As I first reported here in 2010, in The Peter Pan/Hook Deaths, there seems to be taking place several underground child homicides, labeled as suicides and suicide attempts.
A sixth grader from St. Jean Vianney Catholic School in East Baton Rouge Parish has died by suicide.Reports from locals indicate that the possible hanging was in the school bathroom.
The student, Ethan Rider, was found unconscious in a bathroom at the school on Thursday [Feb 20] and taken to a local hospital, and died early Saturday [Feb 22] morning, according to statements on the school’s website. The coroner’s office confirmed Friday [Feb 21], before Ethan passed away, that it was an apparent suicide.
Baton Rouge-Lafayette overlaps with the True Detective film sites. No need to go over the significance of the Fayette Factor. As to Baton Rouge, the Choctaw/Itta Homma name comes from the "red stick" placed at the border between two rival tribal groups.
Ethan, from the Hebrew, means "solid, enduring." Rider generally is referenced as "horseman" (in the Year of the Horse, it should be pointed out).
4. Unnamed boy ~ Chatham, Illinois; February 4, 2009; hanged by hook; deceased.
5. Aquan Lewis ~ Evanston, Illinois; February 3, 2009; hanged on a school bathroom hook; deceased.
6. Tevin Park-Flowers (a twin) ~ Austin, Texas; January 30, 2008; hanged by a hook in a gymnasium bathroom; pants were down at his ankles; deceased.
7. Unnamed boy ~ New Bedford, Massachusetts; January 30, 2008; found alive, hanging on a hook in a children's room of the New Bedford Public Library; man arrested, charged with child molestation and rape.
8. Unnamed child ~ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; April 27, 2005; near death, found hanging on a hook in a school coatroom closet.
9. Imhotep Lubin ~ Brooklyn, New York; 2004; found alive hanging by his belt from a hook in a school closet; teacher arrested.
10. Unnamed child ~ Chatham, Ontario; 1998; hanged from a hook in school bathroom; deceased.
As for the Peter Pan connection, study the symbolism of Peter Pan as 'the boy who wouldn't grow up' and his gang of 'lost boys' who were 'forgotten by their parents'. The hooks were these tragic children were found hanging from, a reference to Peter Pan's arch nemesis Captain Hook.
J.M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, lets him say this about death: "To die will be an awfully big adventure". One author, Kevin Orlin Johnson, has argued that the Pan stories are in the German-English tradition of the Totenkindergeschichte, the "tales of dead children".
And then there is Peter Pan's mythical realm Neverland, the name also given to Michael Jackson's ranch which, as some allege, is a place where one of the darkest kinds of violence against children was been performed. ~ Theo Paijmans.
The "Peter Pan" name has sinister links to a modern subculture of child maltreatment and sexual abuse in this country.
Oh, one more creepy factoid: Richard Ramirez was called the "Night Stalker," and an avowed Satanist. On August 18, 1985, moving his serial killing from Los Angeles to San Francisco, Ramirez entered the home of Peter Pan, aged sixty-six, and killed the sleeping man with a gunshot to his temple from a .25 caliber handgun. Pan's wife, Barbara, 62, was beaten and sexually violated before being shot in the head and left for dead. At the crime scene Ramirez used lipstick to scrawl a pentagram and the phrase "Jack the Knife" on the bedroom wall.