A strange coincidence

I was looking at NamUs’s newly added cases and saw one for a guy named Eddie Vanneiter. I knew I had an Edward Vannater on Charley and so I pulled him up, thinking they must be the same guy, just with slightly different names. But clearly they aren’t.

Edward vanished from Ohio in 2003; Eddie disappeared from Florida in 2000. Edward was 32; Eddie was 26. Etc. Edward is white; Eddie is black and, from what the details of disappearance says, probably a resident of the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao. (If he was, he’d be the first Curaçaoan on Charley.)

It reminds me of back in the MPCCN days when the site featured two people named Carlina Francher. If I recall correctly, only did they share the same first and last names, they were also African-American teenage girls missing from New York City.

I’ll add Eddie…well…whenever. I can’t really promise to add anyone at any particular time because I’ve got so many cases in the inbox it’s ridiculous.

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4 thoughts on “A strange coincidence

    • Meaghan August 11, 2016 / 8:30 pm

      Are you sure they weren’t killed by a Terminator trying to prevent the birth of some future resistance leader?

      • Ilya Sitnikov August 11, 2016 / 8:34 pm

        That’s…an interesting theory. Never thought about it that way, but yes, the very similar names and the fact that both girls were black and young provides plenty of space for Terminator-like theories.

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