This was an easy picture to choose:
This is Jessica Ridgeway. She was a ten year old girl from Colorado, and she disappeared on October 5th and her body was later discovered in pieces.
Hearing this story brought tears to my eyes. It disturbs me greatly that there are people that exist in this world that would harm an innocent girl.
The resemblance to The Lovely Bones is uncanny: both cases involve a girl disappearing close to her home, objects being found before the bodies, and pieces of the bodies being found. In both cases, the murderer has yet to be identified.
Jessica's story really moved me to the point that I wanted to put The Lovely Bones down and read something that didn't remind me of the horrors that continue to exist on this planet. But I continue to read in the hopes that both Susie and Jessica's killers are found and brought to justice.