Morbidology the Podcast – 162: Somer Thompson

Podcast released on: 25th July 2022

Orange Park is a is a suburb of Jacksonville in Florida. It’s a popular area for families to raise their children, away from the hustle and bustle of city life over in Jacksonville. The 19th of October, 2009, started out as a quiet day for the local police department as they patrolled the well-kept neighbourhoods.…


Orange Park is a is a suburb of Jacksonville in Florida. It’s a popular area for families to raise their children, away from the hustle and bustle of city life over in Jacksonville. The 19th of October, 2009, started out as a quiet day for the local police department as they patrolled the well-kept neighbourhoods. At around 4PM, however, a frantic woman flagged a patrol officer down, and exclaimed that her daughter had gone missing.

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Audio Sources:

“RAW VIDEO: Somer Thompson’s Family Speaks At Sentencing”

“Interview room footage of Jarred Harrell”

“Somer Thompson”s mom thanks community for helping her get through the kidnapping and death of her 7″

Sources:

Associated Press, 20 October, 2009 – “7-Year-Old Girl Missing in North Florida”

Atlanta Examiner, 20 October, 2009 – “Amber Alert: Missing Seven Year Old Somer Thompson in Florida”

UPI, 20 October, 2009 – “Seven Year Old Missing in Florida”

News & Politics Examiner, 20 October, 2009 – “Search Continues for Missing 7-Year-Old Somer Thompson”

Associated Press, 21 October, 2009 – “Cops Searching for Missing Fla. Girl Find a Body”

Associated Press, 21 October, 2009 – “Investigators Baffled by Fla. Girl’s Disappearance”

Associated Press, 21 October, 2009 – “Father Says He Would Forgive Daughter’s Kidnapper”

Atlanta Examiner, 21 October, 2009 – “Child’s Body Found in Landfill”

The Florida Times-Union, 21 October, 2009 – “Experts Say Landfill Forensics Search Isn’t Easy”

Associated Press, 22 October, 2009 – “Landfill Body Appears to be Fla. Girl”

Associated Press, 22 October, 2009 – “Investigators Believe Landfill Body is Fla. Girl”

The Florida Times-Union, 22 October, 2009 – “My Daughter is in Heaven”

Los Angeles Examiner, 22 October, 2009 – “Somer Thompson’s Mom to Killer: We’re Gonna Get You”

News & Politics Examiner, 22 October, 2009 – “Somer Thompson Case”

The Florida Times-Union, 23 October, 2009 – “Sadness, Anger Linger Outside Somer’s Home”

Life Examiner, 23 October, 2009 – “Mother of Somer Thompson Feels Like She Failed”

Sun Sentinel, 23 October, 2009 – “Naked Man Chases Schoolgirl”

The Florida Times-Union, 24 October, 2009 – “Clay Residents Stopped Their Lives to Search for Somer”

Santa Maria Times, 24 October, 2009 – “Mourners Anxiously Await Capture of Girl’s Killer”

The Florida  Times-Union, 25 October, 2009 – “Strangers Come Together to Help Somer Thompson’s Family”

Associated Press, 27 October, 2009 – “Funeral Held for Slain Fla. Girl Found in Landfill”

Athens Banner-Herald, 27 October, 2009 – “Town, Family Mourn Slain Girl”

Atlanta Examiner, 27 October, 2009 – “Orange Park, Florida Community Says Goodbye to Seven Year Old Somer Thompson”

Life Examiner, 28 October, 2009 – “Somer Thompson’s Mother”

Life Examiner, 28 October, 2009 – “Clay County, Florida Police Seek Help from Certain People”

Life Examiner, 3 0ctober, 2009 – “Tips Amass”

Life Examiner, 8 November, 2009 – “Somer Thompson Update”

The Florida Times-Union, 10 November, 2009 – “Somer’s mother Waits in Agony”

The Florida Times-Union, 12 November, 2009 – “In Somer Case, Rumours Become a Big Problem”

The Florida Times-Union, 13 January, 2009 – “Fears for Somer Thompson’s Safety”

Life Examiner, 11 February, 2010 – “Alleged Child Pornographer held”

The Meridian Star, 11 February, 2010 – “Man Connected to Fla. Murder”

Associated Press, 12 February, 2010 – “Mom of Slain 7-Year-Old Tries Not to Get Hopes Up”

The Florida Times-Union, 13 February, 2010 – “Child Lust Began Early for Man”

The Florida Times-Union, 13 February, 2010 – “Sheriff Defends Actions”

The Meridian Star, 13 February, 2010 – “Aunt Says Harrell ‘Isn’t a Monster’”

The Florida Times-Union, 16 February, 2010 – “Man of Interest Fights Extradition”

The Florida Times-Union, 18 February, 2010 – “Man Linked to Somer Had Bizarre Upbringing”

The Florida Times-Union, 10 March, 2010 – “Harrell Faces 13 New Counts”

Associated Press, 26 March, 2010 – “Fla. Girl Assaulted Before Found in Fla. Landfill”

Associated Press, 16 April, 2010 – “New Records Released”

The Florida Times-Union, 16 April, 2010 – “Somer’s Suspect”

The Florida Times-Union, 22 March, 2011 – “April 5 Proclaimed Somer Thompson Day”

Associated Press, 3 February, 2012 – “Man Guilty in Case of Fla. Girl Found in Landfill”

Associated Press, 3 February, 2012 – “Killer of Fla. Girl Found in Landfill Gets Life”

The Florida Times-Union, 3 February, 2012 – “Jarred Harrell Gets 6 Life Sentences”

The Florida Times-Union, 1 March, 2012 – “Jarred Harrell’s Story to Police”

The Florida Times-Union, 11 February, 2015 – “Cathartic End for Nightmare House”

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