26, 1983 - October 23, 1989
A Grave Memorial
On April 7,
2004, I received
an e-mail from a woman named Elaine who brought to my attention a story
of abuse that ended in the death of yet another beautiful, innocent
Alexandria Suleski was that child and here is her story. I want to
Elaine from the bottom of my heart for making sure this little girl is
not forgotten and for bringing her story to my attention so that I
help to make sure the world never forgets Alexandria. I would also like
to thank Elaine for the poem she is allowing me to proudly keep on my
and for her help in telling this story.
November 26, 1983, Alexandria was
only five years
old when she was last seen playing outside of her home, she disappeared
and has never been seen again. Alexandria live in Radcliff, Kentucky
her father, stepmother and several siblings.
October 26, 1989, Tom and Roxanne
a missing person report, claiming that their daughter Alexandria was
Alexandria had been missing for three days before they file this
What would cause parents to wait so long?
stepsister, Nyssa Bruno,
knew the reason.
Alexandria had been stuffed into a plastic bag by her stepmother, on
25, 1989, she was still alive at that time. Roxanne then proceeded to
another child, leaving Alexandria in the bag the entire time.
was discovered, dead, the next morning. Tom, her father, supposedly
her body later that same morning.
stepsister wore a wire
in order to tape
a conversation she had with Tom. Tom had claimed he buried Alexandria's
body in the wood in Otter Creek Park he said, on tape, that he later
back and dug her up and destroyed her body. Alexandria's body has never
1994, Tom and Roxanne Suleski were
of child abuse, child abduction and murder. Both are serving life
without the possibility of parole.
is also serving a
sentence. Until her
body is found, she is serving her death, unable to rest in peace. I
that this will not be a forever sentence, that she will be found and
is the information that Elaine
sent me about
this case and the poem she wrote for Alexandria. I have done
on the internet about this and found very very little. It brings
to my heart to think of what this little girl went through and there
to be very little information about her. Once again, I give my
thanks to Elaine for bringing this to my attention and for the love and
compassion that lead her to tell me about this story.
again….following is a synopsis
of the case
regarding Alexandria Christine Suleski.
October 26, 1989, Thomas Suleski
neighbors that his 5 year old daughter, Alex was missing. Over
next few days, the Radcliff Police Department, the Military Police from
Fort Knox and private citizens searched for Alex however, despite their
efforts, she was never found. The Suleski family moved from Kentucky
to California approximately one year later.
August 1993, Nyssa Bruno (Roxanne
from a previous relationship) through her natural father, contacted the
FBI to discuss Alex’s disappearance. Nyssa informed the FBI that
on October 25, 1989, Roxanne Suleski, Alex’s step-mother, had sealed
in a large plastic bag as punishment for wetting herself. Alex
confined in the bag overnight and suffocated-while her father slept in
the same room. Nyssa stated that Thomas had returned early from work on
the following day and removed Alex’s little body in a box.
agreed to wear a recording
device for the FBI
and recorded a conversation between she and Thomas. In this
Thomas Suleski admitted to disposing of Alex’s body in October of 1989
and later returning to Kentucky from California to destroy Alex’s
should be noted that ALEX’S
REMAINS WERE NEVER
FOUND. This beautiful little girl, taken so young by people she loved
trusted, has never received a funeral or a burial because her own
destroyed her remains and scattered them in a place he has yet to
on Nyssa’s statements and the
both Thomas and Roxanne Suleski were indicted and sentenced to Life
the possibility of Parole for 25 years.
Suleski’s appeal was denied
August 16, 2002.
Sharon, that’s about it, such a
sad case. I
wish so often that we could have saved Alex. I’ve prayed that The Lord
was with her and that she wasn’t afraid. Nyssa reported during
trial that Roxanne had frequently abused Alex because she wet the
bed. Roxanne was described as “out of control” with her anger
where Alex was concerned. I think in my heart that Roxanne never truly
loved that little girl, and neither did her own father.
