On February 25, 2010 I wrote an article about a 2 year old girl that was missing from Grand Rapids Michigan. Her mother, Consuela Martinez said she tucked her daughter into bed around 11 pm on Monday night, Feb, 22 but the next morning about 9 am she found her gone from her bedroom and her boyfriend, Jeffrey Lynn Malmberg gone also. She didn’t think much about it at first since he often took little Jozlynn with him when he ran errands. It was only a few hours later when she noticed that the $2800 in her purse from her income tax return was missing. It was then that she knew she had to call the police. An Amber Alert was issued for Jozlynn.

Lansing Michigan police located Malmberg and arrested him but the little girl wasn’t with him and he denied being involved with her disappearance.

Jozlynn is described as 2 years old, Hispanic, about 2 ft 9 in. tall and she weighs 22 lbs. She has brown eyes and brown hair and she has a scab on her chin. She also has a spot on the right side of her head where the hair isn’t growing. She also walks with her toes pointed inward.

Now the Amber Alert has been canceled, as Grand Rapids Police Dept is saying the child is dead. According to Police Chief Kevin Belk, Malmberg told them that Jozlynn died at her home that Monday night, yet they still haven’t located her body.

He stated that after she died he threw her body in the trash bin and then later after her mother went to sleep he retrieved the body and walked several blocks away and put her in a commercial dumpster.

It was reported that Consuela Martinez went to the jail to see Malmberg seeking answers but apparently she didn’t get was she was looking for because he ended up leaving in a hysterical mood and crying. Police are saying they have searched the area where the trash from the said dumpster goes but have not found anything but they fear that her little body may have been incinerated.

It seems that Consuela and Malmberg also have a 7 month old son who has been taken into protective custody and a hearing has been scheduled for March 11, 2010 to determine where he will be placed.

Jeffrey Malmberg is being held in jail under a $1 million bond. Why he even has a bond on him at all is beyond me. If what he has told the police department is true the man should rot in jail for what he has done to this baby. There are no details as to how she died or who is involved, only that she is dead and he threw her little body away as if she was yesterday’s garbage.

What is up with all that? Why are our children suddenly being treated like they are garbage? How would these monsters like it if someone treated them that way? It is such a sad world to be this way and it isn’t only here in America, it is all over that our children, our future for this world are being taken out from under us and thrown out. God I wish I had the answers to stop this.

I personally think that when someone kills an innocent child they should get an automatic death penalty or at least life in prison without ever having a chance of parole. If all they are going to get after committing such crimes is a slap on the wrist and told not to do it again, then they are wasting our tax dollars. I say put our tax dollars to good use and pay for the cost of the electrical currents flowing into them when they are hooked up to that chair and show them we are tired of this and we aren’t going to take it anymore. Some may say I am being too harsh but it is so heartbreaking to read everyday about another child being abused, hurt, or murdered by some creep that must enjoy conflicting pain on others to get their kicks off. If the laws were stricter then maybe they would give it a second thought. Maybe!!!

God bless this beautiful little girl. My tears are with you Jozlynn Martinez.

Jan Barrett

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