Splerd, I totally forgot about Flashback Friday

My apologies. So, Flashback Friday, a day late…

Two people, who didn’t know each other and disappeared years apart, but are in fact connected: Darcy Dawson Brown and Charlotte Elaine Brown. Darcy was 20 years old when she disappeared in 1964; Charlotte disappeared in 1973 at the age of 29. They were both from the Cleveland, Ohio area and both married to the same man.

No prizes for guessing what happened. Darcy’s kids said they actually witnessed her husband murder her, but nobody was ever prosecuted. Of course, murder-without-a-body prosecutions were much less common back then. Probably all the evidence has been lost or destroyed in the nearly fifty years since Darcy’s disappearance. In any case it doesn’t matter much because the prime suspect in her disappearance, the husband, is dead. I don’t even know what his name was.

It’s unlikely that either of these two women will ever be found. If Darcy and Charlotte had disappeared today, I would hope there would have been a lot of press about their disappearances, and who knows, maybe a MWAB case against the husband. But who knows? I can think of plenty of equally deserving cases that haven’t been prosecuted.

13 thoughts on “Splerd, I totally forgot about Flashback Friday

  1. Justin November 16, 2013 / 4:24 pm

    Perhaps someone will look them both up on something like ancestry.com if they have an account and find out the name of the man they were married to.

  2. Jose November 16, 2013 / 7:19 pm

    This reminds me so much of Janeice Langs and Janis Sanders, as well as Althea, Jeffrey Blackinship and Esther Gesler

  3. jaclyn November 17, 2013 / 12:40 am

    Splerd…I new word for me…

    • Meaghan November 17, 2013 / 2:50 pm

      It’s not a “real” word. My oldest friend “invented” her own “language” most of which consisted of synonyms for “darn.” The word “splerd” is one of those.

  4. unprettyprincess November 17, 2013 / 1:18 am

    Hi Meaghan, I was looking for a particular mp’s case but I forget her name. I remember photos of a kidnapped girl who resembled her showed up in a shady van somewhere or something along those lines. Do you know who I’m talking about?

    • Meaghan November 17, 2013 / 2:49 pm

      That would be Tara Calico.

  5. Christy November 17, 2013 / 4:09 pm

    OT- I’m seeing a lot of chatter about the Jamison family being found. Check out the Find the Jamisons fb page run by Sherilyn’s best friend. https://www.facebook.com/FINDTHEJAMISONS

    • Meaghan November 17, 2013 / 4:15 pm

      Wow. I guess I’ll just wait for confirmation there too.

      • Abra November 17, 2013 / 9:42 pm

        How bizarre is it they may have been found right after the McStays? To me, these two have always been the biggest family missing persons cases.

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