Tuesday, December 28

Missing 8 year-old found alive, media inconsolable.

Heath, OH - Local news anchor Lydia Carpenter tried to muster a smile for the camera yesterday while reporting that 8 year-old Amy Bush had been found alive in the woods near her home, after 43 hours, and with no apparent signs of trauma or sodomization.

“It’s just hard,” the anchor said later, off-camera. “The whole community getting together, working toward a common goal. It felt really, really good.” Carpenter dabbed away a tear, then continued. “Then, all of a sudden, there’s the little girl—unharmed—everybody just go home ... That’s really tough to take.”