Facebook is so useful

I’ve lately found Facebook incredibly useful for missing persons related things lately. These days I’ll always check to see if the MP either had their own Facebook page, or has one set up for them to publicize their disappearance. Mostly it’s useful for finding photographs, but I often find other information too.

Tonight I was taking advantage of a burst of energy to write up cases for the next update. I had a bit of a conundrum with the first one I wrote up: NamUs said his middle name was “Donte” and the FDLE database said it was “Dante.” He’d been missing since 2002 so clearly he hadn’t been on Facebook, but I looked to see if his family had set up a page for him. Turns out they had. There’s not much on it, but I found out that NamUs and FDLE are both wrote and his middle name is “Dant’e.”

So there’s that, anyway. A middle name isn’t a whole lot, but I’d certainly not want to post incorrect info, and before I found the Facebook page it was basically a toss-up between “Dante” and “Donte.”

3 thoughts on “Facebook is so useful

  1. Nicky November 12, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    Hello! I often browse your archive, just randomly looking at different cases. Now I bumped into Allison Strout’s page http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/s/strout_allison.html, and for some reason I decided to google her.

    Among results I found some articles from last month telling that a girl with the same name had been arrested in a drug case. http://www.krcrtv.com/north-coast-news/drug-bust-in-eureka-leads-to-four-arrests/639959803 It seems to be same same Allison as in your archive.

    • Deb November 12, 2017 / 11:04 pm

      That’s definitely her! She even still has some tinges of the pink hair. Good work, Nicky!

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