Thursday, May 8, 2014
Baby Daphne's Father Commits Suicide
Missing Baby Daphne's father, John Webb, committed suicide Friday. He was 49.
Baby Daphne Webb, 21 months, has been missing since July, 2013.
Webb told police that a stranger abducted Daphne while he went into a convenience store, but police never believed his story and arrested him on child endangerment charges the next day, in the hopes of getting information from him. It was a solid, tried and proven method, but it did not yield the location of Daphne. He claimed that a "black or hispanic woman" took Daphne. An Amber Alert was issued.
After his short stint in jail, he said, "“My daughter's missing and I have to live with that. Even though I'm out of jail I'm still not free from what I feel.”
Note that she had only been missing a few days and already he has used the distancing word "that", rather the the closeness of "this."
Note also that he does not express concern for her welfare, rather for his own emotions.