Make-a-List Monday: Heavily pregnant girls and women

This list is of teenagers and adult women (and one preteen, sigh) who were in the last trimester of pregnancy when they disappeared. If it’s uncertain how far along they were, I’ve included them in the list provided the upper end of the time frame is within the final trimester.

You’ll note how foul play is suspected in many of these cases. The most common non-natural cause of death in pregnant women in the United States is homicide. Plus, if you’re that far along, it’s not really the best time to just walk (waddle?) away from everything.

  1. Karen Farmer Beard
  2. Holly Lynn Davis Calbaugh
  3. Vickie Carriere
  4. Guadalupe Barajas Castro
  5. Michelle Ngan Ho Chan
  6. Cynthia Dyann Coleman
  7. Jan Andre Cotta
  8. Erin M. Davis
  9. Ashley Marie Eiffert
  10. Jeanette Gomez Espeleta
  11. Angelina Joy Evans
  12. Samantha Jean Hopper
  13. Linda Ann House
  14. Shelia Diane Hughes
  15. Crystal Sue Hunt
  16. Amanda Kay Jones
  17. Amparo Lopez
  18. Celina Janette Mays
  19. Cecilia Elizabeth Newball
  20. Geraldine Ann Obregon-Gingles
  21. Ashley Marie Parlier
  22. Lucero Sarabia
  23. Sandra Ann Sollie
  24. Lindsay Marie Wells

Happy Halloween, everybody.

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14 thoughts on “Make-a-List Monday: Heavily pregnant girls and women

  1. Laura October 31, 2016 / 9:24 am

    I always wondered if Jan Cotta met up with her baby’s father the night she left and he murdered her. She wouldn’t name the father of her child, maybe he was married, or some prominent person who didn’t want a scandal.

  2. Kat October 31, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    Amanda Kay Jones. You just updated her case, she was 8 1/2 months……

    • Meaghan October 31, 2016 / 3:36 pm

      Added. I’m surprised I missed her.

  3. Erin October 31, 2016 / 3:09 pm

    Bethany Decker is not on this list.

    • Meaghan October 31, 2016 / 3:35 pm

      Her casefile says she was only 4 to 5 months pregnant. The third trimester begins in the 6th month.

  4. forthelost October 31, 2016 / 11:39 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Michelle Chan committed suicide.

    • Meaghan November 1, 2016 / 11:57 am

      That seems likely to me too. Fremont is only an hour and twenty minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge, and if she jumped from there, that would explain why her body was never found.

      • Lauren November 1, 2016 / 5:54 pm

        There are 3 large bridges even closer than that to Fremont: the Dunbarton (about 10 miles from Fremont), the San Mateo and the Bay Bridge. If she jumped off any of those there is a good chance she wouldn’t be found either. Although I am not sure about the accessibility on those bridges for someone trying to walk up them. Is it wrong that anytime I hear that a depressed person goes missing in the Bay Area, my first thought is they jumped from a bridge? I really hope this isn’t the case and she turns up alive and well soon with a 17 year old, but unfortunately I agree with Forthelost about her being deceased.

      • Meaghan November 1, 2016 / 6:13 pm

        The Golden Gate Bridge, perhaps because it’s a famous and beautiful bridge (and well known for suicides) gets many, many more jumpers than any other bridge in the SF Bay Area. There are many cases of people driving across other suitable bridges to jump off the GGB. If you’re a local and want to jump off a bridge, the GGB is usually the go-to place.

      • Liz November 2, 2016 / 9:58 pm

        I just don’t think a pregnant chick would Juno off that bridge. There are pretty tall fences. It high enough to stop people from jumping, but I just can’t fathom a pregnant chick climbing over. Fremont is also right in the Sunol hills and other areas that could be possible. If she did commit suicide, I wouldn’t narrow it down to just there.

  5. Celeste Keenan November 1, 2016 / 6:30 pm

    Wasn’t Debra Frost rumoured to be 5 months pregnant?

    • Meaghan November 1, 2016 / 6:50 pm

      5 months is the second trimester, not the third.

  6. Kat November 4, 2016 / 10:49 pm

    Late possible addition, Diane Chorba. Her case has always been haunting. I remember on Cold Case Files or American Justice ten odd years ago her daughter still looking. So sad.

  7. makoons November 7, 2016 / 3:06 pm

    I find it strange in the Angelina Evans case that whether or not the baby found abandoned was her has not or could not be confirmed…seems like something they’d investigate and compare DNA.

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