Make-a-List Monday: Runaways, 10-20 years gone

Last week’s list of runaways who’d been missing at least 20 years got a lot of shares on Charley’s Facebook page. I thought I’d do a list of runaways who’ve been missing between 10 and 20 years — that is, between 1996 and 2006. And as I did last week, these classifications are my own.

  1. Bernice Arreola, 14, missing since 1998
  2. Diane Marie Aviles Colon, 14, missing since 1999
  3. Teresa Marie Barbusca, 16, missing since 1999
  4. Donna Marie Barron, 12, missing since 2006
  5. Danielle Arion Bell, 14, missing since 2001
  6. Leon Bell III, 15, missing since 2002
  7. Genelle Princess Bradford, 17, missing since 1999
  8. Laroya Nate Bray, 15, missing since 2002
  9. Erika Brown, 14, missing since 2006
  10. David Antonio Cambray, 16, missing since 2006
  11. Daniel Cantrell, 13, missing since 2006
  12. Vitia Cardosa, 12, missing since 2002
  13. Daniel Bradley Carver, 15, missing since 1997
  14. Joel Joseph Contreras, 14, missing since 2000
  15. James Robert Cooper, 16, missing since 1996
  16. Issac David Delgado, 15, missing since 2006
  17. Jason Wayne Dennis, 17, missing since 2002
  18. Robert William Dornbach, 17, missing since 2005
  19. Madeline Kelly Edman, 15, missing since 2005
  20. Jennifer Mae Enyart, 16, missing since 2000
  21. Irma Yolanda Gamez, 15, missing since 2004
  22. Adrianna Hope Garcia, 15, missing since 2004
  23. Christian Glen Hall, 15, missing since 2005
  24. Amy Lynn Haueter, 14, missing since 2005
  25. Nicole Shalonda Johnson, 16, missing since 2002
  26. Rebeca Ester Jose, 17, missing since 2005
  27. Yansis Massiel Juarez, 15, missing since 2002
  28. Irene Kouame, 17, missing since 2001
  29. Adam Benjamin Lake, 17, missing since 2001
  30. Paul Michael Landis, 17, missing since 2005
  31. Heather Janelle Lewis, 13, missing since 2003
  32. Katya Marie Lyne, 15, missing since 1997
  33. Michael Charles Marsh, 16, missing since 2006
  34. Ashley Renee Martinez, 15, missing since 2004
  35. Francheska Sugel Martinez, 12, missing since 2000*
  36. Misheila Isleen Martinez, 13, missing since 2000*
  37. Diana Mazariegos, 15, missing since 2006
  38. Autumn Lane McClure, 16, missing since 2004
  39. Gabriela Medina, 17, missing since 2006
  40. Stefanie C. Mills, 16, missing since 2002
  41. Jack Duane Morgan, 15, missing since 1996
  42. Alejandra Nava, 14, missing since 2003
  43. Brenda Eli Ovalle, 16, missing since 2004
  44. Phillip James Pinnock, 15, missing since 2005
  45. Kawan K. Pryor, 15, missing since 1997
  46. Brandon Dante Raphelle Ralls, 16, missing since 2001
  47. David J. Reynolds, 15, missing since 2004
  48. Hector Reynosa, 15, missing since 2006
  49. Destry Richard Rhinehart, 16, missing since 2004
  50. Rodolfo Ricardez, 15, missing since 1999
  51. Tiffany Reid, 16, missing since 2004
  52. Sherie Marie Rowland, 15, missing since 2004
  53. Alicia Marie Scott, 15, missing since 2006
  54. Cristian Avlyn Sedeno, 15, missing since 2003
  55. Uma Davi Sewpersaud, 13, missing since 2002
  56. Ekaterina Shcherbakova, 13, missing since 1998
  57. Isadora Sorozzo, 13, missing since 2000
  58. Krzysztof Rafal Syrzycki, 16, missing since 2002
  59. Samantha Leighann Tapp, 16, missing since 2004
  60. Kimberly Faye Thrower, 16, missing since 2004
  61. Edmond Tillman, 14, missing since 2004
  62. Flora Torralva, 15, missing since 2003
  63. Cristina Valasquez, 15, missing since 2006
  64. Elyssa Marie Vasquez, 12, missing since 2003
  65. Yusuf Abdul Wilson, 17, missing since 1999
  66. Quinn Renard Woodfolk, 11, missing since 1998
  67. Daniel Ted Yuen, 16, missing since 2004
  68. Mo Zhang, 17, missing since 2006


*Francheska and Misheila Martinez are twins; Franceska ran away on June 9, the day before their 13th birthdays, and Misheila ran away six weeks later on July 22.

15 thoughts on “Make-a-List Monday: Runaways, 10-20 years gone

  1. michael w. September 19, 2016 / 8:18 am

    Semi OT: does anyone have any episodes of MIssing: Reward hosted by Stacy Keach? Any episodes at all? I am looking to trade for some, I will even accept youtube rips (there are a handful of segments on there). I have an extremely large library of missing persons shows and can make an arrangement that is worth your while. Through my research, I know that they have done segments on the Vosseler children, Richard Call, Toni Clark and Michael Adams, among a whole host of others. Incidentally, the show Stacy Keach is doing now (American Greed) also has profiled some missing persons, namely The Ceglias (New York, 2015). Missing: Reward was on from 1989-1992, so most of the cases would have probably been from the late 80’s and early 90’s. I believe Jacob Wetterling was also on there.

    Thank you!

