The Washington Post has done a three-part feature, called Indifferent Justice, on the serial killer Samuel Little. He is confirmed to have had over fifty victims, including former Charley Project missing person Mary Gertrude Brosley, and claims he’s killed as many as ninety-three. Part One: The Perfect Victim. Part Two: Through the Cracks. Part Three: Still Unsolved.
Discover Magazine has done this article that isn’t about missing persons may be of interest to y’all: What Explains the Decline of Serial Killers? Me, I have noticed a rise in mass murders in the past few decades and wonder if perhaps some of the people who might have been serial killers have decided to become mass murderers instead. Elliot Rodger, who killed six people and injured fourteen others near the campus of the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2014, comes to mind as the sort of person who could have turned into a serial killer if he hadn’t taken the mass murder route instead.
Dateline is now honoring seven years of doing their Missing in America thing. 156 of the people featured on Missing in America are still missing.
From California: Woman Missing Out of Arcata since January; Mother and Law Enforcement Seek Information. The woman is named Jennifer Lynn Dulin and was last seen January 10.
Also from California: Missing Pico Rivera Woman Carolina Martinez Found After 5 Months. She was found alive (I think), but no other info is available.
From Colorado: Glenwood Springs teen Daniela Trejo-Noyola reported missing since September. She is 16 and was last seen on September 8. She will be 17 soon.
From Florida: Brevard County deputies search for missing woman last seen more than 1 year ago. Tara Coppola was last seen in West Melbourne on September 12, 2019.
From Iowa: Person of interest in missing-girl case set for trial on unrelated charges. The missing girl in question is Breasia Terrell missing from Davenport since July 10. She was ten at the time and would be eleven now, if still alive.
From Missouri: Missouri woman desperate to find mother Echo Lloyd who has been missing since Mother’s Day. Echo has been missing since May.
From North Carolina: Fayetteville police looking for woman missing since September. Heather Nichole Holmes was last seen on September 28.
From Ohio: Youngstown police seek info on man they just found out has been missing since 1969. The man is named Frank Cerimele and he was 21 years old when he went missing.
From Pennsylvania: Family & Friends Of Missing 22-Year-Old Tonee Turner Hold Silent Walk. She disappeared from the Squirrel Hill area of Pittsburgh on December 30, 2019.
From South Carolina: Human remains found in Murrells Inlet park in 2018 identified as missing man. The man, David Scott Woolslayer, is listed on the Charley Project; I’ll resolve his case.
From Tennessee: Retired homicide investigator taking on two missing persons cases out of Dunlap. Tiffany Diane Holbert, missing since June 13, 2018, and Matthew Tyler Henry, missing since April 15, 2018. Though they both disappeared from the same town just a few months apart, the cases aren’t believed to be related.
From Texas: 33-year-old veteran missing from Houston home since October, mother says. The man, Marshall Powell, was last seen on October 23.
Also from Texas: Crime Of The Week: Cold case missing person last seen in 1961. Eleven-year-old Scott Andreas “Andy” Sims was last seen in Wichita Falls on December 9, 1961 — that’s 59 years ago tomorrow.
From Wisconsin: MPD: Plea for help in search for woman missing since Oct. 2016. Jamie Lee Hoaglan was last seen in Milwaukee on October 20, 2016.
From Australia: Missing kids campaign: “We’re frozen in time”. About the 1968 disappearances of sixteen-year-old Maureen Braddy and seventeen-year-old Allan Whyte, who disappeared after going out together to a dance at the YMCA in Bendigo, Victoria.
Also from Australia: Human remains found in bushland believed be missing NSW woman. Allecha Boyd has been missing from Coolamon, New South Wales since August 10, 2017; they found remains in the woods near Wagga Wagga, New South Wales and think they’re hers.
From Canada: Remains found in 2009 identified as missing Penticton man. James “Jim” Neufeld disappeared from Penticton, British Columbia in January 2009. His remains were pulled from the Salish Sea about half a mile north of Orcas Island off the Washington coast a few months later, but not identified till now.
From Ireland: Ireland’s missing people: 823 cases remain ‘open’ with the Garda.
From Mexico: The Search for the Disappeared Points to Mexico’s Darkest Secrets. Apparently as a result of the drug war, Mexico now has more missing persons than Guatemala, El Salvador and Argentina do.
From the UK: Fears of rise in Christmas missing people rates due to lockdown.
Also from the UK: Mum of missing Saltdean teen Owen Harding prepares for Christmas. Owen was sixteen when he went for a walk on March 26, three days into the UK’s national coronavirus lockdown, and never returned. This was in Saltdean, a coastal village in the city of Brighton and Hove, England.
So much to peruse!
I hate to be “that guy,” but do you think all the pictures of Joanne Coughlin are actually her? All but the first two feature a woman who has a completely different nose, facial shape, and hair texture. To me, that woman looks more like Hazel Cross, who also is missing from Ohio.
Yes, they’re all her. All of them were in the news video I watched about her.
Very odd! She really changed up her look after high school.
The video (which was actually made in the early 80s and was republished online) is long but very interesting. https://www.wkbn.com/news/cold-case/search-for-youngstown-woman-missing-since-74-continues/
I think she might have been wearing a wig in some of the pics, as they were taken during her theatrical performances.
I wonder if Joanne Coughlin, ended up in a body of water, since her car is missing. It would be interesting to run the VIN number of years car. But, I believe those record only go back to the 1980”s.
I also wanted to add that the FBI has at all it’s field offices Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Teams. The teams use special agents, intelligence analysts, operational specialists and behavioral analysts to support local law enforcement in these situations.
Also a special agent in the Charlotte Field Office involved on one of these teams developed a checklist of questions to ask, when a child with autism disappears.
He was involved in a recent case involving a young boy with autism disappeared. The boy was found dead, a and had drowned.
So he did some research and created the checklist. The checklist would hopefully lead to more directed searches of areas, that the child would gravitate to because of some interest.
The checklist has been shared with the other field offices..
This came from an article titled “Every Second Counts” published on September 9, 2020.
Also, NamUs, supposedly came into some money according to Forensic online magazine today. Proper funding has been an issue.
Maybe if certain Justice Department employees had not spent time on a phony dossier, maybe some of that money spent by Robert Mueller might have been given to NamUs.
We need some rich guy or gal to make a donation of say $500,000 to support them. It would help the cause and not have to wait to the last minute for D.O.J., to come thru.
A certain member of the democratic party wanted to give Harvard University 9 million dollars. Yet, they have an endowment fund with billions in it.
Private citizens cannot donate money to NamUs.
And as I explained before, the Mueller investigation actually put more money into taxpayer coffers than it spent, in the form of confiscating the assets of several wealthy criminals associated with the President. I do not wish to discuss this matter on this forum again.