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Select It Sunday: Laura Ayala

July 20, 2014

Selected by Annie Keller: Laura Ayala, a thirteen-year-old girl who disappeared from Houston, Texas on March 10, 2002. She was very short — only four feet tall — and had light brown highlights in her black hair.

Laura’s fate is pretty much known and her fate is one of those tabloid-esque “every parent’s worse nightmare” ones: she was snatched off the street, literally lifted right out of her shoes, while buying a newspaper less than a hundred feet from her home. Three males — two grown men and a juvenile — are the prime suspects in her disappearance. They went on a violent crime spree and are believed to be responsible for the deaths of three people besides Laura. Her blood was found in a car linked to the suspects, as was semen. Although no charges have been filed in Laura’s disappearance, the details spell out a horrible story.

I need to update her casefile; it says the suspects are awaiting trial for the three murders. I bet probably, even with the glacial pace of murder cases in this country, at least one or two of them have had their criminal cases concluded since then. I haven’t updated Laura’s case even once since the Charley Project was created in 2004.

Laura would be 25 today.

Make-A-List Monday: MPs who disappeared before they were to testify in court

June 30, 2014

This list was created by regular Charley Project blog commenter Mion. Mion notes, “Of those who disappeared, 54% were male and 46% were female. 75% (21) were white, 17% (5) were black, 4% (1) were Hispanic and 4% (1) were of two or more races. Most of the defendants they were to testify against were charged with drug offenses, or were being sued for financial reasons.”

Woodrow Judge Allen
Calvin Michael Anderson
Louis Balas
Henry Louis Baltimore Jr.
David Barlow
Sandra Denise Barrington
Ramona Lisa Beal
Kelsey Emily Collins
Joshua Scott Curry
Linda Sue Davis
Anthony Vivien Fox
Kevin R. Harkins
Glenn Richard Hustin Jr.
Gailon Leak
Michael D. Mansfield
Ruth L. Martin
Oliver Wendell Munson
Rachel Geraldine Pratt
Sheryl Lynn Rucci
Angelica Esperanza Sandoval
Daniel Sites
Melissa Maureen Sloan
Brenda Starr Snouffer
Lutricia Steele
Thomas Gene Trotter
Angie Denise Tucker
April Susanne Wiss

There’s an honorable mention as well:
Cindy Marie Lesko: “Although she wasn’t officially scheduled to testify against her husband, she was recently given the ability to do so.”

Okay, I had better not update right now

June 27, 2014

Even though I’m awake and feel like updating, I think I had better not. I am making a LOT of typos and wrong words and so on at the moment and keep having to go back and correct them. I think any casefiles I try to write will turn out a wreck. It reminds me of the time when I was taking valium and it turned me into a semi-literate imbecile. (Which, by the way, I initially wrote as “imbelice.” See what I mean?) Oh well, I guess I’ll have to web-surf or read books instead.

Not sure when I’ll have time to update later on. This weekend is my boyfriend’s bi-annual family reunion and I’m going. It’s a huge affair, with people flying in from as far as Guam to attend.

One of the changes I need to make, when I do update, is that they found Nancy Daniel, a fourteen-year-old I just added to Charley two weeks ago. Or, rather, they found her six months after her 1976 disappearance but didn’t identify her until now. And in the same city! Inexcusable.

Flashback Friday: Melody Jones

June 20, 2014

This week’s Flashback Friday case is Melody Ann Jones, missing since May 4, 1983 from the tiny town of Earlsboro in central Oklahoma. She was nineteen years old. Melody is of Native American descent and has very poor eyesight; without her glasses, she’d be legally blind.

On the morning of May 5, after Melody didn’t show up for work, her mom went to her house to check on her. She found Paul, Melody’s husband of two years, dead inside. He’d been stabbed twice: once in the chest, once in the neck. It was just days before his 21st birthday. Melody was missing but all her belongings, including her glasses, were left behind. There were no signs of forced entry and no signs of a struggle, although the contents of Melody’s purse had been dumped on the floor.

The police don’t believe Melody committed the murder; rather, they think she was abducted by whoever killed her husband. Given the circumstances, it’s unlikely that she’s still alive today. But if she is, she would be 40 or 41.

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

MP of the week: Jennifer Enyart

June 10, 2014

This week’s featured missing person is sixteen-year-old Jennifer Mae Enyart, who’s been missing from Tacoma, Washington since 2000. Jennifer ran away from home in August that year. She got picked up in September and on September 21, as her parents were driving her home to Spokane, she ran away again while they were stopped at a gas station. There’s been no sign of her since.

The authorities are saying Jennifer’s missing under “suspicious circumstances,” perhaps because of the time that’s passed since anyone last saw or heard from her. She may still be in the Spokane area or could have traveled across the country to Florida. If she’s still alive she would be 30 today.

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

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

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

Melvin Eduardo Turcios Cedillo
Juan Ramon Madrid-Bueso
Isabel Rodriguez

Donald Marcelino Alvarez-Vallecillo
Yansis Massiel Juarez
Blanca Elisa Roberson

Tilsia Peralta Martinez

Select It Sunday: Teresa Barbusca

May 25, 2014

I decided that, since today is both Sunday on Memorial Day Weekend AND National Missing Children’s Day, this week’s Select It Sunday case would be selected by yours truly. I thought I’d do a child who disappeared on May 25. There weren’t many of those, and I didn’t want to do Etan Patz as he would be too obvious. So I picked Teresa Marie Barbusca, missing from Stockton, California since 1999. She was sixteen and a half.

The Doe Network has a little bit more about Teresa than I do, this information from a Sacramento Bee article that ran in December 1999. Her NamUs profile also provides additional information. I’ll have to update her case. She was last seen in Stockton, but actually lived in Sacramento with her mother’s cousin. She had supposedly been hanging out with street kids, drinking and using hard drugs at the time of her disappearance. Teresa’s mom decided to move to Sacramento to be with her, and Teresa was unhappy about it. She disappeared two weeks later.

There seems to be little doubt that she did in fact run away, at least at first…but what happened to her later on? She was living a risky lifestyle and she’s been missing for fifteen years without a word. I hope she’s still out there and will call home, or call the NCMEC hotline, and at least let them know she’s alive.

Teresa would be 31 years old today. She and I share a birthday.

Flashback Friday: Ramona Lisa Beal

May 23, 2014

This week’s Flashback Friday is Ramona Lisa Beal, who went missing in May 1985. She was only fifteen years old. From the picture I’ve got, she was an attractive girl, with quite a lot of dark hair and a big smile.

Unfortunately I don’t have much on her, but it doesn’t look good. Ramona was a witness in an unspecified criminal trial at the time of her disappearance, but apparently disappeared before she could give testimony.

I haven’t been able to find any articles about her or any online postings by family members. She’s not on the NCMEC either.

What happened to you, Ramona?


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