A few weeks ago my friend Sean Munger profiled the disappearance of Madeline “Lynn” Babcock, missing for 45 years now. I forgot to mention this before. Sean, as many readers know, also ran Charley’s Twitter feed; or, at least he did until last month when he got sick and I was granted temporary guardianship. (Watch for two MPs a day, one male, one female, at a little after 1:00 a.m. EST. Thanks to TweetDeck, a really handy bit of software, I’ve got ’em pre-scheduled.)
Madeline looks quite beautiful in the only decent picture of her, which was taken when she was 15. (She was 35 at the time of her disappearance.) The other photos, while much more recent, are low quality and it’s hard to tell what she even looked like as an adult. But who knows, maybe more pictures, or better versions of the ones I already have, will show up on NamUs or somewhere someday.
Ten days ago Sean also posted an entry on the discovery of the McStay family’s remains.
Madeline Babcock was one of the first cases I read on your old MPCCN. I have always thought of her. Her sister had a website up but last I looked it has not been updated in many years, it may even not exist anymore. I wonder if her sister is still alive.
I like to think we have joint custody of the Twitter feed, and you’re the custodial parent this week…
Madeline’s sister is on WS.. she posted somewhere that she now knows Madeline is dead but the property owner won’t let anyone search for fear of devaluating the property. Soon after that was posted, the thread about her was locked. I don’t know if or how she might know this for sure, though.
Can’t the police get a warrant and do a search anyway? Why haven’t they done this?
They need evidence to get a warrant.
After her sister posted that, she has completely stopped talking about it and, I believe, asked for the thread to be locked. I am not sure where she got that info from or how credible it is.