Thompson: "We're coming for you. We'll get you."

October 23, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The mother of Somer Thompson is vowing justice for her killer. The seven year-old-girl was found dead this week after going missing on Monday.Diena Thompson, The mother of seven-year-old Somer Thompson, whose body was found in a Georgia landfill just days after the girl disappeared, made a promise to her unknown killer:

"We're coming for you. We'll get you."

Somer vanished Monday as she walked home from school in a heavily populated residential town just outside of Jacksonville, Florida.

Authorities combed the area, and then on a hunch, turned their focus to the garbage trucks that made collections in her neighborhood on Tuesday.

Investigators sifted through nearly 300 tons of trash before locating Somer.

The sheriff's office said the swift location of her body will help them find a suspect. "We know the cause of death. Our focus is on preserving the integrity of this investigation and not releasing any information."

Police are now concentrating on a house that is currently under renovation and is empty. Sources tell ABC News that they believe it's the murder scene.

"We are interviewing and continue to any and all persons who either worked at that site, lived in the area, had any business in the area," said Mary Justino, Spokesperson for the Clay County Sheriff's office in Florida.

Sheriff's deputies have methodically tracked down the ninety registered sex offenders who live within five miles of the murder scene, a number fairly typical for a community of this size.

"We feel certain, at this time, that we do not have any suspects that are members of that group," said Justino.

Purple ribbons, toys, and mementos from a community in mourning adorn a tree near Somer's home. The family has now begun arranging for her funeral.


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