Speechless and Shocking … 6 Year old Hannah Mack Was Hanged and Sexually Assaulted (Update: Kevin Anders Arrested)


 What has this world come to? The body of six year old Hannah Mack was found hung in the garage of her families rural Hannah MackNavarro Hills, TX home. Hannah Mack’s autopsy also been determined that the six year old had been sexually assaulted. These crimes against children have become so heinous there are just no words to describe them. We are speechless. The motivation to sexual assault a six year old and then hang her defies all sense of morality.

Authorities have made no arrests or named any suspects since Hannah Mack’s body was discovered by her mother on Monday. They are saying little about their investigation. “I will confirm that the hanging and sexual assault were part of this scenario,” Navarro County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Mike Cox said. Cox said several people have been interviewed and no one has been ruled out as a suspect.

There have been no arrests nor suspects named by authorities; however, here is an interesting comment. They have asked “caseworkers not to say whether Hannah’s family had been investigated by child welfare officers”. This makes one wonder whether there had been previous investigations into this child’s social welfare.

Police asked state caseworkers to not say whether the girl’s family had been investigated by child welfare officers, said Marissa Gonzales, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. She characterized the request as uncommon.

Hannah Mack was reportedly last seen sleeping on the couch at 1am by her great grandmother.

Jean Langford, the girl’s great-grandmother, said Dana Mack saw the youngest of her three daughters sleeping on the couch around 1 a.m. before discovering Hannah’s body. She said the family hoped police would be further along in finding the suspect. “(Dana) is just devastated. We all are,” Langford said. “This is the worst thing that’s ever happened to this family. Hannah was our pride and joy. She was our little sweetheart. “What makes this so bad is that we still don’t know who did this awful thing.” Those concerns are shared by the family’s neighbors near Navarro Mills Lake, about 65 miles south of Dallas. They say imaginations in this lakeside community are starting to run wild. Neighbor Pam Gray said she heard Dana Mack screaming early Monday while she went outside to feed her pigs. She and other neighbors said Mack drove about a quarter-mile to the nearby store where she worked after discovering Hannah’s body, pleading for help. (Houston Chronicle)

UPDATE I: Deputies Arrest Kevin Anders ‘Primary Suspect’ In Girl’s Death

(Kevin Wayne Anders)

Kevin Anders, the live in boyfriend of Dana Mack, the mother of murdered and sexually assaulted Hannah Mack has been arrested. Anders was arrested on possession of child porn. I guess its not too much of a stretch to figure out what happened here. Kevin Anders was originally listed as a person of interest. Why are we not surprised?

“Computer files obtained during the initial crime scene investigation revealed the presence of pornographic images of children,” said Mike Cox, Navarro County sheriff’s chief deputy.

Mr. Anders is a suspect in the death of Hanna Mack, whose body was discovered by her mother, Dana Mack, on Monday. (Dallas News)



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    40 Responses to “Speechless and Shocking … 6 Year old Hannah Mack Was Hanged and Sexually Assaulted (Update: Kevin Anders Arrested)”

    1. sunny on September 13th, 2007 10:27 am

      OHMYGAWD!! What is this world coming to!! I hope no one in the family is responsible for this horrendous act. Rest in God’s hands Hannah

    2. Richard on September 13th, 2007 10:50 am

      God bless this little girl … and if they find, try and convict the perpetrators, please hang them. They deserve worse, but this is the best that we can hope for.

    3. bleachedblack on September 13th, 2007 11:47 am

      OMG authorities need to take a long hard look at juveniles in the vicinity of the crime IMO. This is either the act of a “loosely organized” person or an inexperienced deviant to perform such an act in a residential setting such as someones garage and make no effort to conceal what they have done. On the contrary they have left what they have done to be found by the childs family. This pervert will be caught.

    4. Jerry from Ohio on September 13th, 2007 11:49 am

      May the lord keep and bless you Hannah !

    5. Vicki on September 13th, 2007 12:04 pm

      What an awful sick thing to do..this poor child. It had to be someone she knew thats why they killed her. Shes in heaven now, but how scared she must have been….horrible.
      SM: They have now arrested the mother’s live-in boyfriend (klaasend)

    6. Brenda on September 13th, 2007 1:18 pm

      I am not surprised.


    7. buster on September 13th, 2007 1:57 pm

      # 2 hang him by his what ??? It’s sad how some “moms” put there abusive boyfriens before there children

    8. Robert on September 13th, 2007 2:01 pm

      A truly horrific story. The total lack of respect for an other persons integrity and life..; and a 6 year old child?! How frightened she must have been.

