Peter Kema’s dad leads police to alleged disposal spot

This just in: Peter Kema‘s father, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter earlier this month, has lead police to where he says he put his son’s body. This location is, of course, as yet undisclosed, but it’s somewhere in the district of Puna.

Here’s to hoping there’s actually something recoverable there, and this 20-year saga can finally be over.

Sigh… my old friend Contradictory Sources reappears

Tonight in my updates, for Emmanuel Cornelius Quarles, the various sources I found were giving his age as anywhere from 24 to 28 and claiming he was last seen in either a red car or a white truck. I think the vehicle discrepancy may be related to the unconfirmed sighting after he left Pendleton but I’m not sure. I’d love to get his actual date of birth from somewhere. NamUs said he was 26 to 27 years old, and I picked 27, because of the age of his older son, who was eight years old when he disappeared. Though it is by no means unheard of or even terribly uncommon for 24-year-old to have an eight-year-old child. Who knows? Not me.

Meanwhile, for Cynthia Ramirez Rico, her NamUs page says she disappeared on June 30, 1987, but the Abilene Crime Stoppers page listed the year as 1983. That issue was settled when I looked at the “investigating agency” section on NamUs and it said her case got entered into the computer on February 23, 1987 — that is, before her alleged date of disappearance. 1983 it was, then. But her age was a bigger mystery, because Crime Stoppers said she was 20 but NamUs said she was 25 to 26. Even given the date discrepancy that didn’t make sense. However, both NamUs and Crime Stoppers give her current age as 53, which would make her year of birth 1963 or 1964. To this end I decided to list her age as 20, because that would make sense with the 1983 year of disappearance.

Cynthia Rico disappeared from a group home for mentally disabled adults. It’s likely that she lived there, meaning it’s likely she was mentally disabled, but because I don’t know that for sure, I didn’t say she was. I just explained about the group home and left readers to draw their own conclusions.

ET today, my best so far this year

I had an Executed Today entry posted this day, for Oscar Jackson, who was lynched in Wright County, Minnesota on April 25, 1859. His execution/murder was the flashpoint for an interesting but little-known event in Minnesota history known as the Wright County War. Fun fact: one of the suspected lynchers was later elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives.

I do believe (and the Headsman seems to believe) that this is my best entry so far for 2017, although I actually wrote it last summer.

I apologize, I beeped up

You might recall how recently I listed a certain missing sixteen-year-old girl named Kimberly Arteaga as being found safe. She disappeared from Lemon Grove, California in 2014. This was because I got an NCMEC notice to that effect. Then, a few days after I had posted Kimberly on the resolved page, I got another NCMEC notice saying she was found deceased.

Confused, I Googled her name and couldn’t find any articles about her body turning up, so I assumed the first notice must be the correct one.

Well, you know what they say about assuming. Now it’s hit the news: Kimberly Arteaga has been identified. She was found murdered in Chula Vista by a guy walking his dog. They think she was killed around the same time she disappeared.

I have removed her previous resolved notice and plan to put up another next time I update. I apologize for my mistake; I should have contacted the NCMEC and asked for clarification.

MP of the week: Barry James Kephart II

This week’s featured missing person is Barry James “Bucky” Kephart II, an eleven-year-old boy who disappeared from Albuquerque, New Mexico on August 22, 1981. This is an exceptionally sad case, an all-but-confirmed child abuse homicide at the hands of his father, Barry Kephart Sr.

Unfortunately, charges can’t be filed in this case because at the time of Bucky’s disappearance, New Mexico had a fifteen-year statute of limitations on that type of crime. The statute of limitations no longer exists, but for Bucky it expired in 1996.

Make-a-List Monday: More Facebook

A little over a year ago I did a list of MPs that had Facebook pages set up to help find them. Well, here’s more of them that have been added since then, or ones I missed the first time around.

