50 thoughts on “I’m curious…

  1. Ilya October 26, 2014 / 3:32 pm

    I like going through cases (especially stuff from the early 90s), but reading all of it will be a bit depressing (not to knock down CP altogether, though, its just that many cases are way too sad).

    • Angie October 28, 2014 / 9:56 am

      I like reading the early 90s cases too. I definitely haven’t read even close to every case but I have read a lot (I would say at least 1000). But it does get overwhelming.

  2. forthelost October 26, 2014 / 3:40 pm

    I have. I’ve also done it with the Doe Network and did it with the MPCCN.

    • Bobby October 27, 2014 / 2:38 am

      Wow! That takes some dedication. Doe network is often less detailed so it doesn’t always keep my interest.

      • forthelost October 27, 2014 / 8:38 pm

        Right now I’m combing through the NCMEC posters of everyone on my site that is on there because they just started to publish “possible locations” on the posters and I don’t want to miss any information. That’s more tedious than going through case files.

  3. Helena October 26, 2014 / 3:48 pm

    Me, and interesting stuff it was too. Your work is extremely valuable. Keep it up x

  4. Shawnee October 26, 2014 / 3:49 pm

    I’m trying to read them all! :))

  5. Asbeng October 26, 2014 / 3:56 pm

    I do. Great job!!!

  6. mb October 26, 2014 / 3:59 pm

    I often do the “Random Case” thing and just when I think I’ve read them all, new ones are always appearing. I’ve definitely read all of the ones from the 90s and 2000s and the ones on the East Coast

  7. Lyndsie October 26, 2014 / 4:14 pm

    I have, more than once.

  8. Laura October 26, 2014 / 4:27 pm

    I’ve read all of them a number of times. The DOE Network cases as well.

  9. marycarney October 26, 2014 / 5:26 pm

    I have read them all. A great many of them more than once.

  10. M86 October 26, 2014 / 5:30 pm

    I’ve read them all, many of them multiples times.

  11. Kristi Hearn October 26, 2014 / 5:34 pm

    I read them all a few years ago from oldest to newest, but haven’t kept up with everything added because of computer probs.

  12. Kat October 26, 2014 / 5:46 pm

    I’ve read them all several times, but as one person said you can only read so many at a time before it is just too much, too sad.

  13. Kelsie V October 26, 2014 / 6:16 pm

    I’ve been following this site for several years now, and I’ve read all the cases. You’ve posted details I never knew about several cases. Always look forward to updates, and especially resolved cases:)

  14. Tracy October 26, 2014 / 7:51 pm

    I have.

  15. hennylee October 26, 2014 / 8:06 pm

    Working on it – I started at the oldest cases and I up to 2005…. and they of course I read new cases as you add them .

  16. Christine October 26, 2014 / 9:42 pm

    I do believe I have read every case over the last 7 years.

  17. chrismaccius1 October 26, 2014 / 10:09 pm

    I have read every single case and some states I have read multiple of times.

  18. Justin October 26, 2014 / 10:56 pm

    I usually pick a state at random and go through each case. One like California can take forever. If I find a case with not much information, I sometimes google the name to see if I can find more.

    • Bobby October 27, 2014 / 2:48 am

      Yep I do this too….whenever I read about someone and want to know if there’s more information out there. Sometimes it gets a bit depressing reading “few details are available” but not finding much anything else out on the web….real depressing.

      • Angie October 28, 2014 / 9:58 am

        Yes I do this too! However Meaghan is pretty thorough so I usually don’t come up with any new info. “Few details are available in this case” has become one of my least favorite sentences 😦

  19. Elena October 27, 2014 / 1:41 am

    I have read them all, and read all the updates.

  20. Catherine October 27, 2014 / 2:23 am

    I read them all chronologically. I have read several multiple times, like others have said. Some cases just really stick with you.

  21. Bobby October 27, 2014 / 2:43 am

    I’ve read MANY, though I’m not quite sure if it qualifies as “most”…. I purposely don’t attempt to read every single one so that I will have new ones pop up from time to time and so I can have new material to read when I’m trying to pass the time. I use the ‘randomizer’ thing. Back when I worked as a security guard a few years ago I spent most of my down-time browsing Charley.

  22. Christy October 27, 2014 / 6:52 am

    I think I’ve read them all; I usually go through one decade/one gender when I’m trying to match an UID. Not sure I’ve done every decade that way, but I’ve gone through most.

  23. Monica October 27, 2014 / 7:52 am

    I’ve read them all. Currently doing a second run through.

  24. Lauren October 27, 2014 / 8:02 am

    I started with the oldest case on the chronological list and made it up to 1999 reading every single one in between. I have been slacking lately and have not had a chance to read the most recent 15years yet.

  25. CaptK October 27, 2014 / 9:05 am

    I’ve read them all in chronological order

  26. LBCGriffin October 27, 2014 / 9:31 am

    I’ve read all of the cases from my home state (FL) and all of the updates as they come in for about the past three years- so not all, but quite a few.

  27. eeniebeans October 27, 2014 / 10:01 am

    I read them all state by state.

  28. Ernie Rector October 27, 2014 / 10:20 am

    I have. I’m reading through it for the second time now. I’m up to the 1980’s. It’s fascinating .

  29. perl October 27, 2014 / 11:59 am

    I read them all (alphabetically) once. That was several years ago, though, so I’m sure I’ve missed some since then. It took me awhile to notice there was a blog, so I had to plow through the entire thing so I’d be caught up. Love and appreciate your work, Meaghan!

