By Wyatt Earp | March 13, 2009
How the frak does this happen?
And where the Hell were the police who were monitoring the offender (at left) via GPS?
Some people need to get their asses fired over this, post haste!
VANCOUVER, Washington — When 13-year-old Alycia Nipp didn’t come home from a trip to Wal-Mart, her family had no idea where she was, but a tracking device was transmitting the location of her alleged killer.
Her family thinks her free-spirited nature may be the reason she walked through a field popular with transients — a field she’d been warned to stay away from and where her body was found February 22.
Darrin Sanford, 30, was one of several homeless people living near the field in an abandoned home slated for demolition, police said.
He was convicted in 1998 of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and luring minors with sexual motivation; he was sentenced to probation, said a Clark County sheriff’s report. When he was released from jail in January, following a November probation violation, Sanford was fitted with a global positioning tracking unit on his ankle, according to the Washington Department of Corrections.
Sanford was wearing the device seven weeks later when he tried to rape Licy before beating and stabbing her in a field a couple of blocks from the street where she lived, according to police. (H/T – CNN)
Unbelievable. What a tragedy for Nipp’s family.