*Headdesk right through the desk to the floor*

So I wrote up a runaway case off the NCMEC. Her name is Breanna. After I wrote up the basics from her poster, I was doing more research on the case for details to add to her casefile. She wasn’t in NamUs. I soon discovered why: an article saying she was found safe in August 2016.

I called the NCMEC about this and yup, she was found safe almost two years ago. But she’s still on their website. This is like the sixth time this has happened.

NamUs did have another Breanna listed, a young woman, so I decided to post that case instead. And the same thing happened: I wrote up the case with the NamUs details, then on further research discovered this Breanna had been found murdered in January 2017, only a few months after she disappeared. And she is still on NamUs.

I am seriously fed up.

11 thoughts on “*Headdesk right through the desk to the floor*

  1. Patrick Kerrigan June 20, 2018 / 2:04 pm

    They were too busy, to take the time to remove them from the system. I mean it must take hours to completely remove them from the system. Especially after they recently upgraded NAMUS.

    • Leaman June 20, 2018 / 2:22 pm

      Be that as it may, it’s still completely unacceptable. We’re talking about cases that should have been updated 1 to 2 years ago.

      Large databases of this size should have an administrative function to “hide” a record, so that it won’t be displayed to the public until it can be purged.

      When they allow things like this to happen, they are eroding public trust and confidence. Once a visitor sees this happens time or two, they won’t take any entry seriously.

      • Meaghan June 20, 2018 / 2:43 pm

        As far as I know, NamUs DOES have a function to hide a record from public view.

  2. marsyao June 20, 2018 / 4:58 pm

    I am reading Jamie Catherine Haggard’s case, found an article online (https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/detectives-excavate-backyard-of-missing-kenmore-woman/), looks like LE excavated the backyard of her home, obviously looking her body, that usually indicated some kind of domestic violence, so maybe her relationship with her husband was not that cordial after all? So I check Court records of Washington state, and I found she filed a temp protection order in Feb 2014 against someone named Jacob Michael Rose, wonder whether he was the husband

    • Meaghan June 20, 2018 / 5:00 pm

      Jacob Rose is her children’s father. They weren’t ever married as far as I know.

      • marsyao June 20, 2018 / 5:05 pm

        That makes sense, so their relationship was not that great, since she filed a protection order against him

      • Meaghan June 20, 2018 / 5:07 pm

        Perhaps things had improved a lot since she filed the order.

  3. marsyao June 20, 2018 / 5:26 pm

    Here is a little bit more information relate to Cheryl Schille Wyant’s case, her sister Susan Elizabeth Wyant- Reinholz posted on https://whereaboutsstillunknown.wordpress.com/2013/04/23/cheryl-wyant/:
    Cherie was 14 years old, not 13 years old when she ran away. She was last seen in a runaway shelter for teens in San Bernardino, CA, She was not living in Rohnert Park, California in a group home. She was living in a group home called “Youths For Christ” in Oregon outside of Portland in which she ran away from twice. She was in a minor car accident and was in the emergency room in San Bernardino, and went back to the shelter she was staying at where they just let the run-aways come and go as they pleased. She left the shelter with some teens she met there and did not return home on the plane as she was scheduled to do. The shelter had no information on her except that she left with some other teens. She was not planning on returning to Clark County, Washington as she never lived there. She did have a history of running away since there is a police report that is documented she was picked up in Seattle, Washington just a few short weeks before she ran away again. There was never a missing persons form or a runaway form filled out by her incompetent case manager at the time so nobody in authority ever even knew she disappeared. The DNA sample was submitted by her family in about 2003,about a quarter of a century after she was last seen by anyone who knew her.

  4. Alice June 21, 2018 / 10:05 am

    I’m not sure this is better or worse than the case where they had the wrong girl’s photo up for forty years. I don’t remember her name; I think it was Rodriguez.

  5. Patrick Kerrigan June 21, 2018 / 11:06 am

    It would be interesting in regards to Cheryl Wyant’s case to see if she has been issued an SSN. Unless she had a job at 14, she did not have one. So maybe she was issued one sometime after she ran away.

    I assume she had issues for why she was in a group home or whatever it was. But, their seems to be other cases of teens being shipped of to programs many states away. Nothing like the court system separating children from their families

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