  30. jlo27916 October 27, 2014 / 12:43 pm

    I’ve read them several times although it’s been about two years :/

  31. Lisa October 27, 2014 / 1:41 pm

    I have a few times over.

  32. Julie October 27, 2014 / 4:09 pm

    I have combed through almost every case file you have…………I have been following you almost since the beginning of it!! Yes, that is ALOT of years!!!

  33. Nathalie October 28, 2014 / 2:50 pm

    Dear Meghan,
    First, a little bit late, but still congratulations with your birthday and also happy birthday for Charley! I am glad that you started writing stories again! You can never tell when inspiration strikes. Hope that you will write a book someday.
    I have not read all the case-files on your website.
    I think it is unbelievable how many persons have disappeared through the years and how much more will disappear. Especially in this time and age where locating someone should not be such a problem. Most of the times I read the cases from before the 1980’s (luckily, you have chronological indexes).
    In the case of Ronald Henry Tammen Jr., I read somewhere that in order to establish paternity, the blood type of the child was typed (maybe he had family problems?). Also, due to Miami University Alumna Amelia Capenter, his disappearance is again brought under media attention (http://miamistudent.net/?p=15003505 and http://trailtothetruth.com/). Although, I’m not as optimistic as she is in believing that he could still be alive, I hope I’m wrong.
    I think it is noble that there are people dedicating themselves to resolve (a) missing person(s) case(s).
    Also in Europe we have some strange disappearances. If you are interested, you can e.g. visit on Youtube: “Aktenzeichen XY Special: Wo ist mein Kind?” (it is a German crime solving program which is, amongst others, dedicated to missing children and adults). It is unlikely that some of the missing persons featured on this show are in the US, yet, you never know who may have information concerning a disappearance. Also, in the episode of 21 May 2014 Michelle Knight gave a short interview about her ordeal and in the episode of 2 November 2011 the mother (Romina Power) of missing Ylenia Carrisi was interviewed.
    By the way, did you know that the “The National Center for Missing Adults” has changed in “Let’s bring them home”?

  34. Ted T. October 28, 2014 / 9:14 pm

    I’ve also read them all: I started in 2005 and finished, I think, in 2011. By then of course so many new cases had been listed and old ones deleted…. I read them state by state.

    Mostly I’m a lurker, but thanks, Meghan, for all the work you do.

  35. Adam Fitzroy (@AdamFitzroy) October 29, 2014 / 5:54 pm

    I’d read them all up to the end of last year, but haven’t caught up with the more recent ones. It’s actually the really old ones that intrigue me the most, for some reason.

  36. amy October 30, 2014 / 11:25 am

    I have here and at Doe as well over the years.

  37. Katie October 30, 2014 / 12:03 pm

    I have. I even go back and reread the old ones from time to time.

  38. Mia October 30, 2014 / 10:32 pm

    I’m in the process right now. I’m up to the end of 1988 and started at the beginning.

  39. William Baraby October 31, 2014 / 12:56 pm

    I have read them all. I started with my home state of New York and then onto other states that I have lived in (many), then everything in between. However, when I open a case and see only two sentences I know it contains the words “very few details” and I quickly close them. It is very sad to open a ten year old case and see “very few details”. I remember reading a case about a young man who was found dead many years ago, I believe in New York. This John Doe was in his late teens or early twenties and to this day has not been identified. He was missing a finger which they determined was a birth defect. How can this young man still not be identified after so many years with a birth defect like that. Is anyone looking for this kid??? There must be something filed incorrectly in this case. Recently, here in my county in Kentucky a cold case was quickly solved by a detective who picked up the cold case file. I don’t remember all the exact details but basically about 20 years ago a young man was hit by a car on the highway and was never identified. He was buried as John Doe. This year a detective picked up his case file and within a few minutes realized that the John Doe’s finger prints where entered into the system backwards and after correcting the problem he got an instant match, case closed. He was found not far from where he was last seen and reported missing around the same time. How can something like this happen???

  40. Lindsey November 4, 2014 / 1:58 pm

    I’ve read them all as well. It started as a way to pass the time at work. I go through chronologically, starting with the oldest. Every couple of months I will go back and look to see if there are any new posts (identifiable by the font color.. light green i’ve already clicked on to read, dark green is a new one).
    I like this website because of the level of detail given to the individual cases (if details are available). Thanks for all the hard work you put into the site, Meaghan.

  41. Yumi November 4, 2014 / 7:14 pm

    That would be me!

  42. Dan November 4, 2014 / 8:44 pm

    I believe I’m pretty close, as I’ve started through chronologically and now just read the updates. Started about 4 years ago I believe. Like Lindsey said, mostly at work to while away the time. Same thing with Doe Network, though Doe doesn’t have as much detail and narrative, so haven’t in quite a while. Keep up the great work Meghan!

  43. KER November 6, 2014 / 5:22 pm

    I have…it only took me a few days back when I first ran across this website about 8 or 9 yrs ago….now I ck in for updates and to read the blog

    • KER November 6, 2014 / 5:23 pm

      I should mention I read every new case that is posted as well

  44. Cattt November 8, 2014 / 1:48 am

    I think I have. Ive been on the website for years. I usually will read it during the wee hours of the morning and I creep myself out doing this – like now! lol!

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