From this article about a fundraiser for a missing persons org, Media for the Missing:
Media for the Missing, the nonprofit organization, will take information about missing and unidentified people supplied by law enforcement, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, The Charley Project, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and other related agencies and make it available to the general public through its website, brochures and nationwide touch-screen kiosk system set up in high-traffic locations, such as welcome centers, truck stops or medical facilities.
Their website links to me, saying: “Charley Project is very detailed when giving case information as well as providing several links for each profile. They provide several options to find cases.”
The Washington Examiner, which has done several articles profiling MPs in the Washington D.C. area, just did one on Brittany Williams, an HIV-positive seven-year-old girl who disappeared in 2000. Her mother had died of AIDS and her father was in prison, so she lived with a guardian, who didn’t report her disappearance and continued quietly collecting Brittany’s benefit checks while lying to everyone about where she was. Brittany’s disappearance wasn’t reported until January 2003, close to two and a half years after the last confirmed sighting. The guardian, Kim Parker, was sentenced to eight years in prison for fraud, but she must be out now.
Brittany’s case hasn’t gotten any media attention that I know of in a long time. The last age-progression was done five years ago, when she would have been fourteen. The authorities believe she must be dead now, because she doesn’t have access to her life-sustaining medication. Frankly, I don’t think she lived to see 2001, but as to whether anyone will ever be brought to justice, who knows.
My friend Muertos has started a Charley Project Twitter feed, called CharleysMissing, where he tweets about cases of his choosing and other things, like when I post a new blog entry. He has my authorization. The Twitter feed’s actually been running for several days, but we wanted it to have several tweets in it before I announced it. We invite you to follow him.