    9. Dayna on September 13th, 2007 2:04 pm

      When are we going to take and absolute no tolerance stand against these pedophiles? I am sure there is a history of sexual abuse in the boyfriends past, there normally is. I am so sick of “protecting” the rights of these sickos! We should be only protecting the rights of their victims! When do we finally get it?

    10. Brenda on September 13th, 2007 2:32 pm

      #7/Buster…I agree.

      How bad do these single moms think they need a “man”? She did not know him well at all, but trusted her most precious possession to him.

    11. Miss-Underestimated on September 13th, 2007 2:35 pm

      I am sick, this is beyond belief. Shoot him like you do a rabid animal.

      Mothers you really need to take a good hard look at who your boyfriends are, how many times do we, as a society, have to subject our children to these monsters.

      Hey Lawmakers, another spot of blood on your hands, that you idley sit on.

    12. kate on September 13th, 2007 2:38 pm

      Pedophile cases should be high priority. IMO, they should be dealt with swiftly, publicly, and justly. Once these slimeballs begin seeing public punishments, maybe they will be able to “control their urges”.

    13. Betty on September 13th, 2007 6:11 pm

      I started to type this twice, and being so angry for what this so called man (creep) has done to this innocent little girl that I keep hitting the enter key..hope it comes through this time.

    14. Christina on September 13th, 2007 6:21 pm

      My heart goes out to the mother of this child. This was not her fault. People will make you believe that they are a certain type of person all the while plotting to do you harm.
      She is not at fault and we all need to pray for her in her time of need.

    15. Glaswegian on September 13th, 2007 7:00 pm

      While I certainly have a lot of sympathy for the mother, I have to agree with the other posters about mothers and boyfriends. I haven’t been in the situation (i.e. single/divorced with children), but I definitely think this is a no brainer-the safety of the children always comes first. Wouldn’t you rather be alone raising your children than living with the fact that some of your bad choices resulted in the horrific murder or assault of your child?

      I know it must be difficult to have relationships in this day and age, but I also know I wouldn’t hesitate to 1) Put my child first and 2) At least do a private background check on someone I’m considering allowing to move into my home.

      This is just so, so sad and I know that this mom will pay the rest of her life for her choices.

    16. Glaswegian on September 13th, 2007 7:06 pm

      Just another note…the arrest was for possession of child pornography found on a computer seized from the home (with the boyfriend’s “name” on the file). It’s not difficult to find out who is looking at what on a computer. Also, with the police asking child protective services (or whatever it’s called in Texas) to not say if the family had been previously investigated or not, it looks to me like there were some kind of warning signs other than a red light and bell ringing on the computer saying “pervert watch”!!

    17. brie on September 13th, 2007 7:59 pm

      I think prison should be so absolutely horrid for these criminals that they’d think again before committing the crime, if they don’t get the death penalty than live in pure HELL for the rest of their life…you can’t rehab them…no one wants them back in society…who wants to feed their sorry asses….I think we are way to easy on those that perform the acts of abusing, molesting and killing our children…feed ‘em to the hungry lions…I know that is not civilized…but neither or they!

      This poor little defenseless child, I’m sure she was frightened beyond belief, six years old, and her life is over…it just makes me sick!

    18. brie on September 13th, 2007 8:03 pm

      These perverts are slick and we know they have a way about them that makes people think they are safe….Joran is your prime example…!!!

    19. Richard on September 13th, 2007 9:22 pm

      Just a question … is it absolutely certain that the mother was not aware that this boyfriend was doing something?

      It sounds like a horrific question, and it is … but we know from the West Virginia torture case that a mother and daughter were in the group. Nothing seems to be beyond belief.

    20. Patti on September 13th, 2007 10:58 pm


      That’s a good point. How many times have we heard horror stories about mothers who ignore the sexual molestation of their daughters? I don’t know what the case was here, but most mothers would have a hunch that something was going on. Perhaps she felt “safer” in public view on the couch than she did in her bed.

      God bless Hannah and all the other children that fall by the hands of monsters like these. There will be vindication for their souls, if not here, definately in heaven.

    21. Mary piccirillo on September 14th, 2007 3:38 am

      Please,please single moms don’t let being alone and wanting a mans touch influence you so much you make wrong decisions.Church is a good place to make friends and maybe a real relationship. Ladies in the church group will surround you with attention like a sister or a mom.They will also help out with the kids.
      These perverts are entering homes because they are parasites looking for hosts.

    22. Brenda on September 14th, 2007 8:49 am

      You mean they were investigated already? Oh…how lovely.

      Christina is wrong. The mother chose to let this child molester into her home with full access to the child while she was NOT AROUND. How well could she have known him? Or..if a few other posters are correct, why did she turn her head at what her “current beau” was up to?

      THE MOTHER put her child into the hands of a killer. No..mommuy didn’t want her child to die, but certainly did nothing to prevent the possibility.


