Saturday, January 17, 2009
JNS BLOG EXCLUSIVE: New Information About Annshalike Hamilton. Possible Father Of Her Baby And Truth About "Straight A Student" Assertions
Mug Shots From State Website, Therefore In The Public Domain
An individual familiar with the ins and outs of a Minnesota Criminal Records website (www.mncriminals.com) contacted me via this blog and...
...told me things. He or she told me about a guy named Sammie Lee Burch, age 31, known to go by the name "Snoop." (All of this is unconfirmed) He was "best friends" with her brother Daniel Leikas, the guy who killed the infant and reportedly perpetrated sexual abuse in the Leikas home. (Leikas is the name of Annshalike's mother, June Leikas)
The Summer Of Sammie?
According to this source, who was in a position to share information apparently in the hands of the police investigation, Sammie was reportedly hanging out with Annshalike the summer she got pregnant. He went to prison for trying to strangle a girl who was pregnant by him in August. Right now, he's incarcerated in St. Cloud. His incarceration date was Christmas Eve (December 24) 2008.
The question is...was he incarcerated at the time of Annshalike's disappearance?
My source went to MySpace--a social network I don't use, I'm more of a Facebook guy--and found out Sammie posted one of Annshalike's "photo bucket" pictures on his MySpace page during the summer of 2008.
A Little Girl With A Temper, Missing School
Also, in the last few days I had the opportunity to communicate with somebody who knew Annshalike in the Minneapolis education system in grade school. This person spoke to me anonymously.
According to this source, Annshalike was never a straight A student even back in GRADE school. In fact, Annshalike had a very bad temper. Some teachers couldn't even work with her, because of the temper. (This wasn't true of all the teachers, however) Annshalike was administratively transferred from Franklin Middle School to Olsen Middle School. (I wasn't told why)
Also, she was frequently absent from school.
I am going out of my way to publish this information because my blog (though not just my blog) perpetuated the information that Annshalike was a "straight A student." This was not the case.
A Resident Of The Jordan Neighborhood
This source knew Annshalike Hamilton's home address and was able to confirm she lived on the "odd side" of Emerson Ave. N., and therefore in the Jordan Neighborhood. (Annshalike's body was, however, found in Hawthorne) Annshalike lived on the 3000 block of Emerson Ave. N., on the odd side of the street. The property is a rental.
My source was outraged about the death of Annshalike and wanted a billboard and a reward offered. The source thanked me for keeping the story on people's minds and agreed stuff like a sibling going to prison for--oh, gee, killing an infant--was "relevant."
As always, those who have information to add are urged to use the comments function. I'd particularly like to hear more about Sammie Burch.
Warning: All this information comes from unconfirmed, anonymous sources. Info in mass media such as the Star Tribune meets a higher journalistic standard. If this info turns out to be untrue--if Sammie Burch is IN NOW WAY CONNECTED with Annshalike Hamilton--I'll print corrections and retractions so as to not smear the good name of Sammie Burch.
Well...I mean the name of Sammie Burch.