The internet still works

May 5, 2015

They’re supposed to turn off the internet at the house today and I’ve been waiting for that to happen. (See this entry.) But it’s almost three-thirty and the connection still works.

Anyway, the MP of the week is Carolyn Ruth Killaby, a woman who disappeared from Orchards, Washington on November 11, 1995. It’s not a mystery what happened to her — she was murdered by a guy who was convicted and later committed suicide in prison — but her body has never been found.

This is what greeted me when I woke up this morning

May 5, 2015

Guys, if you want a good laugh, I recommend checking out this comment posted on my blog about an hour and a half ago. It is comedy gold.

I should emphasize that I have no idea who this person is and, until he posted his comment, I had never heard his name before.

I’ll be offline for several days this week

May 4, 2015

We’re switching service providers here at home and there will be several days’ gap in service between the end of one and the start of the other. I’ll still be able to access the web on my cell phone, but as far as blogging or writing emails goes I won’t be doing that. I mean, I COULD do that, but it would be way too cumbersome on an iPhone. And I can’t update Charley. Just a head’s up. Cheerio.

Make-a-List Monday: Afros

May 4, 2015

A list of people whose hair was styled in an Afro when they went missing.

  1. Norris Billingsley*
  2. Travis Bingham
  3. Michael James Borges
  4. Roy Gregory Brooks Jr.
  5. Eric Lawrence Brown
  6. Mary Alice Cox
  7. Christian Taylor Ferguson
  8. Jose Angel Fuentes Jr.*
  9. Mary Everette Harrison
  10. Jaliek L. Rainwalker
  11. Marque Allen Rhodes
  12. Solomon Gomile Rose III
  13. Jawan Alton Siebert
  14. Patricia Ann Tigner
  15. Ellen Townsend*

*maybe

Bonus: Roxanne Marie Sims, who may wear an Afro wig.

Flashback Friday: Daniel Fogg

May 1, 2015

Daniel Fogg is this week’s Flashback Friday featured case: an intellectually disabled man who vanished from the Austin, Texas residential treatment facility where he lived on July 17, 1980. In addition to having a low IQ, Fogg is autistic. I’m thinking he might be still on the ranch, but who knows. He might have wandered off and been picked up by someone. But I doubt he survived long after his disappearance.

Executed Today: Steve Smith

May 1, 2015

Another of my ET articles: Steven T. Smith, executed in Ohio two years ago on this day. I’ve got to warn you that the details of his crime are very graphic even by my standards. Suffice it to say that Smith raped and murdered a six-month-old girl.

I’m not sure this has ever happened before

April 30, 2015

Got an email today from a self-professed psychic who claims she knows, through her “visions,” where a missing child (very cold case) is. I’ve often complained about what a waste of time it is when people send me tips that should go to law enforcement. But I’ve never got a tip from a psychic before.

For future reference, if you hadn’t guessed already, I don’t believe in ESP and put no stock whatsoever in psychic visions. I think some of them genuinely believe they have a gift but most of them are just opportunists who prey on people’s anxieties and hopes.

Photos from the missing persons awareness event

April 28, 2015

You can see loads of pictures from the event here. Regarding ones relevant to me:

table

Setting up my table. My dad is the man on the left.

Doggie

Me and dad with the SAR lady and her dog.

Table 2

Me at my table. I was setting up and took a break for this photo. Annnd here’s one more:

Table 2

Witness the tablets propped up on rocks.

And there are loads more photos on the Facebook page. Check it out!

It’s Tuesday again! MP of the week time!

April 28, 2015

This week’s is Kazimierz Krystian Kazmierski, last seen in San Bruno, a town on the coast of central California, on September 1, 1992. He was 29 years old. Beyond that I have nothing on him; it’s one of my “few details are available” cases. I think his name is pretty unfortunate though. Both because the first and last name are almost identical and because of the initials KKK.

Resources for MPs in Latin America

April 27, 2015

I got an email from someone who has a friend who disappeared in Panama. They understand that I can’t put that MP on Charley, but wanted to know if I had any ideas as to what resources there were out there.

I don’t know how to answer this person. Any ideas?


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