Another one bites the dust

As I have noted many times before, the parents of missing children, at least in my observation, tend to die at tragically young ages. Here is yet another example: Rebecca Ann Klino, the mother of Branson Perry, who died of cancer earlier this month, nearly ten years after her son’s disappearance. If Branson is alive, he would be 30 years old today. Rebecca’s obituary, however, says he preceded her in death.

Rebecca Klino was only 52 years old.

14 thoughts on “Another one bites the dust

  1. danielle February 28, 2011 / 8:36 pm

    I would die too, if something happened to my children. I have 3 kids. Honestly, I didn’t know the definition of true love until I had my children. When a child dies, (sometimes) the parent dies too. Just exists. Depending on your personal beliefs, I think she is with her son in a better place.

    • Meaghan February 28, 2011 / 8:38 pm

      Of course a child’s death is terrible. I think it’s much worse to have a child that’s missing and never found, though. If your child is dead, at least you know what happened to it. You know it’s not scared or hurt or suffering. You can go to see it where it’s buried or whatever. I have often seen parents quoted, when their long-missing child is found dead, saying they felt relieved.

      • danielle March 1, 2011 / 12:34 pm

        oh…I totally agree. Not knowing is the worst. Denise Huber lived right here by me. She was murdered and kept frozen in a trailer after being murdered in CA and taken to AZ. People thought it was strange the cord went to the stolen Uhaul-type truck. Cops were called and they thought it was a drug making situation. Imagine their surprise when the opened the freezer and found a dead beautiful young lady with a driver’s license that said Denise Huber. Her parents said they were relieved to know and could bring her home after a two year wait. I can’t imagine two years of not knowing much less a life time. Think about Jaycee Duggard and other situations like hers.

  2. Michael February 28, 2011 / 10:59 pm

    Perhaps not the most compassionate headline, dont you think?

    • Meaghan March 1, 2011 / 6:40 am

      I meant no offense by it.

  3. D March 1, 2011 / 1:56 am

    Never responded to your blog before but felt the need to now. My daughter reads missing person cases alot. She followed Branson’s case for some time. How inconsiderate, Another One Bites the Dust.

    • Princess Shantae March 1, 2011 / 9:19 am

      I agree. Especially since you always show a lot of kindness and compassion to the families of the missing. Its very disappointing.

      • Meaghan March 1, 2011 / 10:16 am

        I truly meant no disrespect. I just read the article and thought, Gah, another one! I didn’t realize it would offend anyone. I am sorry. 😦

  4. Jaime March 1, 2011 / 6:57 am

    I hope she finds some answers. I also hope they make progress on his case. Hope your feeling better too.

  5. Annie March 1, 2011 / 9:48 am

    I’VE never responded to the blog either, but you don’t know these people personally. Let’s not worry about being so PC.

  6. Princess Shantae March 1, 2011 / 11:42 am

    Its not about being PC. It doesn’t matter if she doesn’t know the people. Online means it is public, and somebody that does know the family could see it. You would be pretty upset if your relative died and somebody that you didn’t even know posted another one bites the dust about the death, would you?
    Also, Meaghan is pretty careful about saying negative things about the missing themselves on her blog, so it follows that she should be the one to set the tone.
    I’m sure she didn’t mean to hurt anybody, and she has apologized. Just saying, announcing somebody’s death with tact and sensitivity isn’t some trendy little bit of PCness.

    • Meaghan April 11, 2011 / 6:17 pm

      I just noticed, looking through my old blog entries, that there is another titled “another one bites the dust,” — the dust-biter this time being an MP who was found dead. No one complained at that time, which is part of the reason I didn’t realize it was an offensive statement.

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