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11/26/2013 12:35:00 PM
After 18 years, mom gets dead son's gear

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — It seemed as if Christopher Meyer always wore his fishing vest. But he wasn’t wearing it the day he was kidnapped and brutally murdered near his home in Aroma Park.

Eventually, the vest made its way into a shadow box where Christopher’s mother, Mika Moulton, put other effects in remembrance of her son.

On Tuesday, more than 18 years after Christopher’s death, Moulton returned to Kankakee County from her new home in California to retrieve another of his prized possessions: his fishing pole.

Sitting in storage as possible evidence in the case against Christopher’s murderer, Timothy Buss, the pole was one of the last remaining pieces Moulton sought from the personal horror she and her family met with in 1995.

It was never used to convict Buss. The paroled child killer was sentenced to death but later to life in prison after the state ended executions in 2003.

Still, the fishing pole, which Christopher would stash in a box he kept by the river, was collected as evidence and until now, was stowed away in the county jail in case it could be used on appeal.

Moulton admits she knows nothing about fishing. On Tuesday, she recalled instead how much it meant to Christopher and his friends and the hours they spent reeling in fish.

“They’d sit there and catch ‘em and throw ‘em back in,” Moulton said. “Catch ‘em and throw ‘em back in.”

While visiting Kankakee County to retrieve her son’s fishing pole, Mika Moulton used the time to train two more safety instructors for the Christopher Meyer Children’s Safety Center in Bourbonnais.

At least six instructors will be available to hold classes on safety measures for children, teens and families.

New to the curriculum is a teen class on social media and dating.

Anyone interested in volunteering or attending the classes can learn more by visiting the center’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ChristophersClubhouseKankakee .

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Source: The Daily Journal, http://bit.ly/IpIOin


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