|Death: ||Jan. 16, 2002|
Louis, 5, went by the nickname Luke. He was last seen alive when his father, Louis Dee Peyton., picked him up from school in North Little Rock, Arkansas on January 16, 2002. The two of them vanished afterwards. Louis was divorced from Luke's mother, and Luke normally lived with his father and grandfather in Maumelle, Arkansas. His and Louis's disppearances seemed at first like a custodial dispute, but investigators were concerned for the child's safety because Louis was a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic who had been convicted of killing a friend in 1989; he served ten years for the crime. A gun was also missing from the Peyton home. Police were right to worry. Over a week after Luke and Louis disappeared, their bodies were found inside Louis's truck which was parked near Lake Sylvia in eastern Perry County, Arkansas. Luke had been shot multiple times and Louis had been shot once in the head. Empty liquor bottles were scattered on the floor of the truck. Investigators determined that Louis had murdered his son before turning the gun on himself. Luke was a student at Crystal Hill Elementary School at the time of his murder. All bio information and photo's are from the website Children Who Never Made It Home (http://www.free-webspace.biz/thevictims/ages.html).
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: No burial information given
Created by: PaulineNozerosBabyGirl
Record added: Sep 15, 2005
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