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JayInOz
04-09-2015, 12:57 AM
On Sunday my young niece Stephanie went to the high school where she worked to finish up some paper work. Then she vanished. Today a cleaner at the school was charged with her abduction and murder. The gentlest, sweetest, happiest person I've ever known is gone and the heart has been torn out of a warm and loving family. Stephanie was to be married on Saturday. The pain is almost overwhelming and the tears just won't stop. Please say a little prayer for her if you wouldn't mind. Jay.

BrianW
04-09-2015, 01:01 AM
So sorry Jay. Prayers sent.

David G
04-09-2015, 01:01 AM
Jay, I shall. And for you and your family too.

Duncan Gibbs
04-09-2015, 01:12 AM
My best wishes to you and your family Jay. Such dreadful news, that I can barely imagine how you must be feeling right now! My heart goes out to you. :(

Duncan Gibbs
04-09-2015, 01:32 AM
It's the lead national news story here.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/6379698-3x2-700x467.jpg

RIP :(:(:(

Phil Y
04-09-2015, 02:05 AM
Sorry Jay.

seanz
04-09-2015, 02:10 AM
That is awful, truly horrible. I hope you find the strength and emotional reserve to help support your family through this.
Sending all the good thoughts I can.

PeterSibley
04-09-2015, 02:44 AM
Abominable . So sorry Jay .....all our best if it helps .:(

skuthorp
04-09-2015, 02:48 AM
What can I say Jay………….. all our thoughts are with you and your family.

Robbie 2
04-09-2015, 05:13 AM
Thinking of you all.

purri
04-09-2015, 05:16 AM
Aya bruz,

Me and mine feel for you!

My heart bleeds.

TomF
04-09-2015, 05:24 AM
Oh shyte! prayers and anger from here!

Peerie Maa
04-09-2015, 05:45 AM
So sorry Jay

Rum_Pirate
04-09-2015, 05:50 AM
A prayer said. So so terrible. Thinking of you and your family.

Paul Pless
04-09-2015, 06:23 AM
Dear God.

StevenBauer
04-09-2015, 06:31 AM
Damn. Wishing for strength for your family.


Steven

Hwyl
04-09-2015, 06:33 AM
So sorry.

S.V. Airlie
04-09-2015, 06:35 AM
Ditto to all the posts written above. A senseless tragedy for your family!

doorstop
04-09-2015, 06:38 AM
Jay..... horrible.

Curtism
04-09-2015, 06:43 AM
Speechless here. It's impossible to imagine how difficult that must be for loved ones.

Garret
04-09-2015, 07:10 AM
Another addition to what everyone's said. I can't imagine what this might feel like to all of your family & my heart goes out to you all.

Shang
04-09-2015, 07:14 AM
Heart breaking. So sorry, Jay.

Willin'
04-09-2015, 07:17 AM
So sorry to learn of this. She looked like a radiant being. Condolences from us.

Brian Palmer
04-09-2015, 07:17 AM
Wow. My condolences. Very sorry.

Chris Coose
04-09-2015, 07:18 AM
OMG...... the pain. Unimaginable.

Tom Montgomery
04-09-2015, 07:20 AM
Oh my.... My condolences.

Iceboy
04-09-2015, 07:33 AM
It is horrible when ones family member vanishes. So sorry for your loss.
Jim...

The Bigfella
04-09-2015, 07:33 AM
Damn.

Best wishes to you and all affected by this.

Canoez
04-09-2015, 07:55 AM
Jay, I'm horrified. Thoughts are with you, your family and her fiancee. I can't imagine how you all are hurting.

Flying Orca
04-09-2015, 08:08 AM
Oh no. Sadly, I can relate to what your family is going through. Please find what comfort you can and be gentle with each other. I'll be thinking of you.

Lew Barrett
04-09-2015, 08:26 AM
What a painful thing to read, let alone experience. Most sincere sympathies, Jay.

BrianY
04-09-2015, 08:55 AM
There are no words...I'm very sorry.

