Let’s Talk About It: Kristopher Charles Loesch

Yeah, so I’ve decided to turn this “Let’s Talk About It” thing into a feature for as long as I can find strange cases with a lot of twists and turns and unanswered cases. Let’s make it Thursday’s, yeah? Juanita Oxenrider‘s one last week got a decent response so I’ll run with it.

So this Thursday I’d like to talk about Kristopher Charles Loesch. His official place and date of disappearance are given as May 16, 2001 in Post Falls, Idaho, when he was ten, but that’s kind of open to question. In fact, just about everything about Kristopher’s disappearance is open to question.

Whatever the case may be, Kristopher, who had been attending school under an alias name and living with a guardian, dropped out of sight around 2000 or 2001. His school never got any requests to forward his transcripts anywhere else. The guardian was later imprisoned for fraud.

Both of Christopher’s maternal grandparents were murdered in separate incidents in the 1990s, and the authorities think his mother, Tina Loesch, was involved. She was dating another woman, Skye Hanson. In 2008, warrants were issued for the couple’s arrest for the murder of Tina’s mother, and they were broadcast as fugitives on America’s Most Wanted. A few hours later, they killed themselves out in the desert near Tucson, Arizona. They left a very long suicide note saying they were innocent of murder. I’m not sure if the note mentioned Kristopher at all.

It seems the authorities didn’t start looking for Kristopher in earnest until after his mother’s and her girlfriend’s deaths in 2008, by which time he would have been 18. The most recent article I could find on the case dates from 2011; Kristopher’s uncle (Tina’s brother) still hopes for some kind of resolution, both in the murders and in his nephew’s disappearance.

He could be anywhere on this earth. Wherever he is, though, I doubt he’s still alive.

So what do y’all think? I yield the floor to you.

Make-a-List Monday: Runaways, 10-20 years gone

Last week’s list of runaways who’d been missing at least 20 years got a lot of shares on Charley’s Facebook page. I thought I’d do a list of runaways who’ve been missing between 10 and 20 years — that is, between 1996 and 2006. And as I did last week, these classifications are my own.

