Some MPs who disappeared on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day

Okay, these are like way incomplete, but whatever.

Christmas Eve:
Siphat Chau, Maine, 2002
James Clark Creighton, Maryland, 2000
Mari Ann Fowler, Louisiana, 2002
Travis Lamont Lynch, North Carolina, 2003
Lluvia Sharanique McCraw, Texas, 2008
John Pavlat, California, 2002
Sherry Michaud Petersen, Florida, 1992
Rodolfo Ricardez, California, 1999
Five children from the Sodder family: Betty Dolly, Jennie Irene, Louis Erico, Martha Lee and Maurice Antonio, West Virginia, 1945
Ben Ta, California, 2000
Sean Wheeler, New York, 2003

Christmas Day:
Betty Vigil Garcia, New Mexico, 1995
Connie Lyn Leama, California, 1995
George Rodrigues Pereira Jr., California, 1995
Julian Feixas Polcaro, New Jersey, 1997
Lawrence Jay Riegel, Washington, 2009
Bettina Diane Scott, Connecticut, 2004
Kenneth Ray Weaver, Oklahoma, 2000

As a bonus: One MP whose (middle) name is Christmas: Cora Christmas McGuirk. The only other person I’ve heard of that was named Christmas was a girl in one of the James Bond movies. I think they named her that just so he could make a horrible pun at the end of the film, when they were having sex: “I thought Christmas came just once a year.” Groan.

9 thoughts on “Some MPs who disappeared on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day

  1. Princess Shantae December 24, 2011 / 5:37 pm

    The Sodders case is very very strange. Fire bombing the house is a very random way to target them for kidnapping because how can you be sure who will come running out or even if the house will catch fire?
    My aunt and uncle have a dog named Christmas. SHe’s a sheepdog, and she’ about 14 years old but acts like a puppy. They got her a few years ago, she belonged to some old people that couldn’t take care of her anymore. She was named that b/c she was born on Dec. 25.

  2. Swilltastic December 24, 2011 / 7:15 pm

    I’m actually neighbors with a guy who’s girlfriend is named Christmas… she’s nuttier than a fruitcake and I usually avoid that side of my complex when she’s letting her mouth loose

  3. CarlK90245 December 24, 2011 / 9:45 pm

    You missed:
    Christmas Eve:
    Dale Leslie McKay 1978
    William A. Roberts 1983
    Dewey O. Spencer 1984
    Jerry Dale Smith 1986
    John Lesley Welty 1998
    Moses Hobgood Jr. 1999
    Joann Sendejas 1999
    Rodolfo Ricardez 1999
    Michael Foster 2000
    Blaine Hector 2001
    Robert Cavanagh 2004
    Ricardo Rivera 2007
    Michael Lee Henderson 2007
    Christina Ariel Duchemin 2007
    Cruz Elena Ramirez 2007
    Clark Dale Bannister 2007
    Michael Kubiak 2008
    Kara Sue Mullinax 2009
    Hurbert Turner 2010
    Martin Morales Hernandez 2010
    Helga Charlet Smith 2010

    Christmas Day
    James Richard Johnson 1986
    Johnny Parker 1989
    Henry Lopez 1990
    Laura Melissa Skaggs 1991
    Peggy Reaves Mock 1992
    Paul Clyde Rollins 1995
    Patty Inez Brightwell Vaughan 1996
    Patrick Liljebeck 1997
    Marceline Tolondo 2000
    David Stephen Papageorgiou 2006
    Leonard Taku 2006
    Lyle King 2007
    Matthew Wayne Hatfield 2008
    Joshua Aaron Jagow 2008
    Angela Marie Uballe 2009
    Michael Dale McLaughlin 2009
    Pamela Upshaw 2009

    • Meaghan December 24, 2011 / 11:45 pm

      I suppose I should have searched for “December 25” instead of “Christmas.”

    • Meaghan December 25, 2011 / 11:07 am

      Whoops. Duly noted.

  4. Laura Brown December 26, 2011 / 3:00 am

    Strangely, despite being from West Virginia, I never heard of the Sodder case till I saw it on your site. It’s very sad. I do think that the kids died in the fire and the parents simply couldn’t come to terms with it. Perhaps I couldn’t either if I were in the same situation.

  5. Diane December 26, 2011 / 11:48 pm

    The Sodder children mystery is the only missing persons’ case that legitimately scares me. It frightened the living daylights out of me the first time I read it and even now I’m reluctant to click on those links. It’s hard for me to be optimistic about the fates of these missing children when they disappeared under such mysterious, eerie, and weird circumstances, and it really sucks that no one took the parents seriously.

    BTW, you might be exceptionally young or something, but Chrissy Snow (Suzanne Somers’s character on “Three’s Company”) was a fictional Christmas. Except her name wasn’t used in quite as bad a punchline as that Bond movie character’s name was. Oh, and Chrissy’s dad was an ordained minister too.

    • Meaghan December 26, 2011 / 11:58 pm

      I’m 26 years old. And I never watch TV.

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