A new/old NCMEC case

I always get a bit of a thrill whenever the NCMEC puts up a new poster for a very old case, especially one I haven’t heard of before. They’ve done it again: April Nicole Williams. She was just three and a half months old when she was allegedly abducted from Washington DC by some strange woman on December 7, 1983.

A sketch of the suspect is included. It’s notable that the woman, who was black, had red hair. There are some red-haired black people (Maurice Jefferson comes to mind) but I suppose the abductor’s was probably dyed.

Now I really want to look up this case in the news archives, but what’s the point? I can’t write it up until I get my computer back.

I do wish they would hurry up. I have borrowed my father’s laptop but it’s old and slow and has Windows 2000 and the mouse is one of those little button things in the center of the keyboard which is very annoying.

I hope the NCMEC also puts out an AP for April. Her baby picture is not going to be of much help in identifying her; all babies look alike. She would be 27 years old today. If she was abducted by a stranger like the poster says, there’s no reason to suppose she’s not still alive and out there somewhere, just like Carlina White.

2 thoughts on “A new/old NCMEC case

  1. Princess Shantae April 21, 2011 / 5:30 pm

    How come you can’t use another computer to update the Charley Project? Don’t you have everything backed up on a disk or a flash drive or something? And even if you don’t, why can’t you access the site from anywhere?

    • Meaghan April 21, 2011 / 5:47 pm

      No, I don’t have everything backed up on a flash drive. I suppose I really ought to, but I don’t.

      I suppose, in a pinch, I could use another computer to update Charley, but it would be an enormous pain in the rear end. To begin with, I’d have to download FTP software and image editing software on to the other computer, which requires both permission of the owner and a computer advanced enough to handle the software. My dad’s laptop with the Windows 2000 can’t handle my regular graphics program. I tried downloading another one that was supposed to work for Windows 2000, and it didn’t work. Mostly I use school or library computers, and obviously I can’t download software onto those. In addition, once I made the updates I would have to, once I got my own computer back, download them so my files were current.

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