Sheriff’s Deputy Allegedly Kidnapped, Raped and Murdered 11-Year-Old Girl – Crime Online – What We Know!

A police officer is accused of the kidnap, rape and homicide of an 11-year-old lady whose physique was present in a Florida drainage ditch practically 40 years in the past, WKMG-TV reviews.

On Thursday, St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara introduced that investigators have uncovered proof that James Harrison, a former deputy, was answerable for the assault. The sufferer, 11-year-old Lora Ann Huizar, vanished on November 6, 1983, as she was strolling residence from a fuel station.

Huizar’s physique was positioned three days later.

“We’ve established possible trigger to find out that Harrison kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and murdered the juvenile sufferer and later altered the crime scene by putting the sufferer in a drainage ditch in an try to destroy bodily proof,” Chief Deputy Brian Hester mentioned on the information convention, the Orlando Sentinel reviews.

Police wanting into the chilly case say they imagine Harrison is the “solely possible suspect,” in keeping with the Sentinel. Witnesses reportedly noticed him watching the lady whereas she was strolling across the time she went lacking. The witnesses additional mentioned that Harrison advised individuals on the scene to go away 20 minutes earlier than police arrived.

A number of members of the sheriff’s workplace, together with Mascara, reportedly expressed issues that Harrison acted inappropriately with younger women.

“I need to guess it was someplace round ’79 or ‘80, I made a grievance to my supervisors, that I believed this deputy was having inappropriate relationships with younger adults,” Mascara advised reporters at a press convention, in keeping with WKMG-TV. “I believed his interplay was inappropriate.”

However Mascara’s supervisor advised him that Harrison was additionally a preacher who was “spiritually mentoring kids in danger,” Mascara mentioned, in keeping with WKMG-TV.

“As I look again, in my thoughts I ponder if he was utilizing his authority as a deputy sheriff and his standing as a preacher locally to go forward and violate kids throughout the complete course of his life,” Mascara advised reporters, in keeping with WKMG-TV.

Harrison was compelled to resign as a sheriff’s deputy and preacher in 1984 after he was accused of unspecified allegations, though he continued to work at different legislation enforcement businesses, in keeping with the newspaper.

Investigators imagine Harrison might have dedicated extra crimes. He died in 2008 from most cancers.

To report details about Harrison, name the St. Lucie County Legal Investigation Division at 772-462-3230.

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Featured Picture: Lora Ann Huizar (L), James Harrison (R)/St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Workplace