AMBER ALERT Issued for 9 Year Old Skylar Kauffman Missing in Souderton, PA (Update: Found Deceased, James Troutman Arrested)


An AMBER ALERT has been issued by the Pennsylvania State Police for 9 year old Skylar Kauffman who is missing in Souderton, PA. Skylar Kauffman was last seen playing with friends at about 5:30 pm Monday around an apartment complex near the Hillside Cemetery at 2nd and Chestnut Streets in Souderton borough in Montgomery County, PA. She is believed to have been abducted from the parking lot.

Skylar Kauffman Missing


  • white female
  • about 4-feet 6-inches tall
  • 71 pounds
  • brown hair
  • was last seen wearing a yellow Justin Bieber T-shirt and black pants.

Anyone with information is urged to call Souderton Police at 215-723-6500

UPDATE I: Sad new to report, Skylar Kauffman was found dead. Her body was discovered near trash bins, a neighbor has been arrested.

There’s an “overwhelming” amount of physical evidence linking the suspect to Kauffman’s death, Souderton police Chief James Leary said.

Leary said a significant amount of blood and a trail with some of Kauffman’s belongings, including her boots, led police from the apartment building’s basement to the area where her body was found wrapped in a blanket, reports.

Leary did not release the name of the male suspect, who lived in the same complex as the victim. The Times-Herald of Norristown reports the 25-year-old man is expected to be arraigned on charges Tuesday afternoon.

UPDATE II: Slain 9 year old Skylar Kauffman had run in with suspect James Troutman three weeks earlier. Troutman had invited Skylar and her friend to use the bathroom in his apartment where they saw pic of naked woman hanging in his bathroom walls. Following the incident, police responded but never charged Troutman with a crime. Sadly, three weeks later he would abduct, beat, rape and kill 9 year old Skylar Kauffman.

The man who allegedly would go on to take her innocence and her life, James Troutman, had invited Skyler and her friend to use his bathroom at Souderton Gardens Apartments, where they all lived, on April 18, according to court documents.

The girls went willingly, but when they saw the pictures, when Troutman offered to show them his “bird,” and when they realized that he had locked the apartment door behind them, they ran away and told their parents, according to court documents.

If you liked this post, you may also like these:

  • Amber Alert for 16 Year Old Joyce Apostolou
  • Amber Alert Issued for Missing IL 5 year old Makayla Christy
  • AMBER ALERT Issued for 16 Year Old Kathleen Porter from New Orleans
  • AMBER ALERT Issued for 3 Year Old Kendrick Terrell Jackson
  • Amber Alert and Search Continues for Missing 13 Year Old William “Ben” Ownby in Missouri … Kidnapping

  • Comments

    7 Responses to “AMBER ALERT Issued for 9 Year Old Skylar Kauffman Missing in Souderton, PA (Update: Found Deceased, James Troutman Arrested)”

    1. Tim on May 10th, 2011 9:34 am

      Police found the body of Skylar Kauffman around midnight in a Dumpster near the apartment complex in Souderton Borough where she lived and was last seen earlier in the day.

      Investigators had a man in custody in Skylar’s death and Leary said they were awaiting a finding from the county coroner before charging him.

    2. Natasha on May 10th, 2011 12:11 pm

      She has been found dead. She was found discarded in trash at apartment complex. Man that lives in the same complex, is in custody. He was found with blood splatter on his clothes. God bless this baby and her family.

    3. Nut44x4 on May 10th, 2011 12:44 pm

      Missing Girl Found Dead
      Posted: May 10, 2011 12:31 PM by NBC News

    4. Michelle Smith on May 10th, 2011 6:25 pm

      So sad that she had her life cut short at the hands of some sick monster.

      R.I.P. Skylar

      God Bless her family & friends

    5. NGBoston on May 11th, 2011 4:27 am

      Rest easy, Dear Child.


    6. Julia on May 26th, 2011 3:16 pm

      God Bless u Skylar :(

    7. Julia on May 26th, 2011 3:17 pm


    Leave a Reply

    Support Scared Monkeys! make a donation.

    • NEWS (breaking news alerts or news tips)
    • Red (comments)
    • Dugga (technical issues)
    • Dana (radio show comments)
    • Klaasend (blog and forum issues)
    E-mail It