Pregnant women and girls

I thought I’d list Charley’s missing pregnant women and girls today. I don’t need to tell you that some of the girls are shockingly young. Celina Mays was only eleven years old when she got pregnant; I wasn’t even menstruating at that age. Equally depressing is the number of women who are presumed to have met a violent death at the hands of their baby’s father.

Women (over 18)
Christina Lynn Adkins
Constance Jeannette Anderson
Delia B. Baxter
Karen Farmer Beard
Bertha Michelle Burkholder
Hattie Junita Burton
Holly Lynn Davis Calbaugh
Sherry Ann Campbell
Vicki Carriere
Susan Carol Cassell
Guadalupe Barajas Castro
Michelle Ngan Ho Chan
Cynthia D. Coleman
Jan Andre Cotta
Diane Faye Chorba
Erin M. Davis
Bethany Anne Decker
Deborah Dubs
Ashley Marie Eiffert
Jeanette Gomez Espeleta
Angelina Joy Evans
Nikki Lyn Forrest
Ali I’Isha Gilmore
Maria Gomez
Rachel Nicole Good
Shameka M. Gordon-Dixon
DeShanna Denise Gray
Bianca Chanel Green
Angela Marie Hammond
Marchelle Hansen
Angelia Spaulding Hilbert
Judith Carole Himes
Linda Ann House
Shelia Diane Hughes
Crystal Sue Hunt
Tanya Renee Jackson
Lisa Dianne Jameson
Deretha L. Johnson
Amanda Kay Jones
Daphne Philisia Jones
Kristine Kupka
Kimberlie Kay Kantonen
Barbara Ann Larkin
Amparo Lopez
Dorothy Leishman Wood Madden
Maria Antonia Mauricio
Senovia Medina
Penelope Jo Milbourn
Sheri Lynn Muhleman
Jessica Jo O’Grady
Kristi Gwen O’Pry
Ashley Marie Parlier
Victoria Marie Perez
Linda H. Peterson
Sharice Lorraine Pollard
Isabel Maria Quair
Annette Rabino
Susan Renee Riedling
Beverly Gail Sabo
Lisa Magnolia Snelgrove
Lindsay Marie Wells
Amber Lynn Wilde
Aletha Jo Williams

Girls (under 18)
Toni Danieelle Clark, 17
Evelyn Louise Davis, 16
Angela Lee Freeman, 17
Wendy Lynn Huggy, 16
Janteyl Danielle Johnson, 15
Celina Janette Mays, 12
Donna Jean Mezo, 16
Juanita Jean Nelson, 17
Sandra Kay Powell, 16
Rachel Geraldine Pratt, 15
Cindy D. Valle, 15

Possibly pregnant women
Tammie Jane Briley
Mary Margaret Cook
Judith Ann Ehmeke
Shannon Lynn Fischer
Teresa Lyn Fittin
Laura Lee Asynithe Flink
Dawn Christine Haines
Rose Marie Gayhart
Anabell Luvaul Juarez
Tammy Lynn Leppert
Ann Miller
Misty Michelle Mock
Tiwana Tyann Murphy
Elvia Cruz Ortiz
Candice Shields
Lutricia Steele
Consuelo R. Vannausdle
Diane Marie Webb
Debra Ann Wilhite

Possibly pregnant girls
Tracy Ann Byrd, 14
Debra Jean Cole, 12
Jessica Mojica Estrada, 13
Jessica Ann Kinsey, 14
Marjorie Alice Knox, 14
Veronica Emily Martinez, 14
Deborah Ann Quimby, 13
Kathrynn Sholly Seefeldt, 12
Elsa Janell “Lilly” Wind, 13

25 thoughts on “Pregnant women and girls

  1. saffy November 1, 2012 / 10:42 pm

    and there are unidentified remains of pregnant women. This one is really haunting:
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/157ufaz.html
    It’s so mysterious. Let’s face it, when a pregnant woman turns up dead, it’s not hard to guess that it’s a boyfriend/husband.
    Homicide is now the leading cause of death for pregnant women, since so few of them die in childbirth anymore.

    • Meaghan November 1, 2012 / 11:44 pm

      In America, homicide is the leading non-natural cause of death in pregnant women.

      • saffy November 2, 2012 / 12:01 am

        yes, more or less what I said but better! I could also be speaking of north america. It’s possible that in other countries, pregnant women die in childbirth more often than they are victims of homicide.

      • Meaghan November 2, 2012 / 12:46 am

        I know that in some parts of Africa, one out of every dozen or fifteen women or so die in childbirth. I would be interested in seeing the statistics in Europe.

      • forthelost November 2, 2012 / 1:36 pm

        I think it’s car accidents, not homicide, unless you group car accidents as natural.

  2. Margie November 1, 2012 / 10:47 pm

    Meaghan, I love your blog more than I love my luggage! (Stealing from my fave movie Steel Magnolias) I have heard that pregnancy puts women at a great risk for their lives if they have a evil partner. Very depressing. I hope you are getting some rest. I feel selfish for being glad that you posted.

