Got some new age-progressions and new pictures for you, also middle names:
I was going over some old cases and NCMEC cases and stuff (and phoned in a tip to their hotline; I found a missing kid’s equally missing mother on Facebook) and noticed that on Amber Crum‘s casefile I’d written,
In 1986, investigators checked the fingerprints of a girl who was abandoned in California that same year. The girl matched Amber’s general physical description and was about the right age. Their fingerprints did not match, however.
I wonder, now, if that abandoned little girl was Denise Beaudin‘s child, Dawn/Lisa? Dawn was about the same age as Amber would have been, and she was abandoned in California in 1986.
I suppose I’ll probably never know. But it seems moderately likely.
On June 9, 2000, Francheska Martinez disappeared from Paterson, New Jersey. She was twelve years old; it was the day before her thirteenth birthday. A few days later, the miniskirt and pink top Francheska had been wearing the day she disappeared were found inside a plastic supermarket bag in the driveway outside her mom’s house.
Francheska had a twin sister, Misheila. One month and twelve days after Francheska went missing, Misheila also disappeared. It’s been sixteen and a half years since then and nobody has heard from either of the girls.
Although the NCMEC classifies both sisters as runaways, the phrase “human trafficking” comes to mind. According to her friends, Francheska had a secret “boyfriend” who was 22 years old. I can well understand why he would want to keep such a relationship a secret because, pretty much by definition, there was something very wrong going on there. According to this legal website, if Francheska was having sex with that “boyfriend” he could have faced a very long prison term.
But even if human trafficking was involved here, it’s VERY unusual for these girls to have been gone as long as they have, without a word to anyone or any indication as to what became of them. What do you suppose happened? Let’s talk about it.
You’ll recall my “let’s talk about it” post about the Guthrie family last month: Leslie and her children Julie and Timothy, who’ve been missing for forty years come February. Well, I wanted to draw your attention this comment that was posted today.
Boy, am I excited. I really, really hope this is the real deal. I mean, it’s terrible really to say “I hope it’s a car and I hope it has three bodies inside it” but after forty years this is really the best anyone can hope for.
Here’s a list of others like her, who were abducted by strangers as babies and may very well be still alive out there not knowing who they are. I’m including cases of children 3 and under where non-family abduction is either the only explanation or is more likely than not, and it’s also more likely than not that the abductor(s) intended to either raise the child or give/sell it to someone who would. I’m not counting cases where it could be a non-family abduction but I have virtually no evidence available to say what happened.
- Christopher Enoch Abeyta, who would be 31
- Sabrina Paige Aisenberg, who would be 19
- Emmanuel Kalief Birts, who would be 27
- David Ezell Blockett, who would be 36
- Andre Terrance Bryant, who would be 27
- Christopher Milton Dansby, who would be 29
- Bryan Dos Santos-Gomes, who would be 10
- Paul Joseph Fronczak, who would be 52
- Elizabeth Dorothy Funchess, who would be 40
- Elizabeth Ann Gill, who would be 54
- Raymond Lamar Green, who would be 38
- Sausha Latine Henson, who would be 15
- Melissa Suzanne Highsmith, who would be 47
- Shaina Ashly Kirkpatrick, who would be 17
- Alexandra Marie McIntire, who would be 23
- Donel Jacoby Minor, who would be 32
- Vivian Paola Montanez Castellanos, who would be 30
- Mary Agnes Moroney*, who would be 88
- Saure Blizhaid Sanchez Vega, who would be 23
- Marlene Santana, who would be 31
- Aleacia Di’onne Stancil, who would be 22
- Tavish Sutton, who would be 23
- Angel Torres-Irizarry, who would be 41
- Jacqueline Vasquez, who would be 16
- Shane Anthony Walker, who would be 29
- April Nicole Williams, who would be 33
*Okay, Mary Moroney’s probably dead now just because of the passage of time, but there’s no reason to believe she didn’t live to adulthood.
Honorable mentions: Tiffani Claudette Wise, 2, and her half-sister Brandi Jondell Summers, 5, who would now be 41 and 45 respectively. It looks like the girls were taken by Brandi’s dad, Roy, but the case is, ah, a bit complicated, not a simple family abduction, and it’s likely they were raised by others. Brandi had cystic fibrosis, a very serious condition that is life-shortening even now and was much less treatable in 1977, and so she may be dead. But I haven’t seen any evidence that either of the children were murdered.