My thoughts on Marina Joyce
I would be lying if I said this wasn’t a topic that didn’t intrigue me, simply due to the massive panic it is causing and the lack of information to quell such panic. That being said, while it isn’t our right as strangers to know what is going on in this girls life, human beings show concern over things for good reason. Despite what her close friends, people close to her, or even the police say, it is important to remember that we will never truly know what happens behind closed doors. Perhaps not until it’s too late.When I was reading all of this, I couldn’t help getting a feeling of deja vu. Why was the girls denial to police of anything being wrong, with even her most recent live stream showing she is clearly at least either not mentally sound or sober, scary to me? Something the police must have seen when visiting her.
It was familiar, because it reminded me exactly of Konerak Sinthasomphone
Doesn’t ring a bell? It might not to everyone. However, I am sure it will always ring a bell to police officer John Balcerzak. Konerak was a 14 year old boy who was found by two women wandering the streets. He was naked, injured and heavily under drugs. He had escaped from his captor, the very notorious serial killer Jeffery Dahmer.
Balcerzak and his partner, Joseph Gabrish, were dispatched to find the boy, and when there were also approached by Dahmer himself. Jeffery convinced the police officers that everything was okay, and that Sinthasomphone was his 19 year old lover. The women who found the boy tried to insist to the police officers that his life was in danger, that something wasn’t right. The officers went to Dahmers apartment and noted the strange scent, which was the decay of his former victims, but made no other effort to investigate and left the boy in the killers hands. Later after, the boy was abused sexually, killed and then disembodied.
This is why we doubt. This is why we fear despite what people tell us, because we see danger, we see something not wrong and lack any facts that tell us it’s not true. The fact that police could go and visit her, without feeling any need to investigate further when there is clearly something there, drug abuse, physical abuse, anything, is alarming. If I woke up in the following weeks after countless people tried to insist “everything is fine, everything is okay” without even an ounce of assurance, and find out this girl died or was killed, I would feel guilt.
Remorse, anger, knowing that despite there being nothing I could do personally, there was something these people could have done.
But instead, they insisted everything was okay, even with everything saying it wasn’t.
My thoughts on Marina Joyce, is that I really hope she doesn’t end up like Konerak Sinthasomphone, because that’s not a lesson people should have to learn twice. I really do hope this is something that all ends up just being blown way out of proportion, but it’s always good to stay weary.
Stay supportive, and keep up with her.