Olisa Williams

I have been unable to go to my college classes these last two days because the weather, and hence the roads, have been so bad. I tried to make it yesterday, but the roads were like a skating rink. I wound up sliding into a ditch at 45 mph, missing a telephone pole by about half a foot. I’m lucky I wasn’t killed. I couldn’t get out of the ditch on my own and my brother had to come rescue me. I didn’t even go out today — the roads are a lot worse than they were yesterday. So I am staying in to write updates instead.

I noticed that the NCMEC has, in addition to adding a new (badly needed) AP to Olisa Williams‘s poster, changed her date of disappearance from February 8, 1983 to July 8, 1982. I have NO IDEA where the 1983 date came from, but back when the poster had that date the case always struck me as very suspicious. I mean: “She was taken from her father, as he slept on a park bench.” Nobody just randomly falls asleep on a park bench in Ann Arbor, Michigan in February. It is February now, and Weather.com says it is presently 11 degrees in Ann Arbor — quite a typical temperature for this time of year. To fall asleep in that kind of cold is to freeze to death.

Mr. Williams’s falling asleep in on the park bench the middle of July makes a great deal more sense, though as you can see from Olisa’s casefile that’s probably not what happened either.

There’s a fair-to-middling chance that Olisa is alive today. Who knows, we could have another Carlina White story, someday. She would be thirty years old this year.

8 thoughts on “Olisa Williams

  1. Heidi February 22, 2011 / 8:49 am

    I love that what you do.
    All that support.. ♥

  2. Celeste February 22, 2011 / 9:16 am

    Ann Arbor is usually at below 0 this time of year in which nobody could sleep outside withoutthe benefit of warm clothes or a sleeping bag. Something isdefinitely wrong wrong with this picture!

    • Meaghan February 22, 2011 / 9:43 am

      Try warm clothes, a winterized sleeping bag, a tent and a fire.

      • Celeste February 22, 2011 / 7:40 pm

        Either way there’s definitely something wrong with this picture when a parent claimed to have been higher than a kite and asleep on a park bench in the middle of winter.
        There must be something that Olisa’s father isn’t telling because if that’s the truth than it’s possible that litte Olisa could have froze to death without the father knowing it? And even then being high isn’t much of an excuse to not look after your own child.

  3. Princess Shantae February 23, 2011 / 10:16 am

    Her file says she was ten months old and weighed 35 pounds. That doesn’t sound right either. If it is right she was about the biggest 10mo baby I ever heard of. That’s like the size of a 3yo.

    • Meaghan February 23, 2011 / 10:39 am

      Shrug. That’s what the NCMEC poster says.

    • Zoe February 24, 2011 / 5:04 am

      Haha … true. Don’t tend to pay too much attention to weights etc. Since even if they are still alive the weight is irrelevant now. But woosh … thats heavy!

  4. Princess Shantae February 24, 2011 / 9:14 am

    I once saw a poster for a family abduction. The baby was supposed to be two months old and her weight was listed as 25lbs. Where do they come up with this silly crap?

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