Idling again and feeling down

As all of you have noticed I’m sure, I haven’t done much either Charley-wise or blog-wise. I’ve got like 25 cases to resolve and I don’t want to do them. Ugh. I’m not feeling good, either physically or mentally. Every year, for a day or so, hay fever kicks me flat on my butt — and that’s today. The mental thing is, I think, partly on account of how I’ve been playing fast and loose with my crazymeds lately. That tends to put me in an Emil Dorian kind of mood. But this too shall pass.

And, in the latest in very old MP news. (And yes I will update today, though it may not be much.)

Missing: Montana woman hopes to close one of Rawlins’ darkest cases: this is about Carlene Brown and has a much better version of Charley’s photo of her. Carlene and a friend disappeared from Rawlins, Wyoming way back in 1974. (Michael would have been about six weeks old at the time.) The following month, Deborah Meyer and another girl vanished — separately — from the same town, which Wikipedia says has a current population of about 10,000. Two of the missing girls were found, but not Carlene or Deborah. They are presumed to be victims of a serial killer.

This is about a Jane Doe rather than an MP, but anyway, forensic testing has determined that the long-unidentified Princess Doe, who was murdered in New Jersey in 1982, was probably from Arizona originally but spent time in the Northeast for several months prior to her death.

There’s also this detailed article about Norine Boyd, who disappeared from Idaho in 1988. I hadn’t seen much press on her before. There’s a little bit there that I didn’t already have.

And there’s an article plus a video about Donella “Jeannie” Coultas, missing 33 years in December. Her family thinks her husband did it. He says they had an argument and she just left. As per usual.

10 thoughts on “Idling again and feeling down

  1. Justin October 9, 2012 / 11:04 pm

    Clicked on the article for Carlene Brown. Couldn’t find the photograph. Saw the new one on her Charley webpage. Much better. I have a personal interest in this case since I am the one who originally submitted her to the Doe Network. The Rawlins Public Library made a photocopy of her from their newspaper at my request and sent it to me, which was used for her Doe webpage. I remember Janet Fransen as well since she was the Doe Network Area Representative for Wyoming at the time and I talked to her about it. We reconnected a couple of months ago when I saw Carlene had a webpage in NamUs which listed her as the case manager.

    Anyway the Doe Network now lists her DOB and NCIC number on her webpage at in case you want to update her DOB. I’m going to try to get them to put the new photograph on their webpage for her. Thanks for letting me know about it.

    • Meaghan October 10, 2012 / 3:36 am

      Whoops, wrong link for Carlene’s article. I fixed it.

  2. DEDE KEENE October 10, 2012 / 6:47 am

    praying you feel better soon.GOD BLESS YOU!

  3. Princess Shantae October 10, 2012 / 8:24 am

    I see by Deborah’s page she had a full set of dentures. That’s a shame that somebody could be so young and already lost all their teeth.
    Just keep remembering how good you felt when you got caught up so good the last time.

    • Meaghan October 10, 2012 / 9:08 am

      Maybe she was born without them or something — I mean, well, we’re all born without teeth, but maybe she had some kind of birth defect that kept hers from ever erupting.

      I have a common birth defect where some of my baby teeth refused to drop out when I got older. So I had two extra teeth in my lower jaw, and when I was eighteen my teeth actually started to come to pieces from the side pressure — I’d be sitting there not even chewing and then a piece of my tooth would just fall off. I had to have the baby teeth surgically removed and wear braces when I was 18. This was embarrassing but otherwise, they said, all my teeth would have chipped down to nubbins and required reconstruction the cost of your average Hummer.

    • Meaghan October 10, 2012 / 9:23 am

      Hey, Shantae, could you email me? I tried to email you just now about something kind of important but I don’t think I have the right address; it bounced.

  4. Peter Henderson October 10, 2012 / 10:25 am

    Correction to the article about Norine Boyd.

    Kerry May-Hardy, 22, the murder victim found at the Suncadia Resort, northwest of the town of Cel Elum, Washington on September 6, 2010 is not a suspected Ridgway Green River victim, although her DNA, like a number of other missing Washington women, was submitted to King County in connection to the Ridgway case.

    Kerry vanished from the Capitol Hill area of Seattle, Washington in June of 1972 a decade before Ridgway started killing young working girls in Seattle. There is no indication that Kerry lead a high risk lifestyle.

    There has been some speculation that Kerry may have been a victim of serial killer Ted Bundy. If so she was one of his first victim’s and means he started killing at least two years before it is generally believed he did.

    By Bundy’s count eleven of his victims were murdered in Washington (including Kathy Parks, abducted in Oregon but killed in Washington), three of them unidentified.

    Bundy told FBI Special Agent William Hagmaier he considered himself an “amateur”, an “impulsive” killer in his early years, before moving into what he called his “prime” or “predator” phase at about the time of Lynda Healy’s murder in 1974. This implied that he began killing well before 1974, though he never explicitly admitted that.

    Bundy took most his victims to a second location to rape and murder them. He also said he would never comment on some of his crimes because, “they were to close to home.”

    It should be noted that statistically serial killings are rare and in the case of female homicide victim’s in around 87% of solved cases the victim knew their murderer in some way.


    Another teen who was ignored by investigators until Ridgway’s victim’s started piling up like so much cordwood is Angela Meeker who vanished from Tacoma, Washington on July 7, 1979 just two days short of her fourteenth birthday. It was only when the bodies of Seattle’s working girl’s started showing up that Angela was listed as missing. There is very little published information about her case

    In 2009 I asked a Washington State friend of mine, Dena Rush, to create a MySpace page for Angie. She did and using it we found a good friend of Angela’s and two of Angie’s sisters. I wrote and called them on the phone.

    This is a open investigation so I can’t go into details, but suffice to say there is a hell of a lot more to this story then has ever been in the press.

    I am convinced she did not run away, that she was a victim of foul play, that the answers are local and that she knew and trusted those responsible. Hint; I believe the answers can be found in her last known actions. There is a reason why she was last seen going to the mall to buy a Birthday card.

    • Meaghan October 12, 2012 / 6:13 am

      I can certainly see why! I’m so glad the woman finally found something that worked. I had never heard of indomethacin and neither has my mom, who not only has had severe headaches all her life and tried a lot of things but also works in the medical field.

      During the Great Headache Crisis, on the recommendation of a friend I read Paula Kamen’s book All in My Head: An Epic Quest to Cure an Unrelenting, Totally Unreasonable, and Only Slightly Enlightening Headache. I read it for research purposes and to this day I’m not sure whether it was a mistake or not. It was very informative, and Kamen’s information was what lead me to stop taking Neurontin, one of the utterly useless drugs my neurologist prescribed. But the book, though lighthearted in tone, made me feel incredibly discouraged and depressed. Kamen tried everything, even surgery, even wore a funny vibrating hat for awhile, and NOTHING WORKED. To this day, like 20 years since her headache started (and like me she remembers the exact day, in fact she remembers the very moment it began), she still has the headache.

      I wonder if she’s ever tried the I-MATCH program. She did go through some similar thing at the Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago.

  5. Steph August 29, 2018 / 11:47 am

    I wonder.. has anyone considered contacting Cold Justice? Or a similar show? My understanding is that the husband is dead now, but as the surname is my maiden name, and I could be related to these people, this case has always held some fascination for me. I really hope she can be found.. or justice can be had, for her family.

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