Commonwealth of Kentucky Court of
Appeals No. 2001-CA-000457.pdf
“Death of The Innocent”
Little Girl Lost
It started as a search for a little
Her name was Alex, with not a care in
She was reported as wandering away from
She wasn’t playing with anyone, she was
But no one found Alex all efforts
were made just
Strangers walked side by side calling
out her name.
The strangers who worked together,
Would be told later that Alex wasn’t
to be found.
Her own flesh and blood watched in
silence as she
Yet they did nothing to save her,
the unspeakable truth.
Alex was a tiny child, only five
Her sister, a frightened witness of the
that would unfold.
As her air was running out, this tiny
But she would stay as she was told
and soon she would be unable to speak.
She couldn’t cry out that she was
sorry for such
an intolerable act
One that would cause her family, her
to totally turn their backs.
Alex would grow weaker, experience
She would be forced to think about
had ever done or said.
Alex died alone, a slow and agonizing
Fighting in silence until her last and
Alex was alone, not in the arms of
someone who loved
someone who cared….
No one to tell her she was a wonderful
for all the joy they had shared.
No one to rock and comfort her or
sing a favorite
No one to tell her how much they loved
and that she had done nothing wrong!!
What would it have taken to save this
to pull her from harms way??
What is left to be said when there’s
We hold her smiling face forever in
September 11, 2009, I received an
e-mail from a man
named Mike. He told me about how the death of Alexandria had touched
life all those years ago. Here is his story and I want to thank him for
remembering her and for allowing me to share this with you.
and know that she is with our Lord,
In that very special home
Where little Angels with dark hair and
Are being rocked in the arms of our
singing favorite lullabyes.
For Alexandria Christine Suleski
© Written By: Elaine Hornback
stumbled onto your page while doing a
search on Alexandria
Suleski. I live in one of the cities neighboring Radcliff, so I thought
I would share with you the impact that this case had on me.
was a year I will definitely
never forget. I
left elementary school towards the end of May, having finally completed
fifth grade, and I moved from public elementary school to a private
Like most private schools are, mine was a Christian school, located in
Radcliff, and we opened with prayer every morning, students submitting
prayer requests as they felt led.
guess it was Oct. 27, I would never
the date, but since Alex's parents (we all referred to her as Alex)
her missing on the 26th, that must have been when the prayer request
her was first made. The girl who put in the prayer request for Alex, if
I remember correctly, said that her family and Alex's family were in
same neighborhood. I know she did say that there were helicopters
over her neighborhood, looking for poor Alex, who we know now was
underground at Otter Creek Park.
the park is closed at
this time, but
it has nothing to do with the situation involving Alex - it is because
the city of Louisville controls the park, and they determined it was
expensive to keep open or something to that effect. But after school
day the prayer request was made, my mother asked me if I had heard
a kidnapped girl in Radcliff, and normally I probably wouldn't have,
since one of the girls in our class lived in the same neighborhood, I
say, this time, that I had.
prayed for Alex for so many weeks.
One of us would
always ask that she be remembered in our morning prayer sessions, and I
remember even hearing a rumor that she was found dead under the
house. By now, though, people know so much more than we did back then,
but it definitely affected us a great deal. I just thought I would
my own personal feelings regarding Alexandria Christine Suleski.
sites list Alexandria as a
When evidence is CLEARLY there that this little girl was murdered by
father, in his OWN words, on tape, he said that he disposed of her
this is NOT a non-family abduction, this is a murder by a family
I wish all sites would change their wording to say that. I refuse to
her member by calling this what it's not. She was murdered, her father
and stepmother murdered her. Her father admitted to what he did with
body. No questions about it!
a small update:
year, 2009, will make it 20
years since Alexandria
died at the hands of her father and stepmother. Her body has yet to be
found. This is my plea to ANYONE who has any information that
help to locate her remains and give her the proper burial she deserves.
Please call the Radcliff Police Department at 270-351-4479 and give
any help you can to find this little Angel.