Dealing with the Unbearable Randomness of Child Homicides and Abductions

Fewer kids are being murdered, but that doesn’t help the victims’ family members

Donna Williams has seen much more loss than anyone should.

In 1996, her fiancé was killed in a car wreck. Two years later, a sister died at age 32 from a seizure. In 2009, her husband of nine years was felled by a heart attack and her father to cancer.

But the loss that continues to haunt Williams the most, the one that keeps her up at night, was the one that ironically led to…