The NCMEC reports that Jane Louise Puckett, a 16-year-old girl missing from Petersburg, Virginia since 1977, has been found safe. Her case was listed as a non-family abduction, too. I had assumed she was dead.
I can’t find any news articles on this and I am, I confess, a bit suspicious. The NCMEC has mistakenly listed still-missing people as recovered before. But here’s to hoping this is the real deal. If it is, it’s truly amazing!
A friend of Carr Edward Smith’s father emailed me to say Carr has been found safe. Carr disappeared from Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 2005. He was 29. He suffers from schizoaffective disorder, which is I think something like schizophrenia lite. Anyway, Carr was arrested in Florida and then committed to a hospital where he’s getting psychiatric treatment.
I’m very glad to hear this. Many of those types of cases don’t turn out nearly as well.