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Family of Pam Kinamore Re-Visit Where She was Found

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WAFB's Jim Shannon, along with Pam Kinamore's Mother and Brother WAFB's Jim Shannon, along with Pam Kinamore's Mother and Brother

9NEWS found a family pilgrimage Thursday on a grim anniversary. It was five years ago that Pam Kinamore went missing. Sadly, four days later, her body was found near the Atchafalaya River at the Whiskey Bay exit of the interstate. Kinamore was one of the five women linked to convicted serial killer Derrick Todd Lee. WAFB's Jim Shannon went along with Kinamore's mother and brother as they went back to the place where Pam was discovered.

They are perhaps the most vocal of all of the family members of the victims of Derrick Todd Lee. Lynne Marino has never felt the need to hold her tongue when it came to the murder of her daughter. But Thursday, on the anniversary of her death, Lynne is still haunted by the event that changed her and her family's life.

A white Suburban brought the body of Pam Kinamore out of the woods where she was discovered on July 16, 2002. Thursday morning, a blue truck carries Pam's mother and brother back to the scene five years from the date she went missing and was presumed killed. Lynne Marino says, "Ah, she was right in there."

Jim Shannon asks Marino, "Is this hard for you to come over here?" She answers, "It's not as hard as the cemetery. The cemetery is so final. Realizing she's not here, it's hard to let go." Jim then asks her, "Has it gotten any easier for you?" Marino responds, "No, it doesn't get easy because I'm faced with all of this with Derrick Todd Lee. I could have peace if I could see him die."

A homemade cross marks the exact spot where Pam's body was found. DNA evidence linked Lee to Kinamore during the trial. Marino says, "It never goes away. I tell people, 'Do you know what it's like to wake up every day, know you'll never see your child again?' Think about that, you know." She adds, "How I miss her. How I miss her. No more memories made."

On a day so burned into Lynne's memory, the death of her child, she can still manage to muster a smile and live on for her daughter. She asks Eddie, "You're not allergic to poison ivy?" Eddie says, "I hope not."

There is an update on Derrick Todd Lee, who is on death row at Angola. Apparently, Lee is not happy with his situation there. He has filed a request for an administrative remedy, which is basically a complaint. Lee says in the affidavit, obtained by 9NEWS, that he is in "painful conditions." Derrick Todd Lee does not particularly like the camera that's been placed in his cell, where he is watched 24 hours a day, but not recorded. He also does not like to be in the black box handcuffs whenever he's out of his cell.

Reporter:  Jim Shannon, WAFB 9NEWS


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