El Monte PD profiles Angelica Longoria

Per the Unsolved in the News blog, I have found a more recent photo of Angelica Longoria on the El Monte Police Department’s website. It’s of her at age fifteen; apparently in the NCMEC poster’s photo, she was only nine or ten! Why they would use such an old picture when a more recent one was available is a mystery to me.

The El Monte PD site also profiles the unsolved 1958 murder of Geneva Ellroy, who is the mother of famous author James Ellroy. He was ten or so when she died, I think. He was visiting his dad at the time. I have never read any of James Ellroy’s books, but I saw the movie of L.A. Confidential and it was excellent. Somehow I don’t think they’re going to be able to solve Geneva’s murder. Her killer is probably dead now, or vegging in a nursing home.

Missing children I’d really like to know more about

LaMoine Jordan Allen and his cousin Kreneice Marie Jones: You’d think I’d find SOMETHING about a pair of apparently kidnapped toddlers, but nope.

Marc James-Warren Allen. Everyone remembers Johnny Gosch and some people remember Eugene Martin, but there was a third boy who disappeared from Des Moines in the 1980s and no one seems to care.

Steven Anderson and David Williams: Two mentally retarded boys vanish off from the face of the earth and nobody seems to know a thing. From what little I know, I’d be looking hard at that school. It’s still in existence, but now called the New Lisbon Developmental Center.

Jeanine Camille Barnwell: “Last seen by her mother.” And what on earth does THAT mean?

Robert James Bowling: a three-month-old who disappeared with his eighteen-month-old sister, but she was found later. Alive? Well? Injured? Dead? I don’t know. Were the parents involved? I have no idea.

Andrew Lee Brown: There may actually be information available about his disappearance, but his name works against him here. Googling “Andrew Lee Brown missing” turns up 170,000 results; on Newslibrary I get 7,734 articles, none of which appear to be about the right Andrew.

Jennifer Anne Douglas: I once had an NCMEC contact (she has since vanished) and I actually asked her about this case, but she said the NCMEC doesn’t really know any more than what’s on her poster.

Jose Henriquez-Diaz: What’s going on here? I have nothing. I thought at first it might be one of those “disappeared during an illegal border crossing and probably died of exposure in the desert” cases, but Sells is actually quite a distance from the Mexican border.

Maria De Los Angeles Martinez: This case looks solvable. Were they able to identify the man Maria went away with? Why is there no AP of her?

Kevin Lamont McClam: There’s actually a decent amount of info in this case, but the whole “walking down the street in broad daylight in his underwear like he did it every day” thing is just bizarre.

Lydia Ann Perkins: There must be SOME reason why she’s listed on the FBI kidnappings page, but I have minimal info on her disappearance. She’s one of quite a few teen girls who aren’t listed as runaways, but where there’s apparently little evidence one way or another in their cases.

Francillon Pierre: Got nada. Was he Haitian, I wonder? His name sounds like he was.

Donnis Marie Redman: One of the oldest cases profiled by the NCMEC, she’s been missing more than half a century. She’d be sixty-six years old next month.

Justin Richardson: This looks like it might be a lost/injured missing case — I mean, it is in the Grand Canyon after all, a place famous for luring unsuspecting tourists to their deaths — but those are rarely profiled on the NCMEC. In any case, my searches have turned up zilch in the way of additional info.

Amanda Rivera: Much like Lydia Perkins, this teen girl apparently vanished without a trace. Since missing teens are pretty much automatically classified as runaways, I think there must be some evidence that Amanda didn’t run away. But if there is, I haven’t found it.

Annette Deanne Sagers: This has the makings of a great mystery novel or even paranormal. A mother disappears. Her young child disappears from the exact same spot almost a year later, leaving a note saying mommy to get her. It looks like the police are about as WTF as I am about this.

Eric Sernando Salguero Franco: I’m guess this was a border-crossing case, since Nogales is right on the border, but I don’t know for sure and would like to. He’ll be missing for a year tomorrow.

Jaquilla Evonne Scales: Little girl vanishes from bed in the middle of the night — but the police seem to be focusing on the family rather than an abductor. Why this didn’t get more press I don’t know. Perhaps because she is black. Perhaps because this disappearance was just a week before 9-11.

Fannie Fawn Stuart and Jessie Flo Stuart: I wrote about these girls last month, when I first posted their cases on Charley. I’m still curious about the circumstances of their disappearance.

Sophia Summer Tennis: One-year-old baby, possibly with “two adult men and two adult women.” Relatives? Kidnappers? Was the child sold? I have no idea.

Mary Anne Wesolowski: This girl — thirteen but looking younger — has been missing an awfully long time, and I can’t find anything on her. I did once see some postings written by someone who claimed to be her brother, but he didn’t provide any more information on her disappearance.

Fred Wright: Another “vanished from the house in the middle of the night but there was zip about it in the news” kid.

I do not doubt that I will eventually find info for at least some of these cases. After all, only a year ago I knew frustratingly little about the Uden family, and now I know a decent amount. Patience, patience. Something will crop up.


With me and Charley stuff, if it doesn’t get taken care of right away, it often doesn’t get taken care of for yonks, or even at all. Several people have emailed me with corrections, weeks ago, and I haven’t acted on them yet. Grr. I am such a bad website maintainer. *smacks self* In addition, I’ve always got a backlog of cases to add and lately it’s gotten a wee bit too big for its britches.

However, today I hope to take care of those corrections and make a dent in the backlog. I’ve decided to make a list of all the cases I need to post, and add them on a first-come, first-serve basis.