  1. Mohammed Abdulmohsen Alghannam (Facebook/Charley)
  2. Robin Renea Abrams (Facebook/Charley)
  3. Haidar Mustafa Abushaqra (Facebook/Charley)
  4. Richard Paul Agor (Facebook/Charley)
  5. Tammy Lynn Akers (Facebook/Charley)
  6. Bryan Lamar Allen (Facebook/Charley)
  7. Cecil O. Baker (Facebook/Charley)
  8. Morgan Aryn Bauer (Facebook/Charley)
  9. Zachary James Bell (Facebook/Charley)
  10. Hugues Bellevue (Facebook/Charley)
  11. Steven Alan Billman (Facebook/Charley)
  12. Tina Louise Bowen (Facebook/Charley)
  13. Jonathan Kyle Brackett (Facebook/Charley)
  14. Rebekah Noel Bramel (Facebook/Charley)
  15. Linda D. Brewer (Facebook/Charley)
  16. Lacey Marie Buenfil (Facebook/Charley)
  17. Bertha Louise Burke (Facebook/Charley)
  18. Vicky Lynn Burross (Facebook/Charley)
  19. Christina Renee Bussell (Facebook/Charley)
  20. Brian Joseph Butler (Facebook/Charley)
  21. Diamond Bynum and King Rajan Walker (Facebook/Charley and Charley)
  22. Chip Michael Campbell (Facebook/Charley)
  23. Heather Danielle Cannon (Facebook/Charley)
  24. Benita Gay Chamberlin (Facebook/Charley)
  25. Lorraine Judith Chance (Facebook/Charley)
  26. Tammy Sue Clements (Facebook/Charley)
  27. David Alan Cohen (Facebook/Charley)
  28. Phoenix Lucille Coldon (Facebook/Charley)
  29. Cassie Kay Compton (Facebook/Charley)
  30. Brenda Louise Condon (Facebook/Charley)
  31. Mercy Johnson Covington (Facebook/Charley)
  32. Lynn A. Cunningham (Facebook/Charley)
  33. Hope Renee Curry (Facebook/Charley)
  34. Robert Allen Dale Jr. (Facebook/Charley)
  35. Monique Christine Daniels (Facebook/Charley)
  36. Tiffany Heaven Daniels (Facebook/Charley)
  37. Joshua Jayvaughn Davis Jr. (Facebook/Charley)
  38. Ronnie Odell Davis (Facebook/Charley)
  39. Danielle Marie Day (Facebook/Charley)
  40. Rosemary Rivas Day (Facebook/Charley)
  41. Marie Chantal Delly (Facebook/Charley)
  42. Caleb Ray Diehl (Facebook/Charley)
  43. Christopher Ray Douthat (Facebook/Charley)
  44. Thomas Lee Duesterhaus (Facebook/Charley)
  45. John Parks Duty Sr. (Facebook/Charley)
  46. Helen Leone Dymond (Facebook/Charley)
  47. Kayla Marie Eitel (Facebook/Charley)
  48. Heather Rachelle Elvis (Facebook/Charley)
  49. David Emerson Jr. (Facebook/Charley)
  50. Brookelyn Shae Farthing (Facebook/Charley)
  51. Keith Allan Fetter (Facebook/Charley)
  52. Janet Renee Field (Facebook/Charley)
  53. Phyllis Anne Flynn (Facebook/Charley)
  54. Robin Darlene Flynn (Facebook/Charley)
  55. Jeremiah Edward Foco (Facebook/Charley)
  56. Megan Renee Foglesong (Facebook/Charley)
  57. Brittany Anne Ford and Deklon Ford (Facebook/Charley and Charley)
  58. Earnest Edward Francis (Facebook/Charley)
  59. Tabitha Lynn Franklin (Facebook/Charley)
  60. Angela Marie Fullmer (Facebook/Charley)
  61. Daniel Octavio Gallardo Jr. (Facebook/Charley)
  62. Joseph Paul Gauthier (Facebook/Charley)
  63. Claudine Jaquier Gifford (Facebook/Charley)
  64. Angela Marie Gilbert (Facebook/Charley)
  65. Haydn Gomez (Facebook/Charley)
