This week’s featured missing person is Athena Joy Curry, a beautiful young woman with a lovely smile and some distinctive tattoos which I have photos of. Athena was twenty when she disappeared from Atlanta, Georgia on May 27, 2011. She was involved in an abusive relationship at the time. Her family doesn’t believe she would have walked out of her life and abandoned her young son, but there’s no hard evidence of foul play. Just three and a half years of silence.
Athena’s loved ones have a Facebook page for her which has more pictures of her. I can’t find any recent news about this case. If she is still alive, she would now be 24 years old.
I’m from Atlanta and kept an eye out for her until I left. I hope someone finds her. Really sad. 😦
I wanted to thank you for your site and what you do for all of the MPs and their loved ones. I’ve been visiting almost daily since discovering it.
I have to say, though, I am continually frustrated reading about these cases where women go missing while in abusive relationships, and where I read the case and it is extremely apparent they were killed by their abusive spouse. I understand the legal system needs hard proof, and that everyone is innocent until proven guilty, but reading about these cases makes me believe it is easy to murder your inconvenient spouse/girlfriend as long as you’re good at hiding the evidence.
I was reading a case a few days ago (Can’t remember which) where the MP even told their friends “If I go missing, it is because my husband did something to me”) yet the police still did not have enough evidence to charge her husband.
Its just really sad and frustrating. Makes you wonder how many former husbands of MPs are walking around with blood on their hands, and how many deaths have been in vain/justice has not been served. 😦
There are very many who have said that same thing, and many more who have been killed or “disappeared” at the hands of significant others. It is very hard to deal with, and ESPECIALLY frustrating when it is one of your own, my daughter is slowly trending back towards the jerk who she choose to father her child. There is not much to say, except sites like this and people like us keeping looking and fighting not to prevent this (er, stuff) but solve it and bring the victims home. The legal system is not unfallable, and a lot of these cold cases were well before there was a real acceptance of domestic abuse. On either side. It does get depressing, but the only thing I can say is thank goodness for publicity……..or else the missing would stay that way.
Thank you for your thoughtful response. I should have realized your point about domestic violence laws – unfortunately, some dark precedents had to be set for things such as mandatory arrest laws to take effect. Again, appreciate your response and I hope your daughter is able to break out of the cycle of domestic violence, if that is what she is experiencing. As the sheer number of hundreds (thousands?) of MPs who were in abusive relationships can attest to, it is not something that can be escaped easily. 😦
Thank YOU for your equally understanding response. There is a book, not sure if Meaghan has read it, but from my own area where I grew up, about the futility of pieces of paper. I cannot at the moment remember her name, but it was somewhat groundbreaking at the time. Back in the 90s. Let me look and repost.
Very pretty girl. Thank goodness you put up many photos of her because her look is very diverse.
Kristin Lardner…The Stalking Of Kristin….Read it if you can, this was an early case of stalking and domestic violence, for everyday people, not trying to discount what happened to Rebecca Schaffer and, later, Theresa Saldina.
I read it years ago. Like 2007. Sad story. That girl had a whole life ahead is her, so much potential. I admired the author’s ability to maintain a dispassionate journalistic tone although it was his own daughter he was writing about.
SALDANA!!! I either can’t spell or it was helped along for me. Geez. And by later, I didn’t mean time wise, but when it really took hold, AFTER Schaffers murder. I know what I mean, darn it!
The new Charley Project link for her is https://charleyproject.org/case/athena-joy-curry and the Atlanta PD has one at https://www.atlantapd.org/community/crime-stoppers/missing-persons/athena-joy-curry and NamUs at https://www.namus.gov/MissingPersons/Case#/12522