    23. kimmie on September 14th, 2007 10:38 am

      omg this is y i refuse to date or bring any man around my daughter. i keep reading about this stuff seems like now everyday. the world is getting sick and i know its just gonna get worse and im scared as hell both for me and my child as well as the rest of the world

    24. KJ on September 14th, 2007 11:56 am

      So I suppose that no women should ever get married, even to the biological fathers of their children, because they are allowing a man into the home of their children. Use some logic people.

      We cannot judge this case without facts. Do we know if this mother knew? Does this man have a history? How long were they together?

    25. KJ on September 14th, 2007 12:00 pm

      “Documents obtained Thursday show that Mr. Anders was arrested in 1995 in Arlington on charges of sexually assaulting a minor, but he wasn’t convicted. In that case, his 15-year-old girlfriend told authorities that he had forced her to have sex three times. A grand jury declined to indict Mr. Anders, and the woman, who couldn’t be reached for comment Thursday, later married him, records indicate.

      An arrest report released Thursday in connection with the child pornography charge says that Mr. Anders most recently worked as a convenience store clerk and is still married.

      Mr. Anders also was convicted in 2005 on a misdemeanor charge of driving with an invalid license. He was sentenced to one month plus 15 days in jail and fined $500, according to Texas Department of Public Safety records.

      Sheriff’s officials have asked state caseworkers not to say whether Hanna’s family had been investigated by child welfare officers, said Marissa Gonzales, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

      Neighbors in Navarro Mills said this week that they saw little to indicate any problems in the two-story pale yellow house that Mr. Anders shared with Dana Mack, Hanna and two older sisters.

      Ms. Mack worked as a dishwasher at the local café just down the road. She had moved to town a few months ago. Hanna had just entered first grade at nearby Blooming Grove Elementary School.

      Tanya Arnett, whose 6-year-old son, Hunter, attended school with Hanna, said Wednesday that she remembered seeing Ms. Mack with a black eye not long ago. She never asked what happened, and Ms. Mack never volunteered the information, she said.

      Another neighbor, Patricia Partney, said word had recently spread about a public fight between the couple at a nearby Dawson carwash. Details of that altercation were unknown.

      Ms. Mack discovered her daughter missing Monday morning at a time when she should have been awake and getting ready for school. The crime has shocked the small community of Navarro Mills, about 15 miles from Corsicana near the banks of Navarro Mills Lake.”

      Okay, he had a past. If the mother knew about this past, she is responsible.

      We cannot hold mothers responsible for marrying men, or biological families everywhere will be breaking up.

    26. Brenda on September 14th, 2007 1:06 pm

      Kimmie,, thank GOD you are a good mom.


    27. Brenda on September 14th, 2007 1:11 pm

      KJ…uuhhh?? May I say WTF are you talking about? Not a single poster said “no men” or “kick out biological dad”.

      We are saying don’t bring a man into your home with your children just because you think sex is going to keep him there? Besides…I challenge EVERY single woman to do this:

      tell the “man” who wishes to move into your home NO. Marry me first. 99% will run like hell.

      Also…tell the new “man” in your life you do not want to have sex….99% will run like hell.

      Why? They couldn’t care less about love or responsibility. it’s what is between your legs they want. NO more. If you don’t believe me? Try either one of the two suggestions above.

      If the man agrees no sex until marriage…GOOD! He can move in on the wedding day..or you move into his home.

      Unrealistic you say? Well, then you get what you get and put your kids at risk.

    28. Mia on September 14th, 2007 5:30 pm

      You know, the first time I heard anything about this story was the other night. I thought to myself, the little girl didn’t scream, no one heard her leave, it had to be someone they knew. Come to find out it is the sick ass boyfriend of the mom. A friend of mine said they should arrest the mother, first of all for being with a man that has that type of history. She has 3 daughters. What is she doing, pimping them? I am studying forensic psych….the mother had to know the signs!Why didn’t she check his background? I saw on another site (yahoo) Hannah had been molested before. How could Dana Mack *the mother* sit there on TV and say, “we dont know who would do such a horrible thing”, the fact is she knew exactly who it was.
      Rest In Peace Baby girl.

    29. Donna on September 16th, 2007 6:50 pm

      This just breaks my heart so bad. These defenseless babies having to endure these brutal evil souls. Rest in peace Hannah and Jessica and all other children. God will take care of their evil souls. A message to Mothers everywhere…WAKE-UP and put your precious children first…please.

