I found this article about Jana Michelle Morton, who’s been missing two years this month. But it’s really more about the prime suspect in her disappearance, Robert Mitchell Foust. The man sounds like a monster.
I can think of a lot of questions to ask the parole or probation or whoever authorities in North Carolina. Foust was sentenced to forty years in prison for second-degree murder. He got out after serving just thirteen. Less than half. Does that sound right to you? No. But moving on, usually when people are released from custody before their sentences are up they are on some kind of parole or probation and if they get arrested again they get returned to prison. It says Foust got arrested many times for serious, violent offenses. And apparently no one cared, and he just kept getting slapped on the wrist and let out again and again.
Well, now he’s been sentenced to forty years AGAIN and they swear they really mean it this time, no, really, they’re honestly not gonna let him out till 2073. Well, they’re a little late.
This is off topic, but Thomas Tillery’s body has been id’d. Some bones were found in 1994 but they weren’t able to id him till now.
Yeah, I know. I knew awhile go but forgot to resolve his case, what with all the disasters that have befallen me lately.
It also makes one wonder how many other deaths Foust has been responsible for over the past couple decades. Just goes back to my rant about heinous or repeat offenders and why I believe in capital punishment, but I won’t go into that anymore.
Aside from all that, Meaghan, this is only my own opinion and I could be wrong, but since most things physical have been ruled out as the cause of your recent migraines and debilitating symptoms, do you think it could be seen as your emotions manifesting into physical illness, resulting from the sexual assault you suffered a while back? I know many people out there dismiss Diseases of the Psyche as junk science, but I wholeheartedly believe many things in life can manifest into physical ailments, that, if left unresolved and untreated, can result in incurable diseases and even death, in some cases.
I know I don’t know you, nor do I know all the details of what happened to you, just the little you’ve posted over the months since I’ve been a member on this blogsite, but it seems to me you went through a very traumatic event. Even after years and years of therapy, one never truly gets over something like that, they just manage to get beyond it, in order to move on with life. But in your circumstance, it all just came back to the forefront recently when you posted about the perpetrator and his sentence for assaulting another woman. That had to be very, very hard for you.
Not to mention you are still very young and try so hard to keep up with so much responsibility, with the pressure of work, school, studying, all this case work you keep up with online, etc.
You’ve mentioned a regimen of very potent, medications I’d hate to see you have to take for a lifetime. Not only can that lead to lifetime addiction, but you’ve said yourself how disrupting it already has been to your daily schedule and affects your normal routine in life.
Once all physical abnormalities such as tumors, clots, etc can be ruled out, do you think just getting in touch with a really good behavioral therapist could help you get beyond what happened so you could get on a fresh, pain free path in life? I really hope that’s the case, because at least that way, you know it’s something you can have control over and get beyond. You may not be able to change what happened to you in the past, but you can make sure it doesn’t rule your future.
I personally offer you many kudos and thanks for the work you do on behalf of the missing. All the work you do on the Charley Project, keeping up with so many case files and this blogsite is very important and provides much needed info for the public in tracking cases to help with family resolution and case closure. To know you do it without being asked and put your heart and soul into it is very commendable, in my book.
You sound like such a bright, caring, compassionate person and I’m so sorry you’re going through such a hard time right now. I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers that you’re able to find the right doctor who can lead you onto the proper path of healing. Please stay strong and know that other’s are in your corner.
Tracey in MD
Your guess is as good as mine. Your kind thoughts are very much appreciated — you don’t know how much.
Awhile back I wrote, “I would dearly love, I desperately want, just one day where my head did not hurt at all. Just one day is all I’m asking.” Well, last week, suddenly, I got that day. And then another day. And then a third. Three days in a row. And at a time when I really needed them, because there was a bad crisis in my family and I really needed to be healthy and 100% there. And just when I was starting to think, maybe it stopped, maybe I should call off the Cleveland Clinic, the pain came back just as suddenly as it started. Ah, well. At least I didn’t get my hopes too far up.
Three days in a row- that is most excellent news!
Yeah. But it’s back — just as bad as before. 😦