Oh-kay…I would not have thought of this

I just randomly stumbled across a unique way of publicizing missing people: somebody has made Sims 3 characters that resemble the MPs. They’ve got everything from little babies like Joshua Davis and children like Tanner Skelton, to tweens and teens like Elizabeth Yanez and Alexandria Lowitzer, and adults like Matthew Mullaney and Jane McDonald-Crone.

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What happened?!

I got word from the NCMEC that Eowynne Anderson has been found deceased. She was three years old when her mother abducted her and her sister, Gisselle (then 10) and brother, Giovanni (then 7) from Lynwood, Washington in 2004. No word on the well-being of the other children.

I looked online for more info but found only the following message on the dad’s MySpace page, dated January 24: “How do you mourn for a child that died long ago but only now found out they are gone???????????”

What happened? Was it an accident? Natural causes? Something that could have been prevented if she hadn’t been missing? When did she die? What happened to you, Eowynne?

She would have been twelve years old next month.

Article about the role of social media in missing person cases

I found this interesting article about how social media, like Facebook etc., is used to help find missing people. It’s great in spreading awareness, but it can also fuel ugly rumors. I can attest to that myself. People think they can get away with saying anything on the internet. Sometimes they don’t mean to be cruel; they just forget there are real people behind the screen who will be affected by their words.

Time and time again I read the comments on articles about MP cases, and then tell myself never to do so again because it always makes me despair of the human race. People say such dreadful things. Of course, I always wind up reading the comments again, then making the vow again…