Caleb Pacheco: Body of three-year-old found under trailer, mom Juanita Kinzie arrested

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The most recent posts on the Caleb Pacheco (Wheres Caleb) Facebook page are haunting in the extreme.

Why? The messages are paired with the photo of a child who's most likely dead, and has been for months -- and now, his mother, Sterling's Juanita Kinzie, 24, has been arrested on investigation of murder.

Here's the most recent post attributed to Caleb, published a few hours ago:

Goodnight!! Time to rest for the night!! Remember to L.I.U. Dont forget to pass it along so people will look for other babies just like me and try harder to keep them out of harms way!! Dont let them end up like me because my family is devastated beyond words! They miss me and I miss them!! Light It Up WORLD!!

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Another photo of Caleb from the Wheres Caleb Facebook page.
According to 9News, relatives of Kinzie had long considered her an unfit mother. Why? An arrest affidavit cited by CBS4 identifies her as a meth addict.

But while family members took care of Caleb through part of 2010, Kinzie allegedly regained custody in January 2011. That's the last time they saw him, and they claim their entreaties to Social Services to investigate his well-being resulted in no action -- hence the creation of the Wheres Caleb Facebook page. In the meantime, the arrest report quotes a conversation between Kinzie and a friend in which the former allegedly said Caleb was with God.

That appears to be true when it comes to the boy's spirit, but his earthly remains are another story.

This weekend, Kinzie was the subject of a disturbance call -- and she was plenty disturbed, due to what Logan County authorities suspect was meth usage. At that time, she allegedly said her son was dead. This statement led to the search of a trailer where Kinzie had lived for a short time about six months previously. Over the summer, complaints had surfaced about a foul stench emanating from the abode, and this weekend, the source was discovered -- the decomposing body of a three-year-old child police are all but certain is Caleb.

Kinzie, whose record was reportedly marked by domestic abuse beefs even before Caleb was born, is in custody on suspicion of first-degree murder.

Look below to see Kinzie's mug shot and a CBS4 report about this heinous crime.

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Juanita Kinzie.

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CogeeFields
CogeeFields

Wow, the things some people say! LOL Hhmmm.....

Bluangel83
Bluangel83

that is f-ed up, who in the world would have their nerve? no RESPECT!!!! Cogee, stay strong and steer clear of the B.S!!!! GOD bless you n ur family.

loomidr
loomidr

Right?? Totally wrong!

Sandra Close
Sandra Close

Caleb definately is with God & in a better place out of harms way. I wept for days over this sweet innocent child. He is so beautiful, how could anyone even think of harming him. He is now a sweet little angel with the rest of innocent children who have lost their lives on earth and have gained eternal life in a safer better place.

adarc
adarc

Yup - another "mom" with a neck tattoo and meth addiction - stop having babies you don't want to care for.

Jujubee
Jujubee

 and too bad the news didnt say that the twin girls she had before caleb one of them died from pertussis something that if you get kids immunized would not be a problem why wasnt something done then this woman had four babies and only two are alive REDFLAG anyone

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

HipTip -- Neck tattoos should be a disqualification to procreation.

Guest
Guest

Nice going social services!!! You people make me sick!!! This family was asking for help because they hadn't seen him since you let him go back to this nasty freaking whore and now this baby is gone because you people couldn't do your freaking jobs!!!! Eveyrone in that office who was involved with his case should be fired immediately and join the 8.5% on the unemployment line!!!!

Lowent1974
Lowent1974

I lived Sterling For 11 yrs And I have to say this about Logan County. Logan County Social Services and The law enforcement there really needs to get their head out of their backsides and start doing their jobs. Especialy when it comes to child welfare and start respecting their Foster Parents. I know plenty of people in Lgan County who are foster parents that shouldn't be and get treated like they can do no wrong and plenty that are good foster parents that get treated like they are worse then the parents the children are removed from. I feel sorry for young Caleb and his family but not the mother. I hope Logan County gets their "REAREND" handed to them for not listening to the family for the help they could have offered them. Instead of having to endure this hanus crime with the death of this young man who never got a chance to live his life.  This is not on the rest of Caleb's family but his mother and Logan County.  I hope that it stays in their memories for the rest of their lives unlike Caleb's family who does not get the good memories but having to remember that his mother killed him and that Logan County did nothing to help. Good night and GOD BLESS  you Caleb

kimbev69
kimbev69

I recall posting on that page look at the POS mother and being bashed by the so called family and friends, they should all be charged with failure to report, i call bullshit on the alleged calls supposedly made, more than likely drugs run in the family

Jujubee
Jujubee

 oh they do all use drugs or have all used drugs down to the parents of juanita kinzie whose mother stabbed the father in front of them when they were young  I happen to be pregnant with this little boys cousin the father of my unborn baby happens to be the brother of juanita kinzie he picked her up pregnant in october of 2011 and told me he only asked her 1 time where caleb was but she had repeatedly asked where she could find meth down here and he himself admitted to being a meth addict after I was already 7 weeks pregnant I have a restraining order pending and this family is trying to get money for calebs death for what they say is for funeral costs and memorials BULLSHIT!!!!  if cogee fields thinks he is going to get near this baby he has another thing coming this family is fucked in the head i believe certain family members knew of his death and thats why they picked her up and brought her down here they got in a fight after getting drunk and high and turned against each other  

logancountyresident
logancountyresident

I've dealt with social services in this county and I fully believe the family reported and got nowhere. Dhs here is good at dropping the ball and wasting time on stupid cases instead.

punkin003
punkin003

Rest in peace, baby Caleb.  I'm so sorry this happened to you.  You're are safe now and no more harm can come to you.To the P.O.S. mother, may you rot in hell!

MJohnes420
MJohnes420

What a DISGRACE this WHOLE FAMILY, Law Enforcement, social services is!!!!!!! You should ALL be ashamed of yourselves for letting this baby boy down. Your lack of caring resulted in this little boy's death!!!!! They're saying (the family) "now we can lay him to rest"........WTF? The aunt hadn't seen the boy in a YEAR? If this wench would have been a part of MY family Id have BEAT it out of her "WHERE my nephew / cousin was"? This is absolutely unbelieveable.... Grrrr this makes me SO MAD.

mommainsterling
mommainsterling

The family couldn't find Jaunita or little Caleb. Family did all they could. Calling police and social services and getting no help. Social services let this Mom have her son back and didn't follow up. Shame on them! God bless the family who has tried to find Caleb for a year!

Chanelle
Chanelle

also there is the "Porch Lights For Caleb" hense the LIGHT IT UP.... god bless

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