I’m still here

I’ve been kind of playing hooky from Charley these last several days, but I’m still here. Just preoccupied. Got a big paper due soon.

And…the Headache has returned, in full force. Obviously that’s a big let-down. I called the Cleveland Clinic today and told a nurse, who promised to tell my doctor. I guess she promptly did, because like an hour later she called me and said they’d start me on a second course of dexamethasone — the magic steroid that worked so well before. I didn’t have time to get to the pharmacy before it closed, but Michael’s mom who lives a few blocks from it picked it up for me. I start it tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

In the meantime, an MP news roundup:

Larry DeWayne Hall, a man serving life in prison for kidnapping, has confessed to the kidnapping and murder of Laurie Depies, who’s been missing from Menasha, Wisconsin since 1992. The police believe his story and they’re searching for her body, although no charges have been filed yet. The Daily Mail says he’s a suspect in a lot of disappearances.

There’s a new novel about the 1930 disappearance of Judge Crater. The book is called The Man Who Never Returned, by Peter Quinn

The police have found a dead boy in South Berwick, Maine and are investigating to see if it might be Kyron Horman. The dead child, thought to be between four and six years old, looks a little like Kyron. But Kyron was seven years old when he disappeared and he’d be eight and a half now. Plus, Maine is thousands of miles from Oregon. I doubt the boy is Kyron.

There’s an article about the 1987 disappearance of Julie Weflen. (Ann Rule wrote about it.) And this article talks about the Weflen case as well as the disappearances of Deborah Swanson and Sally Stone, and includes better pictures of the latter two than I had before.

There’s also an article about Lucia Oliveros-Suarez, who’s been missing for almost five years. She ran away from a foster home in 2006, at the age of 14. The last time anyone heard from her was a month after her disappearance, when she contacted her foster parents to ask for money. They think she might be Langley Park, Maryland. She disappeared from Hyattsville, Maryland.

There are several articles about a 48-year-old disappearance I’d never heard of before: Bobby Panknin, age four, missing from Spokane, Washington since 1963. There are pictures. I will add him to Charley. Eventually. Maybe tonight.

12 thoughts on “I’m still here

  1. Jaime May 17, 2011 / 10:42 pm

    I hope the medication does away with the headache for good this time. I hope they identify that boy in Maine. I highly doubt that he is Kyron Horman. I hope that child doesnt join the thousands of other John and Jane Does.

    • Meaghan May 17, 2011 / 11:08 pm

      I may just end having to take dexamethasone a couple of times a year for the forseeable future. I can live with that.

  2. Justin May 18, 2011 / 3:02 am

    Bobby Panknin isn’t in the WASPC. I hoped to find more info on him there. Perhaps they will add him later.

    • Meaghan May 18, 2011 / 3:03 am

      Yeah, I looked for him too.

  3. Kat May 18, 2011 / 9:53 am

    I saw the pics of that child and I don’t think he looks anything like Kyron, in my opinion. It will be easy enough to determine, I guess. I hope they find out who that poor little guy is…and nail the perps to the wall (and I mean that literally).

  4. Princess Shantae May 18, 2011 / 9:57 am

    I saw the pics too and about the only thing he’s got in common with Kyron is they’re both white boys with sort of similar coloring but not all that much. Plus even if Kyron was alive the past year he wouldn’t age backward and be mistaken for as young as four.

  5. Princess Shantae May 18, 2011 / 10:00 am

    Oops I posted before I was done.
    Anyway the kid in Maine reminds me of this case from back in the eighties that I read a book about a couple years ago. The boy in that case was named Daniel Stutzman (spelling?) and he wad found dead in a field in Nebraska or someplace and went unidentified for a while before somebody came forward. His father was an ex Amish man from Ohio who they think killed his wife, Daniel’s mother, when Daniel was just a baby. They also think he killed several of his boyfriends plus his son. Only Amish serial killer?

    • Meaghan May 18, 2011 / 7:59 pm

      Well, even the Amish could have one. I think serial killers are represented in just about every country, race and ethnic group throughout history.

      • Princess Shantae May 18, 2011 / 8:34 pm

        The thing with Amish people is they keep a close watch on each other and are encouraged to tattle whenever they find out somebody’s broke the rules to their particular church. Pretty hard to keep realy big secrets within the community, and they’d stick out like a sore thumb if they went out of it. The Stutzman guy asked to be ex communicated from the church which is pretty unusual, b/c what usually happens is either you get ex communicated whether you like it or not or you just leave on your own without anybody having to say anything about it. The rumors about him were flying pretty thick by the time he took off.

  6. Kat May 18, 2011 / 10:47 am

    Yeah, that was a while ago. I do remember that case, in a very vague way. Could be the only Amish serial killer. Hmmmm.

  7. Princess Shantae May 18, 2011 / 11:26 am

    They didn’t have very much to go on when it came time to try him, and he had AIDS by that time anyway and I think he ended up dying of it.

  8. Princess Shantae May 18, 2011 / 5:54 pm

    Just saw they id’d the boy in Maine. His name’s Camden Hughes and his mother is confessing that she od’d him on medicine and killed him.

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