Although they have not been identified, authorities have determined that the bones are from a male around 70+ years old. Therefore, highly unlikely to be the missing Faloma or Maleina Luhk.
Day: August 14, 2011
Northern Mariana Islands Part Deux
Per Jamie: Three articles about missing persons in the NMIs. Human bones have turned up, unearthed by a dog; they’re not sure whose they are yet, but there’s speculation that the bones are from one of the missing Luhk sisters. Apparently those in the know don’t think the victim has been dead all that long and if it is in fact Faloma or Maleina, she was kept alive for several weeks after the girls disappeared in late May.
There’s also an article about the 1998 disappearance of Rosaline Santos Camacho, mother of four and a police officer’s wife, from Saipan. Her car was found abandoned near a golf course and her shoes were on a cliffline nearby. According to Rosaline’s family, the police mishandled the investigation by not treating it as a crime, not processing the car or dusting it for prints or anything. I’m not sure whether “cliffline” means the top edge of a cliff or right at the bottom of a cliff. It was the top of a cliff, maybe Rosaline fell off into the ocean? Or the police assumed she had and that’s why they handled the disappearance so nonchalantly?
And there’s this article about seven people who’ve been missing from the NMIs going back to 1995. No pictures, unfortunately. All adults, between 24 and 79: Qi Run Li, John Garcia Manahane, Manuel L. Dela Cruz, Yuji Watanabe, Ngai Fung Chang and his girlfriend Lai Meung Kou, and Tian Ming.