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Timeline: The death and abduction of Cherish Perrywinkle

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  • According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office here is a look at the events surrounding the abduction and death of Cherish Perrywinkle (Times are approximate).

    Friday morning: Police make contact with Donald James Smith at the San Jose neighborhood home where he is a registered sexual offender.

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    7 p.m. Friday (Dollar General): Jacksonville police say Cherish Perrywinkle's mother met Donald James Smith, 56, at Dollar General.

    11 p.m. Friday (Walmart Supercenter): Cherish's mother reports the 8-year-old girl missing to police. Authorities say the mother and Donald James Smith went to Walmart after Smith offered to buy the family some clothes.

    9 a.m. Saturday (I-95/I-10): Police pull over and surround Donald James Smith's white 1998 Dodge van on I-95 South near the I-10 split.

    10 a.m. Saturday (Highlands Baptist Church): The body of 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle is found near the church.

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    The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office/Florida Times-Union

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