Former cult leader Anna Young, believed responsible for three Charley Project disappearances, dies

So Anna Young died a few days ago at the age of 79, having served just 33 days of a life sentence for second-degree murder and manslaughter.

Anna pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Emon Harper, aka Moses Young, a toddler who was beaten and starved to death in 1988 or 1989. His body was never found. The manslaughter conviction was for the death of Katonya Jackson, a two-year-old who died after being beaten, tortured and denied her epilepsy medication. (For some reason her death had initially been ruled as natural.)

Anna is also connected to two unsolved disappearances: that of two-year-old Marcos Antonio Cruz, whom she allegedly had abandoned at a church in Puerto Rico in 1992, and that of her six-year-old stepdaughter Catherine Barbara Davidson, who was last seen in 1973. Per one of Catherine’s siblings, she didn’t actually vanish while on a family outing to a state park in Michigan but had in fact been bound, gagged and placed in a closet where she died.

Pretty awful stuff.

I wonder if Marcos is still alive out there, or if he was ever abandoned in the first place and didn’t meet with the same awful death as Emon and Catherine and Katonya did.

We may never know.

5 thoughts on “Former cult leader Anna Young, believed responsible for three Charley Project disappearances, dies

  1. Craig Johnson April 3, 2021 / 4:37 pm

    Have you been looking at Jacqueline West in Bakersfield and California City, California. Jacqueline West looks like the missing baby and Cheri Ann Vasquez looks like the lady in the drawing who took the baby

  2. Ben April 5, 2021 / 8:26 am

    Meaghan Sharon Crawford’s remains were found in Donalsonville Ga. Can u update her case?

  3. Mia April 11, 2021 / 2:33 pm

    Where’s Patrick Kerrigan been? Haven’t seen any of his comments/essays for awhile now.

    • Meaghan April 11, 2021 / 2:34 pm

      He’s emailed me a few times. He’s fine as far as I know.

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