Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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James Troutman identified as killer of Souderton 9-year-old Skylar Kauffman; prayer vigil tonight♥

Souderton police chief James Leary makes a brief statement to media at the Souderton Gardens apartments where the body of nine-year-old resident Skylar Kauffman was found. 
Souderton police have arrested 25-year-old James Lee Troutman, a neighbor, who has been charged in the abduction and killing of 9-year old Skylar Kauffman.

A prayer vigil will be held at 203 Chestnut St., Souderton, at 7 p.m. today for the young girl. Grace Bible Church has also invited the community to gather at the church at 423 N. Main St., Souderton, across from Souderton park, to pray from 6 to 7 p.m. in the main sanctuary.

After initial interviews, police said, they found inconsistencies in the suspect's story. Police said the suspect did not seem affected by the events. Through their investigation, police said, they had enough information to take him into custody.

Troutman is being arraigned this afternoon, across the street from the Souderton Gardens apartment complex where both Kauffman and the man lived.

Souderton Police Chief James Leary said, “We know what this is, but we can’t say it’s a homicide until the coroner says it’s a homicide”.

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, who was away attending a law enforcement conference, is headed back to the county to lead the filing of the charges, Leary said.

“Everybody in Souderton” was involved in the search, including police from several local departments, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office and Souderton’s Perseverance Volunteer Fire Company, Leary said. An Amber Alert had been issued about 7 p.m.

A police officer found Kauffman’s body in a trash bin around midnight Monday night, police said.

The suspect, who also lived in the apartment complex, has been taken into custody.

Police said he had blood on his shoes and acted strangely when questioned. Kauffman apparently tried to fight off the attacker and there was quite a bit of blood that led to the container in which her body, wrapped in a blanket, was found, police said.

Kauffman, who lived with her mother, Heather Kauffman, was a student at E.M. Crouthamel Elementary School in Souderton. The little girl would have turned 10 next month.

Souderton Area School District initiated its crisis response plan after learning of the news, according to a press release.

“Additional counselors and school psychologists are on hand at the school to assist students and staff as they mourn Skyler’s death. Administrators and support staff throughout the district are responding to the profound impact this tragedy is having on the entire school community,” the release notes.

“We want her family to know that our thoughts are with them in this difficult time. In our profession nothing is more heartbreaking than the death of one of our students. We share the family’s grief, and our thoughts and prayers are with them,” District Superintendent Dr. Frederick Johnson said.

The possibility of a video arraignment was earlier raised, but it now appears the arraignment will take place at District Judge Kenneth Deatelhauser’s office, which is across from the street from the apartment complex at Second and Chestnut streets.

Kauffman had been reported missing last evening. Her body was found wrapped in a blanket and dumped in a vacant lot last night.

According to police, her body was found around midnight.

"She was out playing. She didn't return for dinner. She was quite late. Her family became concerned. They contacted us. As it darkened, we became concerned. When it became full dark, we were very concerned," Leary said. "We mobilized our forces, and we conducted a very, very careful search of the general area and a very specific search of the local area. And unfortunately we found her body in the Dumpster."

A significant amount of blood and a trail with some of Kauffman's belongings, including her boots, led police from the apartment building's basement to the area where her body was found wrapped in a blanket, Leary said.

Police reported that it appeared the little girl had fought off her attacker.

The search started around North Second and East Chestnut streets, Souderton. She was last seen playing on a playground there at around 5:30 p.m., according to the alert. Multiple departments were involved in the search.

Anyone with further information can call Souderton Police at 215-723-6500.

Missing 9yr old Skylar Kauffman From: Souderton Borough, PA: If you have information, please contact Souderton Borough Police Department, 267-246-1011 or 911

An Amber Alert was issued just after midnight Tuesday, by the state police & continues to play ever 10-20 minutes!! Please Read and PASS to all in neighboring states and counties, Thank You!

Skylar Kauffman a 9-Year-Old Missing From Souderton Pennsylvania, which is located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. (for more on the Police dept. I've provided a link below!)

Skylar was last seen playing with friends at about 5:30 p.m. Monday on the 9th around an apartment complex which is right near the Hillside Cemetery at 2nd & Chestnut Streets in Souderton, police say. 

The Souderton local Police have and will continue searching  the cemetery & near by areas where Skylar Kauffman was last seen. The 9-year-old girl was officially reported missing at 7 p.m. Monday, May 9th.

The Souderton Police released a picture & a description of the 9yr old. The picture is shown above and Skylar Kauffman details are as listed below:

She is a white female, 9 years of age stands at 4'6" tall, she is medium build, w/dark brown hair & hazel eyes AGAIN she was wearing a yellow "Justin Bieber" t-shirt and black yoga pants. She was last seen playing in a parking lot of an apartment building at 2nd and Chestnut Streets in Souderton Borough at 5:30 pm on May 9th, 2011. Missing Childs FULL legal Name: Skylar Kauffman  Alias: Skye 

 If you have information, please contact Souderton Borough Police Department, 267-246-1011 or 911!!!!! PLEASE SHARE THIS W/ALL YOU KNOW IN ALL SURROUNDING COUNTIES AND EVEN STATES! THE FASTER WE FIND THIS LITTLE GIRL THE BETTER CHANCES WE HAVE SHE WON'T BE HURT!  (Click the link above and go to the Police Dept.s Main page) Thank you. And PLEASE SHARE this w/ALL you know in ALL surrounding STATES and COUNTIES, Thank you!!
GOD BLESS her and her Family that THEY ALL FIND STRENGTH to deal w/this terrible and evil times that have foreshadowed them! May she be brought home SAFE AND SOUND! Or even left on a street corner, at a store, MALL, GAS STATION anywhere as long as she is not touched! -AMEN♥


PA Amber Alert Canceled
Police in Souderton, Montgomery County, have recovered the body of 9-year-old Skylar Kauffman.

Investigators say she was murdered.

Her body was found near the apartment complex between Chestnut Street and a cemetery.

Police say they have found evidence at the scene, but so far have not indicated if they have a suspect.

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