Jorelys Rivera, a 7 year old girl, was abducted Dec. 2 2011 after leaving the playground near her home in Canton, Georgia. Jorelyn had returned to her apartment to get sodas for her friends when she disappeared.
Her body was found days later. Police say she had been sexually assaulted, stabbed and beaten to death.
There is nothing positive or pleasant about stories like this. And as parents, we always assume these stories happen to others and could never happen to our children. But when crime happens, it does not discriminate based on sex, race, age, socioeconomic status, etc. And as Jorelys’ story shows, it can happen in a split second!…and just like that, our whole world can be turned around. The question you must ask yourself is: what can I do TODAY to possibly help save my child from a situation like this?
Here are some great tips, courtesy of KeepGeorgiaSafe.org:
Top Safety Tips for Parents