John Evander Couey is dead, at 51. He died September 30th while on Florida’s death row. A convicted child sex offender, Couey was sentenced to death in 2007 for the horrific kidnapping and murder of 9 year old Jessica Marie Lunsford. On February 23, 2005, John Evander Couey took Jessica Marie Lunsford from her bed, where lived with her father, Mark, and her paternal grandparents in Homosassa, Florida. John Evander Couey was living in a trailer home less than 200 yards from the Lunsford’s home. He was a convicted sex offender at the time he abducted Jessica. Before burying Jessica alive he kept her in a closet and sexually assaulted her. Police questioned Couey and it is believed Jessica may have been alive and in the trailer at the times police were at his door. Couey blamed drugs and alcohol on why he killed Jessica, and had voiced remorse on his actions saying he “feels sorry for her parents.” Personally the world feels safer knowing this sick pedophile will never hurt another child.