MP of the week: Donald Hicks

This week’s featured missing person is Donald Lamond Hicks, a 33-year-old black man who disappeared from Hazelwood, Missouri on April 2, 2011.

He was last seen leaving a bar. Never made it home apparently, and wasn’t carrying his phone. His car turned up abandoned on a local interstate exit. I don’t know what condition it was in, if it was in running order or what.

He’s got some tattoos and two gold teeth. Nothing else remarkable about his appearance. If still alive he’d be 42 later this month.

I’m on the home stretch

So I’m still deep cleaning and adding races/sexes but I’m starting to approach the finish line. I’ve got about 1500 cases left to cover, or 75 groups of twenty. (On the dashboard the pages are grouped into twenty.)

I worked a lot of yesterday and all night long doing this. It’s mind-numbing but I’m almost done and then normal activity will resume.

Thank you for your patience! Due to an error that was no one’s fault, I wound up having to do the first 4,000 cases over again, so this has been taking longer than I had anticipated, but it is a great improvement I believe.

Native American Heritage Month: Darian Nevayaktewa

In honor of Native American Heritage Month I’m featuring a Native American missing person for every day in the month of November. Today’s missing person is Darian Rae Nevayaktewa, a 19-year-old man of Hopi Pueblo heritage who disappeared from Kykotsmovi, Arizona on June 19, 2008.

Wikipedia says Kykotsmovi Village, also called K-Town, is the seat of government for the Hopi tribe on their reservation, which covers 1.5 million acres across three mesas and two counties.

Unfortunately I don’t have any more information on this case.