Phillip Allen
04-09-2015, 09:02 AM
shock here... I'm truly sorry to hear this

bob winter
04-09-2015, 09:05 AM
Tragic. My sympathy to all those involved. I hope the killer gets what he deserves.

hokiefan
04-09-2015, 09:37 AM
I can't begin to imagine. So sorry.

John of Phoenix
04-09-2015, 09:44 AM
Strength to you and yours.

Rich Jones
04-09-2015, 09:47 AM
What an absolute nightmare. I've a daughter about that age. Too horrible to imagine. My prayers and thoughts are with your family.

Keith Wilson
04-09-2015, 10:07 AM
So very sorry to hear this. I can barely imagine what you must be going through. Best thoughts and wishes and support, although it's not much.

LeeG
04-09-2015, 10:07 AM
My heart goes out to you

CWSmith
04-09-2015, 10:48 AM
Words fail me. She, you and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.

Steve McMahon
04-09-2015, 10:52 AM
I cannot imagine. Thoughts and prayers from here.

CK 17
04-09-2015, 03:50 PM
My thoughts are with you and your family:(

skuthorp
04-09-2015, 03:50 PM
Just calling in to let you know we are thinking of you.

Ted Hoppe
04-09-2015, 05:45 PM
I am shocked and so sorry to see this terrible news. She was such a warm, bright light. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

McMike
04-09-2015, 05:57 PM
Devastating news. My thoughts are with you, and your family.

Stiletto
04-09-2015, 06:01 PM
MY condolences to her family and friends.

John B
04-09-2015, 06:41 PM
O wow , what an awful thing. My condolences and thoughts too.

C. Ross
04-09-2015, 06:41 PM
Jay, I'm so sorry to read this. Condolences for you, your family, and everyone who loves Stephanie.
Cris

Bob Adams
04-09-2015, 06:56 PM
So sorry Jay. Prayers sent.

Peter Malcolm Jardine
04-09-2015, 07:14 PM
I cannot imagine the immensity of the grief your family is suffering Jay...... You are in our thoughts. What a terrible tragedy.

Vince Brennan
04-09-2015, 07:21 PM
http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2015/04/09/1227297/296099-0b7b137a-de6d-11e4-bf00-4d5fe57f7b86.jpg

Adding my balloons to the fence.

paulf
04-09-2015, 07:25 PM
Best wishes to you and your family. So very senseless and sad.

L.W. Baxter
04-09-2015, 07:55 PM
I am so, so sorry.

The photograph posted above positively radiates with her charm. I can feel the loss from here.

Chip-skiff
04-09-2015, 07:59 PM
Too great a loss for words—


https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=9fXQ7Su4KZ8

Memphis Mike
04-09-2015, 08:11 PM
:( Prayers sent.

Gerarddm
04-09-2015, 08:54 PM
My deep condolences to your family. Awful.

Breakaway
04-09-2015, 09:04 PM
Thinking of Stephanie.
Take care of yourself, and those you love, the best you can.

Kevin

Yeadon
04-09-2015, 10:58 PM
That's just horrible. So sorry, Jay.

Don Kurylko
04-09-2015, 11:14 PM
Sad and shocking news, Jay. Heart breaking. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Rest in peace, Stephanie.

Jimmy W
04-10-2015, 12:35 AM
Horrible news. I'm so sorry that these things happen. Peace to you and your loved ones.

Wooden Boat Fittings
04-10-2015, 02:06 AM
I'm so very sorry for you all, Jay. We'd heard the story on the news of course, but had no idea the poor lass was related to a fellow forumite. Please accept my sincere condolences, and pass them on to her family and fiancé also.

Mike

JayInOz
04-10-2015, 03:24 AM
http://static.fairfaxrural.com.au/multimedia/images/crop/450x0/2122229.jpg My sister Merrilyn- Stephanies Mum, and Aaron, who would have become her husband tomorrow. It's so hard seeing my family suffering such crushing pain on every television station and in so many newspapers. But the tributes- now numbering in the hundreds, are testament to the person she was and to the good in most people. I worked at my job as a postman today- bloody hard going I can tell you. So many people who just wanted to give me a hug or touch my arm or pat my back or try to think of something to say. To them and to all of you I am truly and deeply grateful. Two years ago I cried as my dear old Dad slowly lost his battle with cancer. But he was old, in pain and wanted to die. This is different. This is cruel and cold. And the police still can't find her body so we can't arrange a funeral. Sometimes life just doesn't seem worth the effort. Jay.

