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Charles City teen Cody Darrell sends letter to be published

This news story was published on January 30, 2014.
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NIT – The following letter was sent to our PO Box. It is signed by Cody Darrell, a Charles City teen who has been missing for some time. We cannot authenticate it 100%, but in the hopes it may set people’s minds at ease or bring him home, NIT decided to publish it.

Cody Darrell

Cody Darrell



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15 Responses to Charles City teen Cody Darrell sends letter to be published

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    Brosephus Reply Report comment

    April 27, 2014 at 12:33 am

    This sounds like a letter a killer would write after murdering someone to lead us to believe he’s still alive. Can somebody verify this handwriting?

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      LVS Reply Report comment

      April 27, 2014 at 9:18 am

      Old news and old subject. Get up to speed Bro.

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    Your Friend Reply Report comment

    April 27, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Cody, I consider myself your best friend from Charles City. I know that you don’t want to be tracked but I just want to hear from you. Even if it isn’t until you are 18. I miss you man. A lot. So if you ever see this please take the time to find a way to contact me. -Your Friend, NDK

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    Valerta Darrell Reply Report comment

    January 31, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Thank you everyone who has read Cody’s letter and responded with such kindness and encouragement. It’s heartwarming to see the outpouring of love for our grandson. We have all been beside ourselves with worry because of not knowing where he is. This letter is definately the real deal. Cody’s thoughts can be felt with each word he chose. Cody thinks before he speaks, and he never says anything that he doesn’t really believe. Soon, we will all get together to celebrate his freedom and his right to be himself. Judgemental people need not RSVP.

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    Aunt Sara Reply Report comment

    January 31, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Keep ur head up buddy! We all love you and have the upmost respect for your feelings. It was very mature of you to send this letter and set everyone straight…you highlighted the immaturity of all of us so called adults and for that I am grateful. What you are doing means very little to others in this world no matter what they say! Why? Because it is YOUR life…no one else’s. They have all had the opportunity to choose for themselves and now it is your time. Yes, you are only 17 but in less than a year all of these people would be ok sending you off to war to fight for the religious freedoms they want to shove in your face. Trust me, after you’re 18 none of this crap will matter anymore so don’t let it get ya down. My advice to you…just live life til then. You tried to get through to them with logic and express your love for them. If they don’t get it then dont waste anymore of your precious time explaining it. Remember this as well…some people just don’t deserve even an ounce of your respect because they can’t begin to reciprocate it. You’ve made it known that you’re ok and you love everyone. Mission accomplished! Love you and trust you always! 🙂

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    Brett Roth Reply Report comment

    January 31, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I cried when I read this. I have worried about Cody for a while now, good load to drop. This is my best friend’s son, the grandson of a couple that I love, admire and care deeply for. I’m PROUD of you Cody, someday I hope to pump your hand and give you a big hug!!! Keep fighting for yourself, if you don’t no one will.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 31, 2014 at 5:21 am

    Were all behind you ignore them nay sayer they obviously are part of the problem hope you find life love and happiness like every one deserves become your own m a n make them see you was right

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    anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 31, 2014 at 3:43 am

    Anybody that knows Cody at the least bit knows this is not Cody speaking… Codys handwritting yes.. his words absolutely not… this is tom darrell using cody as a puppet to do and say exactly what he wants hin to say.. if u were close to cody at all u woukd know that cody does not soeak like this.. but this does sound exactly like the same words tom darrelk has been usuing.. and same with the first letter.. all words from tom darrell… tom ur not fooling any of us.. the only ones ur fooling is those that don’t know cody and they don’t matter anyways.. tom get a life and let cody speak for himself and quit using hin as ur puppet… ur sad sad sad excuse for a grandpa.. cody if u want to be a man.. act like one.. ur actions speak childish and speaks nothing like what a real man does…

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    FIERCECHICKEN LAKEWOOD Reply Report comment

    January 30, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Great job….Glad to hear you are safe….I will adhere to the reason and judgement advice,I understand..You are a young adult it is obvious in the patience you exercised over the past several year…We all wish you the very best in your freedom and future..

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    anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 30, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Cody If u wanted to be treated like an adult then u should make decisions like an adult.. adults don’t run away in the middle of the night in a snow storm just so he can be an adult.. adults get a job and have a plan rather than running away on a whim…u acted just like a rebellious teenager like most teenagers when they run away… and u can say u didn’t have help all u want but there’s nobody in this world that can live on the supposed $150 for that past almost 2 months u had… so u obviously r being helped by some family since u have no friends in colorado where the first letter came from… also adults don’t sleep till 2 in the afternoon and play video games all day like u do they get up and go to work to pay ffor their own vehicles and food and living arrangements.. Cody if u wanted to be treated like an adult maybe u should act like an adult.. none of ur actions speak like an adult.. ur acting like a juvenile people get treated the way they act… so if u want to be considered an adult then turn ur self over and if u truly have a viable reason to not go back home the cops wouldn’t put u back.. u can’t just run off and expect people to think ur in the mind set of an adult ur in the mindset of every other teenager that’s wanted to run away.. the difference here is u have what most of them don’t and that is someone that is willing to hide and PAY for eveything for this “adult” that is not going to be supporting himself because you have to hide for making this childish decision…u were given the opportunity and u took it.. that is NOT an adult decision that qas the most irresponsible decision u could make… if u want to be a man then act like one and quit acting like a child and betraying ur mother and other family just to be this adult u want to be while hiding with the other side of ur family that is paying for everything for u to be hidden till ur 18…

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    8th grade student Reply Report comment

    January 30, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    I hope that you have a great life. No one has any right to judge the decision you made because it was yours to make not there’s. I never knew you in this small town but I’m sure you are a great person with a great sense of judgement and integrity. Just be safe on your amazing journey through life. I hope you find what you were looking for.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 30, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Good luck

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    WOCOMOM Reply Report comment

    January 30, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    This is so sad that a young man felt he needed to leave everybody behind. I wish him peace in his heart and happiness in his life. Good luck Cody, I hope someday you will be able to come home and feel safe there.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 30, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Good work kid. You control your destiny. Good luck on your adventure