MP of the week: Clinton Prater

This week’s featured missing person is Clinton Javon Prater, a 28-year-old man who disappeared from Natchez, Mississippi in early January 2008. The date of disappearance is given as January 10, which is the date it was reported; however, by then no one had seen him in “more than a week.”

He lived in a boarding house. When he went missing he took nothing with him, except for the medication he took for his mental illness. What the drugs were, and what his mental illness was, I don’t know.

Prater’s loved ones described him as a very quiet person with few friends, and said he would be easy to take advantage of. There’s been no sign of him in over twelve years.

10 thoughts on “MP of the week: Clinton Prater

    • Meaghan November 6, 2020 / 3:32 am

      I do, of course, have sources and can produce them. Sounds like a writer on a deadline didn’t take the time to look into it further. I could have showed them the articles myself if they’d asked.

      • Adalhaide November 6, 2020 / 9:10 am

        Hi Megan,

        I agree the writer was not being attentive, considering they refer to you as the “Charley Report” (alternatively perhaps they miscapitalized “report” when used as a noun?)

        I’m a longtime reader of the Charley Project. Congratulations on your wedding, and thanks for all the work you do for missing people.

      • Meaghan November 6, 2020 / 9:12 am

        They really did me dirty, didn’t they? It’s okay though, it’s not like hundreds of thousands of people read that site or anything. 🤦🏼‍♀️

        Thank you for your good wishes!

      • Tracy November 8, 2020 / 9:01 am

        Perhaps I’m late to notice, but it seems like several sites use your info/research/hard work, without any attribution. I don’t know which is worse – discrediting without proof, or stealing without attribution. I don’t know how you manage to always be gracious. You’re an icon. Seriously.

      • Meaghan November 8, 2020 / 9:02 am

        Yeah, they rip me off a lot. There are so many of them I’ve kind of given up on chasing credit.

      • Meaghan November 8, 2020 / 9:03 am

        I appreciate the kind words from you btw.

  1. Patrick Kerrigan November 6, 2020 / 11:20 am

    I like that the author jumps from Charley Report to then the Charley Project. So, he expects us to believe that you posted information that can’t be supported.

    Then how would this person explain the many missing persons cases, where we have few details. It something that bothers me, because my bosses always demanded more details in many of our reports.

    • Meaghan November 6, 2020 / 12:29 pm

      A few years ago a woman in the comments section of this blog accused me of fabricating details on the site “to create drama.” Someone else challenged her to produce even one case where the details on Charley didn’t match what was in other sources. She couldn’t.

  2. lacy November 8, 2020 / 12:32 am

    It was a real jumble to read. Not a single compelling point to be found, and quite insincere.

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