Duncan Gibbs
04-10-2015, 04:54 AM
Sometimes life just doesn't seem worth the effort.
The fact that there is so much grief that you and your family are feeling right now is testament to the absolute fact that life is worth every effort.

Stay strong Jay. I'd say the entire nation is behind you at this moment.

Hwyl
04-10-2015, 05:52 AM
I've been trying to think of something to say, since I read your last post Jay. Duncan pretty much said it,, except where he says "the entire nation", he's underestimating.

I wish there was something I could do.

wizbang 13
04-10-2015, 07:26 AM
This kind of pain , makes me question life and love itself.
Peace Jay.

RichKrough
04-10-2015, 07:32 AM
Damn that is horrible news for anyone to bear! You and your family are in my thoughts.

Tom Hunter
04-10-2015, 08:32 AM
Words fail me, you and your family are in my thoughts.

cs
04-10-2015, 08:45 AM
Words escape me. I'm so sorry and I hope that you and yours can find some sort of peace with this.

Chad

Duncan Gibbs
04-10-2015, 08:48 AM
Some "good" news at least. Sounds crazy saying it.


Body of Leeton teacher Stephanie Scott found: police

April 10, 2015 - 11:38PM

Emma Partridgehttp://www.smh.com.au/content/dam/images/1/m/i/k/h/0/image.related.articleLeadwide.620x349.1mitdn.png/1428649235981.jpgNSW police divers hold what appears to be a laptop submerged in an irrigation canal near Leeton, during their search for Stephanie Scott. Photo: Kate Geraghty



Family and friends gather to remember Stephanie on her wedding date (http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/family-and-friends-to-gather-to-remember-stephanie-scott-on-what-should-have-been-her-wedding-day-20150410-1mio8i.html)
'I thought it was odd': witness reveals potentially crucial information (http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/nsw/stephanie-scott-death-witness-thought-it-was-odd-when-he-saw-man-near-canal-20150410-1mida0.html)


Police have discovered a body believed to be that of much-loved Leeton school teacher Stephanie Scott in a national park where her accused killer went on regular family camping trips.


Officers discovered what is believed to be her remains in Cocoparra National Park at about 5pm on Friday after a painstaking search involving police, divers and volunteers.


http://www.smh.com.au/content/dam/images/1/m/i/l/a/o/image.related.articleLeadNarrow.300x0.1mitdn.png/1428672857355.jpgSad ending to a young life: Stephanie Scott. Photo: Facebook



It is understood the mother of accused killer Vincent Stanford, 24, helped lead police to where she thought her son allegedly dumped the remains of Ms Scott.


Fairfax Media understands the national park, just north of Griffith, was a regular place the Stanford family would travel to for camping trips. It is 70 kilometres from the town where Ms Scott lived with her finace Aaron Leeson-Woolley, who she was due to marry on Saturday, April 11.

A source has said Mr Vincent's brother Marcus has also been helping police with their investigations.

Earlier on Friday members of the Leeton Volunteer Rescue Association discovered a gasoline can they believe may be linked to Ms Scott's death.
It was found not far from an irrigation channel where police divers discovered a red lap-top believed to belong to the 26-year-old school teacher.

The discovery of the gasoline can and computer near Griffith Road was only a few kilometres from where Ms Scott's red Mazda was dumped on a rural property.
Police arrested Mr Stanford, a school cleaner where Ms Scott worked, after they allegedly found her blood in his car and photographic evidence of her burnt remains.
The family of Ms Scott were informed of the discovery on Friday afternoon but have decided to push on with plans to honour her memory during a picnic lunch to be held on Saturday.

Canoez
04-10-2015, 10:51 AM
...

