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.