It has been a year ago on October 28th that Andrew Compton went missing. His whereabouts still are unknown, what happened to him has been made painfully clear. I have written about Andrew before and you can read that post by clicking here.You can also read more from others by clicking here and here. I want to warn you that some of the information is very graphic, so please use discretion.
Some may ask why I am making a post about this again, let me answer that for you. I am posting about Andrew again because he has not been found, he has not been brought home to be laid to rest. His family are still looking for him, they are still looking for answers. In getting to know about who he was as a person, learning what an incredible person he was, he became more than just Andrew's Story to me. Call me corny but Andrew and his family have a place in my heart, and I can't just not do anything.
I had a post ready to publish on Saturday and somehow lost it along with another I had been working on. Mind you I have probably 8 other drafts saved that I have been working on and for some reason I only lost 2, Andrews post and one I was working on at the moment. I being me tried to make sense of it, why Andrew's post? Why not one that has sat there for weeks? I still don't know why and probably never will, I am just gonna go with there was something I needed to express that I hadn't before.
Andrew went missing on October 28,2010 from his dorm in Kentucky. There has been a man (I use that term loosely) arrested for murdering Andrew. He confessed to some gruesome details, in my opinion the worst being how he disposed of Andrew's body. I hate using the word dispose, it sounds so unemotional, uncaring for me to use. I break down into tears and my heart hurts any time I think that is exactly how he was treated. His body was concealed in a cardboard box and put into a dumpster. Andrew was literally treated like an old broken toy, a piece of trash that meant nothing to anyone, which couldn't be further from the truth. Andrew was adored by so many people, he had overcome so many obstacles to get where he was. He touched so many lives in his short lifetime, and even after is still touching hearts, mine included.
I hurt for his parents who must have a huge aching hole in their hearts. Can you imagine having a child ripped away from you like that, and knowing they are out there somewhere but not knowing where they are? I hurt for his family, friends, classmates. I am angry! I am angry that a person could be so cold and disturbed to do something so evil to another human. I'm angry that Andrew will never have the chance to live his dreams. I'm angry that the Kentucky police department seem to have given up on bringing Andrew home. I am angry that his murderer is being "protected", by not allowing his own words to his mother and Andrews parents to be used in the case. I am angry that Andrew's case is being used as an election gimmick. I just want to scream "Andrew is not trash, he is not a pawn in a political chess game, he is not just a story or a case number! Andrew is a beautiful soul, he is a person, he is still loved, he is still thought about, he is still alive in peoples hearts. Andrew deserves to be laid to rest in a proper place! Andrews loved ones deserve to have a sense of closure!"
I want to do so much, I want to physically be looking for Andrew, I want to be able to hug his parents, I want to see him brought home. I know with me being in Missouri that just isn't possible, so what can I do? What can you do?
*Sign the petition to get the search for Andrew resumed by clicking here. The more people sign it the more they will see Andrew hasn't been forgotten.
*Join the facebook page to show support by clicking here.
*Follow Andrew's Angels on Twitter by clicking here.
*You can make a small donation to help cover the costs that Andrew's family will incur with upcoming court dates that they will have to travel to a different state for by clicking here.
*Keep Andrew's face, name and story out there. All you have to do is share this blog post or my previous post on any social media site.
Peace, Love, and Cupcakes