8 Year Old Charish Lilly Perriwinkle Missing Since 6/21/13 in Jacksonville, FL … Abducted By Sex Offender Donald James Smith (Update: Girls Body Found at Church, Suspect Arrested)


An Amber Alert has been issued for 8 year old Charish Lilly Perriwinkle who has been missing since Friday night, June 21, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida. Charish Lilly Perriwinkle is believed to have been abducted from a Walmart by a sex offender in Jacksonville, FL Friday night by 56 year old  sex offender Donald James Smith.  The police were contacted around 11 P.M. Friday night by the mother of Charish Lilly Perriwinkle at the Wal-Mart on 12100 Lem Turner Road regarding her missing daughter.  First Coast reported, Sergeant Lonnie Mills of Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said the child was taken by a man who had befriended the mother at the store and said he was taking the girl to the store’s McDonald’s outlet for a snack. HUH?  Oh dear God, who does this in this day and age? Seriously folks, how in the hell do you allow yourself to be befriended by a total stranger and allow your 8 year old little girl to go off like this? What on earth was this mother thinking?

Charish Lilly Perriwinkle_missing

Facebook – Missing

Charish Lilly Perriwinkle description: 4′ 3″-tall, 60-pound, white girl with hazel eyes and brown hair. She was wearing an orange sleeveless dress, a pink bandanna and purple flip-flops when she vanished from the Walmart off Lem Turner Road in Jacksonville, FL.

The mother of Charish Lilly Perriwinkle contacted cops at around 11 p.m., First Coast News reported. She told them she and her daughter were at the Walmart when a man befriended them, then disappeared with the little girl after saying he was going to take her to the store’s McDonald’s for a snack.

Police believe the kidnapper is 56-year-old sex offender Donald James Smith, who has previously served time for attempted kidnapping and lewd and lascivious assault on children, Jacksonville.com reported.

Charish Perriwinkle

Anyone with information about the case should call the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at (904) 630-0500, the FDLE at 1-888-356-4774, or 911.

UPDATE I: The body of 8 year old Charish Lilly Perriwinkle found deceased at Highlands Baptist Church Saturday morning. Sex offender Donald James Smith has been taken into custody after officers surrounded a white van on southbound I-95 near the I-10 split.  Donald James Smith is a registered sexual offender and was recently released from jail on May 31, 2013. Well that didn’t take long for this predator to escalate his depravity from  attempted kidnapping and lewd and lascivious assault on children to kidnapping, probably rape and murder of a child. Smith has several previous arrests involving lewd behavior with children and has a registered address of 2495 Segovia Avenue.


UPDATE II: From CNN, the unbelievable accounts that lead to the abduction of and murder of 8 year old Charish Lilly Perriwinkle.  Personally, I am at a loss as to how any mother could allow their child to walk off with a complete stranger. I do not care what they bought you and were going to buy.

After the investigation revealed that the girl had been abducted, an Amber Alert was activated, Hartley said. He identified Smith, “a man with a very extensive criminal history” that included a kidnapping conviction, as a suspect.

Williams said the girl’s mother first met Smith on Friday night at a local Dollar General store, where he offered to take the family to Walmart to buy them some clothes.

“After being inside the store for a couple hours, the man then offered to buy some hamburgers,” Williams told reporters. “As he walked to the front of the store, he took our 8-year-old victim with him. They walked to the front of the Walmart toward the McDonald’s. They did not stop at the McDonald’s. They walked outside, got in his van and left the location.”

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

  • Top 10 FBI’s Most Wanted Fugitive Adam Mayes Caught & Arrested in New Albany, MS … Missing and Abducted 12 Year Old Alexandria Bain & 8 Year Old Kyliyah Bain Found Alive and Safe (UPDATE: Mayes Dead)
  • Three Juveniles (Justine Robinson, Lilly Robinson & Samantha Pearson) Missing Since 1/28/15 in Barberton, OH … May be Headed to North Carolina (Update: 12 Year Old Girl Found Safe)
  • Kelsey Smith’s Body Found 6 Miles from the Home of Missing Kara Kopetsky, Is There a Connection?
  • Amber Alert New Jersey: Terry Dusseault, 8, Abducted By Sex Offender Father
  • Body of Missing Denise Amber Lee Likely Found … Michael King Previously Arrested for Abduction

  • Comments

    10 Responses to “8 Year Old Charish Lilly Perriwinkle Missing Since 6/21/13 in Jacksonville, FL … Abducted By Sex Offender Donald James Smith (Update: Girls Body Found at Church, Suspect Arrested)”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on June 22nd, 2013 1:56 pm

      Another mother that exercised no judgement regarding a man she knew little about. The child paid the price.

      Florida has thousands of sex offenders that should be rounded up and taken off the street. Unfortunately, most of the other states are in the same position.

    2. A Floridian on June 22nd, 2013 5:09 pm

      It’s strange that the mother allowed this, but what’s even stranger is that this man was let out of jail.

    3. wethepeople on June 22nd, 2013 7:13 pm

      The mother is a loser.
      can’t they get her on NEGLECT?
      WHAT was she doing when the guy was walking the kid out of the store ?and HOW did that little girl just walk out with a stranger????DOUBT the kid did this
      sounds like the mother let the guy take the kid ..told the kid to go and thought she’s get compensated … somethings off

    4. BOBO THE GREAT 96432287@godlikeproductions on June 23rd, 2013 10:40 am

      I just can’t comprehend the total stupidity here. you lose track of your daughter as she allegedly goes with this maniac for a cheeseburger at the in store McDonalds?

    5. Katts on June 23rd, 2013 4:20 pm

      You can’t imagine the educated, naive, mature women I know.

      It CANNOT happen to them: too smart, too pretty , right husband,right job,right car, great family, good thoughts bring good Karma(love that- too much Oprah)and they get damn angry if you point out otherwise.

      We ARE going to hold hands and sing kumbaya

      The twilight zone

    6. Katts on June 23rd, 2013 8:21 pm

      The woman had a boyfriend, Aron Pearson. Why would she accept food & clothes from another man, a virtual stranger?
      She also has two younger children.


    7. NGBoston on June 24th, 2013 4:46 pm

      LOL@#5-Katts. Exactly! WAKE UP AMERICA! And some Women living here are just as you described.

      Stupid. Self Centered. Morons. Should not be Mothers.

      Ugh. Makes me want to lose my lunch!

    8. linds on June 25th, 2013 10:03 pm

      Wow… just wow.. this is happening way too much! F*cking old ass perverts like him should rot in jail. And how could the mother be so stupid!!! Ughh just blows my mind! Poor girl!

    9. batch on July 14th, 2013 1:16 pm

      sure just blame the mother.. a[edit].
      SM: Is it possible for some of you to make a comment without cursing?

      I’m sorry, do you normally let your preteen child wonder off with a total stranger that’s male? Hmm? If so maybe you need to have your children taken away or a slap up side the head to knock some sense into your noggen. Good grief. A child would still be alive if the mother just used 10% of common sense.

    10. Misty on March 30th, 2016 11:26 am

      Unbelievable that a mother would let any of her children be it a boy or girl go with a stranger or be around a stranger. The mother got into a strangers car with 3 little girls… What if he would of killed them all. I think the mother should face charges of some form of child neglect and the reminding 2 should be removed and place into safety.
      You were the most neglectful mother in the world. The little girl paid the price with her life for your neglect.. Now you live with that!!!

    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