Twilight is set in Forks, Washington. As almost everyone knows it is a quirky romance tale whose protagonist is an ancient vampire who falls for a mortal teenage girl.
Alas. A real-life drama - a terrible one - has occurred in this rainiest of cities, also featuring a teen in a relationship gone awry. KOMO reports: "A search is on for a man suspected in the stabbing death of an 18-year-old Forks mother who died after a domestic violence incident early Sunday morning, police said.
Moises Ramirez-Matias (pictured) is sought in connection with the death of his girlfriend, Laranda Konopaski, said Forks Police Sgt. Ed Klahn.
Konopaski's 4-year-old daughter called 911 just after 5 a.m. Sunday to report her mom was hurt, Klahn said. Medics rushed to the Rainforest Mobile Home Park where they found Konopaski suffering from multiple stab wounds. She was taken to Forks Community Hospital where she was pronounced dead."
I can't imagine a little child having to make this call. Very brave and very smart but how utterly awful.
The suspected perp, who is Guatemalan, hasn't been caught yet, but the U.S. Border Patrol is investigating his immigration status given that he also goes by the names Dario Ramirez Moises and Jose Luis Ramirez Pablo. (Forks' not-small illegal alien population mostly 'work' as leaf harvesters for the floral industry.)
My question: Can the American public, who cares about this law-and-order issue, trust Mitt Romney to be the nation's Sheriff Arpaio? Because it's high noon in the U.S.A.
Update: Alleged killer is still at-large. More about the victim, Laranda, who became a mom at age 14 and hoped to have a nursing career.
Another update: The alleged killer - Moises - is in custody. He is an illegal, and he returned to the U.S. after being deported once before. Incredible.