7 responses to Amish Boys Find Homicide Victim In Michigan Woods
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    Debbie H
    Comment on Changing world (April 10th, 2017 at 08:28)

    Changing world

    It is sad that our changing world of violence and hate is worming its way into the Amish’s peaceful and loving lifestyle. I pray that these young boys are not overly impacted by such a violent and hateful sight.

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Amish Boys Find Homicide Victim In Michigan Woods (April 10th, 2017 at 11:42)

    I guess no one can escape being affected (somehow) by the violence in this world. Too bad it was two kids who found the body. I hope the crime is solved soon. Just what the Amish need—crime tape in their area, and increasing publicity!

    Alice Mary

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    Comment on Amish Boys Find Homicide Victim In Michigan Woods (April 11th, 2017 at 05:18)

    The Hillsdale Collegian article has a photo showing two buggies on a farm located near the crime scene. Both are open-topped, which makes me wonder if this settlement is Swiss. The surnames of the two boys interviewed, Graber and Eicher, are fairly common Swiss surnames, though they do also occur among P.A. German Amish.

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      Comment on Swiss Amish in southern Michigan (April 11th, 2017 at 06:20)

      Swiss Amish in southern Michigan

      RC good observation, there’s a good chance it is Swiss based on what you said. And also, here is a quote from a reader following a visit I made in 2012:

      On the Amish in this part of Michigan reader Lance writes: “Adams and Allen Cos. have spawned several daughter communities in Branch and Hillsdale Cos. of Michigan. These communities tend to be more conservative. Indeed, the California Amish of Calif. township, Branch Co. are notably very conservative. They also are in a very small area, with smaller than usual properties for such a conservative way.”


      One of the settlements I visited in next-door Branch Co. is Swiss.

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    Comment on Two suspects charged (April 11th, 2017 at 06:25)

    Two suspects charged

    Today brings news that authorities have two suspects. They haven’t described a motive but it sounds like drugs/meth is at least in the background of this story. They seem confident these are the only two involved:

    “No one else is believed to have been involved. Authorities contend the two are “fully responsible” for the homicide and there is no additional threat to the community, Parker said.

    Stiverson said she is “very confident” in the evidence and investigation, and commended police efforts.”


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    Stand By Me Amish
    Comment on Amish Boys Find Homicide Victim In Michigan Woods (April 17th, 2017 at 15:09)

    Sounds like a scene out of the movie Standy By Me with 4 kids finding a body.

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