This can’t be right…

I was looking over some Charley cases and noticed something that surely must be wrong: Loralee Lhotka was last seen en route to a doctor’s appointment…on January 1. What doctor’s office is open on New Years’ Day?

NamUs says (look under “investigating agency”) that her disappearance wasn’t reported until 2012. I am thinking she disappeared sometime during 1975, no one remembers when, and they just put down January 1.

6 thoughts on “This can’t be right…

  1. Jesse November 18, 2013 / 6:35 am

    You are probably right!!,,,, Although I will say As someone who has worked in the medical field for 19 years – while private offices are usually closed there are some medical centers that are open on holidays. Urgent care and Walk in Centers are typically open almost every holiday for people who are ill on a holiday and can’t see their own doctor.

  2. margery ann mahady November 18, 2013 / 2:37 pm

    also it may have been an auto fill and they never remembered to change the date. you know like when you are filling out a profile and see a birthdate in there and later realize you never really put one in.

  3. Justin November 18, 2013 / 7:13 pm

    That’s pretty much standard if the closest they can nail down when the MP was last seen was sometime in the year. I’ve seen MP profiles that have their date of missing as January 1st, then read accounts that they were last seen in some season (Summer, Fall etc.). I’m pretty sure at least some State Databases won’t just put the year because their system isn’t designed to do so, So they have to have a month and a day listed as well, hence the January 1st bit.

    • Meaghan November 18, 2013 / 7:22 pm

      I think I’m going to change Loralee to just missing sometime in 1975.

  4. sarah November 18, 2013 / 10:45 pm

    and pretty sure the busses do not run on new years day either maybe they did back then though

  5. CarlK90245 November 22, 2013 / 12:14 am

    If all they remember was that the missing person was last seen some time in 1975, then by putting January 1, it insures that any UID’s found on any date in 1975 would be considered.

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