The courage of Shasta Groene
Kidnapped kids: How Shasta survived
- Duration 6:35
- Date Oct 16, 2012
Kidnapped kids: How Shasta survived
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I wanted to hug All My Children.
Minneapolis it was horrifying I can't imagine how her parents feel and it just.
My heart goes out to them thank god she's -- -- Using them missing poppy is -- on Columbus Day winning new children were out about a predator lured an eleven year old.
Cody Wyoming girl into this white.
Or 2005 Toyota forerunner.
-- he kidnapped and raped the child.
-- guys asking people in Wyoming and surrounding states for help in finding the vehicle and the man suspected of perpetrating this terrible crime.
Thankfully the child survived.
As you know not so Jessica -- the ten year old.
Whose kidnapping murder and desecration happened three days before that three days earlier a week ago Friday 500 miles away in Westminster Colorado.
Both the Colorado and Wyoming child abductions remind us of another similar case that we covered out west it was seven years ago in Idaho.
When we met a brave little girl and shots.
-- -- You would have to -- monster if you wanna put it that way can do this to a child.
Abandon all hope.
He who enter here cryptic writings on an abandoned mine -- in the area where two girls terrorists where his body was found.
This reminding us very much of another little girl disappeared with her brother.
Importantly and I it's sad and other campaigns have to go through -- my handling.
Seven years ago when she was just eight years old -- -- groaning and her nine year old brother Dylan the subject of a massive manhunt.
After a violent abduction from their home in court -- in Idaho.
I made it out okay that he you know I'm rather day I wish that it didn't happen now weighing in I was having kids both -- -- together.
For the first -- shots back now fifteen speaks in detail about her deal to offer insight into the mind of a child sex predator.
We're told from -- and I like her family was still alive and -- -- -- and I mean.
How much we came home and then he added.
Brett Favre like -- -- -- we're going to be Abraham we were told that they weren't there anymore he's I think my Brothers and it gave up hope our.
Just talking to children for days convicted sex predator Joseph Edward Duncan the third bludgeoned shot -- mom Brenda.
Thirteen year old brother Slade and mom's fiance mark McKenzie to death.
During the home invasion.
Let's check piece together what it might be happening and didn't really understand what was going on both children were repeatedly abused by Duncan before he tortured and murdered nine year old -- -- a remote western Montana campsite bad -- to survive is a miracle I was scared and I.
Yes sending back.
It happened in the air and rather after losing most of his family too brutal murder and first time being himself the object of suspicion.
-- says that Steve -- he's suffering did not end there he was later stricken with throat cancer.
And has since had his voice box removed.
It is thanks this shot so that you actually got -- -- back.
It is things that you have led dead.
You know she had -- the -- -- I'd probably today's -- would still -- not know where my children were.
Weeks after just as the production -- was arrested in -- lane restaurant.
When he bizarrely brought the child there for a late night meal.
The terrified eight year old was recognized by a waitress -- the police were called -- Joseph Duncan's monstrous crime wave was finally over.
Just as testimony helped convict Duncan who is currently serving three life sentences while awaiting trial on other -- crimes against children.
We're incredibly brave heard an eight year old to be able to remember.
All of these details enough -- to put this guy behind bars forever.
Like putting him behind bars can't forget and and and a lot of ways that helps me know that I did.
Change some minds change someone's life for the better he's gone to jail for being sexual predator -- you sound mystery.
What do you -- And and a lot of ways that makes me angry.
I don't -- that anybody.
That kind of background should ever be let out of prison that is something to infection forever -- Definitely people tell me then.
Do you learn how to forgive and forget it there for David never forget he can't read my life hitting more than here he has your cake and and Terry -- -- Anymore he must be very proud of your daughter's she's incredible.
I'm extremely proud member.
So good to see them -- and to see how she's grown up so wonderfully Craig.
Is Steve bitter over the fact that he was a suspect for so long.
Now he says he knows that police have -- first eliminate family members who -- responsible 80% of the time.
He was -- -- whose family then and they -- custody issues and Steve says that if he wasn't investigated he would think that the police weren't doing their job problem.
In the Jessica Ridgway murder in Colorado her mom and dad are or were also engaged in a bitter custody dispute but yet beyond that -- says that her dad is not.
Their focus so -- that Colorado manhunt.
What do you know about that Cody Wyoming.
I with a child survived.
Is there a sense that the Wyoming case and the Colorado the Jessica -- case are connected.
Now according to the FBI this appears to be a completely separate incidents.
-- Colorado they think the purpose someone who knows the area but in Wyoming the authorities are looking for.
A transient possibly living in that white SUV had been talking about.
That's suspect to board the child by asking her to help find his puppy that's something that -- that now warns other children never to do.
Never talk to strangers never ever get into their vehicles.
And avoid walking -- loan problem.
Craig great thanks again there are a lot of shots that that's the.