You know I’ve really been on a roll lately with updates. I posted 20 for today just a few minutes after midnight, went to bed, woke up in the early morning hours and now I’ve started on tomorrow’s updates already.
Anyway, I wanted to bring up a case I’m going to add tomorrow: Kori Glossett, missing from Ohio since late June or early July 2016. I really don’t know much in the way of details yet because I haven’t actually started researching writing the case yet, but things are kind of contradictory — one source I’ve seen gives the place as Van Wert, Ohio and the date as “approximately” July 1, and the other other source says it was Middle Point, Ohio and the date was June 24.
Anyway, the reason I’m writing about Kori is I’m 95% certain I went to school with close relatives of his.
A set of twins named Michael and Michelle Glossett were in my class at the Lincolnview school district in Van Wert County when I was growing up. Lincolnview is a super rural district, to the extent that it doesn’t actually have a town attached to it, but one of their campuses was in Middle Point and many of the students came from there. (And I will note that the name of the town is Middle Point with two words, not Middlepoint, as the link above says. Just makes me wonder how many other errors are out there on state databases and stuff that it would take a local to spot.)
Given the proximity and the surname and the fact that both Michael and Michelle are listed as “friends” on Kori’s Facebook page (along with five other Glossetts), I’m sure Kori has got to be a close relative of those kids I attended school with. Probably not a full brother, because Michael and Michelle are biracial (black and white) and Kori is listed as white. But perhaps a half brother or a cousin.
I actually saw Michelle at a gas station in Van Wert a few months ago, and I was aware of Kori’s disappearance at the time, but I didn’t think to ask her about it until I’d already left.
I’ve never actually known anyone from my life prior to my missing persons involvement who had a relative that disappeared and stayed gone this long. I do have a longtime friend whose grandfather (I think?) disappeared, and he asked me for advice on what to do about it, but the missing man was found (dead, alas) a week or so later.
Anyway. I’ll do the best I can for Kori.
[EDIT: Gah, this is proving difficult. The published information about Kori’s tattoos may be inaccurate. I found photos of the tattoos on his Facebook page but they’re not clear enough to read. See Charley’s Facebook page. Sigh.]
Hiya, I’ve just looked at, Kori Glossetts, Facebook page. He looks quite different in each of this photos.
So sad to see a young lad going missing. I really hope he turns up safe.
He has two Facebook pages actually, and you’re right, his appearance changed a lot. I just wish I could figure out what this second ribbon tattoo says.
I think he has 3 Facebook pages, and there is one with the same name but no picture, so maybe he has 4.
In my family there are two missing persons: my grandfather’s brother ( disappeared in 1947 in Hungary) – he has two daughters that are still desperately looking for any clue, piece of information or whatever. They spent a lots of money on research and related travel, found out pretty much about his life that they did not know about, but still nothing that can lead them to his body or circumstances of murder.
The other one is a second cousin, but as he vanished in Balkans war, he would most likely never be found, because they almost stopped digging the mass graves as there is no money for it.
I was browsing the Doe Network resolves and found a few cases still listed on Charley.
Donald Lamont Merrills (http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/m/merrills_donald.html) was identified as a John doe from Nov 1994 in Oklahoma City, OK.
Just as a warning google searching him shows his autopsy photo (gave me chills!)
Leonard Louis Romanelli (http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/r/romanelli_leonard.html) was found safe this year.
Timothy Antonio Washington (http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/w/washington_timothy.html) Doe Network has his case listed in the resolved section in 2016; however, I can’t find any other information virtually anywhere. All I could find was, “Timothy is no longer missing and no further information is available.”
Pretty sure Timmy is still missing, though his case might have been closed since there was a conviction and no other leads. I’ll see about the others. Thanks.