Friday, May 27, 2011

I Hope Someone Can Find This

Sometime in the period 2003 through 2009, there was a mass murder incident in Missouri and thereabouts that involved a guy who had sought mental health assistance after a suicide attempt.  My vague recollection is that he was in and out of the hospital in a matter of hours, partly because the state simply lacked the space to help him.  I cannot find the details of this incident.  Can anyone give me some pointers to it?

UPDATE: David W. Logsdon was the killer at the Ward Parkway Mall in 2007.  Thanks to a reader who found it.  While not in this article, other references that I saw at the time indicated that he checked himself in for help before this incident, and because of a bed shortage, was discharged six hours later.  Now that I have a name, I have a better chance of finding the article discussing the bed shortage.

8 comments:

Hal Duston said...

I have lived in Missouri for over forty and have no recollection about anything like this. Do you recall any more details at all that might trigger my memory?

Clayton said...

I think it involved a mall shooting with a fairly small body count. Someone pointed me to this tragedy involving Raymond Woods http://www.larryrobison.org/pages/raymond_wood.htm that happened in Missouri in 2000, but this was not the one that I was looking for.

Basil said...

How about this?

http://www.larryrobison.org/pages/raymond_wood.htm

Basil

Basil said...

Looks like our posts crossed on the wires. I should have known it would not be that easy to find, if you haven't found it already.

Basil

Basil said...

Well, since you said "mall shooting" could it be this?

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/former-target-employee-idd-as-missouri-mall-shooter.html

Clayton said...

Yes, that's the guy!

Kevin said...

Clayton,

Did you find everything you needed on this topic? I know a Missouri State Trooper who may be able to help if there's something specific you need to know.

Kevin

Clayton said...

found it all!