Make-a-List Monday: House Fires

This list is for people whose house/apartment/hotel etc. (or at least, wherever they were staying at, even as a guest) caught fire around the time of their disappearances — whether accidentally or intentionally. It could be as long as a couple of days before or after, I decided.

  1. Bruce Harding Bell
  2. Lauria Jaylene Bible and Ashley Renae Freeman
  3. Ricky Jean Bryant
  4. Christopher Gage Daniel and Chloie Rhianna Leverette
  5. Kevin Lee Ellsworth
  6. Richard James Estrada
  7. Sandra Mason Gann
  8. Steven W. Hendricks
  9. Richard J. Jargowsky Jr.
  10. Joshua Johnathan Korvin
  11. Geanna M. Jones
  12. Sir-Kristopher Clayton Marshall, Ivy Matory, Violet Bobbie Matory and Yolanda Marie Williams
  13. Charles William Monroe Jr.
  14. David Cook Morse
  15. Daniel McCoy Moses
  16. Dori Ann Myers
  17. Michael Brendan Nash
  18. Joey Lynn Offutt
  19. Gloria Marlene Plunkett
  20. Paul Ward Shrout
  21. Amelia Martinez Smith
  22. Betty Dolly Sodder, Jennie Irene Sodder, Louis Erico Sodder, Martha Lee Sodder and Maurice Antonio Sodder
  23. Cynthia S. Wilkins
  24. Kaidena Lozelle Wood

Seeing them later

Three years ago I wrote a blog post about missing kids, runaways and family abduction cases, who had been on Charley and were now in the resolved section. I looked them up years after the fact to see how they were doing. Well, I thought I’d do a post like this again. Just runaways, all girls, since I couldn’t find anything about the boys I looked up. I will refer to the individuals by their initials only.

T.E.R. ran away in 2004. The most recent sign of her I could find was from 2008: she was arrested in Sanford, Florida and charged with larceny and contributing to the delinquency of a minor after she was caught shoplifting $240 worth of clothes and hiding them in her kid’s backpack. Sad.

M.B. also ran away in 2004. According to, she now lives in Spokane, Washington, less than twenty miles from the town she disappeared from. I can’t find anything else on her.

K.L. ran away in 2002. She’s been arrested numerous times in the years since she was found, including at least twice in 2013, once in September and once in December. I also found her wedding registry; she’s due to get married later this week. She and her husband-to-be are requesting a lot of kitchen things like dishes, a blender, a coffeemaker, etc. Also bedding. Standard housemaking stuff.

Y.R. ran away in 2004. She lives in another state now, north of the state she disappeared from, and has a Facebook page, where she talks about her husband and baby son.

J.M.J. ran away in 2003. She disappeared from New York; I found an arrest record in Florida for someone I’m reasonably sure is her (similar appearance, same name, right year of birth). She was arrested for trespassing in 2010.

P.D.C. ran away in 2004. I found her voter registration record; she’s registered to vote in the same city she disappeared from. A good sign, I guess — she’s alive, anyway, and hasn’t been convicted of a felony.

M.M.G. ran away in 2004. In 2010, she and 14 other people were indicted for taking part in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, marijuana and Ecstasy. I mentioned her and the drug charges on my other blog post. An update: I’m not sure what happened with that but she has a Facebook page and it was updated only a couple of hours ago, so evidently she’s not in prison.

W.L.H. ran away in 2003. I found an inactive Facebook page for her; it says she’s “in a relationship” and has two jobs, one at McDonald’s and one at a factory. She’s registered to vote.

P.V.H. ran away in 2004. She is registered to vote in Florida and has a LinkedIn profile, where she describes her skills as a kitchen aid, working with cooking stuff and cleanup etc.

R.R.C. ran away in 2004. I found her Facebook page; she works at a Lexus dealership now and attended the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in the past. Oh, and she has green hair.

A.N.W. ran away in 2003. She now lives halfway across the country from the state she ran away from, and has a couple of little kids. She likes posting selfies on her Facebook page.