Missing persons articles

The Naples News has done an article write-up of the April 2006 disappearance of Philistin Saintcyr. I hadn’t known much about his disappearance before but this provides valuable info. Philistin had some kind of medical emergency and stayed at the hospital overnight. The next morning he was supposed to take a cab home, but he couldn’t remember his address so the cab took him back to the hospital. Employees there told him to take the bus. He never arrived home. He was 65 years old, didn’t speak English, couldn’t drive and may have been suffering from dementia. If he’s alive today, chances are he’s homeless somewhere in Florida.

Meanwhile, there’s some news about the Madeline Teresa Ponds case. A 17-year-old high school senior and convenience store clerk from Mississippi, she disappeared in 1986, apparently abducted during a robbery of the store. The article doesn’t provide additional details, just says the police are going to check a well for her body. Charley has at least a few other cases of abducted convenience store clerks — all of them girls or women, if I recall correctly. It seems to me that perhaps they shouldn’t be allowed to work the night shift alone. I frequently visited a convenience store a few blocks from Michael’s apartment in the wee hours (back before he moved across town six months ago) and I think there were always two employees there.

And the Nashua Telegraph has done an article on the 1977 disappearance of Eddy Segall. She (yes, it is a woman) is not on Charley yet, but she’s on my list to add.

8 thoughts on “Missing persons articles

  1. Laura Brown December 20, 2010 / 3:41 am

    That’s disgusting what happened to Mr Saintcyr. Why weren’t the hospital employees held responsible?

    • Meaghan December 20, 2010 / 3:49 am

      It does seem rather unwise of them. But if he’s an adult, and passably competent, they can’t keep him at the hospital against his will. I’m reminded of the Mitrice Richardson case. It’s a tricky situation.

  2. jessah gomez December 20, 2010 / 6:34 am

    maybe this needs a legal action for them not to keep him at the hospital

  3. Peter Henderson December 20, 2010 / 8:51 am

    Hi Meaghan,

    Here is another article about Eddy, it has here picture

    The Cabinet
    Hollis probes 33-year-old disappearance case

    For my take on the case

  4. Princess Shantae December 20, 2010 / 11:25 am

    How competent could he be at the time if he couldn’t remember his address? Didn’t the hospital get that info from him or his family or whoever when he was admitted?
    Somebody fell down on their job.
    And speaking of jobs, most convenience stores do usualy have two people working the night shift. Maybe they didn’t back then though. And there’s a difference between like two in the morning and around supper time. Its a dangerous job though. Lots of people call the stores stop and robs.

  5. marycarney December 20, 2010 / 4:23 pm

    During my teens years, back in the pre-Cambrian Era, I worked solo on overnight shift in a convenienct store near Gary, IN. I got robbed a couple times, and had some interesting encounters with shady people. The store owner, my boss, was a Gary cop and he left me a loaded revolver under the counter. Never got to use it.

  6. danielle December 20, 2010 / 4:25 pm

    I’m sure there are two workers in convenience stores now for safety. But women who work there at night don’t work those hours by choice. They need the money and it’s the only job they can get. Scary or not, they work for the paycheck. I’m glad more of the dangers are being publicized and hopefully, with cameras and public awareness, things will improve for these people.

  7. Jaime December 20, 2010 / 5:02 pm

    Ilene Rebecca Scott has been missing for 30 years now. No new articles about it either big suprise.

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