Archive for the ‘children’ Category

Make-a-List Monday: Miniskirts

July 28, 2014

This list is of MPs who were last seen wearing miniskirts. I don’t wear them often myself; I find them uncomfortable. Always having to be so careful when you sit down, or have to pick things up, and so on. I prefer long skirts. But they’re common and honestly I’m surprised this list is so short.

Benedetta Bentley
Amy Billig
Aussie Antionette Binford
Andrea Leigh Cotten
Margarette Ann Cuauhtli
Thwana Mithsell Darrough
Shelayah Renee Gonzalez
Patricia Ann LaLonde
Francheska Sugel Martinez

Flashback Friday: Jeanine Barnwell

July 25, 2014

This week’s Flashback Friday is Jeanine Camille Barnwell. Her case kind of sticks in my craw; I even dreamed about it five years ago. I think the reason it bothers me so much is that she was so little and I have almost nothing on her. I do have two photographs, neither of which are the greatest quality, though I’ve seen far worse. She had a lovely smile.

I added an updated age-progression of Jeanine in June but beyond that I’ve got zilch. She disappeared from Philadelphia and the NCMEC poster says she was “last seen by her mother.” What does that mean? Also, it says foul play is suspected. That’s all it says. She was three years old, almost four, when she vanished from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 15, 1985.

If Jeanine is still alive, she would turn 33 years old this year. I would love it if anyone who knew her, or knew her family, or is her family, or knows anything about the case would either comment on this entry or send me an email. She deserved better than this.

MP of the week: Zaylee Fryar

July 22, 2014

This missing person’s case of the week is Zaylee Grace Fryar, who at three months is perhaps the youngest MP of the week I’ve ever done. (Don’t quote me on that though.) Zaylee disappeared with her mother, Shauna, from Millersville, Tennessee on May 1, 2011. Less than a week later, Shauna’s body was pulled from a local river. It was so badly decomposed they never determined the cause of death, and they’re not sure if it was a murder or what. No sign of Zaylee. I should note that neither Shauna’s husband or Zaylee’s father are suspects in Shauna’s death or the baby’s disappearance.

This is a very mysterious and very sad case. I think Zaylee could still be alive — perhaps sold, or given, to someone — and I think, whether she’s alive or dead, her case could be solved if there was a lot more publicity. I haven’t updated the casefile since I added it to Charley in November 2011. Zaylee and Shauna were featured on America’s Most Wanted, but I don’t remember whether it was on the show itself or as a “web exclusive.” They got local publicity, nothing national. Zaylee’s being biracial, and her mom’s involvement with drugs, probably didn’t help. I bet if a beautiful young schoolteacher and her infant disappeared under similar circumstances it would be everywhere.

If she’s still alive, Zaylee would be three and a half today. Preschool age. I hope the NCMEC puts up an AP for her soon; the photos I have aren’t of the greatest quality and she looks like every other infant in the entire world. I wish some national news media, like Nancy Grace or that one show that profiles missing black people, would take hold of this case and run a show. Shauna’s got several other children whom, I’m sure, want to know what caused their mother’s death and where their sister is.

I hope I can get off my lazy butt and update today.

Almost forgot to do my MP of the week

June 24, 2014

It’s 11:30 and I just uploaded my missing person of the week. This week it’s Rachel Hanna Ziselman, an eleven-year-old who disappeared from California in 1977. It looks like she was abducted, but I don’t have that much information about her case.

Select It Sunday: Dorothy Scofield

June 22, 2014

Selected by lbcgriffin, twelve-year-old Dorothy Delilah Scofield disappeared from Ocala, Florida on July 22, 1976. She went to the mall that afternoon to return a pair of shoes and do some shopping. Witnesses saw Dorothy (who was nicknamed “Dee”) at the mall at 2:00 p.m., after she returned the shoes. Then she vanished.

Interestingly, there was a possible sighting of Dee with one or possibly two men at a local convenience store. The little girl’s clothing was the same as Dee’s. She bought some soda and left the store, and was never seen again. Authorities don’t know whether the sighting was genuine or not.

Dee’s casefile mentions a speculative connection between her case and the Lyon sisters’ 1975 disappearance. What it most reminds me of, though, is Sherry Lynn Marler, who vanished in the eighties. Sherry, who disappeared from Alabama ,was the same age the Dee was at the time of her disappearance, and there were reported sightings of her throughout the South, always accompanied by a man.

I’m not suggesting the same man took both girls, I just think the circumstances are similar. It’s entirely possible that Dee Scofield and Sherry Marler both remained alive for an extended time period after they disappeared. But where are they now?

