Hello everyone, especially my darling and wonderful friend Sharon! I am new to the forum and I wanted to start my first post for Sylvia. I have always been interested in true crime, but no case has ever haunted me like Sylvia's. She was lovely. No one ever had anything bad to say about the child other than the Ban clan. I first learned of Sylvia when I stumbled on AAC on television. I thought for certain that it couldn't be real, but I googled her name, just to see if anything came up. You can probably imagine my sadness to learn that this actually happened. I think the worst part of this whole case (aside from the death of an innocent and loving child) is the fact that, to this day, no one involved in this heinous crime has come forward and said you know what? I did hurt Sylvia and she is gone because of my actions. The only person who came forward and expressed remorse and guilt was John, after he found God. Stephanie still maintains that sylvia is a prostitute, well, that is what I took away from much reading in other forums and the internet. Paula has dissolved into the fabric of our country and that is appalling and unfair. I think anyone who is capable of committing such atrocities as these people should be branded with a scarlet M for MURDERER. Why does this monster get to live in obscurity? She should be shown for the creature she really is, and have to face the consequences of her actions. Sylvia means so much to me. Her story, along with the stories of other murdered children ( Peter, Caylee... I love you) has changed the way I look at life, and how much tighter I embrace my children and family. It may sound silly, but sometimes when Sylvia is invading my thoughts very deeply, I open my basement door when I am setting my dinner table and tell her to come up, she never has to be hungry again. I love her, like a little sister. I am too late in this world to save her, and that makes me sad. I want to thank Sharon for adding me to the forum and thank everyone who took the time to read my long long post. Thank you all!