Ian Marchuk
04-10-2015, 11:22 AM
We are appalled ... such senseless and harrowing grief .
Yes, we will hold you and your loved ones in prayer.
Ian

Osborne Russell
04-10-2015, 11:45 AM
...
.

+1

carlg
04-10-2015, 12:07 PM
Prayers sent.

Bobcat
04-10-2015, 12:22 PM
so sorry

willmarsh3
04-10-2015, 01:17 PM
I am so sorry. This is too horrible to contemplate. Condolences to you and your family and friends.

WI-Tom
04-10-2015, 01:45 PM
I'm incredibly sorry to hear about your niece Stephanie. I can't begin to imagine something like this happening to my nieces or nephews--so sorry. Made me think of these words from Longfellow:

Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.

Sincere condolences...

Capt Zatarra
04-10-2015, 02:08 PM
I wish that the pain that I feel for you and your family could some how lessen the pain that you feel. Capt. Zatarra

htom
04-10-2015, 04:02 PM
Jay, I am so very sorry. My deepest condolences to you, yours, and hers. Take care of yourselves.

Katherine
04-10-2015, 09:32 PM
I have read and re-read this this thread. I can not imagine the pain your family is going through. All of you are in my prayers.

Dave Gray
04-10-2015, 11:01 PM
Such horrible news Jay. My condolences to her family and yours.

skuthorp
04-11-2015, 06:11 AM
"Hundreds of people have gathered in the New South Wales town of Leeton to celebrate the life of popular teacher Stephanie Scott, on what would have been her wedding day."
http://www.abc.net.au/news/image/6385988-3x2-340x227.jpg (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-11/stephanie-scott-memorial-picnic/6386058)

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-04-11/stephanie-scott-memorial-in-leeton-nsw/6386030

Fitz
04-11-2015, 08:58 AM
Thinking of you all half a world away. Take care.

Syed
04-12-2015, 12:16 AM
So tragic.
Peace and strength to her family to bear the shock.

Rest in peace Stephanie.

epoxyboy
04-12-2015, 12:17 AM
Kia kaha.

bahma
04-12-2015, 07:45 PM
My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

Old Dryfoot
04-12-2015, 08:01 PM
So senseless, there can be no words of comfort in a time like this. All the same, you have my heartfelt best wishes for you and your family.

Richard

leikec
04-13-2015, 12:12 AM
Words can't express...

dammit.

Jeff C

AussieBarney
04-13-2015, 04:28 AM
Our prayers to you and yours, may the Great Spirit hold Stephanie in the palm of her hand. Sue and Barney.

Jim Bow
04-13-2015, 12:58 PM
Speechless here. It's impossible to imagine how difficult that must be for loved ones.

Speechless.

Peter Malcolm Jardine
04-14-2015, 11:13 AM
I too have reread this thread many times. You hope somehow that there will be a lightening of grief, but it won't come. This community is so sorry for you Jay, and for your family and Stephanie's fiancé. I hope time brings you some peace. A senseless senseless act.

JayInOz
04-14-2015, 08:00 PM
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. The outpouring of emotion here at home has been comforting and I have actually been taken aback by it. Stephanies death seems to have deeply touched so many people. On Saturday many wedding parties around the country released yellow balloons in her honor. There are even balloons at the jail where her killer is being held. Yellow ribbons are tied to cars and fences, people are wearing them around their arms.
Stephanie loved gardens, and my wife Tereza and I bought her and Aaron a statue as a wedding present. I decided to build a little pond and garden here at home and make the statue a feature of it. On Saturday we went to a small town half an hour away to buy materials for the pond. While there we decided to buy something for lunch and eat in the park by the river. The café we went to had a small tribute to Stephanie on the counter- just a little message and a candle. Tereza and I both burst into tears- much to the bewilderment of the other customers.
The funeral will probably be held next Wednesday, at the venue where she was to be married. I asked my sister if I could say a few words at the service, even though public speaking has always been one of my worst nightmares- I'm thinking family and friends in a country church- they won't mind if I struggle through it. My sister has since reminded me that there will be a huge crowd and national coverage by the media! Anyway, I'll be the blubbering old fool with the white beard. And speaking of media- reporters from the local area have actually been in tears while talking to the family. They have been respectful, caring and sensitive. The city media seem more interested in gory details and ratings. Quite contemptible. The compassion, respect and professionalism shown to my family by the police throughout this ordeal has been deeply appreciated. The family have been told that Stephanie was killed at the school and did not suffer. Her parents have taken some comfort in the knowledge that whatever happened to her little body afterwards, Stephanie was already gone and unaffected by it. Multi tasking here- crying and typing at the same time. Thank you all once again for your compassion and humanity. Just proves that even in the Bilge people can be nice :) Jay.