    • Meaghan November 1, 2012 / 11:54 pm

      I’m feeling great actually — in spite of the fact that one of my rats died suddenly today. 😦

      • saffy November 2, 2012 / 6:35 pm

        oh no! poor rat!

  3. Lauren November 3, 2012 / 2:30 pm

    Hi Meaghan, I’ve been following your blog for a long time but rarely have I felt the need to comment. I was curious about Donna Jean Mezo (http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/m/mezo_donna.html). The details of her disappearance mention that she went to meet her boyfriend, Jeffrie Mezo at a nearby fast food restaurant. The missing has the same last name as the boyfriend- were they married, is it just one of those weird coincidences, or is it a typo? I don’t know that it has any bearing on the case one way or another, it was just something that stuck out to me.

    • Meaghan November 3, 2012 / 6:31 pm

      No, they weren’t married and I’m told he wasn’t a blood relative either, which seems odd — “Mezo” is hardly a common last name.

      • saffy November 3, 2012 / 6:45 pm

        maybe it’s a common name for hispanics?
        i agree, a very strange case. Her boyfriend was probably involved but we don’t know much about him. Maybe drugs or something was involved.

      • Meaghan November 3, 2012 / 6:56 pm

        Mezo sounds more Italian to me, but who knows. I’ve never heard of anyone with that name, except those two. Perhaps they were related by marriage.

      • saffy November 3, 2012 / 7:01 pm

        possibly italian, sorry I don’t know. But yes, if they weren’t blood relatives they could have been related by marriage were very distant cousins.

      • Lauren November 5, 2012 / 11:02 pm

        They may have been common law, depending on the definition of common law in that state. Then again, she was was a minor at the time of her disappearance so I don’t know if that would apply to her. In any event, its all speculation and she unfortunately remains missing. I know that in a lot of these cases I hope for the best outcome- that the missing decided on a ‘do over’ for their life, is living somewhere safe, warm and reasonably happily, and their problems closely resemble the day-to-day problems and frustrations of living one’s life. The reality and my professional experience speaks to grimmer, sadder outcomes but hope for something better until evidence comes forward either way is important.

      • Meaghan November 5, 2012 / 11:13 pm

        Lisa, I didn’t mean that Donna and Jeffrie were married to each other, I mean they could have had relatives who were married and maybe that’s how they shared a surname. Like, there’s a man who is not a blood relation to me but holds the title “uncle” because he was married to my (now deceased) maternal aunt. If my father (an only child) had any brothers who were married, those women would presumably share my name even though they weren’t blood relatives.

  4. Kim November 11, 2012 / 10:16 pm

    Jessica Estradas case is sad. The girl was clearly troubled and mom appeared to have no control over her whatsoever or just did not care.

    • saffy November 11, 2012 / 10:28 pm

      Yes, I remember that story. It’s entirely possible she could be alive and forced into prostitution. She was basically an unsupervised child who got in way over her head with gangs. Very sad.

    • Meaghan November 12, 2012 / 3:02 am

      From what I’ve heard, Mom did in fact care and has made frantic efforts to find her daughter.

      • Kim November 12, 2012 / 2:39 pm

        Still this girl totally ran wild. Smoking pot at 11 and dating gang bangers. Geez seems like nobody had any control over here.

      • saffy November 12, 2012 / 2:48 pm

        exactly…she made efforts to find her, but it sounds like this poor child had zero supervision.
        I just was reading this article about Colorado children who died at the hands of their caregivers. While many of them were beaten to death, a number of the deaths were results of neglect- kids left unsupervised and who died from accidents or other horrors.

      • Danielle Mezo November 8, 2014 / 10:28 pm

        I just want to let you all know Donna Jean Mezo is my aunt and all members of my family have a major part in still l ooking for her to this day so the negative things that are being said I do not appreciate she was not on drugs jeffrie was adopted and she was infact pregnant and if u read she was meeting him coming from her brothers house we no nothingelse

  5. chris November 14, 2012 / 6:41 pm

    I live in the yakima valley and there was a murder of a 14 year old girl in sunnyside who was also involved in gangs…. I wonder if they are related to jessica…

    • saffy November 14, 2012 / 7:10 pm

      entirely possible…what was her name? I remember another girl named Jaleeza Lobdell. She was 14 and found burned, but they believe she had died of drugs. She wasn’t pregnant but no one knows who set her body on fire. At first, they thought she may have been the victim of an honor killing, until she was finally identified. It was also in WA.

      • Doesnta Matters August 1, 2019 / 5:23 pm

        Actually she was pregnant! I’m beyond frustrated as to WHY it was never mentioned! She was in the process of getting her act together. Her boyfriend had just got a job an they planned to get an apartment. I believe someone….was mad about the fact they couldn’t get her to ….keep …doin what she was doin. I believe she was a victim of circumstances out of her control an when she refused to ….go along with what the gang wanted…I believe they drugged her significantly an burned her alive!!!! I’m very angry this case was shut an plan to talk try to talk someone AGAIN. Smh

  6. chris November 14, 2012 / 7:42 pm

    Her name was francisca hernandez and she was raped and killed in the same city as jessica..

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