April MP news

Catching up on where I left off, here’s some of the latest missing persons news for this month so far:

A suspect has been charged with murder in the 1976 disappearance of Cynthia May Hernandez. This is almost a new record for the longest time between disappearance and charges and filed in a murder-without-a-body case. Sheila Lyon and Katherine Lyon‘s alleged killers were charged last summer, forty years after their 1975 disappearances. With Cynthia’s alleged killer it’s been only a few months short of forty years.

Colton Clark‘s aunt and uncle (and foster parents), Rex and Rebecca Clark, have been arrested for murder and child abuse in his case. As of yesterday evening, though, formal charges have not been filed against them. Authorities are digging on their property looking for Colton’s body.

They’re checking a well to see if Mark Wendell Wilson, who disappeared from Quincy, California all the way back in 1967, could be in it (or maybe have been in it at one time). The people doing the checking are not cops but students at Cal State Sacramento, and they’re checking the well for traces of Mark’s mitochondrial DNA. I think this is awesome. I highly doubt they’ll find anything but I still think it’s awesome. I was able to find the 2014 article referenced in the aforementioned link, and read it, but it doesn’t really tell anything about the disappearance that I didn’t already know.

They’ve found the body of Kelli Cox, a woman who disappeared in 1997 from Denton, Texas. She’s still on Charley right now but I plan to remove her case in today’s update. William Reece, a convicted kidnapper, lead authorities to Kelli’s remains and the remains of another person, probably Jessica Cain, who disappeared a month after Kelli did.

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5 thoughts on “April MP news

  1. Sheri April 13, 2016 / 7:48 am

    I am so glad to see Colton Clark’s foster parents were finally arrested. I always thought that poor boy’s situation was particularly heinous.

    • Meaghan April 13, 2016 / 9:23 am

      Another article I found said they used a cattle prod on the poor kid’s genitals. And his brother’s as well.

      I am horrified.

  2. Aire April 13, 2016 / 7:51 am

    Random -Not sure if you’re aware of this website, but there is a website called blackandmissing.org which lists plenty of interesting African American cases, many that could go on Charley.

    Also, a little something on the child Tionda Bradley who went missing in Chicago. A few years ago, 2007 or so, Internet pictures surfaced of a young woman with striking similarities to Tionda. Sadly at the end, the girl turned out not be her, but maybe this is some info you may want to include in the case file?

    • B April 13, 2016 / 11:38 am

      That info is already included in the case file

      • Aire April 13, 2016 / 2:24 pm

        No it’s not. The case file has “Authorities located a young girl who matched Diamond’s description in November 2001. The child was lost…” The information I have is different. A picture of a young adult was found and thought to be her until the father confirmed that it’s not Tionda. Not a child.

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