I finally sat down, bit the bullet and wrote up Kyron Horman‘s case. It didn’t take as long as I thought — only four or five hours. Whew! Glad that’s done and over with. Cross that off on my mile-long list of Things I Really Should Get Around To Doing. (Another item on the list is “Donate clothes to the St. Vincent De Paul Society.” Got a basket of clothes that’s been in my car for about six months.)
The two other cases (yes, alas, only two) that I added today are also exceptional due to their age: Dennise Sullivan, a Connecticut girl missing for 49 years, abducted from rural Utah after a holdup and shooting that killed her mother and wounded the man that was with them, and Solomon Rose, missing from Maryland for 38 years and just added to the NCMEC.
Worldcat says there’s a book called Whatever Happened to Denise Sullivan? which is supposed to be about Dennise’s abduction. Gotta wonder how accurate it is if they didn’t spell her name right. There’s only one copy available and it’s at the Wisconsin Historical Society (?). I requested it through inter-library loan but they want $5 to ship it to me. I think I’ll bite.
that is such a sad story. I find it hard to believe that the stepmother knows what happened and can’t even do the decent thing and tell the truth.
This may sound silly, but it broke my heart when I read that on the morning of his disappearance, Kyron was due to present a science project on the Red-Eyed Tree Frog. My little brother was crazy about frogs when he was just the same age. Here’s hoping this child is still alive somewhere.
I think all little boys go through a reptile/amphibian craze, just like all little girls go through a horse craze.
I went through a dinosaur phase. Which is just an offshoot of the reptile/amphibian craze.
I never went through a horse craze myself. I have long running dog and shark crazes, though.
My son is in the Thomas the Tank Engine/train phase. I, as a girl, went through an almost lifelong phase with dinosaurs and later Egypt..wanted to be an on site historian…sigh,…..oh well. As for the book, bite if you can! I’d love to hear more about this though I wonder if she isn’t a unidentified somewhere now…how tragic.
Why would Kyron’s mother do the decent thing now? I mean she’s a drunk and a nut job and she tried to have her husband killed and she probably killed this kid, why start being decent now?
I never went through a horse thing, b/c I never realy liked horses. Never trusted them. But I think most every little kid does a paper or a project on the life cycle of the frog, cause its easy. Same as the life cycle of the butterfly. Its what we did when we couldn’t be bothered to do much research.
It’s his stepmother who’s a suspect, not his mother.
terrible that kids, innocent kids, pay for the mistakes of unbalanced, screwed up adults, who shouldn’t even be anywhere NEAR kids.
I’ve said this several times before, but I don’t suppose that it will ever happen in this country. We are too “civilized”.
Anyone convicted of gross neglect or abuse of children should be sterilized as part of their sentence. Male or female, they should lose their reproductive rights forever.
PS: I looked at Solomon’s case, and all I can think of is why on earth would they call him Poon? I mean, that’s not exactly a polite term and not one you want your kids to be hollering out on the playground.
No idea. A lot of family nicknames have obscure origins.
Actually, from the Asian families I’ve known, it is fairly common, a nickname per say.
I’m guessing it was meant as a term of endearment. The kid WAS, after all, 3 years old, and I’m guessing it was easier to say than Solomon.
It was also 1972 when Solomon went missing, maybe that was a factor as to why it wasn’t considered ‘dirty’.
Yeah but Solomon wasn’t Asian.
I have heard of Poon, but its a dirty word