Make-A-List Monday: People Who Disappeared on Walpurgis Night

June 16, 2014

This list was suggested and created by one Eric Cass: people who disappeared on Walpurgis Night, which is to say April 30/May 1. I don’t know much about it, but it seems to be a pagan holiday and the Wikipedia entry says it’s celebrated in one form or another for hundreds of years in the Czech Republic, Germany, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Sweden. St. Walpurgia was canonized in the 800s.

Amir Kareem Abdou
Cecil O. Baker
Ericka Lynn Ballard
Lahkbir Banwait
Benjamin Joi Barros
Joanne Benner
Theodore Earl Bibb
David Thomas Block
Carlos Tino Bojorquez
Christian James Boldt
Michael James Borges
Jeffrey David Borthwick
Vivian Botz
Rebekah Noel Bramel
Ronald Joe Cole
Jovita Dizon Collazo
Joseph Paul Cordova
Arianna Ivane Davis
Felix Dunn
Tammy Cherie Ellis
Keiosha Marie Felix
Zaylee Grace Fryar
Ruben Gallegos
Mario Angel Gastellum-Villa
Brad Lee Gilmartin
Megan Ginevicz
Carlos Humberto Gonzale
Sherie Ann Graves
Virdell Green Jr.
Alex Geraldo Hernandez
Kawana Lashan Holmes
Toya Ann Cox Jenkins
Sherline Johnson
Vincent Bernard Jurus
Sarah Elizabeth Kinslow
Mitchell B. Lazor
Jun Ma
Travess Shawn Malone
Maria Martinez
Marguerite Mary Mayden
Daniel Patrick McCabe
Michael Mendoza
Judd Miller
Lee Darwood Minner Jr.
Diana Ladene Munyon
Myoung Keun Noah
Leonedes Secundino Orellana
Franklin Jay Osgood Sr.
Michael Pearcy
Denise Lynn Perez
Muni Bart Perzov
Andonios Georgios Petroutsas
Elizabeth Iris Prescott
Ian Ashley Richardson
Michelle Lee Richardson
Jimmy Louis Rogers
Darence Phillip Round
Ethan Ton Kae Farm Saelee
Francisco Javier Sanchez
Lisa Marie Sexton
Victor Dewight Shoemaker Jr.
Melissa Maureen Sloan
Lisa Michelle Stebic
Lutricia Steele
Christopher William Vigil
Georgia Jean Weckler
Dennis Marshal Weeks
Hubert Lee Wilson
Cheryl Schille Wyant
Philip Michael Zarba

Make-A-List Monday: Car Accidents

June 2, 2014

This list is for people who vanished after getting into a car or other motor vehicle (like an ATV or motorcycle) accident. This has to be shortly after the wreck, not days later or anything like that. Accidents on water (boats, rafts, etc.) do not count, but accidents where the person wound up in a body of water count, and so do accidents where a person merely got their car stuck in a ditch or a muddy place or something. The MPs can be drivers, passengers or pedestrians.

Peter Achermann
Brandon Darquice Anderson
Donald Ray Billings
Solomon Clay Blow
Lori Ann Boffman (maybe)
Russell Bovit
James Roy Bridenstine Jr.
Gary Shawn Bryant
Lacey Marie Buenfil
Patrick Francis Carnes
Toni Danieele Clark (maybe)
Gene Jacob Cloud Jr.
Roosevelt Copes
Perry Otto Corlew
Rayfield Crume
Anthony Eugene Davis
Theodore Leonard Dengerud
Donald Weston Dugger
Bruce Falconer
Shane Michael Fell
Austin Dominique Fuda
Shai Gitlis
Katie Michelle Gray
Mickey James Guidry
John Scott Hahn
James Reginald Harley
Larry Charles Haynes
Joseph David Helt
Robin Denise Appel Herring
Richard Hills
Robert Ray Honeycut
Patrick Lynn Hume
Bobby Jones
Leland Alton Jones
Abraham M. Kalaf
Darrel Wayne Kempf
Ronald Brett Kinser
Julian Rene Kirchoff
Kristi Suzanne Krebs
Gary Dale Mathias
Patricia Bernadette Meehan
William L. Meehan (maybe)
Cornelia Meyer
Thomas Patrick Mooney
Maura Murray
Ricky Lynn Nelson (maybe)
Charles Palmer V
Jan Pattison
Cathy Hicks Parrott (maybe)
Doug Pearce
James Anthony Reynolds
Ann Linda Riffin
Shannon Elizabeth Rishel
Bradley Dale Ross II (maybe)
Bob Sabaratnam
Jason William Noble Saul
Alexander Edwin Shaw IV
Lisa Noel Sledge
Harry Edward Stewart
Jon Dana Snyder
Brandon Victor Swanson
Eubah G. Thornton
Georg Weber

