MP of the week: Claudia Tinsley

This week’s featured missing person is Claudia Tinsley, a 24-year-old missing since September 8, 1996. Like last week’s case, she’s an Ohioan; she’s from Toledo (which I always mix up with Dayton for some reason).

Claudia, a mother of three, was using crack cocaine at the time of her disappearance. Police believe she met with foul play. The most recent news I can find that mentions her is from 2006, ten years almost to the day.

In other news, the internet mysteriously went dead yesterday and was remained so; nothing was working, not even the weather app on my cell phone. Frankly I welcomed it, because it kept me from the nonstop election coverage drenching the news and social media. I hoped it would remain dead until the morning — I really don’t want to hear about the winner until then. Otherwise I’ll be hyperventilating and generally tearing my hair out all night.

But then the internet came back on shortly after ten and my hopes were dashed. I’m trying to stay away from Facebook but I’ve got some apps on my computer that automatically notify me of the headlines. I also had to beg Michael to change the channel away from the news when he got home. So he turned over to Cops. We always love Cops. As Michael says, no matter how bad a day he’s had, the Cops people are having a worse one.

I have these anti-anxiety pills I take as needed; I don’t take them very often, probably not as often as I should. Like, I don’t carry them on me, so if I have a panic attack away from home I just have to ride it out unassisted. I might take one of them tonight though. In fact I have half a mind to take about five and just sleep through the storm.

10 thoughts on “MP of the week: Claudia Tinsley

  1. JMC November 10, 2016 / 12:15 pm

    Wow. Tinsley was my maiden name, though I don’t think we are related and have no known relatives in Ohio. I do hope she is in a better place.

    • Meaghan November 10, 2016 / 6:14 pm

      Someone with the surname Poling, from Ohio, is a regular viewer of the Charley Project’s Facebook page. Not only did this person “like” the page, they also react to and sometimes comment on posts regularly. The person is from Ohio, and so am I, and I am related to a lot of Polings by marriage. I sent a Facebook message to this person about my Poling relatives and asked if we might be related, but got no response.

  2. Gina August 6, 2018 / 9:46 pm

    I lived across the street from her on baker street. I was too young to understand at the time but I remember hearing about it. Then the following year the house her mother and children lived in set fire and her youngest son was killed. I remember it all and I just hope her and her son tyler are at peace now.

    • James August 7, 2020 / 4:04 pm

      My family lived next door to them, I remember when all this happened. Have been looking back into everything. I always wondered what happened.

      • Jenny August 7, 2020 / 6:50 pm

        Yes it was DEFINATELY a hard couple of years f9r our family. One of her sons & her brother daughter passed away in the fire 😢 Still to this day we have no answers 😢

    • Jenny August 7, 2020 / 6:51 pm

      😢 i just wish we could find answers so we could lay her to rest along side her son 😢

      • James August 14, 2020 / 9:21 pm

        I remember when the fire happened 😦 I can’t remember how it happened?
        I believe I was around 11 when it happened, so sad.

  3. Jenny October 23, 2018 / 5:18 am

    Claudia (Sissy) is my cousin. Her mother Doris’s dying wish was to find out the truth about what happened to her daughter before she passed. Unfortunately that never got to happen. Claudia’s mother Doris passed away of cancer earlier this year (2018) & we still pray everyday that we get some answers & closure so that we are able to lay Claudia to rest the right way. Someone out there knows something & someday soon we hope someone speaks up to give our family & her remaining son some closure 😢

    • James August 7, 2020 / 4:05 pm

      Hopefully someday something is found out, we always wondered what happened.

      • Jenny August 14, 2020 / 9:38 pm

        still no answers.. 24 years later 😢

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