  66. Samantha Angel Gonzales (Facebook/Charley)
  67. Noemi Gonzalez (Facebook/Charley)
  68. Lawrence Jon Goodman (Facebook/Charley)
  69. Ember Skye Graham (Facebook/Charley)
  70. Crystal Dupuis Grebinger (Facebook/Charley)
  71. Helen Marie Green (Facebook/Charley)
  72. Theresa Rena Green (Facebook/Charley)
  73. Chang Ho Han (Facebook/Charley)
  74. James Harig (Facebook/Charley)
  75. Kimberly Ann Harley (Facebook/Charley)
  76. Jessica Lynn Heeringa (Facebook/Charley)
  77. Maegan Janean Hembree (Facebook/Charley)
  78. Shannon Michelle Hokanson (Facebook/Charley)
  79. Elizabeth Ann Hornbeck (Facebook/Charley)
  80. Emillie Victoria Hoyt (Facebook/Charley)
  81. Jade Marie Humble (Facebook/Charley)
  82. Christopher Vernon Hyde (Facebook/Charley)
  83. Kianna Rae Jackson (Facebook/Charley)
  84. Maurice James II (Facebook/Charley)
  85. Nigel Shervanti Jay (Facebook/Charley)
  86. Amir D’Rod Jennings (Facebook/Charley)
  87. Janteyl Danielle Johnson (Facebook/Charley)
  88. Creola Courtney Jones (Facebook/Charley)
  89. Reny Jose (Facebook/Charley)
  90. Yansis Massiel Juarez (Facebook/Charley)
  91. David A. Kallenberger (Facebook/Charley)
  92. James Joseph Kane III (Facebook/Charley)
  93. Lyudmila L. Katretchko (Facebook/Charley)
  94. Samantha Michelle Kibalo (Facebook/Charley)
  95. Ruthie Fawn Kindness (Facebook/Charley)
  96. Neal Forrest King (Facebook/Charley)
  97. Ashley Victoria Koller (Facebook/Charley)
  98. Brianne Michele Kruse (Facebook/Charley)
  99. Aaron Levar Lane (Facebook/Charley)
  100. Irene Lanora LaRosa (Facebook/Charley)
  101. Brandon Mason Lawson (Facebook/Charley)
  102. Landon George League (Facebook/Charley)
  103. Steven Ray Leasure (Facebook/Charley)
  104. Karen Jean Lee (Facebook/Charley)
  105. Wanda J. Lemons (Facebook/Charley)
  106. Kristopher Bryan Lewis (Facebook/Charley)
  107. Nieko Anthony Lisi (Facebook/Charley)
  108. Robert J. Long (Facebook/Charley)
  109. Toni Dean Long (Facebook/Charley)
  110. David Marchan (Facebook/Charley)
  111. Wilbert Martin (Facebook/Charley)
  112. Chase Tyler Massner (Facebook and Facebook/Charley)
  113. Jennifer Kabura Mbugua (Facebook/Charley)
  114. Stephen Christopher McAfee (Facebook/Charley)
  115. Clayton Lynn McCarter and Rodney Michael Scott (Facebook/Charley and Charley)
  116. Dashawn Leon McCormick (Facebook/Charley)
  117. James Francis McDonald (Facebook/Charley)
  118. Nancy Jean Medina (Facebook/Charley)
  119. Molly Miller (Facebook/Charley)
  120. Steven Martin Moline Jr. (Facebook/Charley)
  121. Shelley Mook (Facebook/Charley)
  122. Vincent Moore (Facebook/Charley)
  123. Carlee Jade Morse (Facebook/Charley)
  124. Benjamin Ray Munoz (Facebook/Charley)
  125. Alexis Tiara Murphy (Facebook/Charley)
  126. April Rene Neider (Facebook/Charley)
  127. Joey Lynn Offutt (Facebook/Charley)
  128. Gordon Thomas Page Jr. (Facebook/Charley)
  129. Michelle Loree Parker (Facebook/Charley)
  130. Brook Lynn Peck (Facebook/Charley)
