25 Friends Of Missing Children Describe The Awful Tragedy That They’re Still Losing Sleep Over

Unfortunately, missing children cases rarely have a happy ending. This Ask Reddit thread proves it.
Unsplash, Gregoire Sitter
Unsplash, Gregoire Sitter

1. He was tortured and set on fire

“My mum’s best friend’s son disappeared one night after going to a club with a bunch of friends.

Initially she wasn’t too worried because he was 16 and pissed off for a bit now and then, but after a day she started to get worried and started to call around his friends.

His friends told her he’d met a guy he knew from primary school who’d just been released from juvenile and bogged off with him for a reunion. He then disappeared.

She phoned the cops.

The cops sent around a few people.

They discovered the remains of two boys around 16-years-old who had been tied in chicken wire, tortured to death with power tools (belt sanders and drills), and then set on fire.

Dental records matched her son.

Apparently from what could be pieced together he went out to have some fun and met a childhood friend but the Northern Irish UVF had decided his friend was actually an informer and tortured them both to death with belt sanders and drills in a classic case of mistaken identity.” — SteveJEO

2. She kidnapped and molested him

“I was classmates with a missing kid who was missing, because she was actually the kidnapper of another missing kid. She was 14 or 15 and lost her shit for some reason. She kidnapped this little boy and took him out into the woods, tied him to a tree, and molested him. They were missing for like a week. They went to the same church so when they were both reported missing around the same time, people just assumed they were kidnapped together. After they were found, we learned otherwise. She was sent away for treatment somewhere and she never came back to school. I don’t know what became of her.” — esoteric_enigma

3. Her step-brother cut her into pieces

“This happened over the past year.

A girl went missing for a while. Her name was Becky Watts. She was eventually found but unfortunately she had been killed, and her body cut into pieces. Some parts were in plastic bags taped up and others were in a suitcase. All her limbs were cut from her body and she had been decapitated. She was cut apart with a chop saw and a hand saw.

It turned out to be her step-brother that did this and his girlfriend helped. They’ve both recently been convicted.” — farmercurtis

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