Holy crap!!!!!!

Carlina Renae White, who was kidnapped at the age of 3 weeks back in 1987, has been FOUND ALIVE AND WELL! It happened just the way it’s supposed to: she couldn’t find her birth records, got suspicious, checked a missing persons site and saw herself. She grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut under the name Nejdra Nance, and now lives in Georgia.

I’ll write more when I know it. Articles:

AOL News
New York Daily News (with pics of Carlina, then and now)

Summary of Gabriel Johnson case

Gabriel Johnson has been missing one year and three weeks, in the kind of convoluted soap-operatic family debacle that’s a nightmare to research and write up. (Kyron Horman, Trenton Duckett and Haleigh Cummings are other good examples of this.) But this article today provides an excellent brief summary of Gabriel’s disappearance with all the twists and turns and people involved.

I’m sure the cops are working behind the scenes, but it seems like nothing really has changed since last year. Gabriel’s still missing, everyone is telling a million different stories, Elizabeth’s still in jail, etc.

Louisiana cops get all their MPs’ families’ DNA

For some reason the original link isn’t working, but I have the Google cache for this article, a followup on this article which talks about the DeSoto Sheriff’s and Mansfield’s Police departments in Louisiana tracking down the relatives of local MPs for DNA samples. In December they had obtained samples for four people, but one other person’s family refused to provide any. Well, as of today that woman’s family has been persuaded to give up cheek swabs for possible identification. Job well done here. I only wish other small PDs would do the same.

A quote of interest about 77-year-old Lurline DeWitt, who’s been missing since 1996 with foul play is suspected: Finding Dewitt’s relatives meant a trip to the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, where one of her two sons is serving a life sentence for homicide. I wish I knew more details about that murder. I mean, missing old woman, violent relative. It may well be completely unrelated, but now I’ve got an itch to know.


An update on the Saga of the Three-Month Headache: yesterday I went to see the neurologist, whom I think I liked. She seemed sensible, forthright and professional. She scheduled me for an MRI, an MRA, and blood work, and she has put me on a drug called Topamax which might prevent the headaches from happening — which is of course my ultimate goal. I have to sort of ease on to the Topamax, take a little more each week. Wikipedia says it’s FDA-approved for migraines and seizures. So I see the neurologist again in two months. Hopefully by then the Topamax will be working and the headaches will have stopped without me having to take morphine etc.