Yay, a brand-new old NCMEC case!

James Egan, also known as Colin, missing since 1972. He’s listed as missing from Mequon, Wisconsin, but it says he was traveling between California and Wisconsin at the time of his disappearance. (I wish they would be a little more specific. That’s a lot of space.) He was 18 years old.

I looked up Mequon on Wikipedia and it says someone named James Egan was mayor between 1965 and 1971. I looked further and found this obituary for James The Mayor, who died in 1999. “He was preceded in death by a son, Colin.” Got to be James The Missing there.

In any case, I shall do a casefile for this young man forthwith.

Hear ye, hear ye, another updates announcement

Attention everyone: As I have noted previously on this blog, I find myself swamped with little tiny updates to do on many cases, and it always kind of bothers me if the daily roster of cases on my updates page is too long. A 45-name or longer list just looks gawky or something, I don’t know, I just have some kind of problem with it. I have been trying to find ways to ease the burden a bit.

Therefore, I announce that in the future, I will not be noting an update if I am simply adding a middle name for the MP, or a suffix like Jr., III, etc. If that’s the only update for that casefile, I’m simply going to quietly add it without making an announcement. It’s not going to shorten my “today’s updates” list very much, but it helps a little, and it will not interfere with the efforts of people who use my site to try to identify bodies.

If any of you desperately need to stay current on MP name updates for some reason, email me and we’ll see if we can work something out.

Runaway kids in Florida

I found this article about runaway teens in Manatee County, Florida. The NCMEC says it has helped find 369 runaway kids from Manatee County since 1997.

My dad once said that kids run away for two reasons: either (1) they are being mistreated at home, or (2) they only think they are being mistreated. I would add a third reason (which kind of ties in with Reason 2): they want to get out and see the world and prove they are very grown-up, thank you very much, and don’t need parents bossing them around and getting into their business.

50 missing people in 50 days

As I’m sure everyone knows by now, Nancy Grace is in the middle of this big “50 missing people in 50 days” thing on her show, profiling one case per show for 50 days straight. I think she’s somewhere in the thirties by now.

While it’s a fine idea, and I’ve been able to milk some smidgens of information, extra photos etc., off her from this, I kind of wish she wouldn’t profile so many cases that have been done to death. I mean, Kyron Horman, Haleigh Cummings, anyone? And, for older cases, Etan Patz, Johnny Gosch? They’ve all had so much exposure. It would make my day if Nancy Grace instead profiled some case I’ve been curious about for years but have zilch on. Like Larry Krebbs, or Robert Bowling, and Jeanine Barnwell or something.

But of course, that would probably not be as profitable.

I’ve thought of doing some similar thing for my blog, but I already have a featured MP of the week on Charley’s frontpage. Which I need to change sometime today…

Still here, kinda

I know I haven’t been around in almost a week. I’m barely answering my email either. But I’m hanging in there. It’s Tuesday so I will try to get an update in today. I have some more free time this week.

Just six days till my consult at the Cleveland Clinic and it can’t come fast enough. If they can’t help I don’t know what else I can do. The headache pain varies but right now it’s on one its more severe arcs and the pills are not working (big surprise, haha), and I fear I may need to go back to the urgent care place sometime today for an umpteenth shot. It always takes forever and costs the earth, but sometimes it’s the only thing that works.