Make-a-List Monday: Gangs

A list of possibly gang-related disappearances. The MP doesn’t necessarily have to have been in a gang themselves, but perhaps the MP associated with gang members, or had nothing to do with gangs at all but the police think a gang victimized that person and caused them to disappear. Etc.

  1. Sharon Rose Apgar
  2. Mary Edna Badaracco
  3. Paget Renee Barr
  4. Amy Billig
  5. Michael James Borges
  6. William Walter Brooks Jr.
  7. Eric Lawrence Brown
  8. Nicholas O. Brown
  9. Tyrone Lydell Bryant
  10. Travis Wendell Burley
  11. David Antonio Cambray
  12. Susan Marie DeQuina
  13. Jimmy Wayne Edwards
  14. Kevin Andre Gardner
  15. Gabriela Leticia Gonzalez
  16. Trevell Lamar Henley
  17. Deniese Shalize Hiraman
  18. Gus Henry Hoffman Jr.
  19. Cheryl Ann Moser Iacovone
  20. Ron Walter Knutson
  21. Gabriel Martinez
  22. Diana Lynn Miller
  23. Justin Weldon O’Brien
  24. Paresh Patel
  25. Erin Kay Pospisil
  26. Tammy Dawn Risenhoover
  27. Joseph Thomas Rodziewicz Jr.
  28. Warner James Rose
  29. Victor Trejo
  30. Shannon Rayanne Turner
  31. Eric Vidal
  32. Virginia Alice Welch
  33. Rhonda Lynn Yocom
  34. Evon Young

It’s so sad to see how young many of these people were. Victor Trejo, for example, was only fourteen, and Deniese Hiraman was thirteen. It reminds me of Todd Strasser’s novel If I Grow Up, which is about a young boy who’s trying as hard as he can to stay away from the violence and despair of the housing project where he lives, but winds up sucked into gang life anyway.

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One thought on “Make-a-List Monday: Gangs

  1. Melinda February 19, 2016 / 7:49 pm

    Amy Billig was from Coconut Grove, not too far from where I live now. Her case was definitely weird…like so many of the other ones!
    I often wonder what happened to her. Very sad that her mom died without ever finding out.

    With Evon Young, it seems pretty much like a no-brainer…he was murdered by those guys and now all that would be needed is to find the body so there can be justice.

    As to Victor Trejo, he probably met the same fate as Evon Young.

    Shannon Turner? My money is on the boyfriend having something to do with her disappearance…either that or a customer might have harmed her since she was an exotic dancer.

    Deniese Hiraman…another sad and mysterious case. It seems that she was a kid who was trying to grow up way too quickly. Maybe somebody took advantage of that and harmed her, or she could have run away.

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