And the latest in missing persons news

Forgive my silence but I have just recently reconstituted myself from a sticky puddle. Michael’s air conditioner went out yesterday, on one of the hottest days of what has thus far been a very hot month. It seems they always pick the very worst possible time to break down. It was humid and the temperature indoors quickly climbed from the usual 73 degrees up to 93+ degrees. I was lying around gasping and Michael was in an even worse state. He called a repair place and they promised to send a guy over between four and six. We waited and he didn’t arrive. Michael called to find out what was up and the guy finally did arrive at around seven. Seems everyone else’s AC was breaking too and that’s why he was late. He fixed ours but it was quite late before the temperature dropped back down to 73 again.

And in recent news:

A woman from Rochester, NY has been identified as one of the victims of the Green River Killer. Sandra Major, age 20, disappeared from Rochester in 1982 and her body turned up in Auburn, Washington in 1985. They were the 16th set of victims’ remains found, one of three located at a cemetery. Sandra wasn’t on Charley; I’d never heard of her before.
Greta Timm, age 14, disappeared from Irvington, New Jersey in 2008. Listed as a runaway, she was lately reported to have been found. I thought she was found safe. Alas, not. Her body turned up inside a bag in Parsippany, NJ in April.
A leg bone was found in a drained reservoir in Callam County, Washington. The authorities think it might be Karen Tucker, who disappeared from Callam County in 1990. The article provides some more info on her disappearance: she was agoraphobic, on disability, and taking some medication. Her daughter thinks, if she did die in that reservoir, it was probably an accident rather than murder or suicide.
The police think they’ve found the body of Chasity Starr, but it hasn’t been identified yet. The body turned up in the backyard of James Lee Maxwell. He was convicted of attempted murder in 1988 and was recently charged with the rape of a nine-year-old girl.

10 thoughts on “And the latest in missing persons news

  1. Armando A. Cardona June 21, 2012 / 7:00 pm

    Just found out in local news that a tourist found some skeletonized human remains on Palomino island, a minuscule (less than an acre) islet just off of Fajardo, Puerto Rico, on the Main Island’s northeastern tip. Call me a pessimist, but I think way too many people go missing every year, seemingly without a trace. In this day and age and with so much technology, that’s a damn disgrace; no reason why you can’t put a tracking chip underneath every person’s skin… By the way I also think privacy (that is, in terms of being able to “disappear” off the radar whenever one wishes) is WAY overrated.

    • Meaghan June 21, 2012 / 7:10 pm

      I suggest you move to North Korea.

      • Armando A. Cardona June 21, 2012 / 7:37 pm

        Oh come on! There has to be a happy medium, without living in a totalitarian state. I mean, I’m no fan of Big Brother or overly intrusive government, I just think there has to be a better way to track missing people in the event of an emergency…

      • Meaghan June 21, 2012 / 7:44 pm

        Any government that microchips everybody is, by definition, a totalitarian state. Besides, the technology simply doesn’t exist. We have a hard enough time with those tracking bracelets on people who are on house arrest, and they’re very expensive.

    • Meaghan June 21, 2012 / 7:45 pm

      She’s still missing.

  2. Princess Shantae June 21, 2012 / 8:15 pm

    What a classy Myspace page. How classy to call yourself “that Asian b**** wid ass.” How classy to brag about your “best sluts.”
    It goes to show you that even if you disappear, your Myspace or Facebook will remain behind to give an impression of you, and you should make sure it’s a good one. This is not meant to be disrespectful in any way to Alyssa, she was probably a perfectly nice person, but this page doesn’t show her in a very good light.

    • Meaghan June 21, 2012 / 8:46 pm

      Yeah, there are a lot of articles about how, when you’re applying to colleges and/or jobs, the contents of your social networking pages might come back to haunt you.

      There exists on the internet a photograph of me at age nineteen or so, in a state of partial undress and extreme intoxication. I obviously posed for the photograph, but don’t remember doing so, and was kind of peeved when it showed up on Facebook and someone tagged it to me.

  3. Princess Shantae June 21, 2012 / 9:00 pm

    Honestly., I felt embarrassed reading Alyssa’s Myspace page. I’d be very ashamed if my daughter posted something like that even if she was an adult. I was raised to not throw around ugly words and not to lower myself by applying them to me, and that’s how I raise my own kids. I just can’t respect a woman who sticks b**** on herself and acts like its a good thing, same as I don’t respect a black person who calls himself the n word like its something positive.

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