I got an email from some poor woman who has vastly overestimated my abilities and the Charley Project’s scope. She wants me to “re-open” her daughter’s case, produce a current AP (her daughter disappeared a quarter-century ago), etc. Her husband just died and she wants to know her daughter’s fate before it’s her time to go. When I say this is depressing I mean it’s depressing to me to have to tell her I can do none of those things, and it’s probably going to be depressing to her to hear that.
Obviously she went to the Charley Project frontpage in order to get my contact info, but I guess she didn’t read the part that explains that the site is for publicity only. I don’t try to solve cases; I only catalog them and let others do the solving. But this is hardly the first time people have assumed I’m some kind of detective or what.
Maybe I’ll refer her to the Doe Network. I think they do APs.