Tiktok girl, searching through ponds and other stories

Honestly… it’s been ten days and it’s still very hard for me to take my mind off of the situation or to get much of anything done. I really wish I would not live through any more major historical events; I think I’ve endured more than my share already. But I’m trying, guys. I really am.

Oh, and an update on my Facebook woes: my release date from Facebook Jail has been moved from early February to late January. 6:26 a.m. on January 23 to be precise. I have no idea why and I’m not sure Facebook will honor this release date, since they didn’t last time.

Arizona: They’re still looking for Elizabeth Emma Breck, a 46-year-old teacher who disappeared from the Sierra Tucson behavioral health center in Saddlebrooke in January 2019. She had just arrived a few days earlier for a thirty-day treatment program for PTSD. Nothing significant to report regarding her disappearance, just that the anniversary was this week.

Arkansas: There has been much talk over the last couple of days that a dark-haired girl with bruised eyes in a viral Tiktok video was Cassie Kay Compton, who disappeared from Stuttgart in 2014, at age 15. The FBI says they’ve identified and spoken to the Tiktok girl and it’s not Cassie. They haven’t released her name, but she has been identified elsewhere as Haley Grace Phillips, a Los Angeles woman.

California: They’re looking to see if David Emery Misch, the man recently charged in the 1988 murder of nine-year-old Michaela Joy Garecht, who was kidnapped from a Hayward supermarket and never found, was also responsible for the disappearance of thirteen-year-old Ilene Beth Misheloff from Dublin in 1989.

Connecticut: They’re released an age-progressed image of Vanessa Morales, a two-year-old girl who was last seen in from Ansonia on November 29, 2019. The cops found Vanessa’s mother murdered at home on December 2, with no sign of Vanessa. I’ll add her to Charley soon.

Florida: They’re still looking for Mary Opitz, a seventeen-year-old girl who disappeared from Fort Myers back in 1981. They’re also still trying to solve the murder of Mary Hare, whose abduction and killing may have had the same perpetrator as in Opitz’s case.

Illinois: They’re still looking for Steven Robert Asplund, a 32-year-old tool and die worker who disappeared from Moline on January 9, 1994. The 27th anniversary of his disappearance was a week ago but there’s nothing new to report.

Iowa: They’ve finally canceled the Amber Alert for Breasia Terrell, a ten-year-old girl who disappeared from Davenport in July. She is still missing.

Michigan: Brad Cournaya, the longtime suspect in 34-year-old Krista Robin Lueth‘s 2008 disappearance from Lansing, has been charged with her murder. Her body has never been found.

Mississippi: They’re still trying to identify a little boy whose skull was found in a drainage canal in Sharkey County in 2014. No other remains were located. He was estimated to be between 5 and 7 at the time of his death, which may have occurred up to several years before he found. Preliminary DNA results indicate the boy was black, and probably has relatives from Sharkey County and the surrounding area.

Kansas: Some divers from an Oregon-based organization searched two ponds in Leavenworth County for Randy Wayne Leach and his mom’s car, which have both been missing since 1988. They didn’t find them.

Maryland: They’re still looking for Andre Thompson, a sixteen-year-old who disappeared from Baltimore on June 23. He may be in the Glen Burnie area.

Michigan: They have located fifteen-year-old Gloria Alvarado, who was missing from Taylor for 75 days. She is alive and well, and had run away with a seventeen-year-old boy because her parents would not allow her to date. She has returned home.

New York: They’re still looking for Joseph David Helt, a seventeen-year-old boy who disappeared from Ellenville on January 17, 1987, thirty-four years ago tomorrow.

Nevada: They’re still looking for Cassandra Ayon, a 27-year-old woman who disappeared from Loyal back in October. In particular, the police are asking for public help for info on a red or maroon SUV that may have been on one of the residential side streets near Unity Trailer Court, which is where Cassandra was last seen.

North Carolina: They’re still looking for Ebonee Shanetta Spears, a 30-year-old woman who disappeared five years and one day ago. Nothing new has been reported though.

Also North Carolina: In Winston-Salem, they’re still looking for two missing adults: Lucinda Farris, who disappeared from in June, and Eliseo Ernesto Gomez-Martinez, who disappeared in November. There’s no indication the two cases are related.

Oregon: They’re still trying to identify a child whose body was found near a rest area in Lincoln County on December 10. The little girl had dark brown or black hair and was between six and a half and ten years of age at the time of her death, which occurred at least a month before she was found. Cops have ruled out several possibilities for the girl, including five-year-old Dulce Maria Alvarez, who was abducted from a New Jersey playground in September 2019.

Virginia: The police have reclassified the 2010 disappearance of 19-year-old Samantha Ann Clarke from a missing person to a kidnap/homicide. They have not said whether they have any current suspects in the case, but Randy Allen Taylor, who was found guilty of murder-without-a-body in the 2013 disappearance of seventeen-year-old Alexis Tiara Murphy, has been mentioned before.

Wisconsin: They’re still looking for Daajane Morgan, a sixteen-year-old girl who disappeared from Milwaukee on March 6.

Canada: They’re still looking for Alyssa Turnbull, a young woman who disappeared from Nipigon, Ontario in late March 2020.

