10 thoughts on “I did an accounting

  1. dedekeene January 6, 2015 / 6:04 am

    ur always on the money gathering more info for all cases…ur FABULOUS! HAVE A BLESSED DAY!

    • Brenda Hayes January 6, 2015 / 8:04 am

      Do you know if anyone goes back in to these old files and tries to match them with those that are found who cannot be matched by any DNA?

      • Peter Henderson Jr. January 6, 2015 / 9:31 am

        Brenda the answer is both yes and no.

        In some well known cases like the unidentified victims of Gary Ridgway the answer is generally yes. Police will always try to match newly reported missing females to the unknown victims if the reporting authority has the missing woman’s DNA.

        The problem arises from the fact that only a small portion of people reported missing have their DNA on file. Money is usually used as the excuse for not obtaining the DNA and as a result many unidentified victims remain so for decades.

        Add to that only some of the long unidentified dead, even those whose gravesites are known, have their dental records or DNA on file. Its why only a small portion of the unidentified deceased are ever given their real name back

      • Meaghan January 7, 2015 / 9:10 pm

        What Peter said. 🙂

  2. Vibe, Denmark January 6, 2015 / 8:01 am

    May I ask why you purge case… Are the solved and or … ?

    • Meaghan January 6, 2015 / 8:52 am

      I purge cases when there is no evidence the person is still missing but I can’t find any details one way or another, or if I find out the person was found long ago.

  3. Peter Henderson Jr. January 6, 2015 / 8:56 am

    Meaghan, here is a missing person to add to the 9,500 others. Monica Hartnett, 44, was last seen in Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut on or around Wednesday January 1, 2003.

    Nothing is known about the circumstances surrounding Monica’s disappearance. She has not been seen or heard from since.

    According to posts on Web-sleuths, Monica’s DNA has recently been obtained and is in the process of being compared to NamUs UP # 11211, a unidentified middle-aged female found in Vernon, Connecticut on March 13, 2013, in some woods associated with a old, long closed, garbage dump near 126 West Street in the Rockville section of Vernon.

    Monica, NamUs (MP # 26821) is not currently one of the seventeen women on NamUs UP # 11211’s rule out list.

  4. HennyLee January 6, 2015 / 10:08 am

    Wow Meaghan – That is unbelievable! That just goes to show how much work you put into Charley!

  5. John January 7, 2015 / 11:38 am

    Meaghan – I’ve often wondered why you don’t have help/assistance with the maintenance of the Charley Project. You frequently mention in the blog that it’s only you doing the work and you’ve had several situations that have reduced your productivity. (BTW: you do an amazing job… I am simply curious.)

    • Meaghan January 7, 2015 / 9:15 pm

      There are a lot of reasons. The primary one being that, basically, I’m afraid of what might happen. I don’t have leadership skills; I don’t play well with others. And there is another site that I know of that was really great until its administrator decided to let other people “help” run it, and the end result was a bunch of petty infighting and what have you and nothing got done and the quality of the website suffered greatly as a result.

      That said, I can’t really say I work entirely alone anymore. I write all the casefiles myself, but I have a dozen or so people who’ve taken it upon themselves to help research and stuff, and send me articles and other information. They are immensely helpful.

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