Flashback Friday: Billy Sena

May 30, 2014

This week’s Flashback Friday case is eleven-year-old Billy Sena, who disappeared from Albuquerque, New Mexico with his nine-year-old cousin, Mary Lou, in 1979. They were last seen en route to the post office; they never made it. This case is somewhat unusual. If you don’t count runaways, family abductions and accidents, the Charley Project doesn’t have that many cases of children who disappeared together like that.

The Sena children’s cases didn’t come to my attention until a couple of years ago, and there hasn’t been any press about them in some time. Last I heard, which was in late 2011, the police were trying to locate and question Billy’s mom’s then-boyfriend as well as another woman who had lived at the Sena residence at the time. I have no idea whether authorities have located these people or if they’re even still alive or what.

But I assume the investigation is still active, even if it hasn’t been in the news. It’s not too late to find out what happened to Billy and Mary Lou Sena.

Make-a-List Monday: Central American MPs

May 26, 2014

Missing persons who are native to a Central American country — as defined between Guatemala and Panama.

Costa Rica
Nobody (though there are several who are thought to be there, or planned to travel there, or had been there before they went missing)

El Salvador
Sandra Yaneth Aguilar-Granados (I think)
Oscar Giovanni Garcia-Calles
Samuel Esay Garcia-Calles
Katya Marie Lyne
Senovia Medina
Cecilia Elizabeth Newball
Kimberly Abigail Orellana
Jose Francisco Fuentes Pereira
Eric Fernando Salguero Franco

Guatemala
Adrian Garcia Najera
Francisco Javier Sanchez
Rolando Schweikert
Romeo Sierra-Portillo

Honduras
Melvin Eduardo Turcios Cedillo
Juan Ramon Madrid-Bueso
Isabel Rodriguez

Nicaragua
Donald Marcelino Alvarez-Vallecillo
Yansis Massiel Juarez
Blanca Elisa Roberson

Panama
Tilsia Peralta Martinez

Flashback Friday: Richard Ray Barnett

May 16, 2014

My selection for this week’s Flashback Friday is little Richard Ray Barnett, aka Ricky, who disappeared from his grandparents’ Grangeville, Idaho egg and dairy farm on August 31, 1982. He was two years and nine months old at the time. Grangeville is a tiny town of only a few thousand in northern Idaho. Richard’s mother lived in a southern part of the state. Ricky’s father lived on the farm with his parents at the time of the child disappeared. He was last seen sitting on a hay wagon near the farm’s chicken barns. Bloodhounds tracked his scent to a fence, but lost the trail then, and there was no other sign of him in spite of a four-day search of the farm involving hundreds of volunteers.

Although Ricky’s grandparents were considered suspects or at least persons of interest for years after his disappearance, it looks like the police have discounted the theory now. His grandfather is dead now, but his grandmother ultimately passed a polygraph and was ruled out as a suspect. She lived in Hawaii last I knew; I’m not sure if she’s still alive.

It’s possible he was abducted and, if that was the case, he may have been taken by someone who wanted to raise a child. Given his age at the time of his disappearance, he may not realize he isn’t the son of the people who raised him. In 2006 a man came forward who thought he might be Ricky, but DNA tests proved otherwise.

Ricky was bowlegged and wore braces to correct his condition, but those were removed months prior to his disappearance. Beyond that he doesn’t really have any particular distinguishing characteristics that I know of. It seems like this toddler’s presumed abduction must have rocked that little Idaho town, but I haven’t been able to find much in the press. Although there was a flurry of articles in the 2000s, I can’t find any recent press or other information on his disappearance and there doesn’t seem to have been that much to begin with.

Both of Ricky’s parents now live in Oregon. I don’t know if he has any siblings or half-siblings. His NamUs profile says DNA is available but not dental charts; perhaps, at two, he had simply never been to see a dentist. If he’s still alive, he’d be 34 years old as of this writing. Where is he; what happened to him?

Anyone who knows anything about the case should contact the law enforcement number listed in Richard Barnett’s casefile. Anyone know knew him or his family back in 1982, I’d love if they posted information in the comments section that I might be able to add to the Charley Project.


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