Archive for the ‘teen girls’ Category

Flashback Friday: Kristi Vorak

October 31, 2014

This week’s Flashback Friday case is Kristi Diane Vorak, who disappeared from Tacoma, Washington only ten days after her thirteenth birthday, on Halloween in 1982. In other words, 32 years ago today. She was living with a foster family at the time.

Kristi has long been considered a possible victim of Gary Leon Ridgway, the Green River Killer, presumably because of the time and place of her disappearance. However in many ways she doesn’t fit the profile: she was younger than any of his other victims and wasn’t a prostitute or a runaway. Only Ridgway himself knows whether or not he was responsible for her disappearance. I wouldn’t be surprised if something else had happened to Kristi, though.

MP of the week: Lisa Lambert

October 21, 2014

This week’s featured missing person is fourteen-year-old Lisa Monique Lambert, missing since 1979 from Baltimore. 35 years ago this past week she left home, telling her parents she was going to dance class. It isn’t clear whether she arrived or not, but one account I found says she did. She never returned home. Her brother saw her a few days later; she got into a vehicle and disappeared again. No one’s heard from her since.

It sounds like Lisa might have run away, at least at first, but it’s highly unusual for a runaway to be missing for this long without contact.

Lisa’s stepfather, William Chestnut, died in early 2004; I found his obituary at NewsLibrary. He had nine biological children, plus Lisa, who is listed in his obituary as having survived him. I think Lisa’s mother, Marlene Chestnut, might have died last year. I found an obituary for a woman of that name and the funeral home that handled the service is in Baltimore. I didn’t see a list of survivors, though, so I’m not 100% sure if that’s her.

Select It Sunday: Roxanne Paltauf

September 28, 2014

Selected by Suzie: Roxanne Elizabeth Paltauf, missing from Austin, Texas since July 7, 2006. She was eighteen and a half at the time.

It’s a familiar story: she got into a fight with her boyfriend. He said she just walked away, leaving all her belongings behind except her ID. She has never been heard from again. The boyfriend has a criminal record and a history of violence. An Austin Chronicle article, copied here, provides details of the case and Roxanne’s background.

Her family has set up a Facebook page for her. The case is still active and the police conducted a search for her body as recently as this past March.

Roxanne seems like a responsible, hardworking young woman, not the type who would just vanish into thin air voluntarily. If she’s still alive, she would be 26 years old today. But I think she’s still eighteen.

Make-a-List Monday: Pearl Jewelry

September 14, 2014

This list is for MPs who were wearing pearl jewelry when they went missing. I have decided to boycott the stuff myself, ever since I found out that many oysters actually die from pearl culturing. I think it’s cruelty to animals, even if they are only oysters.

Some of these may be artificial pearls.

Stevie Danielle Bates
Maria Pomona Cruz Estrada
Ada Jane Groomes
Georgeann Hawkins
Cynthia May Hernandez
Sheila Ann Lopes
Shirley Mae Hunt
Christine Marie Markey
Cindy Lee Mellin
Amber Elizabeth Scholz
Karen Lynn Tompkins

[EDIT]: Okay, I made a mistake in my dates. This was supposed to run tomorrow. Oh well. Today will just be Make-a-List Sunday.

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.

Make-a-List Monday: Models

August 4, 2014

This list is of people who were models, or aspiring models, or former models.

Lynn Ruth Connes
Rosario Teresa Gonzales
Lourdes Maria Gruart
Elizabeth Ann Kenyon
Tammy Lynn Leppert
Katya Marie Lyne
Kara Nancy Nichols
Kinsey Maxfield Otto*
Colleen Elizabeth Perris
Mary Ann White
Elsa Janell Wind
Hannah Marie Zaccaglini

*A man, the only one.

More updated APs

August 3, 2014

A list of cases with their APs updated today, which I’m not going to list on Charley’s updates page.

Jyrine Kyese Harris
Samantha Michelle Kibalo
Cathy Marie Moulton
Sherry Elizabeth Roach
Edmond Tillman
Monish Narayan Venkatesan
Prathima Venkatesan
Lisa Renee Wilson
Adrianna Nikol Wix

Also, Alfonso Daniel Campos has a current photo added.

Erica Parsons’s parents charged with theft

July 30, 2014

The adoptive parents of missing teen Erica Parsons have been charged with a whopping SEVENTY-SIX counts of conspiracy, fraud and theft. The charges are sorta-kinda related to her disappearance: Sandy and Casey Parsons were getting money from the government for Erica’s care, and they didn’t report her missing or tell the state she was no longer living with them. They collected $12,000 in benefits after her disappearance:

According to the fraud indictment, from February 2010 to August 2013, Sandy Parsons, 40, and Casey Parsons, 39, committed tax fraud, mail fraud, theft of government funds, and identity theft, and engaged in a conspiracy to defraud the government.

The indictment alleges that the Parsons received government funded adoption assistance, Medicaid, Social Security, and Food and Nutrition Services benefits for a dependent that did not live with them and used the mail to commit the fraud.

The indictment also alleges that Casey Parsons fraudulently used the identities of other persons as dependents and used other false information when preparing federal tax returns.

It would appear they’re following the same plan prosecutors did in the Adam Herrman case, which I’ve written about many times — so many, in fact, that he has his own category on this blog.

Erica was reported missing a year ago today.

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

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.


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