In the Now Guru
Registered: May 2003
Local time: 10:50 AM
Location: Fort Dix, NJ, USA
The source said that Carlie was killed within a few hours of her kidnapping - and that cops had an encounter with Smith at about 10 p.m. that night near the thick underbrush where the victim's body was found Friday.
Patrolling deputies spotted Smith's Buick station wagon - believed to have been used in the abduction - parked under an overpass near Interstate 75. When they spotted Smith emerging from some thick underbrush, they asked him what he was doing.
This really pisses me off. If I was the cop who came across Smith and knew a little girl had been missing in my town, I would have done a lot more than just ask him what he was doing out of his car and illegally parked. It would appear odd to me seeing this lowlife walking out of the brush to his car and I would not let him go until I knew who he was and where he had been in the last few days. He could have been caught earlier with more thoughtful Police work, especially when the cops should have been looking for someone like this.