On October 21 Elizabeth Olten, 9 years old, was walking home from a friend’s house just a few houses away from her own home when she disappeared. No one ever saw or heard from her again.

After tips received by authorities, and what Cole County Sheriff Greg White called “written evidence”, they were led to 15 year old Alyssa Bustamante. After she had been questioned she finally led them into the woods where she had dug two holes before she even killed Elizabeth. She told authorities Elizabeth was buried in one of the holes.

During the investigation Bustamante apparently told Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. David Rice ,”Ultimately she stated that she wanted to know what it felt like” when asked why would she kill Elizabeth.

Prosecutors call Bustamante a cold, calculated killer. “She committed the murder after deliberation, which means cool deliberation or cool reflection on the matter for any length of time,” said Cole County prosecutor Mark Richardson.

Alyssa was in court this week and her attorney has entered a not-guilty plea to charges of first degree murder and armed criminal action in the October 21 stabbing and strangling of 9 year old Elizabeth Olten.

The arraignment Tuesday lasted one minute as Bustamante sat silently in the courtroom and carefully avoided eye contact with anyone. To me this doesn’t seem like the same girl that has left a trail of disturbing writings and videos on the internet. She left more of a grim portrait of herself based on what she wrote on the internet and even posted a YouTube profile listing “killing people” as one of her hobbies.

Yesterday Alyssa’s attorney thinks that the trial should be moved outside Cole County because the locals there are biased against her. The attorney says there is no way she can get a fair trial in Cole County because they are so prejudiced against her. If she is found guilty for this she could be sentenced to life in prison.

Please continue in your prayers for answers on what we can do to stop this kind of abuse and murders of our children. Write to your congress to demand that the laws be changed. Perhaps we can try to get classes for parents on how to make them more aware of the dangers in this world for our children or perhaps a class or segment in schools for the children to teach them of all the warnings and how to recognize danger before they get caught up in it.

My prayers for the children we have lost and found (some alive and some not so fortunate) and for the abused children in the world and for those that are lost and we have not been able to find. My list of children plus many more that I can’t list includes: Caylee Anthony (found dead), Adji Desir (remains missing), Haleigh Cummings (remains missing), Somer Thompson (found dead), Elizabeth Olten (found dead) , Masaraha Ross (remains missing), Alex Mercado (drowned) Rebecca Marie Allen (found alive), Sandra Cantu (found dead), Anthony Holland (found alive), Shaniya Davis (found dead), Hassani Campbell (remains missing), Giovanni Gonzalez (reported dead), Nevaeh Buchanan ( found dead) and Shannon Dedrick (found alive), Angel Miguel Perez (found safe) Luis Martinez (found dead) Luke Finch (found alive), Kayvon Lewis (fighting for his life), Andrue Jankwitz and Nathaneal Hale (found safe) and Conner Conley (killed).

God bless these children and their families too.

Jan Barrett

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Stop the abuse and murder of the children in the U.S.



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