This week’s featured missing person is fourteen-year-old Lisa Monique Lambert, missing since 1979 from Baltimore. 35 years ago this past week she left home, telling her parents she was going to dance class. It isn’t clear whether she arrived or not, but one account I found says she did. She never returned home. Her brother saw her a few days later; she got into a vehicle and disappeared again. No one’s heard from her since.
It sounds like Lisa might have run away, at least at first, but it’s highly unusual for a runaway to be missing for this long without contact.
Lisa’s stepfather, William Chestnut, died in early 2004; I found his obituary at NewsLibrary. He had nine biological children, plus Lisa, who is listed in his obituary as having survived him. I think Lisa’s mother, Marlene Chestnut, might have died last year. I found an obituary for a woman of that name and the funeral home that handled the service is in Baltimore. I didn’t see a list of survivors, though, so I’m not 100% sure if that’s her.
It came to my attention that, for whatever reason, the date of birth on Mikelle Diane Biggs‘s tombstone is wrong. It gives her date of birth as May 31, 1989, making her nine years old when she disappeared. Every other source I’ve seen gives the date as May 31, 1987, which would have made her eleven. I’m sure the 1987 date of birth is right. She was in the sixth grade when she disappeared, and her own sister posted on Reddit about the case and said she was eleven years old.
This week’s featured missing person is Earl Bubba Kidder Jr., who vanished in March 2010 while on a fishing trip with two other men. The circumstances of his disappearance aren’t clear, but it doesn’t look like he drowned or anything like that. Very mysterious.
Per Jamie: Trudy Appleby‘s mother, Brenda Gordon, was killed by a drunk driver this past Friday. She was 53 years old. The man who caused the accident has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol.
R.I.P. Mrs. Gordon.
This list is for missing people who are fluent in two or more languages. As with the last list, I will include those languages in parentheses. And as with the last list, chances are there are more people in Charley that fit this criteria than I know about. I am excluding anyone under four years old, on the idea that they’re not fluent in anything yet.
Laura Ayala (Spanish)
Gunnar D. Berg (Japanese)
Kianna Berg (Japanese)
Kenneth Anthony Chacon (Spanish)
Michelle Enid Delfi-Feliciano (Spanish)
Piotr Drabik (Polish, Russian)
Brenton J. Garmire (Spanish)
Gilbert Mark Gilman (Arabic, Chinese, Russian)
Jiovany Gomez (Spanish)
Arisoneide Oliveira Gosselin (Portuguese)
Ann Gotlib (Russian)
Karen Rosalba Grajeda (Spanish)
Ylva Annika Hagner (German, Swedish)
Youssef Nabil Elsayed Hassan (Arabic)
Sean Ogawa Hillman (Japanese)
Deniese Shalize Hiraman (Guyanese)
Craig L. Hoskie (Navajo)
Marina Tiffany Kaneda (Japanese)
Darrel Wayne Kempf (Spanish)
Irene Kouame (French)
Adam Benjamin Lake (Spanish)
Hang Lee (Hmong)
Carlos Andres Luke (Spanish)
Edward Lee Melanson (Korean)
Irina Malezhik (Russian)
Shannon Denise Melendi (Spanish)
Gerald Montrio (Spanish)
Mary Elizabeth Nunes (Spanish)
Alfredo Miguel-Angel Perez (Spanish)
Diona Maria Peterson (Japanese)
Andonios Georgios Petroutsas (Greek)
David Ronnal Provost (Spanish)
Margaret Isabel L. Sandige (Spanish)
Doh Soe (Thai)
Dang Tang (Vietnamese)
Arkadiy Tashman (Russian)
Barbara Zakon (Polish, Yiddish)
I know I’ve been inactive all month. The reasons being (A) I’m on a book-reading binge on account of all the books I got for my birthday and (B) I’ve had a sudden burst of creativity re: writing. Writing is usually tremendously hard for me and now that it’s suddenly become easy, I’m seizing the opportunity while it’s there.
But in the spirit of commemoration, namely the Charley Project’s decennial (yes I had to look that word up), updates SHALL resume today. As usual, a lot has happened in the missing persons world in the past two weeks and I’m anxious to put it all down. And also to reply to those emails that have been piling up.
An aside: I’ve finally published a few of my short stories on Kindle edition on Amazon. None of them are new; in fact two of the three are several years old. But check them out on Amazon if you want; just search for my name. They are normally 99 cents each but there’s a free promotion on two of them right now, so get ’em while they’re hot. I would appreciate an honest review while you’re at it. And I’ve had a new Execution Today entry published, the 1888 hanging of deranged teenage mass murderer Frederick Mann.
This week’s featured MP is Rebeca Gabriela Nuno, a 21-year-old mother of three who vanished, or perhaps was kidnapped, from Cedar Hill, Texas on May 31, 2005.
I don’t know that much about the case but it looks like she could have been a victim of human trafficking. She called her parents and said everyone should stop looking for her, but she acted strange during the conversation and wouldn’t say where she was or if she was actually okay.
There hasn’t been any news on this case, at least not in the English language media, in a long time.
MPs who spoke little or no English at the time of their disappearances. There are probably a lot more on here than I include on this list. I have their primary language, if I know it for sure, in parentheses. I’m not going to make any assumptions; the guy from Korea probably speaks Korean, but it doesn’t say that so I didn’t list his language. Most of these people are either visitors or immigrants to the United States. I’m not including people who are unable to speak English due to some physical or mental disability.
Vyacheslav Arjkadyevich Akopov (Uzbek)
Galina Morozova Brown (Russian)
Rosa Marie Camacho (Spanish)
Anton Cesnjevar (German)
Young Hwan Chang
Nelida De Jesus Del Valle (Spanish)
Lian Fang Feng (Chinese)
Luis Osvaldo Diego Garcia
Delfina Soledad Esiquio Guzman (Mixtec)
Adan Jacquez Hernandez (Spanish)
James P. Higham III (Japanese)
Yansis Massiel Juarez (Spanish)
Hee Chol Kim
Margarita Medina (Spanish)
Oscar Garcia Quintanilla (Spanish)
Karla Carolina Rodriguez (Spanish)
Luz Daris Rodriguez
Philistin Saintcyr (Haitian Creole)
Felipe Santos (Spanish)
Federico Ventura Supnet (Ilocano)
Mouy Tieng Tang
Ducong Trinh (Vietnamese)
Carla Vicentini (Portuguese)
Yuan Xia Wang (Mandarin Chinese)
Masumi Watanabe (Japanese)
Valerie Wojcik (Polish)
Yuen Kwang Wong
Pietro Zarfino (Italian)