Also Canada: Six patients went missing from the now-defunct North Bay Psychiatric Hospital in Toronto, Ontario between 1966 and 2010. They have never been found.

England: They’re still looking for Andrew Gosden, a fourteen-year-old schoolboy who disappeared from London in 2007. Andrew Gosden and another English missing person, Charles Horvath Allen, have both been featured recently on the podcast The Missing.

Trinidad: They’re still looking for Kelly Ann Seerattan, a 25-year-old kindergarten music teacher who disappeared from Princes Town in 2011. The article has some quotes from Kelly’s mom.

14 thoughts on “Tiktok girl, searching through ponds and other stories

  1. Sonya January 16, 2021 / 9:41 pm

    Hang in there. 🙂

    Congrats on the late January Facebook jail release. I hope facebook honors it.

  2. Patrick Kerrigan January 17, 2021 / 1:41 pm

    I wonder if they are giving a reprieve for good behavior. This goes along with time already served.

  3. Patrick Kerrigan January 17, 2021 / 3:26 pm

    I was thinking about Elizabeth Breck. If she was diagnosed with PTSD, it is a trigger for Dissociative Fugue. Considering that she got there without a problem, is a plus.

    But, considering this is someplace, she has never been too, could have been a issue. Also, it appears that her family does not live in the U.S.

    Just an idea.

  4. Mia January 18, 2021 / 5:22 pm

    Shawn McClung, the man who confessed to Denise Pflum’s 1986 murder in Connersville, Indiana, is dead and it turns out his confession was false. Back to square one for her parents.

    The News Examiner’s a pay site, but this was copied onto their Facebook.

  5. Patrick Kerrigan January 19, 2021 / 7:12 am

    What a nice guy, he lies about being involved in the disappearance and death of woman. This gets her family thinking that might have some idea of what happened to their loved one.

    Well, he will have to answer to a higher authority for his misdeeds. Like all of us.

  6. Patrick Kerrigan January 19, 2021 / 6:03 pm

    It seems that a number of missing teen girl cases, are connected to their mother’s boyfriend. In Cassie’s, she and the boyfriend did not get along. Which, I guess comes with the territory.

    He supposedly goes out to get cigarettes driving a car, with no DL, at the same time as Cassie goes out after coming home.

    There must be a reason for no DL. Also, he has been arrested several times since she disappeared. It would be nice how many miles were on the car after he came back.

    • Meaghan January 19, 2021 / 6:06 pm

      A lot of times, predatory men who want to abuse children will first woo the child’s mother, so they can get in a position to abuse the kid.

  7. Patrick Kerrigan January 19, 2021 / 6:42 pm

    I searched Cassie’s disappearance and found a website, that’s titled “Whst We Know”. It provides a timeline format.

    It mentions that supposedly both Cassie’s mother is disabled and a convicted sex offender. Also her father Roy W. Compton was a registered sex offender. If true that’s nice.

    Cassie spent Saurday evening at the Synders house. Something she supposedly did, because of issues at home. She was supposedly unusually quiet at their house.

    Mrs Synder, claims to have reported her missing. Cassie’s mom claims to have reported her missing. Also,Mr Rhodes rode his bike to the police station Sunday night, to report her missing, but was allegedly told he had to wait 72 hours.

    It appears the police did sort of ignore her being missing initially. But What We Know claims they did some extensive searches, some based on cell phone pings.

    It seems Cassie may have run away twice before. Her family life does not sound good.

  8. Cid January 20, 2021 / 7:35 am

    Hang in there Meaghan. I’m quite enjoying reading a big chunk of cases with a coffee every few days, but do miss Charley on FB. Thank you for all you do. Stay safe.

  9. Brian Lockett January 20, 2021 / 12:48 pm

    Looks like we run in polar opposite circles on FB. I’m usually upset about what’s going on in the world, so I post and say some real bad junk. I guess some folks either agree with me or they’re too scared to rile me up.

    I went on a real expletive bender a little while ago. This local “official” (my county’s GOP chairman or something – it’s not an elected office) was on the Louisville news. He’s trying to take some kind of legal action against Mitch McConnell because he told Trump to let the inauguration go forward today. I’m not making this up (court documents exist), but the guy and his former roommate are the ones that sold or arranged for the release of Paris Hilton’s sex tape years ago.

    Are there people like that in Iowa? So many Kentuckians have thrown their brains out with the garbage. I hope things calm down soon. Every day is like a crazy dream or like everybody’s been spiking their own drink.

  10. Patrick Kerrigan January 20, 2021 / 3:07 pm

    Authorities in Pecos, Tx., have identified the remains of teenaged girl found dead in a swimming pool at Ropers Motel, on July 5, 1967

    She was identified as 17-year-old Jolaine Hemmy of Saline, Kansas. She was last seen with an unidentified man, who asked for his room reservation form back. It appears he claimed it was his only proof of identification.

    It is unknown why she was in Pecos. It is believed it might have been because of the rodeo. There was no information to show that she had been reported missing.

  11. Patrick Kerrigan January 20, 2021 / 6:22 pm

    It was my finger that caused that error. I will have a long discussion, with it later. I don’t that well on my smart phone.

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