Thinking aloud on updates, 10/30/2017

I had a bit of a burst and spent all night and into the morning working on today’s updates. I raided Facebook, as I have said, finding additional pictures and sometimes a lot more.

  1. Autumn Starr Cerenil-Lee: It’s eerie and sad to find traces of my MPs’ pre-disappearance lives online. I found Autumn’s Facebook page. Less than a month before her disappearance she wrote she was getting a divorce, after a marriage that had lasted under a year. Her husband posted a comment saying she was to blame for what had occurred. Autumn also wrote about her daughter, who had some chromosomal anomalies that caused severe health problems.
    I can only hope that she decided to walk away from her life — and the evidence does seem to indicate that she did walk away, at least for awhile, since she was allegedly sighted in Wyoming. But did she intend to stay gone this long, almost four years now?
  2. Kelsey Emily Collins: I finally found out the name of that scumbag who was pimping her. I wish I could have found his picture too, and that of his woman accomplice. It seems like a massive failure on the authorities’ part that they didn’t offer Kelsey witness protection, but they claim they didn’t know it was needed, and that if she had told them about any threats they would have helped her.
  3. Georgia Nadine Kirk: Shades of Walter Dunson here; they were the same age too, almost. Ted Kirk sounds like a snotrag. I read that he lives on a huge property with something like 20 vehicles on it, and friends reported the place smelled pretty bad. I’m not sure if the cops have searched for Nadine’s body there yet; they asked for permission to go over it with cadaver dogs but Ted said no. It seems like there should be enough evidence by now to get a warrant.
  4. Irma Mkrtchyan: I found Irma’s Facebook page too. She often wrote posts in Russian, and she posted photographs of herself visiting Armenia. She was born there, graduated from a polytechnic there and moved to the U.S. sometime after 1996 (that’s when she got her degree). I found her children’s Facebook pages as well and it says her son was born in Yerevan.
    Irma’s disappearance appears to have torn her family apart. I found a vicious character assassination of her brother Davit (aka David), which accused him of fraud, laziness, dishonesty, and generally being a slimeball. I think it must have been written by Irma’s ex-husband. The horrible statement said Davit had dishonored his sister’s legacy, lied to the police, and started fights within the family, and that Irma’s daughter had a restraining order against him. I hope that anyone who reads it would take it with a grain of salt. Davit appears to be the only one in the family who is actively trying to solve his sister’s disappearance.
    I wonder how Irma’s surname is pronounced. It needs a serious infusion of vowels.
  5. Noah Pomaikai Montemayor: A very sad case — a bright, talented, promising kid who, it appears, cracked under the pressure to live up to that promise. It reminded me of the Matthew Wilson case from ten years ago. Matthew did eventually turn up alive, if not well, and I hope Noah will do the same. They say that the longer you’re gone, the harder it is to call home. But it seems odd that he hasn’t been found by now, especially given he had nothing with him and there was an extensive and well-publicized search. I mean, it’s an island.
  6. Nancy Paulikas: My God Alzheimer’s is scary. Especially in someone as young and smart and successful as she was. Recently I read a book I liked and looked the author up on Facebook, hoping to contact her; I found her page but it hadn’t been updated since 2013 and the last post said she had Alzheimer’s. I concluded there was no point in messaging her because she probably could no longer read. Hopefully by the time I’m old enough to worry about getting it, they’ll have found a cure.

9 thoughts on “Thinking aloud on updates, 10/30/2017

  1. marsyao October 30, 2017 / 11:05 pm

    Meaghan, The witness protection plan was offered by department of Justice, on other word, by Feds, I do not think local police has the the resource or authority to take some into witness protection even if they want to, so if Kelsey Emily Collins’s “boyfriend” is just a small time pimp, I do not think Feds would have any interest in her case and she would have zero chance to be protected by witness protection program

    • Meaghan October 31, 2017 / 8:43 am

      The local police can offer witness protection services (like putting her in a safe house for example); I’m not talking about outright changing her identity. In any case this was actually a federal matter, since her pimp had transported her across state lines. He was facing both state and federal charges.

      • marsyao October 31, 2017 / 11:20 am

        You are right, but very unfortunately, if that pimp only controlled two women, I do not think this was a case big enough for Feds or local to consider offering her witness protection, I know it is cold and little comfort to her family but that is cold reality.

      • Meaghan October 31, 2017 / 11:30 am

        In the articles I found they said they would have offered it if they thought it was necessary, but Kelsey never asked for it and never told them she had been threatened.

        It seems to me that witness protection should be offered based on the level of the danger to the witness, not on the severity of the crime. But I don’t know much about these things.

      • marsyao October 31, 2017 / 1:02 pm

        I would agree with you, but still we need to remember a witness protection for individual cost at least 1 million dollars, it was simply not practical to offer witness protection to street level informer or witness, unless it involved a big case, of course we can argue comparing to a life, 1 million dollars means nothing, a valid point, but sadly it does not work like this in our real world. Another world, pimp/prostitute relationship are a very complicate one, do you watch HBO’s “The Deuce”, Meaghan? That show many things about them right.

  2. marsyao October 30, 2017 / 11:11 pm

    wait, just checked, a few states besides the Feds, also provides state level witness protection program, but Washington state is not one of them, besides, I do not think even these state Attorney General would involve and use state witness protection in her case unless it involves large scale human trafficking

    • Meaghan October 31, 2017 / 8:43 am

      The prostitution case was in Oregon, not Washington; that’s where the pimp took her.

  3. Sheri November 2, 2017 / 11:05 am

    Of course they could protect her. They could have put her in a women’s shelter, or even just checked on her and made their “presence known” around her house with cop cars on and off.. They don’t need the FBI for that.

  4. terromangerro November 6, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    Off topic to this entry, but I came across a really interesting story that involves at least four missing persons whom apparently were never reported missing or at least don’t have entries on namus per the author. It’s the most recent blog entry on this blog:

    If you have time, take a look and see if you can find anything of a legit missing persons report for any of these four people. It’s a weird case.

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