6 thoughts on “Updated APs

  1. Ilya July 20, 2016 / 10:10 pm

    Why would someone’s disappearance not be reported for 7 years?

    Makes me wonder….

    • Kat July 20, 2016 / 10:22 pm

      Or ten years, or twenty or “the file was lost…..” blows the mind a little bit, doesn’t it?

      • Ilya July 23, 2016 / 2:28 pm

        Sure enough, it does – I can only imagine what kind of mysteries are hidden behind decisions like that

    • Meaghan July 21, 2016 / 12:35 am

      Back in the seventies, a lot of times the cops didn’t give missing teenagers any attention at all, assuming they just ran off. Sometimes they even outright refused to take a report. (It is now illegal for a police department to refuse to take a report for a missing minor.) So there are a few benign reasons why a report might not have been filed: the cops wouldn’t take one, her family figured they wouldn’t take one, she was a chronic runaway as it was and they figured she’d come back on her own, etc. And there are some not-so-benign possibilities: that no one particularly cared, or that her parents/guardians were the ones responsible for her disappearance.

      Remember, Tammy Alexander (aka “Cali Doe”) wasn’t reported missing for like 30 years, and it was a former classmate who finally called the police. I’ve heard it said that it wasn’t that her family didn’t care, it’s just that her situation was kind of complicated and they were also pretty naive and didn’t realize there would be any point in reporting it. Make of that what you will.

      • Kat July 21, 2016 / 4:02 pm

        Understood. But still a bit flabbergasting. They just ID’ed that one gal, in CA I think, thought to be an early Manson victim. She was from Canada. Name started with an R. Her family just thought she took off or whatever. I wouldn’t remember a classmate, but I sure would think a sibling rated a mention. I don’t want to judge, but sometimes I do. I wonder how many of these ppl. are UIDs.

      • Ilya July 23, 2016 / 2:29 pm

        The ones where they’re totally forgotten are particularly sad – lots of Jane Does are produced that way, I’d guess

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