  2. Umbrella Pogo September 19, 2016 / 3:26 pm

    #59, Samantha Leighann Tapp looks to be on social media using the alias listed on her Charley profile.

  3. TB September 19, 2016 / 6:16 pm

    I do have a comment about the categorization of certain children as voluntary (albeit endangered) runaways. This is no critique of your classifications, but more a reflection of how we in general look at certain cases.

    Specifically, when very young girls (like, barely 12-13 years old) are listed as runaways who might be in the company of a male adult (not the father). This seems to be almost exclusively a situation with Hispanic girls. If a girl of 12 (and on this list, an example of what I mean is the Vitia Cardosa case. She was only 12 when she disappeared, and had only been 12 for a few months) vanishes with an adult male, this should really be considered an abduction.

    That child is usually too young to willingly run away and support herself, and the adult male likely had a lot to do with her going missing. I just think girls that young (say, not yet a teenager) maybe should not be considered as a runaway even if it seems they may have left “of their own accord” if there is the possibility of an adult male involved. That’s more of a non-family abduction, even if the child wasn’t physically grabbed off the street. There is a definite level of grooming involved to get such a young child to agree to leave her family with some 30 year old male. Just my opinion.

    • Meaghan September 19, 2016 / 9:08 pm

      I am reluctant to say this because I’m not Hispanic myself and don’t want to be racially profiling or anything, but I’ve heard that in Latin American countries — and among citizens from those countries that moved to the US — it’s reasonably common and socially acceptable for men in their 20s and 30s to date underage girls.

      I could be entirely wrong about this; it’s just something I read. If anyone who knows more about the culture of Latin America and its US immigrants I would welcome input here.

      • Lauren September 20, 2016 / 8:36 am

        I used to teach at a middle school that was 90-95% Hispanic. We had quite a few instances of 12-14 year old girls in long term relationships with men in their mid 20s. It was pretty open as they would have professional pics taken together that they would tape to their binders and often these guys would pic them up from school. In two cases that I recall, when the school called their moms the response was something to the effect of “we are just happy she found a good man” 😒 Very very sad for these girls.

      • Meaghan September 20, 2016 / 11:34 am

        Michael was 27 when I started dating him and I was 16, but our circumstances were kind of unusual. I never attended high school and started taking classes at Ohio State University when I was 14, and we met there two years later. And there is, of course, a world of difference both physically and mentally between a 12-year-old and a 16-year-old.

      • TB September 21, 2016 / 12:35 am

        I’ve thought the same thing, and I’m not Hispanic either. I did live for a very long time in an area with a high percentage of Hispanic residents and it did seem to be more common for teen girls to have relationships with much older men in that segment of the population rather than the ethnic group to which I belong.

        I know I singled out the youngest (12 and under) as an example, and there aren’t too many, but if you expand that age range to 15-16, you still see a disproportionate number of those missing girls described as possibly having left in the “company of an adult male” to be Hispanic.

        While I understand the cultural differences, I can’t see how being from a different culture would make a young girl any more able to psychologically “consent” to an illegal relationship. Consider for example a state in the US has a law that 16 is the age of consent.

        How can it be that a 14 year old Hispanic girl is considered to be more able to give consent than a 14 year old Caucasian girl in that same state?

      • Lauren September 22, 2016 / 9:07 am

        Meaghan, I think it is wonderful that you and Michael have been together for so long! Kudos to you both.

    • Meaghan September 19, 2016 / 9:29 pm

      Hmm, did some research and it turns out the biggest demographic of underage pregnant girls is 15-year-old Hispanic girls.

  4. Kat September 19, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    I would think classification would come from LE and if so, than that is indicative of a bigger problem. Over the years I for sure have noticed how many girls, and I mean teens or barely, have gone missing with men at least ten years older. And (shoot me now) there does seem to be some predominance in cases reported with Hispanics. The area I live is very rife with new immigrants, and there are a LOT of gals running around with “Irish twins”. The Irish will be glad to know they have been replaced. I’m going to post a new story here, hope I don’t get sued, and hope this GIRL is found soon, and this is white trailer stuff…wonder where anyone was…..OT, apologies Meaghan.

    • Meaghan September 19, 2016 / 10:32 pm

      Yeah, I had acute posted thIs article on my personal FB page and noted how sad it was. I suggested perhaps the stepfather was the father and maybethey fled because paternity tests would prove he was a child rapist.

  5. Miguel September 19, 2016 / 11:34 pm

    Well, living in a latinamerican country, I can certainly say that the indigenous population is about 50 million inhabitants in the continent. 15 million just in Mexico disperse in 56 ethnic groups and no related among them. Underage marriage is more common than what you think, due to cultural or social reasons. Many immigrants from these groups take their culture to US, I wouldn’t be surprised if some of your MP’s had travelled back to the original countries or the companion’s one. Underage pregnancy is so common and involves many factors in these countries, as lack of information or lack of supervision, cultural or social. The truth is that an underage couple have to drop school and facing responsibilities that aren’t ready to face.

  6. mels September 20, 2016 / 6:33 am

    i wish they’d done donna barron’s ap with short hair. from the “few details” in the casefile, it sounds like we should be looking for a man.

    • Meaghan September 20, 2016 / 9:47 am

      I think Donna might be trans. Just judging by her appearance and the fact that she likes to be called Mike.

      • mels September 20, 2016 / 6:28 pm

        that’s my guess too, which is why i don’t think they’re going to have much luck finding her with a feminine ap.

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