  1. Bernice Arreola, 14, missing since 1998
  2. Diane Marie Aviles Colon, 14, missing since 1999
  3. Teresa Marie Barbusca, 16, missing since 1999
  4. Donna Marie Barron, 12, missing since 2006
  5. Danielle Arion Bell, 14, missing since 2001
  6. Leon Bell III, 15, missing since 2002
  7. Genelle Princess Bradford, 17, missing since 1999
  8. Laroya Nate Bray, 15, missing since 2002
  9. Erika Brown, 14, missing since 2006
  10. David Antonio Cambray, 16, missing since 2006
  11. Daniel Cantrell, 13, missing since 2006
  12. Vitia Cardosa, 12, missing since 2002
  13. Daniel Bradley Carver, 15, missing since 1997
  14. Joel Joseph Contreras, 14, missing since 2000
  15. James Robert Cooper, 16, missing since 1996
  16. Issac David Delgado, 15, missing since 2006
  17. Jason Wayne Dennis, 17, missing since 2002
  18. Robert William Dornbach, 17, missing since 2005
  19. Madeline Kelly Edman, 15, missing since 2005
  20. Jennifer Mae Enyart, 16, missing since 2000
  21. Irma Yolanda Gamez, 15, missing since 2004
  22. Adrianna Hope Garcia, 15, missing since 2004
  23. Christian Glen Hall, 15, missing since 2005
  24. Amy Lynn Haueter, 14, missing since 2005
  25. Nicole Shalonda Johnson, 16, missing since 2002
  26. Rebeca Ester Jose, 17, missing since 2005
  27. Yansis Massiel Juarez, 15, missing since 2002
  28. Irene Kouame, 17, missing since 2001
  29. Adam Benjamin Lake, 17, missing since 2001
  30. Paul Michael Landis, 17, missing since 2005
  31. Heather Janelle Lewis, 13, missing since 2003
  32. Katya Marie Lyne, 15, missing since 1997
  33. Michael Charles Marsh, 16, missing since 2006
  34. Ashley Renee Martinez, 15, missing since 2004
  35. Francheska Sugel Martinez, 12, missing since 2000*
  36. Misheila Isleen Martinez, 13, missing since 2000*
  37. Diana Mazariegos, 15, missing since 2006
  38. Autumn Lane McClure, 16, missing since 2004
  39. Gabriela Medina, 17, missing since 2006
  40. Stefanie C. Mills, 16, missing since 2002
  41. Jack Duane Morgan, 15, missing since 1996
  42. Alejandra Nava, 14, missing since 2003
  43. Brenda Eli Ovalle, 16, missing since 2004
  44. Phillip James Pinnock, 15, missing since 2005
  45. Kawan K. Pryor, 15, missing since 1997
  46. Brandon Dante Raphelle Ralls, 16, missing since 2001
  47. David J. Reynolds, 15, missing since 2004
  48. Hector Reynosa, 15, missing since 2006
  49. Destry Richard Rhinehart, 16, missing since 2004
  50. Rodolfo Ricardez, 15, missing since 1999
  51. Tiffany Reid, 16, missing since 2004
  52. Sherie Marie Rowland, 15, missing since 2004
  53. Alicia Marie Scott, 15, missing since 2006
  54. Cristian Avlyn Sedeno, 15, missing since 2003
  55. Uma Davi Sewpersaud, 13, missing since 2002
  56. Ekaterina Shcherbakova, 13, missing since 1998
  57. Isadora Sorozzo, 13, missing since 2000
  58. Krzysztof Rafal Syrzycki, 16, missing since 2002
  59. Samantha Leighann Tapp, 16, missing since 2004
  60. Kimberly Faye Thrower, 16, missing since 2004
  61. Edmond Tillman, 14, missing since 2004
  62. Flora Torralva, 15, missing since 2003
  63. Cristina Valasquez, 15, missing since 2006
  64. Elyssa Marie Vasquez, 12, missing since 2003
  65. Yusuf Abdul Wilson, 17, missing since 1999
  66. Quinn Renard Woodfolk, 11, missing since 1998
  67. Daniel Ted Yuen, 16, missing since 2004
  68. Mo Zhang, 17, missing since 2006

 

*Francheska and Misheila Martinez are twins; Franceska ran away on June 9, the day before their 13th birthdays, and Misheila ran away six weeks later on July 22.

Jeffrey Walkenford maybe also found

Jeffrey Scott Walkenford, aged 41, disappeared from Juneau, Alaska on May 15, 2010. Per this Alaska Dispatch News article, they’ve probably found him. Or, at least, they found human remains with some of Walkenford’s things nearby, including his clothes and his cell phone with selfies of Walkenford in it.

However…

“The human remains have not been positively identified as being Walkenford. Positive identification is estimated to take approximately 6 months,” [Juneau Police Department] said in a Wednesday release.

The police department sent the remains to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage for analysis, but identification requires DNA testing outside of Alaska.

I’m not sure whether to pull him yet or not, then. I probably should. I mean, what are the chances that some guy who was dressed like Walkenford would die next to a pile of Walkenford’s stuff and NOT be Walkenford?

Make-a-List Monday: Runaways twenty years’ gone

Kids run away all the time. Some of them stay gone for years. Very few of them, however, stay gone forever. This list is of Charley Project cases classified as runaways where the child has been missing for a minimum of twenty years.

I’m using my own classifications here, not the NCMEC’s, because their classifications are often wrong — they’ve got Mitchell Darlington listed as a runaway, for example, when he almost certainly drowned.

