The Scooby-Doo sticker on the door was merely a preview of what they would find inside.

"The whole place was littered with Scooby-Doo," Mize recounts, enumerating the highlights: a Scooby-Doo bedspread, a life-size Scooby-Doo blowup doll and numerous Scooby-Doo figurines.

There was also a small dog in a crate in the living room, happily wagging its tail. The dog's name, recalls Subke, was "Scrappy."


On October 23, 2009, federal and state authorities arrested Jeffrey Greenwell just outside his home in Miramiguoa Park and detained him at the Franklin County Jail.
On October 23, 2009, federal and state authorities arrested Jeffrey Greenwell just outside his home in Miramiguoa Park and detained him at the Franklin County Jail.
The Miramiguoa Park home where Greenwell lived prior to his arrest.
Jon Gitchoff
The Miramiguoa Park home where Greenwell lived prior to his arrest.

What with the square jaw and short-cropped hair, Brian Mize's appearance practically screams cop. In fact, the computer forensics whiz is a detective on the Chesterfield police force in west St. Louis County. But when he talks about crime-scene analysis, Mize sounds more like a physician, which is what he aimed to be back when he majored in biology. Then he fell in love with law enforcement.

"We're crime-scene technicians, and our magnifying glass is software, which lets us look for clues," Mize sums up.

Mize belongs to the Regional Computer Crimes Education and Enforcement Group, a task force launched in 2002 in order to team the FBI's area cybercrime squad with its counterparts from the U.S. Secret Service and local law-enforcement agencies. Working as a unit, the group provides technical forensic support to fight computer crimes throughout Missouri, including those related to child abuse.

The FBI seized two computers from Greenwell's cottage, along with multiple external storage drives, two digital cameras and a Sony Handycam video camera, as well as a cache of DVDs and CDs the agents found locked in a safe. (Greenwell's landlord would later find a third digital camera, wrapped in clothing, while clearing out his former tenant's bureau drawers.)

Mize quickly saw that Greenwell had encrypted the hard drive on his main PC. After working his way past the suspect's safeguards, Mize would find 15,000 still images of child pornography. Some of the photos included Greenwell or other men in the frame, engaging in sex with the boys.

Many of the photos were composed so as not to reveal faces. In order to identify victims, Mize searched for reappearing details — a birthmark or scar, or a specific pair of pajamas, for example — and began the painstaking process of sorting and grouping the images. If he noticed a discarded article of children's clothing in the background of one photo and then spotted it being worn by a boy in another, he'd group the photos together.

In this fashion, Mize was able to create a file for each suspected victim. These he named "1 Series," "2 Series" and so on. For each series, he created a "sanitized" non-pornographic image that showed the boy's face and any distinctive physical features that might aid in identification. The work took weeks. When he was finished, Mize believed he had found at least five victims whom Greenwell had molested — and perhaps as many as ten.

Investigators were subsequently able to determine that Greenwell had been molesting and photographing his victims since at least 2003. Most of the photos were taken in whatever home Greenwell was renting at the time, though some were shot during excursions to other towns and tourist attractions.


Investigators in Los Angeles found that one area of the Lost Boy forum was conceived as a work in progress, an ever-growing handbook of tips on how to coerce boys into a trusting relationship, a process often referred to as "grooming." Every Lost Boy member was expected to contribute to the handbook, which contained suggestions that include targeting children from broken homes or impoverished conditions and going after the sons of drug abusers. One member reported that "introverted boys from Latin America's poor broken homes (street kids) are the easies to handled [sic] and for cost per boy ratio they are the cheapest."

Elsewhere the handbook advised plying boys with drugs, alcohol and sleeping pills in order to lower their inhibitions and suggested molesting them while they're unconscious. Another section offered advice on ways to move on from victims who've outgrown their allure.

At the sheriff's office in Union, the Franklin County seat, Chuck Subke slides a red binder across a conference-room table. A sticker on the cover reads: Sensitive information enclosed. Not for public release. Law-enforcement eyes only.

