MP news snippets

Per Justin: it looks like Mitrice Richardson’s parents and Los Angeles County have reached a settlement. See my previous Mitrice writings here. Los Angeles County has agreed to shell out 900k for whatever mistakes they made before and after her death. Personally, I don’t think she was the victim of a homicide, but this was a very tragic case all around.

The prosecutor in the Jeanine Sanchez Harms case has announced that the evidence proves Maurice Nasmeh, the prime suspect in her disappearance, killed her. Nasmeh had been charged with murder, but the charges were dropped to give the authorities time to retest crucial physical evidence. Now the tests are over. It’s a little late, though, because Harms’s brother murdered Nasmeh early this year.

Somehow I missed this, but last month John Skelton pleaded no contest to false imprisonment in the disappearances of his three sons, Andrew, Alexander and Tanner. The boys have been missing without a trace since last November and were probably killed by their father. Homicide charges may be filed in the future as evidence warrants. In the meantime, John faces up to fifteen years in prison at sentencing, which is scheduled for September 15.

The News Tribune has written again about Misty Copsey: this article about her disappearance and this article about possible suspects in her case. (I commented on the first article.) The News Tribune did a three-part series about Misty two years ago, which provided a lot of new information on the case.

A human skull found in Temple, Texas has been identified as Daniel Patrick Sullivan, a 55-year-old who’d been missing since April 2009. The police say there’s no evidence of foul play, but the death is under investigation and the cause and manner of death are undetermined. It looks like they haven’t found anything but the skull, which obviously places limitations on how much they can find out.

Jamie sent me this article about four senior citizens who have been missing Vancouver, British Columbia Huntsville, Ontario since the late nineties. They were “vulnerable” because they were estranged from their families, had health problems and had been in and out of homeless shelters. Their names: Joan Dorothy Lawrence (age 77), John James Semple (89), John Leroy Crofts (70) and Ralph Bernard Grant (69). Foul play is suspected in their disappearances.

5 thoughts on “MP news snippets

  1. Fid325 August 25, 2011 / 12:23 am

    The MP’s in Canada are from Huntsville, Ontario. Vancouver is quite a ways away. These cases have been bothering us for some time. It’s clear who caused this.

    • Meaghan August 25, 2011 / 1:15 am

      Whoops, I just saw “vancouver sun” and went with that.

  2. Fid325 August 25, 2011 / 12:32 am

    The article itself was refreshing. Despite being familiar with these cases for some time, this was the first time these people were presented as more than just a MP profile. Viewing pictures of Ralph Grant, you can’t help but fee lthe worst for him.

    If only these folks had/wished to have somebody to turn to…

  3. Kim August 25, 2011 / 2:22 am

    People.com reported the conviction 2 weeks ago or so. I am afraid the Skelton boys are likely dead. What a disgrace. It bothers the crap out of me that he married and had 3 kids with a sex offender, then bitched about her sex offender status when they seperate. Her status apparantly didn’t bother him before. I don’t believe she was a threat to the kids. She stupidly had sex with a teen not little boys. What a shame this man did something awful to his own kids.

  4. Val October 20, 2011 / 6:27 pm

    This is such a fantastic website. You do so much good for so many people, keep up the great work. So I hope this doesn’t make me come off as sounding like a nag, but I was looking through your profiles for the Skelton boys and I noticed that Andrew (9 year old) and Tanner (5 year old) are listed as having the same height and weight. I’m not sure what the report you received on them says but I was looking at other news sources and while it seems that Andrew’s stats are correct, Tanner is closer to being 3′ 6″ tall and weighing 40 pds. I hope that helps. This site is really such a godsend!

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