  1. Jorge Acosta, 12, missing since 1992
  2. Lurline Michelle Bergeron, 14, missing since 1991
  3. James Eric Bess, 14, and Chipley Charles Sanders, 13, missing since 1984
  4. Sandra Breed, 16, missing since 1964
  5. Niki Diane Britten, 15, missing since 1969
  6. Mary Jo Burnette, 16, missing since 1984
  7. Shawna Chavez, 14, missing since 1994
  8. Rose Lena Cole, 15 or 16, missing since 1972 or 1973
  9. Melinda Karen Creech, 13, missing since 1979
  10. Kenneth Allen Daily, 16, missing since 1985
  11. Brenda Sue Davidson, 13, missing since 1974
  12. Krystyn Rae Dunlap, 17, missing since 1994
  13. Martha Wes Dunn, 15, missing since 1990
  14. Duane Edward Fochtman, 15, missing since 1986
  15. Nerissa Franklin, 15, missing since 1989
  16. Helen Marie Green, 13, missing since 1971 or 1972
  17. Shaunda Renne Green, 13, missing since 1983
  18. Karen Marie Hughes, 12, missing since 1983
  19. John Christopher Inman, 17, missing since 1993
  20. Danny Lee Jones, 15, missing since 1974
  21. Christopher Matthew Kerze, 17, missing since 1990
  22. Christine Marie Kingsley, 17, missing since 1995
  23. Janet Ann Kramer, 13, missing since 1971
  24. Desiree Lynette Lopez, 17, missing since 1996
  25. Meredith Ann Medina, 16, missing since 1989
  26. Alishia Dachone Miller, 13, missing since 1989
  27. Jerome Eugene Morris, 14, missing since 1990
  28. Scott Michael Morris, 14, missing since 1978
  29. Jennifer Lynn Pandos, 15, missing since 1987
  30. Aaron Michael Pate, 17, missing since 1992
  31. Cynthia Lorraine Perry, 17, missing since 1985
  32. Jennifer Rae Perry, 13, missing since 1993
  33. Shaliegh Sharrie Phillips, 12, missing since 1988
  34. Taranika Michelle Raymond, 13, missing since 1995
  35. Jason Donald Reynolds, 17, missing since 1993
  36. Eva Marie Ridall, 15, missing since 1977
  37. Angela Arlene Robles, 16, missing since 1996
  38. Froelan Rosales Jr., 15, missing since 1989
  39. Carlota Maria Sanchez, 12, and Elsie Eldora Luscier, 13, missing since 1979
  40. Beverly Sharpman, 17, missing since 1947
  41. Aron Holmes Silverman, 17, missing since 1993
  42. Stevey Howard Sommerville, 14, missing since 1990
  43. Mary Ann Ruth Switalski, 16, missing since 1963
  44. Misty Dawn Thompson, 15, missing since 1993
  45. Deborah Lee Tomlinson, 16, missing since 1973
  46. Darci Renae Warde, 16, missing since 1990
  47. Renata Sharisse Myles Whitehead, 14, missing since 1996
  48. Heide Dawn Wilbur, 16, missing since 1991

An ET entry and more little updates

I’ve got a double execution — a lynching exactly — that took place on this day in Quincy, Mississippi in 1893. Also, the following little updates:

APs

  1. Daniel Barter
  2. Mary Jo Burnette
  3. Robert William Smith
  4. Ke’Shaun Bryant Vanderhorst
  5. Shane Anthony Walker

Pictures

  1. Dashawn Leon McCormick
  2. Shannon Denise Melendi
  3. Johnny Quincy O’Neal

More little updates

I’ve finished my updates for today — nothing terribly exciting, just a bunch of runaways and some small case details. (Does anyone think the conversation Shelia Diane Hughes had with her sister the night before her disappearance is incredibly creepy? Perhaps it meant nothing, perhaps they were just discussing mortality in general, I don’t know. But it seems very suspicious to me, given what happened later. I wish I knew the context of her statements.)

Anyway, as I often do, I made a little tiny few case updates of the kind I don’t usually add to the updates page:

  1. Lisa Jane Borden has a new picture, emailed to me by a Charley Project irregular whose name I don’t know.
  2. Amy Lee Fandel‘s age-progression has been updated. I’m not sure why hers was done and her brother Scott‘s was not.
  3. Edward Joseph Garlinghouse Jr. has an alias name and a few alias dates of birth, courtesy of NamUs. Edward, incidentally, is a hero, as you can tell by the circumstances of his disappearance. I thought I should mention that.
  4. Janteyl Danielle Johnson‘s name is pronounced “Jon-tel” so I added that in her distinguishing characteristics. I had thought it might be Jan-tayl or something.