Houston, we have another what-in-the-world-happened-here case

I’ve got a two-year-old boy named Thomas Estevis posted on Charley, one of those infamous “few details are available” cases. Well, per Annie Keller, I found out a lot more information and none of it’s good.

I will put the new info on his casefile next time I update. As far as I can tell the story is this:

Thomas has six older siblings who had been taken into CPS custody before he was born due to drug use in the household. When he was born he tested positive for cocaine and was placed in foster care as well. Eventually all the children were reunited with their parents. Then, three years later, Dad was arrested for DUI with one of the kids in the car. The police went to the house to give the child back and found Mom high and Thomas missing. Mom and Dad claimed he was with a relative in Georgia. CPS took custody of all the children again, and they weren’t able to verify Thomas’s whereabouts. Eventually, a full year after Dad’s DUI arrest, CPS filed a missing persons report for Thomas. They have no idea where he is or even when he was last seen. And there the matter rests.

Does this sound familiar to you?

I don’t know what is wrong with some people.

My latest ET entry

This one’s another Holocaust-related one, a young Dutch Jew named Raphaelson or more probably Raphaelsohn. His cousin submitted his page of testimony to Yad Vashem (as seen on Executed Today) but apparently didn’t know the time, place or circumstances of his death — only that he had been deported and never returned. The page of testimony included an exact address for the cousin. When I found out how Raphaelsohn had died, I thought I could perhaps write to his cousin with the details. I thought it might provide some closure or something, especially given that Raphaelsohn died bravely according to the account I found. I wasn’t sure if it would be appropriate to contact his cousin. But then I looked up the cousin to see if he was still living at the same address and discovered the issue was moot — he’d died years earlier. Oh, well.