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Archive for Friday, November 4, 2011

40 years ago: Family member wanted for questioning in case of missing child

November 4, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 4, 1971:

  • A cousin of a missing Lawrence girl was being sought for questioning in her disappearance. Ivy Marie Honeycutt, 11, had been reported missing from her home on a Saturday morning about five days earlier. Extensive searches for the Kaw Valley sixth-grader were being conducted in the area surrounding her home and other locations.
  • A Kansas University sophomore was in critical condition at the KU Medical Center, Kansas City, after a riverside accident about a mile east of the Lawrence city limits. According to his passenger, the driver had apparently failed to see the edge of the river bank and had driven off it, plummeting about 30 feet before landing about five feet from the edge of the river.

Comments

Steve Jacob 3 years, 1 month ago

"Drury Honeycutt. He was sentenced in June 1972 to life in prison. He was convicted of taking his 11-year-old cousin, Ivy Marie Honeycutt, from her North Lawrence home in October 1971. Her body was found five days after she was reported missing."

Last I found of him is parole hearings in the late 90's-early 00's. Sad story.

LadyJ 3 years, 1 month ago

Thanks for the info, indeed, a very sad story.

SpicePirate 3 years, 1 month ago

One of those things you hate to see. It's good, though, that we can't get complacent when it comes to our children's safety. As much safer as we feel when compared to places like KC or Topeka, we must always be aware of what DOES happen in our town.

SpicePirate 3 years, 1 month ago

Meant to say "It's good, though, to be reminded that we can't get complacent..."

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