Saturday, November 18, 2006

Why I Keep Bugging You About the Crime Lab Project
















Blake was ten years old when he was brutally murdered in July.
His stepmother, Chynna, was also killed. She was 26.
They lived in a suburb in Indiana.
The police found lots of evidence.
It hasn't been tested.
The state police lab is backlogged by over 2600 cases -- the wait for processing evidence averages nine months.

You can read more about them and the wait for evidence here.

You can make a difference. We can help labs so that families don't have to wait.

13 comments:

aaron21 said...

Hi,

I think it's good what you are doing. I think that with hit shows like CSI and all the forensic's shows..we'v kinda thought that there is some easy way. I don't know what people think anymore. Somehow it's all just really simple. When it's not.

I don't know thought leave a note and say think doing some good and don't stop. :) Keep going.

Happy Thanksgiving and merry Christmas.

Jan said...

Thanks, Aaron!

Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to you, too!

Jan

Anonymous said...

Someone out there knows or saw something in the murderes of Blake and Chynna Dickus. Please if you know something or heard something I beg you to call the police. We want this solved. We live this every day. Please help us, and help them.

Jan Burke said...

Dear anonymous commenter,
It sounds as if you are a family member or friend of the family. I am so very sorry that you are having to live with this terrible loss. Please know that I -- and many others -- are standing with you. In fact, Mystery Scene Magazine just carried an article about the CLP, and we included information about this case and asked for help.

Jan

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jan for posting information about Chynna and Blake Dickus. I believe that this information needs to be everywhere until they find someone. I am Chynnas' sister-in-law, and Blakes' aunt. It's wounderful to know someone out there cares. This is the second christmas with out them and we keep thinking about the horror that they felt and went through. Yet, this person or people who massacured them is still out there and living thier lives and spending time with there family. The police still don't seem to have anything. Well, thank you for sending the word out there. God Bless

Jan Burke said...

First, I am so sorry that your family has suffered these tragic losses. I know the holidays must be particularly difficult without these loved ones.

I will keep reminding people of Chynna and Blake and the need to catch the person who took them from you.

Has the lab completed work on the evidence collected?

Marcia said...

Hello,

I am Chynna's Mother and Blake's (step) grandmother. I want everyone to know what they had to go through. And yes someone is still out there living their life as though they got away with something. Well, I am not going top let this rest until they or who ever is responsible is caught. This is the worst thing any one could ever have to endure.

There are days I don't even want to get out of bed and see that the sun has come yet another day. Another day with out Chynna and Blake it is just not right.

Parents aren't supposed to bury their children. The world is so that the parents grow old and die and the children then have their families and they grow old some day and so on.

Chynna never got the chance to have a baby and see what it was like to go through pregnancy and feel her baby growing inside her. Then to give birth and bring a child into this world to nurture and watch grow. That was her big dream to have a baby. They wanted a girl since Blake was going to be the big brother. They even had a room to fix up for the baby.

Little Blake told everyone that came to see their new house about the baby room. He was going to be such a proud little brother. He also enjoyed all the attention being the only child. He was spoiled rotten and that is why God gave him to Christina(his mom) to share with all of us.

Chynna and Blake were in their own home not bothering anyone. Then someone went into the house and murdered them. What reason would anyone have for killing them? They were special people and they loved everyone. Chynna would have given them anything in the house they wanted, but to take their lives. It is just unbearable what they had to go through. I just hope God took them fast. I don't know who could be so mean and heartless to do something like this.

It is so hard to go on each and every day. The thought of your child being killed at the hands of another human being is something I wish no one ever had to do.

Chynna was my one and only child and the same for Christina. As soon as your eyes open every morning you think, well is this going to be a good day or not. But it never is. The memory of them is always on your mind.

If you go to the grocery or another store you always think, "Oh, Chynna would like that" or "Blake would like to have that" it is never going to be forgotten.

We were in the process of decorating their new home. I can still see the excitement in her face, we would bring something back and she would run in and show it to Sean. They were so much in love and happy.

Please keep the word out there. Something has to be done. This is pure torture and the feelings can't really be put into words.

The pain is so bad it feels like your heart is going to bust right out of your chest. You cry and cry until there are no more tears to cry. You get hungry you want to eat but it makes you sick to your stomach when you think what they went through.

Bedtime is horrible, you close your eyes to go to sleep and all of a sudden you see them with smiling faces and laughing. Then the next thing you see is them lying in their caskets at the funeral home.

Chynna doesn't have her beautiful smile and little giggles. Blake isn't laughing and running around playing. Then the next step you get up and go vomit in the bathroom because your so sick to your stomach.

All of this was at the hands of another person. Who felt they had the right to take their lives? There is only one being, that I know of, that has that right. His name is God!!!!!!

I can not wait until the day the animal who did this to our loved ones is caught. I sure hope to be there when he is brought in. I want him to know how many lives he really took that day.

Again pleaase keep the word out there. There has to be an end to this. We all know somebody knows something. This can not go unsolved.

If anyone can tell us anything please do. It could be someone YOU LOVE that is murdered the next time. We need to stop it now.

Thank you so much. Sorry this is so long but I could write forever about them.

Jan Burke said...

Marcia, it's my great privilege to talk about them as often as I can. I cannot imagine how horrible this has been for you, but please know I will keep posting about them.

Thank you so much for contacting me, and for being so open with those who read this blog.

In a few days, I'll quote your comments above, to draw more attention to the case.

Jan

Marcia said...

Thank you so much Jan. Every day I wonder if today is the day.... but not yet. I think God wants us to wait for a reasson, but I sure don't know what it is. I do know it gets harder and harder. Chynna's birthday was Jan 22 she would have been 28 and Blake's is Feb 21 he would have been 12.

There is always a reminder no matter where you are or where you go.

Thanks again and if I can help in any let me know.

God Bless
Marcia

Marcia said...

Jan
I would like to come and meet with you.

Thanks Marcia

Jan Burke said...

Sorry to take so long to reply - I've been down with the flu. You can see where I'll be on the schedule page of my Web site --
http://janburke.com/sked.php.

Otherwise, send an email through my Webmaster with your contact information.
Go to this page, and scroll down to "By email"
http://janburke.com/contact.php

Dawna Walker said...

My heart is hurting as if I knew this family. I get choked up everytime I even think about what happened to Blake and Chyna. As a mother of a 7 year old, I could not imagine anything as devastating as what happened to them, happening to my son; only son or daughter. I only found out about this tragedy yesterday watching the memorial for Blake on the news, and I can definitely agree that this feels like it was just yesterday. My heart goes out to Blakes parents and Marcia. It is so hard for me to understand why this happened. Just hearing about this tragedy has me eager to stay involved and help to bring justice for Blake and Chyna. I am keeping them in my prayers because I know God will continue to get them through this. Love all

Dawna Walker said...

My heart is hurting as if I knew this family. I get choked up everytime I even think about what happened to Blake and Chyna. As a mother of a 7 year old, I could not imagine anything as devastating as what happened to them, happening to my son; only son or daughter. I only found out about this tragedy yesterday watching the memorial for Blake on the news, and I can definitely agree that this feels like it was just yesterday. My heart goes out to Blakes parents and Marcia. It is so hard for me to understand why this happened. Just hearing about this tragedy has me eager to stay involved and help to bring justice for Blake and Chyna. I am keeping them in my prayers because I know God will continue to get them through this. Love all
Dawna Walker