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.

6 thoughts on “Seeing them later

  1. M86 August 3, 2015 / 12:13 am

    It really seems like the runaways cases are the hardest to keep updated.

  2. Lauren August 3, 2015 / 12:49 am

    This is very interesting! Thank you for taking the time to do this and share it with us.

  3. Cattt August 3, 2015 / 2:52 pm

    Off Topic – I don’t know if anyone knew but I found this on Huffington Post: “Sabrina Allen was kidnapped from her father in Austin, Texas 12 years ago and now, after a daring rescue operation, she’s on her way back to him.”

  4. jlo27916 August 3, 2015 / 4:21 pm

    Cattt That happened quite awhile ago. It’s almost been a year. No updates for some time now. She wasn’t ready to be with her father last I knew and was working with her new stepmother to integrate back into her life here in the states. I was very happy about that recovery! Dara has done major damage to Sabrina!

  5. Peter Henderson Jr. August 4, 2015 / 5:47 am

    Found this quote in a article about runaways. It’s why I don’t like to say “found safe” when in truth we only know they were found alive.

    “Of the more than 10,000 endangered runaways reported to The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in 2014, one in six were likely victims of child sex trafficking, the center reports. Of those, 68 percent were in the care of social services when they ran.”

    • NH August 5, 2015 / 9:14 am

      Thanks for this update. I am glad to see that at least a reasonable number of these kids now are living a life that avoids the justice system after undoubtedly enduring a difficult situation that was bad enough for them to chose to leave in their youth.

      We also have to remember that these are only the reported missing. Social services is obligated to report. (Althought this number is still high) but as we saw in the Calidonia Jane Doe ID the family never reported her missing. I am sure that there are many more.

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