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The Darren Russell Murder…

An American, a teacher displaced by an unethical recruiter in Guangzhou, China needlessly lost his life here two years ago. It will be officially Spring soon and Darren’s family will celebrate once again without their son as the season opens to the warmth and promise of a new year.

I did not personally know Darren. But, I have come to appreciate, admire and care deeply about him, albeit obliquely, through his impact on those around him. He was genuinely cared for by students, associates and of course his those related by blood and shared experiences.

It is my understanding that there is new information/developments in the case. I will report them as soon as I can. In the interim please brief yourself on the case here:

Darren’s memory is held aloft by his family and a cadre of friends who have not idealized him in his death, but have done what true friends and caring families do: they simply continue to love Darren Russell and they are fighting for justice in his case.

Visit his Site and please sign the petition that may protect other sons and daughters in China and other parts of the world should they one day need the kind of assistance that could prevent another tragedy. Click on his image to see the memorial maintained for him:


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  1. Chennieon Mar 20th 2007 at 6:27 am

    “Nothing will bring my precious son back, but if I can raise awareness and help others, that will give me great peace.”
    I love this sentence said by his mother… A good website.

  2. The Humanaughton Mar 26th 2007 at 12:44 pm

    Though I was in China when this happened, I never really heard about it until long after. Thanks for remembering and passing on the information Lonnie. You’ve a good heart.

  3. Chris Carron Mar 26th 2007 at 2:39 pm

    Great post, Lonnie! Thanks for taking the time and making the effort to remember this young man!

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