SKIDMORE, Mo. — This tiny town in northwest Missouri was acquainted with violence well before someone strangled Bobbie Jo Stinnett Thursday and cut open her belly to steal her unborn child.
The town, 101 miles northwest of Kansas City, made national headlines in 1981 when someone shot 47-year-old Ken Rex McElroy, a man with a violent history, to death in broad daylight. No one admitted seeing anything, and the case has never been solved.
So much evil in a small place. Is it coincidence or something else?
Many years ago I read the book “In Broad Daylight” and a few years went by and read it again. I noticed that the legal system and law enforcement deluged the town after the bad guy was harmed but prior to the that the bad guy preyed upon the populace with the legal system doing little to nothing to protect the populace. What a scam our legal system is!!!
The Author Harry MacLean has a FaceBook site where some discussion about the incident exists. I read the comments about those condemning the shooter(s) insisting that the legal system is the only way to stop evil. BAH!!! Oh well, just opinions and maybe my opinion is the wrong one. I will agree with the marshal from 1880s Kansas quoted saying “Some folks just deserve killin’.”
The horror of McElroy was the years of his running wild, not the fitting fate bestowed upon him by his victims. A later horror is an entire different category covered at the site below:
The evil within some people…
On April 11, 2001, Branson Perry was last seen in his home in the 300 block of West Oak Street in Skidmore at around 3:00 p.m. He went outside to put some jumper cables in a shed. He never returned and has never been heard from again.
Somebody lured or forcibly took that gay somewhere and likely killed him and hid the body that remains missing.
It appears that more than Skidmore is a hotbed of evil; the entire county is crawling with crime!!!
Do demons dwell there infecting the minds of those lacking the resistance to fend fiends off? I do not believe in demonic possession but neither can I disprove it. Curiosity sent me to the City-Data.com Web site looking for possible reasons for what appears to possibly be a concentration of evil in the area:
Ample facts useful for some purposes but not for mine. I am leaving it to you, the reader. to determine, if you can, why that little speck upon the map with a pittance of people seems to have a too-large share of evil within.