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It is one of the possibilities that offers the family the most hope that Shawn might eventually be found and returned home safely. There has also been much grim speculation about what happened and investigators have not ruled out those scenarios.
They include the possibility Shawn was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle and the driver panicked, disposing of the body and the bicycle. Another possible scenario that spawned many rumors was that Shawn had accidentally come upon illegal drug activities. During the intensive searches of the rugged area around Richwoods, several old meth-making operations were found but no clues to indicate the boy had been there.
Shawn had left home shortly after 1 p. While he never arrived at the friends' home, he was seen riding his bicycle along Route A west of Highway 47 as late as 4: There were other reports he was seen in the area of Richwoods School at about the same time. Those are the last reports, at least disclosed publicly, of when the boy was seen. When he failed to return home by 6 p. In less than 90 minutes a massive search effort was launched under the direction of the Richwoods Fire Department and the Washington County Sheriff's Department.
Over the next 10 days, hundreds of volunteers combed the rugged terrain around Richwoods in search of the boy, his bicycle or any evidence of what might have happened to him.
They found absolutely nothing in the way of physical evidence. The remote area of northern Washington County includes old mine sites, extremely harsh terrain, a lot of heavily wooded area, numerous lakes and ponds, and the nearby Mineral Fork Creek. Using horses, all-terrain vehicles and simply walking, the volunteers covered thousands of acres without success. Some of those involved in the searches were specially trained in such operations.
Even the most trained of the searchers admitted, however, that in some areas the vegetation was so dense that they could have walked within a very close distance of something and not seen it.
Aerial searches were conducted and lakes were drained, but nothing found. Both are dedicated to an ongoing effort not only to find Shawn, but also to help find other children who disappear. Investigators say it appears the Cessna hit the ground at 70 miles per hour.
The cause of Sunday's crash is under investigation. His lawyer actually did it on his behalf. Sutherland wasn't in court. Sentencing is set for December 21, and he could face up to a year in jail. I -- I don't get it, why people drive drunk.
I would advise hiring a driver. But there we go. That's -- that's another segment, Anderson. Instead, we're going to move now to the segment of "What Were They Thinking? Police there say a woman is using a boy who appears to be as young as 6 years old to steal coin donation jars from store counters.
They are charity -- charity jars here. The two cans were stolen from a liquor store. The cash was supposed to go to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, speaking of.
The cops are still looking for the woman, who now has a lot of change apparently wearing down her purse. Investigators she could actually face a year in prison if convicted of theft and endangering a child. Nice to make the kid do your dirty work. Man, that poor kid. It's like the woman like a week ago or two ago who had the kid go under to steal a purse. Exactly, at the casino. Tomorrow, we bring you the most news in the morning, including a new kind of vigilante.
She's so outraged over people who park in handicap spots when they are not disabled, that she set up an online sting, and it doesn't end there. See you then -- Anderson. Up next on And we are not talking about cars. Our cameras were there when a man nicknamed Frankenstein turned himself in. The crimes he's accused of sound like something out of a horror movie -- the reality next. If you need an organ or tissue transplant, and thousands of Americans do, would you want it to be riddled with cancer or syphilis or HIV?
When a loved one dies, would you want the funeral home to strip the body, with no one's permission, and then put the parts up for sale? Tonight you're going to meet a man accused of doing just that.
You're going to learn about the operation he allegedly ran. The specifics may stun you. The investigation reached a climax today. This is the man accused of being at the heart of an all but unthinkable crime. Today in Philadelphia, Michael Mastromarino, owner of Biomedical Tissue Services, turned himself in on charges of illegally stripping corpses of bone and tissue, to sell it all in the body parts business, a billion-dollar industry worldwide.
Authorities say skin and bones were illegally harvested. Funeral homes turned into butcher shops. This group of men and others couldn't and wouldn't permit the dead to go to their graves with a shred of dignity.
Last week, three Philadelphia funeral directors were also charged. None have pled yet. Investigators say funeral directors supplied the bodies. Mastromarino harvested the tissue, then sold it to tissue banks in hospitals around the world.
I just feel like they raped my sister and they violated her.
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Wendy Kogut's sister was one of more than 1, corpses investigators say were harvested, many of them illegally. Even more alarming, her tissue was diseased and could make others sick. No, because she had cancer. And you can't be an organ donor when you have cancer. Danette Kogut died of ovarian cancer. Before cremation, Wendy Kogut said somebody stole her sister's leg and pelvic bones, even her skin. Attorney Mario Gallucci represents Mastromarino, who's already pled not guilty to similar charges in New York.
That's where the scheme was discovered years ago, when new owners of this funeral home noticed bones in some bodies had been replaced with plumber's pipe. Seven funeral directors in New York have pled guilty and fingered Mastromarino. In Philadelphia, a grand jury indicted Mastromarino after finding he falsified paperwork, in some cases, altering the cause of death or the age of the deceased to make it seem tissues were healthy.
You can indict anything. You can indict a ham sandwich.
That's what the problem is with a grand jury. Gallucci says his client is the victim of unscrupulous funeral directors. Yet, prosecutor says Mastromarino knowingly forged donor forms and medical records to conceal the truth. Danette Kogut's cause of death is listed as blunt trauma, not ovarian cancer, and it's signed by her grandfather, who had been dead for 30 years.
He insists it was the processors who determined what tissue was viable for sale and says the funeral directors, not Mastromarino, filled out all the paperwork. Mastromarino denies allowing diseased tissue to be sold and transplanted into unsuspecting patients. I think they ought to be charged with attempted murder on all of us. After neck surgery, Zappa received this letter, warning bad bone tissue from New York may have been implanted during the operation. That little thing that looks like a finger right there in the middle of it, that's the bone tissue.
