Somer Thompson case: Watch full video of 20/20 episode featuring murder of Florida child
The ABC program 20/20 featured the Somer Thompson casein it’s most recent episode and revealed new information pertinent to the case. A Florida statewide Amber Alert had been issued for Somer Thompson on October 20, 2009 after she failed to return home from school on October 19th.
Some Thompson had walked home from school in her Clay County, Florida community, ran ahead of her group, and within minutes disappeared. Clay County Sheriff Rick Beseler held a press conference on October 22, 2009, stating that Somer Thompson’s body had been found in a Georgia landfill.
On March 26, 2010, Sheriff Rick Beseler held another press conference; this one announced that a man who had been a person of interest would be charged with her murder. Read Jarred Harrell charged with murder of Somer Thompson.
As the state of Florida prepares its case against Jarred Harrell, and as more information regarding his criminal activities and indulgence in child pornography comes to light, many questions have surfaced. Those questions, asked by Floridians statewide as child sex offenders continue to assault our children, are addressed in the 20/20 episode. You may read more about Jarred Harrell and view his police report at my Amber Alerts column here: Amber Alerts Examiner: Somer Thompson case
Click here to watch the full 20/20 episode featuring the Somer Thompson Case here. A Parent’s Nightmare: Sex Offenders in our Midst