Digging through Newslibrary

I just went through the NCMEC’s entire “non-family abduction” category and entered into Newslibrary the names of cases where I have frustratingly little information. I struck paydirt in several cases, finding lengthy articles for David Borer, Christopher Harvey and Raymond Green, and bits of info for other cases. I don’t have that many NCMEC non-family abduction cases left where I have hardly anything. But I’ve made a list of them, in case anyone wants to do some research of their own. I’m not going to link to the cases cause I’m lazy.

Walter Thomas Ackerson
Kevin Jay Ayotte
Jeanine Camille Barnwell
Allen Briscoe Jr.
Andrew Lee Brown
Jose Esauro Dominguez
Curtis MacKeever Fair
Debra Lee Frost
Megan Elizabeth Garner
William Dale Gunn
Charles Hall III (now called Charlie Hall on the NCMEC for some reason)
Jackie Dene Hay
Toya Hill
Cheryl Ann Moser Iacovone
Tyler Jennings Inman
Maria De Los Angeles Martinez
Michael McCool
Francillon Pierre
Kirk Quintons
Ilene Rebecca Scott
Billy Sena
Colleen Vanita Simpson
Kelly Juanita Staples
Edna Christine Thorne
Angela Loraine Westberry
Anthony Tyrone Woodson

Twelve-part series on Amanda Brown

I just found this twelve-part series on that tells in detail the story of the kidnapping and murder of seven-year-old Amanda Brown in 1998. Her body was never found but her killer is on death row.

I saw a poll around the time Willie Crain was sentenced to death asking if they should allow the death penalty in cases where the victim’s body was never found. The idea being that there’s a margin of doubt there. To me it makes no difference. A jury is supposed to convict if there’s evidence beyond a reasonable doubt, body or no body. The standard of evidence is the same whether the defendant is facing the death penalty or a month of probation.

Andrea Gonzalez gets a memorial

I found this article about the missing child Andrea Gonzalez, who disappeared from Russellville, Alabama in 1993 at the age of five. Her father and stepmother were later convicted in her death, but her body has never been found.

Andrea never got a break in life. Her mother went to prison when she was little and she wound up in foster care in Illinois, which was probably a good thing considering she had obviously been abused in her mother’s home and had picked up stomach parasites and quite a few¬†behavioral problems. When Mom was released from jail, she didn’t seem all that anxious to reconnect with Andrea or her other two children. Andrea was sent to live with her dad and stepmom early in 1993, and her two siblings were put up for adoption. In less than a year she was dead, supposedly accidentally scalded to death in the bathtub. Curiously, rather than call an ambulance, her father and stepmother chose to get rid of her body and no one as ever found it.

Anyway, a Tennessee company has donated a monument in Andrea’s honor, which is on display near the Franklin County Detention Center in Alabama, along with similar memorials to raise awareness of child abuse. It’s nice that people still care after all this time.

Andrea’s case reminds me a lot of Haleigh Cummings. Except Andrea’s family is even more screwed up than Haleigh’s, and it’s not at all certain that Haleigh is dead.