Flashback Friday: Dermot Kelly

This week’s Flashback Friday case is Dermot Faulkner Kelly, who disappeared from Oglesby, Illinois on January 30, 1972, at the age of sixteen. The circumstances of his case make it unclear whether he died in a drowning accident/suicide or, perhaps, left of his own accord to make a new life elsewhere. If he did run away he didn’t take anything with him, and there hasn’t been any sign of him since 1972.

AP/picture dump

Got some new age-progressions and new pictures for you, also middle names:

Arrest in Tara Grinstead case

In a major breakthrough, a suspect has been charged with murder in the 2005 disappearance of Tara Faye Grinstead, who vanished from Ocilla, Georgia. Her case has been very high profile over the years. The alleged killer, Ryan Alexander Duke, had been a student at the school where Tara taught, but graduated three years before she vanished. And he wasn’t a suspect, wasn’t even “on the radar” as far as the investigation was concerned, until quite recently.

Until I update her case (probably later today), content yourself with the following articles:

ET: John Holloway and Owen Haggerty

I’ve got an Executed Today entry today: John Holloway and Owen Haggerty, hanged in England in 1807. This is an absolutely dreadful story. First you’ve got a murder, and then two innocent young men, wrongfully convicted on the testimony of an alleged “accomplice” who got a really sweet deal for his testimony (a full pardon, plus a previous sentence respited). Then you’ve got a horrific stampede at the scaffold with numerous fatalities — almost as if God was expressing displeasure at the injustice going on.

MP of the week: Mary Alexie

This week’s featured missing person is Mary Anne Alexie, an Alaskan Native woman who disappeared from Anchorage on October 10, 2012. Mary had left her home in Fairbanks and traveled to Anchorage to enroll in college, but missed the first day’s classes. In the early morning hours she called her friends and she was in a VERY vulnerable position at the time: drunk, disoriented, and lost in a dangerous city. And that was the last sign of her, from that day to this.

It’s a safe bet that something terrible happened to her.

Make-a-List Monday: State Capitals #9

See the previous lists:

Pierre, South Dakota

  1. Linda Marie Law

Nashville, Tennessee

  1. Nichole R. Burgess
  2. Oscar Alexander Campos
  3. Ricky Lee Franks
  4. Charles Hall III
  5. Donald Lewis Johnson
  6. Mayme H. Johnson
  7. Lakisha Danielle Jones
  8. Roger Kay Liles
  9. Richard Allen Locke Jr.
  10. Janet Gail Levine March
  11. Latisha Yvonne Milliken
  12. Pamela Jean Mitchell
  13. Debra A. Murr
  14. George Owens
  15. Steven Daniel Paul
  16. Veda Lou Powers
  17. Marcus T. Rutledge
  18. Alice Mae Sullivan
  19. Linda Carol Taylor
  20. Tabitha Danielle Tuders
  21. Laresha Deana Walker
  22. Jason Baker Wilson
  23. Lee Pasquelle Woodard
  24. Rodney Darnell Woodard
  25. Jennifer Lynn Wyant

Austin, Texas

  1. Matthew Cameron Barrows
  2. Jennifer Joyce Barton
  3. Michael J. Chouinard
  4. Robert Curtis Coe
  5. Shirley Dean Cowan
  6. David Harold Dilloway
  7. Daniel Fogg
  8. Irene Theresa Garcia
  9. Shawnta Denise Garrett
  10. Julie Ann Gonzalez
  11. John Franklin Gregory
  12. Jason Augustus Hill
  13. Joyanne Houk
  14. Sharon Zelinski McCully
  15. Mary McFadyen
  16. Gracie Nash
  17. Roxanne Elizabeth Paltauf
  18. Paresh Patel
  19. Richard Barnett Rinehart
  20. Debra Kay Stewart
  21. Patti Gail Swinburne
  22. Adan Andrada Velasco
  23. Adrian Demont Washington
  24. Tanisha Lorraine Watkins

Salt Lake City, Utah

  1. Lakhbir Banwait
  2. Acacia Patience Bishop
  3. John Lowain Casper
  4. Curtis Crosby
  5. Dale Duane Brown
  6. Piotr Drabik
  7. Debra Lee Frost
  8. David Mathew Jaramillo
  9. Sandra Haymes Matott
  10. William McBride III
  11. Jeffrey Dale Nichols
  12. Robert Michael Patton
  13. Douglas Perry Plummer
  14. Lloyd Michael Reese
  15. Jason Jack Simmons Jr.
  16. Dennis Smith
  17. Sheree L. Warren
  18. Aletha Jo Williams

Montpelier, Vermont

  1. Audrey Groat