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Ethan Stacy - Little Boy Lost
Ethan and His Father
Mothers Day - May 9, 2010
This past Sunday marked the celebration of Mother's Day. A day usually set aside for children and spouses to pay homage to those great ladies that brought us into this world, and have our backs from crib into adulthood.
One little boy, Ethan Stacy, was laying in a shallow grave on a mountain in Utah. This angel was no longer with his mother or graced this sphere. Cold, alone and lifeless, after suffering unimaginable abuse and pain while his mother, his guardian, stood by and did nothing.
My husband and I were distracted with the basketball finals, and missed the news about a local missing four year old boy. Not until Tuesday, while having our morning coffee and dose of news did we hear the report of the missing child. The anchor person reported that the child reportedly got up in the middle of the night and walked out of their apartment. She went on to give the description of the little tyke in glasses and Spiderman pajamas. While leaving home my husband and I discussed the report, my last word on the subject was that something wasn't right, and we both agreed that four year olds don't like the dark.
Monday, May 10 . . Little Boy Found
Court orders forced Ethan's biological father, Joe, to send the boy to Utah from Virginia for summer visitation with his mother. A mother that the little boy refused to speak to over the phone prior to the visit. Ethan vocalized his reluctance to stay with his mother, but the court's instructions were clear and his father was left no choice.
By the time I arrived home from work late Tuesday, a breaking news report stated that young Ethan's body was found at a ski resort called Powder Mountain buried in a shallow grave. The mother and new stepfather were arrested the same day for murder, child abuse and desecration of a body.
And, when he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of Heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun
The Events Unfold
According to affidavits and jail records Ethan Stacy, suffered severe head trauma due to "systematic and progressively more violent pattern of abuse toward the child".
On May 5, Ethan did something to tick off his mother's knuckle dragging boyfriend (mom married the Neanderthal on the 6th). He took the boy into one of the bedrooms and beat him unmercifully. Good old mom stated that she could her the child being hit through the closed door.
From May 5 - 8, the child suffered severe head swelling (mom caught all this on her handy cell phone), vomiting, lethargic and non responsive behavior. All symptoms of brain swelling or severe head trauma. On May 6, the insidious couple skipped off to the county courthouse and got hitched, leaving the fatally injured child in his room, unable to eat, taking off the inside doorknob locking him in.
The day after the gruesome twosome tied the knot moms went shopping, where she received a call from the new hubby telling her that Ethan had burned himself in a hot tub of water. Upon her return home the mother stated that her child was badly burned on his feet, legs and buttocks, it was then that Ms. Clueless apparently got a clue that new hubby was a psychopath.
The newly wed mom stated in her affidavit to police that she also noticed that the child had feces in his mouth. After discovering this she immediately brushed his teeth, until his gums bled, in an effort to remove the waste. On Sunday, Mother's Day the two found the child dead in his room. Afterward the two geniuses came up with the idea to bury the body in the mountains in order to cover up their evil deed.
Ethan's lifeless body was put into plastic bags, taped, thrown into the car and driven to Powder Mountain. In an effort to disfigure the body Nathan Sloop (step-dad from hell) brought along a hammer doing away with the child's teeth and face. As if that wasn't enough this troll sprayed the body with lighter fluid (mommy dearest's contribution) and set his body ablaze.
This is only a partial description of what was done to this beautiful little angel. Local news venues refuse to speak or print of the other atrocities that were performed because of the goriness.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
From a Headstone in Ireland
Ethan Stacy -September 22, 2005 - May 09,2010
A Song for Ethan - R.I.P. Angel
Hope is grief's best music. Unknown Author
My Final Thoughts
Please do not take the personal comments made by me in this piece as being glib. It was difficult to write this story because of the subject matter. My comments about the parents are personal, because of the anger that weld up inside during my research. I can't phantom, what this poor little boy went through at the hand of a person he thought he could trust.
Both perpetrators are animals, and only the most severe punishment will convey some small justice to the gross injustice done to this innocent. I love this child, not because he was a neighbor, kin, I didn't even know him, but loved him because he belonged to the family of mankind.
If nothing else this horrifying incident is proof positive that evil exists. I believe there is a God, therefore there must be a special place in hell for those that harm the innocent... there has to be