What I Need Most, Someone to Not Let Me Give Up: Lacey Gaines
Two years ago tomorrow, December 7, 2009 a barely 20-year-old mother trying to make a life for herself and her son was brutally murdered in Justice, Illinois. In those 2 years, there remains no justice in Justice. Her killer is still free and could very well be closer than you think. There are so many sad and disturbing elements to Lacey’s story. An abusive boyfriend who beat her to the point she needed to seek out shelters and restraining orders; and a family who essentially turned their backs on her at a time when she needed them most. This post’s title are words Lacey wrote to her aunt just 10 months before her murder. Cherry Simpson has been trying to find Lacey’s killer since the day it happened. Why is her aunt the only one who is? More on Lacey Gaines in the coming days. You will be shocked.
At some point during this series I need your help lady readers. Why do so many women enter relationships they know will be abusive? Why do so many stay and return to those relationships?
And on an unrelated note (or is it related?) what’s up with this guy? Like his picture says, IM SCARED too. And I know why.
Lacey’s website: http://www.LaceyGaines.com
Posted on December 6, 2011, in Cold Cases, Crime, Domestic Violence, Lacey Gaines, Murder and tagged Abuse, Cherry Simpson, Illinois, Justice, Lacey Gaines, Murder. Bookmark the permalink. 31 Comments.