Saturday, August 02, 2008

Real Heroes Deserve Better

I'm more than saddened by the tragic and senseless death of a local social worker, Brenda Yeager.

Missing since Wednesday afternoon, Mrs. Yeager's dead body was discovered by police inside a car being burned by Stephen Foster, Sr. According to reports, Mrs. Yeager was sexually assaulted and murdered by Foster's son, Stephen Foster, Jr. and his fiance Rosemary Forney, while on a scheduled professional visit to their home.

Here's the latest news.

I didn't know Mrs. Yeager, but I know dozens of people like her. People who go into the community to help young children who are disabled, ill or abused, to support the elderly or to help improve the lives of those living in poverty.

Heroes. People who deserve attention for the work that they do day-to-day.

Mrs. Yeager was a hero who, sadly, had her life taken by the very people she was trying to assist.

She deserved better.


Chris James said...

Remember a few years back in Nicholas County when that cop killer "hung himself in his cell?"

I'm ashamed to say that, if the allegations are true, about 30% of me hopes that Mr. Foster makes the same "choice."

The Film Geek said...

I hear ya, CJ. This was an absolutely sensless act and, if the reports are accurate, the worst kind of evil.

Fuck him, and his fiance. And the dumbass father who thought it was a good idea to burn the evidence to protect his kid. They should never see daylight again.

Chris James said...

Add the girlfriend, too.

I hope her cellmate has the biggest fists and the most jagged fingernails in Mt. Olive.

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Barbie Girl said...

Incredibly sad and incredibly senseless.

All Click said...

Yes, this was and is really sad and scary.

jennyville said...

This is one of the reasons I'm just a little relieved to be getting out of Human Services... because not enough of our clients appreciate what we're trying to do for them. It's a (mostly) thankless task... and sometimes (like this) it goes way beyond thankless.

What, killing her wasn't enough, they had to go and add rape and then destroy the body, leaving loved ones to never be able to see her face again, not even at the funeral?

People are fucked.