  131. Anthony Michael Peduto (Facebook/Charley)
  132. Shanna Genelle Peoples (Facebook/Charley)
  133. Glenda Jean Petersen (Facebook/Charley)
  134. Giang Thai Than Phan (Facebook/Charley)
  135. April Michelle Pickens (Facebook/Charley)
  136. Jennifer Lee Poole (Facebook/Charley)
  137. Tamara Dawn Porrin (Facebook/Charley)
  138. Deborah J. Post (Facebook/Charley)
  139. Frank Estes Powell II (Facebook/Charley)
  140. Victoria Lynn Prokopovitz (Facebook/Charley)
  141. Kim Margaret Remmel (Facebook/Charley)
  142. Cameron William Remmer (Facebook/Charley)
  143. Ayla Bell Reynolds (Facebook/Charley)
  144. David Martin Riemens (Facebook/Charley)
  145. Elsha Marie Rivera (Facebook/Charley)
  146. Dale Richard Robinson (Facebook/Charley)
  147. Crystal Maria Rogers (Facebook/Charley)
  148. Amanda Romine-Ward (Facebook/Charley)
  149. Maryanne Jane Ruffini (Facebook/Charley)
  150. Kyle Thomas Rugg (Facebook/Charley)
  151. Paul David Sanders (Facebook/Charley)
  152. Bonnie Kay Santiago (Facebook/Charley)
  153. Toshia L. Savoy (Facebook/Charley)
  154. Shea Erin Saysavanh (Facebook/Charley)
  155. Terri Lea Schlatter (Facebook/Charley)
  156. David Wayne Schroeder (Facebook/Charley)
  157. Miguel Sonny Scott (Facebook/Charley)
  158. Derek Adam Seehausen (Facebook/Charley)
  159. Tanner Lane Sharp (Facebook/Charley)
  160. Candice Renee Shields (Facebook/Charley)
  161. Jahessye Jash’ua Shockley (Facebook/Charley)
  162. Sean Isaac Sidi (Facebook/Charley)
  163. Jawan Alton Siebert (Facebook/Charley)
  164. Robert Earl Sine IV (Facebook/Charley)
  165. Macin Darrin Smith (Facebook and Facebook/Charley)
  166. Ebonee Shanetta Spears (Facebook/Charley)
  167. Tom Ray Starkel (Facebook/Charley)
  168. Ebby Jane Steppach (Facebook/Charley)
  169. Chad Nathan Stotz-Gomez (Facebook/Charley)
  170. Pei Yen Sung (Facebook/Charley)
  171. Amber Jean Swartz-Garcia (Facebook/Charley)
  172. Patricia Lynn Taylor (Facebook/Charley)
  173. Ivan Darnell Terry II (Facebook/Charley)
  174. Amanda Michelle Thacker (Facebook/Charley)
  175. James Aaron Toole (Facebook/Charley)
  176. Charlotte E. Trego (Facebook/Charley)
  177. Katherine Anne Truitt (Facebook/Charley)
  178. Helen Irene Tucker (Facebook/Charley)
  179. Cody Henry Turner (Facebook/Charley)
  180. Michael David Vanzandt (Facebook/Charley)
  181. Patricia Vaughan (Facebook/Charley)
  182. Jacob Wallace (Facebook/Charley)
  183. Jennifer Anne Walsh (Facebook/Charley)
  184. Felicia Ann Weaver (Facebook/Charley)
  185. Daphne Viola Webb (Facebook/Charley)
  186. Cloudia Leslie Wells (Facebook/Charley)
  187. Kelly Allison Whiddon (Facebook/Charley)
  188. Kathy Sue Wilcox (Facebook/Charley)
  189. Tyarra Cacique Williams (Facebook/Charley)
  190. Jeremy Todd Wilson (Facebook/Charley)
  191. Kaidena Lozelle Wood (Facebook/Charley)
  192. Starina Marie Woods (Facebook/Charley)
  193. Christopher Louis Zaharias and Lisa Mae Zaharias (Facebook/Charley and Charley)
  194. Mo Zhang (Facebook/Charley)