    30. Shirley Speed on September 16th, 2007 10:04 pm

      I hope you remember me. You had a flea market spot in front of us. Lori and the Girls and I and all at Big Daddy’s flea market send our deepest Heart felt Sympathy. We loved Hannah! She was a very lving sweet little Girl. If you need anything come by and give us a holler. Lori and I moved out to stall #110 outside buildings.
      We miss you and the girls. May GOd give you strength and a shoulder for your pain and grieves. We are here for you..

    31. Johnny on September 16th, 2007 10:44 pm

      There should be added penalties and punishment for crimes of this calibur. This man should be tortured until he cannot shed any more tears or is so horse from screaming his lungs out. After it is determined that he has been tortured enough he should have all the flesh peeled off his body and then beaten until he dies. I am sorry for the family but that does not bring sweet little hannah back. It is good knowing she is resting in the presence of the lord now. I personally would put the man responsible for this behind bars and allow special visits by 20 or so of the most hardened criminals to sexually assault this man for 10 hours straight everyday until he decides to kill himself.

    32. Frances on September 17th, 2007 9:54 pm

      42. And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea. Mark 9:42

      13. But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
      14. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
      15. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
      16. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
      17. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
      18. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
      1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

    33. kahpree on October 4th, 2007 6:42 am

      Neighbor charged in hanging, sexual assault of 6-year-old Texas girl
      CORSICANA, Texas (AP) — A neighbor of a 6-year-old girl who was found hanged in her family’s garage has been charged with sexual assault and capital murder, authorities said Friday.

      Hanna Mack’s body was found earlier this month by her mother. Authorities said the first-grader had been sexually assaulted and hanged.

      Shaun Earl Arender, 19, was linked to the crime scene by DNA evidence, Navarro County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Mike Cox said Friday. Arender lived less than a mile from the little girl’s rural home, about 65 miles south of Dallas.

      Arender was already in jail on unrelated burglary and drug possession charges. A DNA sample taken from the shirt Hanna was wearing was entered into a Texas Department of Public Safety DNA indexing program Wednesday, and it indicated Arender was a possible match, according to the arrest affidavit.

      Arender was questioned Wednesday, and, according to the affidavit “would not give a statement, but put his head on the table and cried.”

      This was posted on several news sites but never corrected by the site here.

      It was not the boyfriend… it was a neighbor.

    34. ellie on November 16th, 2007 2:37 pm

      OMG like i just found out about this horrifing case!!! I have a three year old daughter named Blaze and i dont know what i would do if i found here hung are even raped… Who ever did this crime should roit in hell and be hung a thousand deaths because like just think this could have been one of our own children!!!

    35. oh snap on August 30th, 2008 9:11 pm

      OH SNAP

    36. hmmm...... on February 16th, 2009 5:38 am

      Innocent until proven guilty?? Apparently not for Dana’s boyfriend on this site!! Where are all the people now that were wanting him hanged before having all of the information???

      Child pornography? Well, since people have freaked out about child pornography (and rightly so, as long as it IS pornography) many people have been arrested and charged (some convicted-some not) for simply having a picture of their own child naked in the bathtub as a baby! My ex-husband was one of them and he would never, ever touch or harm any child. He’s an ex because we were young and stupid. He cheated and I couldn’t let it go. I have NO faith in the TX justice system. The true pedophiles go free and let back into society while the innocent are jailed or punished before even getting to trial. I’m not surprised it was the neighbor. And I’m not surprised that if left to the mob, the boyfriend would already be rotting 6 feet under.

      Anyway, as a single mother of three (two girls and a boy) even the suggestion or question that something may be up with ANY man has me steering clear of “boyfriends”. I have men that I date and hang around with, but my children don’t even know their names, anything about them, and have never met them…and never will. I take care of my needs for intimacy and closeness WITHOUT involving my children. I’m a better daddy than ANY strange man could be. It takes an emotional detachment, but I reserve my love for my kiddos.

      Rest in peace little Hannah. My heart bleeds for you and your family. I can’t imagine the horror.
      SM: Websites are not a court of law, it is the court of public opinion.

    37. mekayla on June 29th, 2009 11:46 pm

      guys like that r frickin sick and kevin can go to hell!!!!!!!!! i loved hannah and shwe didnt deserve it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

    38. bob on June 29th, 2009 11:51 pm

      seriously ok mia it wasnt dana macks fault!!!!! ok you know what sometimes people dont hear stufff and you know just becuz the step dad had something to do with it doesnt mean he had so called “pimpin” the other girls!!!!!!!!! so if your tring to say dana did this you are a f***** retard!!!

    39. thomas on September 8th, 2009 5:27 am

      well he is getting what he deserves. I wanted to kill him one night before this crime was committed ……. how i wish i had it would have saved a little girls life

    40. t on July 25th, 2011 4:14 am

      the sick is feeding on our children..may his lesson be the same as the crime committed..god help us with this

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