Updates on resolved cases?

I was looking through my old resolved cases today. A lot of cases where people have been found deceased have “his/her death/murder is under investigation” thing. I know that in a lot of those cases, later on the cause of death was determined and it was not foul play, or a suspect was charged or convicted of murder. (As if I don’t have enough work to do) do you guys think it would be a good idea to add updates to my resolves? I think the only time I ever did this was in a family abduction case, where the boy’s mother abducted him a second time. Or do you think not enough people look at old resolves to make updates there worthwhile?

12 thoughts on “Updates on resolved cases?

  1. Heather May 29, 2011 / 11:09 am

    I would love to still be able to read the case profiles when a case is resolved. When a person has been missing for a while and found, dead or alive, I usually want to read the background info but I imagine the casefile load on your computer memory must be prohibitive. As far as your actual question…I don’t think frequent resolve updates are needed. You blog about many of the important cases and do so much work already to keep the site up, give yourself a break!

  2. CarlK90245 May 29, 2011 / 11:22 am

    I don’t think it’s necessary to update the status of the investigations regarding the perps. This site is focused primarily on missing persons, not crime and punishment. To do updates in the resolved section would be unnecessary IMO. You are already doing that in your blog, and it appears your hands are already full keeping up with the daily NamUs casefile additions.

  3. Jaime May 29, 2011 / 12:04 pm

    If you want to update them thats fine with me. Personally I would like more info on the family abductions that are resovled often times the NCMEC posts that a long term family abduction has been resolved but it doesnt say if the child has met with the left behind parent or even if they have come back to the U.S. They just say resolved and go on.

  4. Princess Shantae May 29, 2011 / 1:17 pm

    You often do resolved updates here on the blog as they happen, so that’s good enough. But if you wanted to do something more what I would do would be to make a separate page for “breaking news.”? That way you don’t have to worry about finding each case in the “resolved” section and pointing us to it so we don’t have to wade through all the newer resolveds. That way you don’t waste a lot of time and energy trying to keep everything in order, you can just post new info as it comes in.

  5. dede May 29, 2011 / 3:13 pm

    FIRST are you on TWITTER?
    second I WOULD SOOOOOO appreciate you leavibng this original info and puttimng updates and SOLVED info ……IT Asure saves time and GOID KNOWS you are so efficient at whjat you do.I ONCE wrote you and told ypou bhow much i apprtecaite you and that you have the ability to `somehow get more info posted.
    GOD BLESS & THANK YOU!

  6. Celeste May 29, 2011 / 5:46 pm

    I think you have enough work to do without but on the other hand not many of these resolved cases have a definitive answer as to how the person died? I would love to read up on some of the resolved cases where the manner of death has yet to be solved.

  7. Justin May 29, 2011 / 6:15 pm

    I wouldn’t mind some updates on solved cases if you find them, but that’s what I thought this blog was for.

    But seriously, you have enough on your plate right now. Keep your focus on the currently missing or you will be all over the place. I am personally well aware of how easy it is to go off on tangents. You are one person Meaghan trying to keep track of several thousand missing persons while adding new ones all the time. I would suggest that you just keep doing what you’re doing now and occasionally post something on your blog if it catches you eye.

  8. Vanessa May 29, 2011 / 10:05 pm

    Sometimes I like to see updates on cases, but since the resolved cases page is so hard to navigate, and a lot of times people don’t care about follow ups, then I guess not many people would bother looking that up.

  9. Lyndsie May 30, 2011 / 12:43 am

    I regularly look at the resolved pages. It always makes me happy to see that some cases have been brought to resolution. I think Charley is a fantastic site, and I appreciate all the work you put into it, especially with all your horrible headaches. Whatever you are able to post, we will be thankful for.

  10. Tracey Reitterer May 30, 2011 / 1:18 am

    Updates on resolved cases would be very much appreciated, if and when you could find time to post them. You seem to have much better sources than many of us and people like me look to Charley as one of our main sources of case info. Updates would help us to resolve many of these people’s stories; not only in our own files, but in our heads as well. Keep up the excellent work, Meaghan. You’re an inspiration to many and a Godsend for bringing a voice to the missing and murdered.

  11. Petra May 30, 2011 / 2:28 am

    I would love that I regularly go through them but only if you are sure you can manage the extra work 🙂 you do so much already

  12. humbled_observer May 30, 2011 / 9:56 am

    i just wanted to take this moment to admit i’d been following charley for a long time before i ever noticed the blog link!
    that link is next to the ‘resolved’ button, something i had clicked on all the time. i don’t know how i missed it lolz!

    once i did find it i went back and read them all, it was fun! i felt like i’d stumbled upon a hidden treasure haha!

    i’ve commented on a few things here, i’m mostly a lurker, and your site is one of my top 5 all-time faves.

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