Phillip Allen
04-14-2015, 08:36 PM
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. The outpouring of emotion here at home has been comforting and I have actually been taken aback by it. Stephanies death seems to have deeply touched so many people. On Saturday many wedding parties around the country released yellow balloons in her honor. There are even balloons at the jail where her killer is being held. Yellow ribbons are tied to cars and fences, people are wearing them around their arms.
Stephanie loved gardens, and my wife Tereza and I bought her and Aaron a statue as a wedding present. I decided to build a little pond and garden here at home and make the statue a feature of it. On Saturday we went to a small town half an hour away to buy materials for the pond. While there we decided to buy something for lunch and eat in the park by the river. The café we went to had a small tribute to Stephanie on the counter- just a little message and a candle. Tereza and I both burst into tears- much to the bewilderment of the other customers.
The funeral will probably be held next Wednesday, at the venue where she was to be married. I asked my sister if I could say a few words at the service, even though public speaking has always been one of my worst nightmares- I'm thinking family and friends in a country church- they won't mind if I struggle through it. My sister has since reminded me that there will be a huge crowd and national coverage by the media! Anyway, I'll be the blubbering old fool with the white beard. And speaking of media- reporters from the local area have actually been in tears while talking to the family. They have been respectful, caring and sensitive. The city media seem more interested in gory details and ratings. Quite contemptible. The compassion, respect and professionalism shown to my family by the police throughout this ordeal has been deeply appreciated. The family have been told that Stephanie was killed at the school and did not suffer. Her parents have taken some comfort in the knowledge that whatever happened to her little body afterwards, Stephanie was already gone and unaffected by it. Multi tasking here- crying and typing at the same time. Thank you all once again for your compassion and humanity. Just proves that even in the Bilge people can be nice :) Jay.
try to take it easy, sit down with someone you know well and have a hot beverage... repeat as needed (they'll be lots of repeats for a while) talk about fishing or boats or whatever... it's part of the process... not of forgetting but of absorption... this, too, is to become part of you

CWSmith
04-14-2015, 08:39 PM
Don't worry about the public speaking. You're there for friends and family. They won't mind and the rest don't matter.

I hope you can celebrate her life with the joy she brought to it.

Garret
04-14-2015, 09:12 PM
Thank you - for opening up to us. There are many here who do care. I'm with Mr. Smith - you're there for your family - and for yourself. Phillip's advice s also good - it will take time to get through this.

Y Bar Ranch
04-15-2015, 06:00 AM
So sorry for this news, Jay.

I will always remember Stephanie. I promise you.

brucemoffatt
04-15-2015, 06:29 AM
Condolences to you and your family from us at Largs in Adelaide.


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TomF
04-15-2015, 02:02 PM
I am so terribly, terribly sorry. Prayers from here for you and your family.

P.L.Lenihan
04-16-2015, 03:50 AM
What a horrible, horrible, thing to ever experience, Jay. Having such a private hell in the media......I'm lost for words. Kindest thoughts to you and yours,Jay.

Sincerely,

Peter

htom
04-17-2015, 09:35 PM
It's perfectly allowable to weep and blubber at funerals; you're a human being, not a ceramic gnome.

ChaseKenyon
04-19-2015, 03:01 AM
Aya bruz,

Me and mine feel for you!



