Article for Tristen Myers

I found an anniversary article for four-year-old Tristen Myers, who’s been missing from North Carolina ten years next week. (He disappeared on my birthday.) No clues as to what happened to him; he was just gone.

The article doesn’t provide any details on Tristen’s history but as I recorded on his Charley page, he went through a lot in his short life. His father is unknown; his mother, a fifteen-year-old exotic dancer, was killed in an accident six years ago. He was born in Mississippi, but he was sent to live with a great-aunt and great-uncle in North Carolina after his grandfather ran over him in a drunken accident. He apparently had some fairly severe psychiatric problems and was aggressive towards other children and to himself.

I really hope he found a good home somewhere. But I don’t think he is alive.

3 thoughts on “Article for Tristen Myers

  1. Princess Shantae September 30, 2010 / 9:21 am

    He had no chance at all. Not with that upbringing or the lack of it. If somebody stole him away wanting a child to raise they would not of been able to keep him secret very long. Not with his behavior which would just get worse when he got bigger.
    Next to him Haleigh Cummings looks like she had a normal family.

  2. Zoe September 30, 2010 / 7:28 pm

    I agree, Shantae, that is one depressing upbringing.

    The dogs being well kept and fed is strange, but could be completely unrelated.

  3. Princess Shantae September 30, 2010 / 8:08 pm

    Dogs can usualy take care of theirselves better the people can. I mean you hear all the time about dogs that get lost and find their way home again months or years later and sometimes they have to travel for many miles, sometimes even across the country. Tristen’s dogs didn’t even have to stay gone as long as the dogs in the stories.

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