Body of Missing 8-Year-Old Charish Lilly Perriwinkle Found at Jacksonville FL Church

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Body of Missing 8-Year-Old Charish Lilly Perriwinkle Found at Jacksonville FL Church

***Registered Sex Offender Donald James Smith charged with murder in death of Charish Lilly Perriwinkle.***

The body of missing eight-year-old Charish Lilly Perriwinkle was found at a church off Broward Road in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday morning. Donald James Smith, the registered sex offender since 1992, suspected of kidnapping her, was arrested by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office a little after 9 a.m. Saturday morning.

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Registered Sex Offender Donald James Smith Charged in Murder of Charish Lilly Perriwinkle

Charish Lilly Perriwinkle was reported missing by her mother about 11 p.m. Friday at the Walmart Supercenter on Lem Turner Road. The girl was reportedly taken by a man who befriended her mother at the Walmart and said he was taking her to the store’s McDonald’s for a snack.

The suspect was arrested by traffic cops who were on the lookout for his minivan. Police said he was driving towards the interstate and looking to make a getaway.

Donald James Smith had been released from prison three weeks ago. He was serving time on charges of intentional child abuse and impersonating a public employee. He also served prison time for attempted kidnapping and lewd and lascivious assault on children.

I don’t understand how this mother would meet someone in Walmart, or any store for that matter, and allow that person to even entertain the thought of taking her child to get something to eat. That defies logic, considering that there are sex offenders all over the place.

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  • $17671497

    I think when mom met him earlier when she only had the younger kids with her she offered up her 8 yr old and that was the “reasson” for meeting him later at walmart and letting him walk off with her, so question now is how much did mommy get for her child

    • http://blackpoliticalthought.blogspot.com HinterlandG

      Kimbev69 — That’s interesting. I don’t know which parent in their right mind would allow a stranger to take their kid to get a snack. We will be following this case. Your response proves there’s more to this than is being told. Sad end for this little girl.

      • $17671497

        I know i am jaded but it happens way too often that mom is complacent with this sort of thing, i also read on webslueths the dad was trying to get custody of the kids due to mom having major issues, weird her name is not public

  • Sad neighbor

    I called the police on this same man about a year ago when I saw him at a house across the street from where he lives with his mother, there was a child in the car and he appeared to be watching her while another adult went in the house. The police did not seem to think much of what I had to say. My heart is breaking for this child.