Seeing them on Facebook

I was doing what I call “fishing” today — just Googling the names of MPs to see what comes up — and came across a Facebook post by the mother of a missing baby. She wrote that she was feeling sad, recounted her son’s disappearance and asked people to look for him.

It’s kind of funny, because she herself is the prime suspect in that child’s disappearance and got in trouble later on for trying to sell one of her other kids. The charge was later dropped, not because she hadn’t done it but because the prosecution wasn’t sure whether this was illegal.

I see that kind of thing from time to time.

Select It Sunday: Charles and William Vosseler

This week’s Select It Sunday was selected by Bill R.: Charles Jason Vosseler and his brother William Martin Vosseler, aged three and two respectively. The boys’ case is one of the oldest family abductions on the Charley Project, and one of the more unusual ones.

The cops have almost caught up with them on several occasions, but each time the boys and their abducting father have been able to stay one step ahead. Given the ages of the children when they were taken, it’s possible they have no idea they’re missing. It’s equally possible — indeed probable — that they’ve been lied to about their mother, told she didn’t want them or that she’s dead. Both the children would be in their thirties today. Charles Sr. sounds like he could be a dangerous man. Certainly he is as calculating and cold-blooded a family abductor as I have ever heard tell of.

The Vosseler case will be mentioned on the Today Show tomorrow, Monday October 27. They also have a Facebook page set up for them.