Now, because of the body parts stolen in New York, Zappa must get tested regularly for years. They didn't care if they killed anybody.
They just wanted the money. But only by committing ghastly crimes that may now come back to haunt him.
Kidnapped boy recounts 4 years of captivity
It's hard to believe. Up next, inside the mind of a teenager who became a killer. Sniper Lee Malvo remembers his crimes and a surprising phone call he made to the daughter of one of his victims, next. The fear that gripped the Washington area. People afraid to pump gas or walk across a parking lot. Killers were on the loose, so-called snipers who struck at any time of day, choosing victims seemingly indiscriminately.
Ten people were killed. It has been five years now, and we're just beginning to learn about the two murderers, Lee Boyd Malvo and John Allen Muhammad. In a CNN special investigation tomorrow night at 8 p.
Eastern, Soledad O'Brien goes inside the minds of the D. Snipers, in part by talking with those who knew them best. Lee will not -- never forgive himself for what has -- has happened. He just hopes that, through his writings, through his drawings, people will understand this. I believe that a monstrous thing that John Muhammad created when he had him, spotting while he shot from the car, I think that thing no longer exists.
Malvo admitted to killing her father in Tucson, California. That was seven months before the murder spree began in the Washington area.
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Last month, through an arrangement set up by a TV news producer, Malvo gave her a phone call. I talked with her earlier about that experience. When you first heard his voice, what was that like? I was very nervous. I was very nervous, because you can't really tell if somebody is really showing any emotion or anything when they're on the other side. And he could hardly speak at first.
And he's very low spoken, so I could hardly understand him. And what was it that he said? He said that he'd been trying to write me for the last few weeks, and he didn't know where to start. And he wanted to apologize what he had done to me and my family. Do you believe him? I do believe him. I don't think he had to apologize. He could have just blown me off.
I don't think that he had to apologize. I think that he is trying to make himself feel better, maybe, for the time when he has to fight and face justice. Do you think he was brainwashed by Muhammad? He was 17 years old. He had no family. He was left at the age of Do you forgive him? No, I don't forgive him. So you accept the apology but you don't forgive the crime?
I'll never, ever forget what he did to my father or to my family. But I need to be able to let the hatred go. I need to be able to forgive enough to accept that it's done, it's over.
He's done what he did, and now it's time for me to move on. How do you do that? I mean, I always wondered. You know, you carry so much hatred in your heart, and when you think about it every day, you know, and for five years I pushed and pushed and finally, you know, got an answer. And when you think about every single day, it all builds up. It totally builds up and you take it out on everybody. Sometimes when -- when you lose a loved one in a violent way or an unexpected way, it's hard to remember the person and how they lived.
You end up remembering how they died. Do you -- when you think of your dad, do you think of the way he lived, of the life he lived? I never think of my dad dying, unless we're talking about it. You know, if it comes up that way, that's the only time. When I think about my dad, I think about how wonderful my dad was. He was a wonderful grandfather. He was a wonderful father. You know, he was -- everybody loved my father.
And that's why I can't understand who would have targeted -- and for what reason?
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They stalked him for three days before they shot him. So they were following him around for three days? Malvo had dug out an area that he slept in for three nights -- for three nights. And on the third night he -- that next morning, he shot my dad. On a golf course, yes? So what was it the golf course -- do you know in fact that they were stalking him, or was it just the golf course?
No, they were stalking him. They were stalking him. And to this day you don't know why they picked him or how they picked him? He said they came down with a picture. Before they even got here, they had a picture of my dad. He said that they stole his wallet, only for the fact that -- not for the money, which they left -- he left in there, but for the identification, to make sure he was killing the right man.
It's just such a horrible thing. I appreciate you talking about it, Cheryll. Thanks so much for talking with us. Again, tomorrow night, the minds of the D. That's at 8 p. Eastern here on CNN. Just ahead, our "Planet in Peril". We're going to take you to a place that's home to countless species you've never seen before, a place that is on the verge of being wiped out.
See for yourself where it is after this short break. In just two weeks, we're going to take you on a journey around the world. A voyage through 13 countries on four continents uncovering our "Planet in Peril". Tonight Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin takes us on a quick trip to Madagascar, where magnificent animals not seen anywhere else are facing extinction. This is a place where 90 percent of the wildlife can be found nowhere else on earth. It is one of the world's largest islands, isolated from mainland Africa for more than million years.
The small pockets of the rainforest explode with life. But you have to look closely. What's so amazing is that there is a lizard here. It's hard to see, the camouflage is that good. It is a uroplatus gecko. It also perfectly illustrates how many of the animals here survive. They survive by being specialists. This creature is so specific to this tree, to this habitat, it cannot survive anywhere else.
And that is why Conservation International's Russ Bittermeyer is here. His group is working to protect what are called biodiversity hot spots, regions that are both unique and threatened.
If we're going to try to avert an extinction crisis, which we're facing right now, we've got to focus a lot of attention on hot spots like Madagascar.
Of all of the animals here, the most well known is the island's prime mate, the lemur. When we come back, our journey to eastern Madagascar. We come face to face with the world's largest lemur. And to track down one of Madagascar's most mysterious animals, one that has never been filmed. I see, I see. There's the end there. You can catch the rest of that report in just two weeks. You can also watch a preview on our podcast. Just head to our web site at CNN.
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