Inside is a 175-page document, entitled, "How to practice child love. Child love explained by professionals." Subke and the St. Louis FBI agent say the handbook is much like the one on the Lost Boy forum, covering everything from "risks involved" and "when to start/what age" to "exploring the child's genitals" and "making love for the first time." This particular version contains a section called "Our Latest Project: How to kidnap children."

Observes the FBI agent: "It's basically Wikipedia for predators."

The St. Louis investigators point out one section that has particular relevance to the Greenwell case.

Its title: "Single parents and moms with kids."

"Unfortunately not all of us are blessed with children in our lives, as in having our own children, or children in the family," the chapter begins. "But do not worry, that is not a show stopper."

The handbook suggests advertising for dates on websites and in newspapers and limiting one's search to single mothers looking for long-term relationships. "The usual guy does not really like single moms with a lot of kids running around," the book states. "So these moms are therefore suffering from the lack of men, love and self-confidence." Readers are encouraged to emphasize a mom's "inner values" during courtship.

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tmxserver99
tmxserver99

CONCLUTIONS ? YEAH, JUST GOTTA GET DATA FROM THE HINET AND DONT SHARE NOTHING, LIKE CONSUMING ANOTHER ITEM FROM THE MALL, BUT NOT,  THEY NEED TO SCREAM ABOUT IT EVEN WITH A SATELLITE DISH TRANSMITTER ! STUPID !

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VivlianWozz

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Bell
Bell

The offender's lawyer wants the original sentence reviewed saying it's:

'unreasonable and excessive in light of Greenwell's background and the nature of his offenses'

Never should the words 'nature of his offenses' be uttered to invalidate a long sentence for a childrapist. I think it's about time society agreed that child molestation of any sort is to be ranked one of the most evil crimes and punishable as such. I know it's the lawyer's job, and everyone needs to be defended in a properly free society, but those words make it seem like the childrapist hasn't done very much wrong. He preyed on children, for goodness sake, how can that not be one of the worst possible things anyone can do.

Diggitydogg
Diggitydogg

Torch the bastard. Kicking and screaming. Lowest form of life on earth.

Tiffany
Tiffany

This is just sick.. and to think that I worked with this sick f*** for months..... I have two kids now and I would pesonally kill someone for this... They may think that a 100 yr prison sentence is justice enough, but there is no amount of time in prison that is justice enough for these poor children that will have to deal with this the rest of their lives... He deserves to die a painful death... To know that I stood next to this man and had multiple conversations with him, makes me sick.. I made it all the way through this article, but I am just sick to my stomach from reading the amount of detail that is in this article.

Proud2bAmerican
Proud2bAmerican

Its amazing that so many moms are trusting men with their children; just because they want to have a man in their life.

Maliangam
Maliangam

omg i swear i want to lock up my kids forever...ugh this is despicable!

Maliangam
Maliangam

I wonder how many pedophiles are reading this article now??

Herbie
Herbie

Hopefully he'll be taking big black dicks in his ass for the rest of his life in prison.

Bambi Rood-Baker
Bambi Rood-Baker

"Oh lets just throw him in jail" I say waterboard him and find out everything he did! Scum like this is an unfortunate burden on our society.Sure he was molested but he chose to spread the grief no pity should be taken upon him! God only knows what else he did. That area is know for missing children and for him to write a handbook he knows more than he is letting on! For serial pedos like this they don't say everything! Heck I'll volunteer to get it out of him! Just like Sandusky lets pity the monster I say NO find out everything he knows and take no mercy!

disgusting
disgusting

I could only read till about page 3 before I felt like throwing up. I’m more convinced than ever that child molesters and pedophiles deserve to die.

Brooke
Brooke

You people just don't get it do you? He is in prison. He can not see anything you guys are posting. So what kind of satisfaction do you hope to gain from posting these awful things? Do you have a reason to be upset? Yes. Do you have a reason to wish pain and death upon another person? Absolutely not. I am here to tell you that reading an upsetting article, then posting something as vile as this, does NOT make you a good person. In fact, it lets the world see your true colors. You're not okay with child pornography, but you ARE okay with vengeful murder? In that case, you have no room to be leaving comments here.

 
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