June 21, 2018

Grateful for Elliot Rodger Story


Dear Editor,

I am so grateful to the Messenger for the article on Elliot Rodger. I didn’t really want to read it but did because it was short. I’m so glad I did because it calmed me down. I stopped blaming the parents and thinking of Elliot as a monster, who for a while at least, was a happy Topanga kid doing Topanga things like climbing Big Rock and learning to play Hacky Sack.

Knowing what this dear little boy grew up to do makes me so sad.

—Marsha Maus