My heart bleeds.

ditto from this hearth. smoke and prayers and the appropriate singing for days goes up from this lodge as well.
Life and our history and our future is in the singings.(not plain old songs, the singings, hope you understand the difference) ask Purri. As a hawk clan spirit runner thas all I can explain. It is a good thing but very very tiring.

purri
04-19-2015, 06:37 AM
^Aya my brother,

PeterSibley
04-20-2015, 04:53 AM
Jay, a message of support and sympathy from Melanie via Facebook .

Hi Peter, could you do me a small favour and pm my...heart wrenched sympathies ? words can't express it?? to Jay...maybe just a virtual hug

Mrleft8
04-22-2015, 06:10 PM
Our thoughts, and prayers are with you Jay....
There are times when (one) could think of soothing things to say, and there are times when those soothing words would be like salt on a wound.
Doug and Carter

JayInOz
04-23-2015, 01:49 AM
Me again. Once more I thank you for your prayers and kind words. We said our goodbyes to Stephanie yesterday. The service was held at the venue where she was to be married- a beautiful site a couple of miles from town. The media were kept outside the fence. Stephanies' sister Kim spoke first, then a year twelve student from Leeton High School- that little girl made a lot of friends in a short time- beautiful words straight from the heart. After that it was the turn of Aarons best mate. Then the minister called my name and I fair dinkum thought I was going to pass out- never been so nervous in my life. And then something weird happened- as soon as I started to speak I felt totally calm. I remembered exactly what I wanted to say and didn't have to read it. I looked at the people as I spoke. I addressed a crowd of fifteen hundred! My sister was the last to speak- I'm so proud of her I could bust. More prayers, more music, a lot more yellow balloons and a whole lot more tears- and it was done. The hearse left, taking Stephanie to the funeral home and then on to the crematorium- I was hoping for a burial but that decision wasn't mine to make. Under happier circumstances it would have been a wonderful gathering- so many friends and relatives coming together for the first time in years. And people wanted to shake my hand, some asked me if they could have a copy of what I said. Stephanies students all wanted to give me hugs- and my family said my words were perfect and made them proud- can't ask for better than that. It seems funny now that I was so terrified of the media being there, and because they were kept out, there's no footage of me and the missus is really disappointed. All the staff at the little post office where I work wore yellow for the day and hung balloons out the front- they even cooked for us so we didn't have to when we got home last night. We've seen so much good from people over the past couple of weeks. Restores your faith in humanity somewhat. My heart aches for my sister and her family- the road ahead will be so hard and all I can offer them is words. Words will have to do. My most sincere thanks to every one who contributed to this thread. I don't know if it was appropriate for me to post it- but I'm bloody glad I did. I consider you all friends. Thank you! Jay.

Duncan Gibbs
04-23-2015, 02:20 AM
Cheers Jay. This place is bloody good when needs must, and all of us are only too happy to lend a virtual shoulder to lean on. If ever you're up this way then do drop by, if TMP is ready, or even better still, if Sibbo has his wee ship ready, come for a sail too!

You may not want to, but I'm sure it'd be appreciated in many ways if you posted your speech here.

Wooden Boat Fittings
04-23-2015, 03:42 AM
I don't know if it was appropriate for me to post it- but I'm bloody glad I did. I consider you all friends. Thank you! Jay.

Don't you worry, Jay, we're bloody glad you posted the thread too. We all have some friends on this forum, and as is sometimes tritely said, what are friends for?

I hope the wound heals for you all as soon as possible.

Mike

BrianW
04-23-2015, 03:49 AM
Thank you Jay, for helping us all find the closure found by you and your family.

Incredible community support. Sometimes the best in people, is displayed after the worse in people. I guess that sounds okay, not trying to be profound, just struggling with words.

Phillip Allen
04-23-2015, 07:00 AM
... (a sigh and a trembly smile for you and yours)

Rum_Pirate
04-23-2015, 12:06 PM
She will live on in your and your family's memories, including the memories of those that knew her.

Spin_Drift
04-25-2015, 02:36 AM
So very sorry this happened to Stephanie. So senseless and heartbreaking. My heartfelt condolences to you and all who loved her. I can't find the words... Sending prayers and smoke....

