ET: Sevier Lewis

August 30, 2014

Executed today in 1878: Sevier Lewis, who ultimately died either because he was an incestuous pervert or because he was trying to defend his kid from an incestuous pervert.

I’m not really sure what side of the story to believe here. Of course we’ll never know, but either way, the effect this whole thing had on poor Sylvia can only be imagined.

Thoughts, anyone?

An idea I had

August 28, 2014

I went to the county fair today. I hadn’t been in like ten years. I didn’t go on any rides, just walked around looking at the animals and stuff. The bunnies were so adorable it was hard to resist hiding one under my shirt and sprinting off. Anyway, I was in the Commercial Building, where people have booths where they either sell stuff or dispense information or both. (I don’t know if they were there this year, but in previous years the right to life people had a booth and gave out free little plastic fetuses.) And as I was buying a t-shirt for Michael, I got an idea.

My idea was this: how about maybe next year I could rent a booth for myself, and turn it into a missing persons awareness booth? I could distribute fliers and information about MPs — probably those from the tri-state area would be best — and information about the NCMEC and NamUs and such. And of course about the Charley Project itself.

I don’t know whether this idea is a good one or not. My friend Wendy the Minister poured cold water on it, citing the cost and the fact that I have a hard time with crowds and noise and the Commercial Building has plenty of both. This would definitely be a big project, and it would be expensive. I’d have to have a fundraiser of some kind to pull it off. But I’m sure it’s doable, if it’s worth doing.

The question…is it worth doing?

Dental records

August 27, 2014

Could anyone tell me why dental records, or even basic descriptions of an MP’s dentition, are usually not publicly available?

It seems to me that a person’s dentals are a distinguishing characteristic, just like scars or moles and other things which ARE usually made public. Even the presence of surgical pins or screws and the like are often publicly disclosed. I don’t see why dentals usually aren’t. I don’t see how it could be violating an MP’s privacy to disclose that they have a silver filling on Tooth #13 or whatever.

But perhaps I’m missing something. I don’t know much about this.

Calling for suggestions again

August 27, 2014

Who would you guys like to be featured on future Select It Sunday entries?

MP of the week: Mayme Johnson

August 26, 2014

It’s Tuesday, and time for the featured missing person of the week. This time it’s Mayme H. Johnson, an 85-year-old woman in the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease, who disappeared from Nashville, Tennessee on June 12, 2000. If she’s still alive, she would be 99 today.

An advance warning

August 25, 2014

Expect me to disappear for several days next week. The Sims 4 comes out on September 2 — only eight days away! — and I figure I will be swallowed up in a whirling vortex of gaming.

Make-a-List Monday: Swimmers

August 25, 2014

People who disappeared while swimming. (I mean voluntarily swimming, no “boat capsized” or the like.) No prizes for guessing what must have happened. :-(

Jefferson Brian Arms
John F. Bolden
Dennis Allen Cyncor-McMillan
Joseph Michael Gutierrez
Greg Mickey
Efren Ramirez Sandoval
Daniel Ray Turpin

ET entry from yesterday

August 24, 2014

A thirteen-year-old slave girl named Harriet, the second-youngest person ever executed in Tennessee, and the youngest female.

Select It Sunday: Kim Larrow

August 24, 2014

Selected by Andrea622, this week’s featured Sunday case is Kim Marie Larrow. She was fifteen and a half when she vanished from an ice cream parlor in Canton, Michigan in the summer of 1981. If still alive, she’d be 48 today.

Kim was going through a rebellious phase at the time of her disappearance; she frequently ran away and was involved in drugs. It’s possible she ran away when she went missing in June 1981, but if she did, 33 years is a VERY long time to stay hidden. I found a Detroit News article when implies a member of the family could have been involved in her disappearance, or at least, that she was neglected.

It seems likely that Kim met with foul play, though possibly not immediately after her disappearance. After all this time, I wonder if we’ll ever find out.

Flashback Friday: Ricky Jean Bryant

August 22, 2014

This week’s Flashback Friday case is Ricky Jean “Jeannie” Bryant, a four-year-old girl missing from Mauston, Wisconsin since 1949. Her circumstances of her disappearance are similar to the Sodder siblings case: a terrible fire, no body found in the ruins, and hope that she could still be alive.

I really don’t know what to think about this. From what little I know it seems unlikely that Jeannie survived the fire, but the police must have reopened the case for SOME reason. If she’s still alive she’d be 68 today.


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