Further progress report

I finished two more letters today. The casefiles with surnames starting with A, B, C, D, I, O, U, V, X, Y and Z and are all done.

Victims of the Green River Killer, Dahmer, and Bundy are all done.

I’ve also entered quite a few first names and did all the cases with those names somewhere in them. I remember doing that with Daniel, Dale, Jack, Joan and quite a few others. Also, the last name Smith is done.

I have relayed your requests to Preston for consideration. I haven’t actually talked to him in a couple of days though.

I dearly wish this — fitting all the casefiles to the new design — was over already and am discouraged that it’s taking so long. I am itching to start updating again.

But I am moving as fast as I can. I worked on this for eleven hours today. I skipped lunch with Michael and his family, ordered pizza, and ate the leftovers at my desk. I ate leftover pizza for dinner.

I am neglecting reading, socializing, everything for this, just so it will get done faster.

Already I am seeing the advantages of this new database. I’ve got a spell check now, for instance, so there should be fewer embarrassing typos on the casefiles! (I also learned I had been spelling “Chrysler” wrong my entire life. I thought it was “Chrystler.” Whoops.)

Anyway. Carry on.

Missing persons of color? I need your help!

I got a message on Charley’s Facebook page today:

I’m writing you from Karga 7 Pictures in Los Angeles, with serious admiration and awe for the work you do. I’m a producer, researching missing persons for a potential upcoming TV show, and looking for cases that we might highlight for further investigation and inquiry. The irony is, of course, that in order to justify including them in our development at this point, they need to have a certain amount of information already gathered. So often, the kinds of cases I find that have a lot of information and media attention are of middle class White folks, as I’m sure you know. So, to be blunt, I’m looking for cases of missing people of color to highlight, and wondering whether you might be able to point me in the direction of an interesting case with a bit of meat to it? 9,000+ cases is a lot to wade through and unfortunately we never have enough time to be as thorough as we’d like….

So this nice lady would like some suggestions. I have a few in mind, but I’m sure you guys can come up with a few more.

Can you name some black, Asian, Hispanic or Native American MPs who ought to be “hightlight[ed] for further investigation and inquiry”?