Before I start this post I would like to bring you up to date on Colton. There has been no new info that has come to light to me regarding Colton. I have learned of a few tidbits here and there.First off, for all of those including me that thought that Austin/Homer has not been re-interviewed, he has. The problem lies in the fact that unfortunately whatever Austin has told authorities previously has been proven untruthful. I do not know if this means the porno investigation or more recent things such as Colton’s disappearance. All I do know is that because he has been untruthful in the past, it has proven him untrustworthy. Therefore, anything he has told authorities that cannot be verified is a problem.
That said, tonight I would like to focus on a new little boy tonight that has thought to been abducted. William “Ben” Ownsby got off his bus at his stop Monday, just like any other day. The only difference is Ben has not been seen since. This is strange and maybe subconciously why I am drawn to this case (although I worry about all these missing children), but if you look at Colt’s picture and Ben’s, they favor a lot.According to media reports an acquaintance of Ben’s saw a beat up white Nissan truck with a camper shell speeding away. Ben is a straight A student that seems to have no reason to have run away, and at this point it looks like Ben has been abducted.
As soon as I saw this report it disturbed me. I have worried about this child ever since. I find myself sitting at work or watching TV, and wondering where he is now. Is he alive? Is he ok? What unimaginable things does Ben have to endure? Do the police have leads? Can they find him in time or will he become another cold case as Colton’s case has become?
I cannot fathom in anyway, shape or form what his parents must be going through. All these years we protect them. His father was waiting for him on the little dusty dirt driveway of his home. He never showed.
Neighbors reported the same beat up white truck casing the neighborhood all day. This is a small town, country area and people notice things that don’t belong.
So this post is for Ben. I hope and pray LE will find Ben. I pray for his parents and family.
Have you seen Ben Ownsby?
FBI investigating 13-year-old boy’s disappearance after getting off school bus in Missouri
BEAUFORT, Mo. — Searchers fanned out in wooded areas Tuesday looking for a
13-year-old boy who disappeared after stepping off his school bus on Monday. The
FBI is investigating, and officials fear the boy may have been kidnapped.
Authorities issued an Amber Alert for William Ownby, who goes by Ben. A
friend who left the bus with him told authorities that after the two parted, he
saw a small white pickup with a camper shell speeding away from where Ben had
Sheriff Gary Toelke said Ben’s parents told authorities it
would be out of character for him to run away. Teachers said Ben is an “A”
student, “the type of student everyone would like to have,” Toelke said. The boy
had a black backpack with him, the sheriff said.
The boy’s father,
William Ownby, said neighbors had spotted the same truck cruising up and down a
county road near his wooded subdivision earlier that day. “We have a tight-knit
community here and when there’s something out of place, people notice,” said
Ownby, who was at home with his family and friends. “The longer this goes on,
the more stressful it gets,” Ownby said.
Beaufort Fire Chief William
Borgmann said searchers were looking for Ben on foot, horseback and ATV in the
hilly area about 60 miles southwest of St. Louis. FBI Special Agent Roland
Corvington said stranger abductions are extremely rare, so it’s likely Ownby at
least met his abductor some time before. Speaking to a pool of television
cameras, Corvington urged the abductor to leave Ownby in a safe place.
“We’re coming after you,” Corvington said.