanket).

He had just celebrated his 10th birthday with his family the day prior to his disappearance
post #18 of 20
Thread Starter 
I didn't read he was afraid of the dark, and that just sickens me even more. To know that he was terrified of being lost is heartbreaking, but if had other fears as well, that is just downright sickening. Oh God, I hope he is resting in peace. And that his family finds the stregnth to survive this.

post #19 of 20
OMG! That's so sad!
post #20 of 20
i cant imagine what his parents are going trough, but it has to be horrible, i have a friend that lost a child in a car wreck and they i dont think will ever get over it, soooo sad i hope this family can find some peace someday
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