Okay, Charley’s back up now. I was able to complete the update posting I had started last night, so it’s all there.
Groan. Site went down late last night while I was trying to update for today. Still not back up.
The Charley Project’s Facebook page reached 6,000 “likes” a few days ago. I add articles about missing person cases every day, including ones about cases not featured on Charley for one reason or another, and all entries I put on this blog are automatically linked on there. The Twitter account is at 967 followers at present. It posts links to two Charley cases every day.
It’s a bit of a challenge to summarize the cases in 140 characters or less and make the summaries interesting. For example, “Patty Spencer and Pam Hobley #disappeared together in 1969, which is kind of weird since they weren’t friends.” And, “Why did Ronald Westover lie to his family & falsely claim he had a recurrence of #LungCancer before he #disappeared?”
Unfortunately, TweetDeck, the program I use to keep Charley’s Twitter account updated, is not going to work for Windows after April 15. I use TweetDeck to schedule tweets in advance of posting, sometimes months in advance. It’s still going to be available to use online using my browser, but it will be less convenient that way. Oh, well.
Lists of recent cases with added pics and updated age-progressions:
- Yasmin Rayon Acree
- Patrick Kennedy Alford Jr.
- Karla Daniela Barrera
- William Walter Brooks Jr.
- Nicholas Vincent Smith
- Aaron Cody Stepp
- Cynthia Lynn Sumpter
- Asante Anton Willoughby
Everything seems to be working again. I got an email from my host today:
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The issue was a failed cache module in the shared storage array and it took time to diagnose, order the replacement part, and then make sure all systems were 100% back before we re-enabled access.
At this time all services are completely restored, however it may take some time for any emails that were not able to be received to be re-delivered. This may take 1-2 days under normal circumstances. We will continue to closely monitor all systems in case there are any lasting effects from the outage.
All customers will receive a 3 month service credit (applied to the end of their current contract) for the disruption.
We appreciate you sticking with us through this unusual and trying situation. We strive to provide the most cost effective solutions with adequate redundancy to prevent data loss.
Charley’s been down since Sunday. I don’t know why. It’s something to do with my host; apparently all the sites that Lizard Hill hosts are down right now. I’ve had Lizard Hill since 2004 and they’re usually very reliable so I don’t know what’s up.
In the meantime, today is Tuesday, so if I were able to update the site I’d be updating my missing person of the week. Of course I can’t update but I might as well talk about him on here: this week’s is Oscar Alexander Campos, a runaway from Antioch, Tennessee, which is in the Nashville metro area.
I don’t have much on Oscar, who was 16 when he left home following some kind of dispute with his parents. He could still be in the Nashville metro area or he could be in southern California. His hair was styled in a purple Mohawk at the time of his disappearance. He’s been missing since April 19, 2008 — eight years next month.
My 190th Executed Today entry, for Walter Smith, went up yesterday. There’s not much to it, really. It was either premeditated murder or terrible negligence of gun safety, depending on how sympathetic you are to the defendant.
This list is for MPs who disappeared while on hunting trips. If I know the animal they were looking for I’ll include that too.
Around here, I think, people mostly hunt deer. I don’t know much about hunting and I’ve never gone myself, though I think one of my brothers does. I don’t like guns or killing animals.
- Joel Allen Amundson
- Emerson Edward Carbaugh: Turkeys
- Jeromy Ivan Childress: Elk
- Robert Lewis Christian
- Noel William Dalluge: Grouse
- Fred Richard Davis
- Ronald Scott Gray: Elk
- Charles Duane Gustafson: Elk
- Aaron Joseph Hedges: Elk
- Oscar Joseph Hintta: Deer
- Charles Franklin Huff
- Raymond Lee Matlock: Elk
- Jerry Lee McKoen
- Melvin Nadel
- Brian Ognjan and David Tyll
- Sinho Steve Seo: Fish
- James Anthony Tennison
- Allen Theis: Mule deer
- Reagan Cordell Uden and Richard Loren Uden: Birds
- Jerry Michael Williams: Ducks
- Nathaniel Edison Williams
- Robert S. Willis IV: Deer
- Paul Cecil Worsham
This week’s Select It Sunday case, chosen by Sabrina, is Anthonette Cayedito. Now, for some reason, as I type this the Charley Project doesn’t seem to be working right now, but hopefully it will be back up again shortly.
Anthonette is of Native American and Italian descent. She was last seen at her home in Gallup, New Mexico in the wee hours of April 6, 1986. She was nine years old. A man who claimed to be her uncle — but wasn’t — dragged her into a vehicle and drove away.
There is some evidence that Anthonette survived for a time after her abduction, and I suppose she could still be alive even now, but the police don’t seem to think so.
The case seems very strange to me. Why did a nine-year-old girl answer the front door at three o’clock in the morning? Why did an adult not do it?
This week’s Flashback Friday case is actually two cases: Rodney Lynn Grissom, a 14-year-old who disappeared from Albany, Oregon on May 24, 1977, and Karen Jean Lee, a 15-year-old who disappeared from Cornelius, Oregon two days after Rodney. I’m guessing they were boyfriend and girlfriend.
It looks like Rodney and Karen ran away from home, but it’s likely they ran into a spot of bother not long afterward. Some of their stuff was later found off a remote logging road in Washington County, Oregon. Cornelius is a town in Washington County; Albany is in Linn County.
There has been no indication of Rodney and Karen’s whereabouts for nearly forty years now. Karen has a Facebook page about her disappearance, but there’s not much there. Rodney is listed on the NCMEC, but Karen, for some reason, is not.