Select It Sunday: Everett Thompson Sr. and family

Selected by Michael (not my Michael, some other one) all the way back in November 2013: Everett Thompson Sr., who disappeared with his entire immediate family: wife Lydia and sons Andrew and Everett Jr. Missing from Chicago since July 5, 1996.

It’s not very often that an entire family vanishes without a trace like that, and this story reminds me of the sad sagas of the McStay family and the Jamison family. Unlike in those two cases, however, there’s a suspect in the disappearances of the Thompsons: Lydia’s brother, Kenneth White.

White was a violent man, he had threatened his sister and he was living with the family before they vanished. But if he harmed the Everett Sr. and his family, whatever happened may never be known because White killed himself in prison a year and a half after they vanished.

I suppose it’s possible the Thompsons went into hiding to get away from White — in fact there has been speculation as to where they might have run to — but that seems unlikely. It seems like they would have been found by now, or come out into the open after his death. But this case leaves a LOT of unanswered questions. Whose blood was on the clothes in White’s trailer? Where are the bodies?


2 thoughts on “Select It Sunday: Everett Thompson Sr. and family

  1. Lori August 17, 2014 / 6:12 pm

    Nah. That dude did something to them….they would have come back by now if they were afraid of him

  2. Kat August 18, 2014 / 8:49 pm

    Where’s the investigation? I find it appalling if this is all that there is to it. There seems to be a wealth of information and available evidence, why in the world wasn’t this a more publicized case? A whole family gone, there should have been some type of resolution, main suspect dead or not. Did they interview the extended family? How extensive were the searches for the bodies? Has the case been closed? If not, what is the status and who is working on this? It seems a damn shame if this has just been sitting all these years. There should be some type of closure.

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