Okay, this is weird

I go through the CDOJ missing persons database at least once a week, looking for new and updated cases. I’m going through it now and finding a LOT of cases have been added since last time. I’ve seen over 20 so far, and I’ve only looked under “voluntarily missing adults.”

Furthermore, many of the names and faces look strangely familiar: as if they’d been on the database before and had been removed. In fact, I KNOW that some of them have been; some of those names are of MPs who were later found dead, and are in Charley’s resolved cases section. Now they’re back on CDOJ.

I don’t see a pattern in terms of the law enforcement agency, but most of the “new” cases stem from the years 2009 to 2011.

I’m inclined to think that someone on CDOJ has made a big mistake and somehow put a bunch of outdated, resolved cases back in the system. I hope they fix this soon because it does no good for anyone.

MP of the week: Marcus Virgin

I wasn’t able to do this yesterday because the internet was down all day. In fact it was down for much of today also; I wasn’t aware that it had come back up again until about half an hour or so ago.

This week’s featured MP is Marcus Deon Virgin, a 24-year-old Florida resident and father of four who vanished from Mobile, Alabama on May 8, 2003. Although he was involved with drugs and criminal activity, he has a family who misses him; I found this sad blog entry by the mother of one of his children. Other family members commented on it.