This is just to say…

Norman Zierold’s book about the abduction of Charley Ross, which I read under its original title of Little Charley Ross, is on sale today under a new title Defy All The Devils, for $1.99 on Kindle. I read the book years ago and enjoyed it very much.

I just thought I’d mention this in case any of y’all want to get a copy.

Black History Month: Lakeisha Archie

In honor of Black History Month I’m profiling one African-American MP every day on this blog for the month of February. Today’s case is Lakeisha Nichole Archie, a 22-year-old woman who disappeared from Sidney, Ohio on August 5, 2002.

A relative dropped her off at a residence in the vicinity of Park and Buckeye and she was never seen again. And that, unfortunately, is all I know about it. The only press I can find is a blip in the Dayton Daily News in May 2004, almost two years later, but it didn’t tell me anything I didn’t already know.

My brother spent quite a lot of time in Sidney during this time period and he and Lakeisha are the same age, but I’ve got no reason to believe they knew each other. This is one of the “few details are available” cases.