Sorry for the recent silence

Yeah, I haven’t updated in a bit and I’m sorry. The last week has been super busy, mainly with wedding stuff. Michael and I are getting married Saturday.

I picked up my dress at the alterations place yesterday and it fits me perfectly. In my completely unbiased opinion I’m going to be the most beautiful bride in the world. There’s not going to be any honeymoon because of Covid. Michael will go back to work on Monday and so will I.

So, in lieu of Charley Project updates, here’s a sample of the more interesting recent missing and unidentified persons news:

  1. A woman whose body was found off Interstate 5 in Sacramento, California in 1981 has been identified as 26-year-old Lily Prendergast, who was last seen when she left her family’s Texas home in late 1980.
  2. John Michael Carroll disappeared from Victor, Idaho in 2005. His skeletal remains were found “in the general area” where he lived in 2013, and were identified this month.
  3. Hollis Willingham has been arrested in the murder of Jim Craig Martin, who disappeared from Normangee, Texas on August 6, 2007. It doesn’t look like Martin’s body has been found, however.
  4. Thomas Drew disappeared from Salisbury, Connecticut in 2007. He used to be on Charley but then his daughter asked me to remove the case. She didn’t like what I’d written, I guess. Anyway, he is still missing, and his daughter has recently published a memoir, Searching for My Missing Father: An American Noir. It sounds very interesting and I added it to my wishlist.
  5. Blackfeet Community College, in corroboration with Montana’s Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force, has launched a website to help streamline missing persons reports of Native American people: “The website [linked here] allows families and friends to complete a Contact Information Form about the missing person online. In the past, missing persons’ loved ones have expressed reluctance to report missing individuals directly to law enforcement. The BCC reporting system will serve as the go-between for those reporting and all levels of law enforcement. Once the form is submitted on the website, an automatic notice will be sent to local tribal law enforcement.”
  6. A woman’s torso found washed ashore in the seaside community of Benicia, California in 1979 has been identified as Dolores Wulff, who disappeared from Woodland, California that year. Dolores’s husband Carl Wulff Sr. had actually been charged with her murder in 1985, but the charge was dismissed later that year and he died in 2005.
  7. A skull found on Mount Hood in Oregon in 1986 has been identified as that of Wanda Ann Herr, who had left a Gresham, Oregon group home a decade earlier at the age of nineteen. No missing persons report was filed at the time and the most recent photo available showed her at age twelve. The police are asking anyone who knew Wanda or has any info on her 1976 disappearance to contact them.
  8. The police have identified a new suspect in the 1973 disappearance of Barbara Jean Aleksivich from Bath, New York. The suspect, Richard W. Davis, is now dead, but he was recently identified through DNA as the killer of Siobhan McGuinness, a Missoula, Montana six-year-old who was kidnapped, raped and murdered in 1974. Barbara, who was 24, was way out of Richard Davis’s preferred age range for victims, but he did live in Bath at the time Barbara disappeared. A previous suspect in her case, who still lived in the Bath area last I knew, has been cleared.
  9. The body of Ethan Bert Kazmerzak, who disappeared from Hampton, Iowa in 2013, has probably been found. At least they found his car submerged in a local pond, with human remains inside. The remains have been sent to the state medical examiner to be identified, but it’s highly unlikely it’s anyone but Ethan.

22 thoughts on “Sorry for the recent silence

  1. marsyao October 28, 2020 / 6:25 pm

    Wish you a long and happy marriage, I am so happy for you

  2. Mary Carney October 28, 2020 / 6:53 pm

    I wish you all the happiness and joy you can stand! Congratulations!

    • Meaghan October 28, 2020 / 7:32 pm

      Thanks! I’m sure we will be very happy. We had wanted to do this for a long time.

  3. Patrick Kerrigan October 28, 2020 / 7:00 pm

    I wonder if since Richard William Davis, lived in Bath, New York, that he might be connected to the kidnapping, rape and murder of Wanda Wilkowicz in Rochester, New York.

    The authorities in Missoula, Montana connected him to the kidnapping, rape and murder of Siobhan McGuiness in February 1974. They believe he was just driving through when he kidnapped her.

    Plus, he placed her remains near a ramp to Interstate – 90, which is similar to Wanda’s case.

    • Meaghan October 28, 2020 / 8:16 pm

      The towns are only an hour and 20 minutes apart. I think it should be looked into.

  4. Emma Peake October 28, 2020 / 8:10 pm

    Congratulations Meaghan! I’m sure you will be a radiant bride and I hope you enjoy every moment. Have a wonderful day!

  5. Bill Eichelberger October 28, 2020 / 8:20 pm

    Congratulations! Best wishes to the happy couple!

  6. Amy October 28, 2020 / 10:52 pm

    Best wishes to you both! So nice to have some happy news during this crazy year!

  7. Patrick Kerrigan October 29, 2020 / 2:33 pm

    I actually called the New York State Police, and was referred to an investigator in their Cold Case Unit. However, I was forced to leave a message. No call back yet.

    There more stuff coming out about Davis activities in Bath, with little kids and runaways. He seemed to get a slap on the wrist for trying to lure an 8 year old.

  8. Sonya October 29, 2020 / 4:29 pm

    Congratulations on the upcoming wedding. I wish you and Michael happiness, and prosperity, and all good things. 🙂

  9. Jessie Alexandria October 29, 2020 / 7:18 pm

    Congratulations to you both! Have a safe and wonderful celebration!

  10. healinglwam October 29, 2020 / 8:52 pm

    Congrats! Hope you two have a long life full of bliss ❤️

  11. Mia October 29, 2020 / 10:13 pm

    Congratulations on tying the knot! Post pictures, please!!

  12. Janny October 30, 2020 / 10:06 pm

    Congratulations!!! Happy wedding day to you both. I wish you love and multitudes of happy times.

  13. Vincent October 30, 2020 / 10:47 pm

    Hi Meaghan. Congratulations on your marriage. May it last beyond you both and give infinite joy to you and Michael and all who love you. Oh, and please don’t release balloons into the air at your wedding.

  14. Tracy October 31, 2020 / 7:38 am

    Thinking of you and Michael today, and wishing you a happy wedding and amazing forever.

  15. Kathy in Australia November 1, 2020 / 3:29 am

    Wishing you and Michael a beautiful day and long love 💕
    Congratulations on your marriage

  16. diamondlil16 November 1, 2020 / 10:41 am

    Congrats to the Mr and Mrs 🙂
    Many good wishes to you both

  17. NinnerDoat November 1, 2020 / 11:28 pm

    Congratulations on your wedding! I wish you both every good thing life has to offer.

  18. kristina November 2, 2020 / 3:45 pm

    i dont understand why some of these cases in the resovled say a person dies of hypothermia when its summer months?? makes no sense to me.

    • Meaghan November 2, 2020 / 3:49 pm

      It’s possible to get hypothermia even during the summer months, depending on the climate. A lot of times it happens if the person gets lost, then gets wet (through rain, stumbling into a river, etc), and isn’t able to dry off.

      I remember once as a child I went to the county fair in late August. It was an unseasonably cold day and it rained for hours and hours, but I insisted on staying out all day and going on all the rides and visiting all the animals they were showing. By the time I went home in the evening I couldn’t stop shivering. Even after coming into my heated house and changing into dry clothes I still felt really cold. I didn’t really warm up till my mom ran me a hot bath.

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