The latest MP news

This article about Erik Patchin has two new pictures of him. Last seen in Tallahassee, Florida, He’s been missing for nineteen years, nearly as long as he had been alive before he disappeared. His sister was quoted in the article, talking about how awkward it was to explain whenever someone asked if she had any siblings. Reminds me of Etan Patz‘s parents, who have three kids including him. Post-abduction, when asked how many children they had, his father would say: “Two, I guess.” His mother would say, “We have two at home.”

There’s an article about the disappearance of Kemberly Ramer, who’s been missing almost sixteen years. The police are still actively searching for her and believe she was abducted from her father’s Opp, Alabama home by someone she knew. The NCMEC put up a new AP for her a few months ago.

A newspaper in Illinois has run an article talking about several MP cases local to that area, including Michelle Bianco and Keith Ryan. The other names it gives, I don’t recognize and I’m not sure where they come from; I don’t see them on NamUs.

Sunday was the seventh anniversary of the disappearance of Roxanne Paltauf from Austin, Texas. The case has gotten a reasonable amount of attention over the years and got an anniversary article here.

Sunday was also the sixth anniversary of 19-year-old community college student Brian Sullivan‘s disappearance, and his family had a vigil to commemorate it.

This article mentions not only Brian but also two missing young black men, Domonique Tyshawn Holley-Grisham and Jonathan Tyrone Granison-Bradley. As I note on their Charley Project pages: Domonique is classified as a runaway, but he didn’t take any belongings and his family doesn’t think he left on his own. Jonathan has a life-threatening medical condition and needs medication to survive; he hasn’t refilled his prescriptions since his disappearance eight years ago.

Michelle Angela “Angie” Yarnell‘s killer has been freed. He got a whopping seven years for her murder (a plea bargain) and has been released four years after his sentencing; I think he must have gotten credit for time served and perhaps time off for good behavior as well. (Why is it that we always release the rapists and the murderers and the child abusers but keep the drug users behind bars?) Angie’s body has never been found.

8 thoughts on “The latest MP news

  1. dedekeene July 9, 2013 / 12:06 pm


    • Meaghan July 9, 2013 / 12:14 pm

      Shared on the Charley Project FB page.

  2. Jen Tyler July 9, 2013 / 1:02 pm

    Please take me off your mailing list. Thank you. Jen

    Sent from my iPhone

    • Meaghan July 9, 2013 / 1:41 pm

      I don’t have a mailing list. I think you must have subscribed to the Charley Project blog, where you get automatic updates whenever I post an entry. I have no control over that subscription list; you’ll have to unsubscribe yourself.

  3. forthelost July 9, 2013 / 2:15 pm

    Most drug offenses come without the possibilty of parole. Murder your kid and you’ll probably be out in four years; sell drugs and you’ll get at least twice that.

  4. Jenn July 9, 2013 / 2:40 pm

    It is total BS that drug offenses are so strict, yet murderers, rapists and child molesters are often freed when they should rot in jail. I personally, do not believe they can reform. Especially murderers. Why should anybody have compassion for them or let them have their rights when they took that from the person(s) they killed. The justice system is so flawed. Then these people go out and do it again and the system looks like a joke and absolutely ridiculous. SMH

    • Meaghan July 9, 2013 / 3:08 pm

      Actually, murder has the lowest rate of recidivism of all violent crimes, and possibly all crimes, period. The chances of a person who has committed murder going on to do it a second time are only about 1 in 200. That applies to whether they got caught the first time around or not.

      I recently read a book that followed the lives of three murderers in the first couple of years after they got out of prison. It was very interesting. The author tried to look at them objectively and, although she didn’t portray them as monsters, didn’t sugarcoat their crimes either.

  5. Courtney July 10, 2013 / 11:51 pm

    This is a link to a developing story from our local news station. The FBI is assisting in the search of a vacant lot in Decatur IL. The authorities have refused to give any information except that it is an old case. Interestingly, WAND TV’s update on Facebook has brought many comments from former residents of the area and neighbors of the family that lived in the house that used to stand there. Posters are saying the lot being searched is the site of Timothy Jacob Davison’s home before he disappeared from a car in a parking lot at a Kroger store in Decatur, IL. Could we have answers soon??? I’ve wondered a lot about that little boy.

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