Sunday, May 22, 2005

Florida Girl Rescued After Being Buried Alive in Landfill

The Lake Worth, Florida authorities acted quickly on the bogus tip made by an eight year old's abductor and was able to rescue her albeit minor injuries from an abandoned landfill there where she had been buried alive after being placed in a recycling bin tossed into a dumpster.

17-year-old Milagro Cunningham called in the bogus tip early Sunday morning and due to inconsistencies in his initial report, police and FBI agents were able to extract a confession from him after further questioning. He will be charged as an adult for kidnapping, attempted murder, and sexual battery of a child under 12. For this he could face a sentence of life in prison, if convicted.

Both Cunningham and the girl had been staying at the girl's godmothers house at the time this occurred. The girl, identified as Lachele Nance by the Code Amber alert system, was taken to a local hospital to be treated for her injuries.

Cross posted at Blogger News Network

posted by Is It Just Me? at 2:12 PM