Peter Malcolm Jardine
04-25-2015, 09:24 AM
Grief is a natural process of understanding your loss.... putting it in the perspective of your life. There is no proper place for it. It simply becomes part of the fabric of your life, and Stephanie will always be there with you. I wish your family the best.

skuthorp
04-25-2015, 05:14 PM
What PMJ said, and I'm glad you have shared your grief with us, I feel very privileged.

ishmael
04-25-2015, 09:00 PM
I just opened this thread and have only read a few posts. I couldn't read more because my eyes were clouded with tears.

How can there be such monsters in our midst? Yet there are.

I've been a student of human psychology most of my adult life, and I can't explain it.

There is no fookin' reason. If you believe in God then either God is a monster...or he makes mistakes. Neither of which fit with our current images of God.

Enough. My heart goes out to you and yours.

jack grebe
04-26-2015, 03:00 AM
May you find peace...........
take a deep breath, move on.

Nicholas Carey
04-27-2015, 10:35 PM
I truly don't know what to say. I'm so sorry.

Great big hugs and condolences from us up here in the USofA.

DMillet
04-27-2015, 10:37 PM
Every parents worst fear. So sorry.

Gib Etheridge
04-28-2015, 01:07 AM
I care, and my heart goes out to you Jay. Don't know what else to say.

M. J. Notigan
04-28-2015, 06:20 PM
Jay, from the bottom of my heart to you and everyone else touched by this tragedy. And especially my warmest thoughts, wishes and prayers reach out to Stephanie. May her light of goodness shine down on all of you in your hour of grief.

Sincerely,
Michael Notigan

Duncan Gibbs
06-09-2015, 09:14 PM
Just a bump for Jay and news of the case; a grim reminder that Jay and his family are still going through this wretched ordeal.


Vincent Stanford's twin brother Marcus arrested over Stephanie Scott's deathDate June 10, 2015 - 11:53AM
Rachel Olding, Emma Partridgehttp://www.smh.com.au/content/dam/images/g/h/k/i/6/g/image.related.articleLeadwide.620x349.ghkffu.png/1433901183553.jpg


Marcus Stanford, who is expected to be charged with being an accessory after the fact in connection with the murder of Stephanie Scott. Photo: Facebook


The twin brother of school cleaner Vincent Stanford has been arrested in connection with the murder of teacher Stephanie Scott.
Marcus Stanford, 24, is expected to appear on Wednesday in a South Australian court where NSW Police will seek his extradition.
Once in NSW, he is expected to be charged with being an accessory after the fact in connection with the murder of Ms Scott, a NSW Police spokesman said.


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Marcus Stanford's identical twin, Vincent, was charged in April with murdering Ms Scott, 26, some time between 1.40pm and 2pm on Sunday, April 5.

A charge of aggravated sexual assault was also laid against Vincent Stanford last week.


Ms Scott, an English and drama teacher at Leeton High School, was last seen on Easter Sunday preparing lessons before her honeymoon the next week.
Her burnt body was found in the Cocoparra National Park on April 10, the day before she was due to get married.
Marcus Stanford lives in Forreston, about an hour out of Adelaide, but his mother, Anika, and two brothers, Vincent and Luke, have lived in Leeton for at least a year.


Vincent and Marcus worked together as computer game designers on "shoot-'em-up" arcade games, most of which were never completed nor released.
The twins were born in Tasmania and moved to Holland in their teenage years but later returned to Australia.
In online profiles, they have both listed their interests as gaming, watching movies and the military science fiction series Stargate.
Fairfax Media approached Luke Stanford two days after Ms Scott's body was found.


He was staying with his mother at a Leeton hotel as they helped detectives as much as they could.
When asked if wanted to comment on Vincent's arrest he said "no thank you" and shut the door of his hotel room.
Marcus Stanford has many photos on Facebook of his travels overseas.

A search warrant was executed on the Forreston home on Wednesday morning by South Australian and NSW detectives and he was arrested at the scene.

My best wishes are still with you Jay. I really hope you're keeping strong my friend.