Pardon the dust

Yeah, so things have changed over at Charley and…um…all the previous links to casefiles and suchlike no longer work. The casefiles are still there, mind, it’s just the the URLs have changed.

There will be some more changes in the future. A better search, for example. At the moment you can only search for names, but soon there should be a cool search thingy where you can search for all sorts of stuff. Like, say, if you’re trying to match a UID with a tattoo of an eagle, with the upcoming search thingy you should be able to search for “eagle” JUST in the distinguishing characteristics. Etc.

Right now all the photos — including the ones not of the MP — are clustered at the top. This will change also.

As Preston Winfrey said, “Consider this version 1.0 but we have more possibilities.” Other changes may occur in future days, to be announced.

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Make-a-List Monday: Possible Green River victims

Gary Leon Ridgway, the Green River Killer, was definitely responsible for 49 murders, but it’s likely he committed more than that. His enormous plea deal, where he pleaded guilty to 48 counts of murder (he was convicted of a 49th) was in King County, Washington. Any crimes he would have committed outside of King County did not apply, and if they were able to prove he committed other murders outside the county, he could face the death penalty.

Sensibly, Ridgway hasn’t admitted to any. But there are quite a few missing and murdered women outside of King County, but in the same general area, that seem to fit the profile of the Green River killings. I thought I’d make a list of the ones on Charley.

I’m not including the confirmed victims who are still missing. This list is probably incomplete; it’s based mostly on my own subjective judgment.

  1. Laronda Marie Bronson
  2. Rhonda Louise Burse
  3. Pollyanne Jean Carter
  4. Margaret Elaine Diaz
  5. Linda Louise Jackson
  6. Patricia Ann LeBlanc
  7. Kase Ann Lee
  8. Keli Kay McGinness
  9. Cora Christmas McGuirk
  10. Doris Lavonne Mulhern
  11. Patricia Anne Osborn
  12. Roseann Marie Stone Pleasant
  13. Louise Marie Sanders
  14. Kristi Lynn Vorak
  15. Darci Renae Warde

Got to go away for a bit, duty calls

Yeah, so my oldest brother who lives in Pennsylvania has had a heart attack (he’s fine, just a bit scared) and Mom is running off to see him tomorrow sometime — not sure when. I’m to hang out at her house for four days and feed her pets until she gets back. She has promised not to take the router with her like she did that one time but without my precious Orville I won’t be able to update Charley. I hope to get an update in tomorrow before I have to leave.

I suppose I shall be bored out of my mind. Mom lives eleven miles from the nearest traffic light, twelve from the nearest store, and has no Netflix, Hulu, nothing. I’ll bring lots of books and my Kindle Fire.

In the meantime I’ve got a new Executed Today entry: the Jews of Trunovskoye, a small village in Russia, who were gassed on this day in 1942. The event was recorded in a letter by a teenage survivor who was still alive in Moldova as of 2009. It would be really cool if she found my entry and commented on it, or if her kids did or something. That’s happened before; on my entry for Holocaust victim Max Hertz, for example, one of his grandchildren commented.

Thinking aloud in today’s updates

  1. This may be setting some kind of record in how many murder-without-a-body cases were included in a single day’s update: there are seven here (or five if you want to get picky). I’ve got John Charles Cizek, Marcia Ann Forsberg, Hoggle siblings Jacob and Sarah, Donna Mae Jokumsen, and Lyon sisters Katherine and Sheila.
  2. The info I added to Marcia Forsberg’s page came from one of those “keep in touch with your high school class” type sites. In her profile on the page, Marcia talks about how happy she is in her marriage to her husband, described as her “soul mate and best friend” and “the love of my life.” Little knowing that the love of her life would, by his own admission, kill and dismember her a couple of years later. That’s hella depressing to read.
  3. Why is the NCMEC using Photograph 1 of Cynthia Bravo on their poster for her when Photograph 2 (via CDOJ) is so much better quality?
  4. I wonder if it’s significant that Cynthia disappeared just before her birthday. In Hispanic communities there’s something called the quinceanera or the fiesta de quince aƱos, where there’s a massive party on a girl’s fifteenth birthday and she dresses up in a fancy formal dress, something like a prom dress or a wedding dress; it’s a rite of passage celebrating the girl’s transition from childhood to womanhood. Cynthia is Hispanic and vanished just one day before she would have turned fifteen. Just a thought.
  5. Another question/thought about Cynthia: who the heck runs away with no shoes on?

Not on Namus, Part IV

As per before, an * at the end of a name means their case is in NamUs but without a photo attached.

Also, I added a new photo of Rochelle Denise Battle just now.

  1. Majestees Aaron
  2. Henry Peter Ackerman
  3. Walter Thomas Ackerson Jr.
  4. Lilia Edith Anguiano
  5. Christopher J. Benedetto
  6. Robin Nadine Benedict
  7. Frank Lee Black Jr.
  8. Christine Blackburn-Wiles
  9. Bruce Blackwood
  10. Edna Laverne Blodgett
  11. Andrea Nicole Boyette
  12. Jake Branam
  13. Kelly Branam
  14. Kedrian Lenard Briggs
  15. Corey Lynn Brooks
  16. Amanda Victoria Brown
  17. Nicole Lynn Bryner
  18. Scott Murray Campbell
  19. Enedelia Castro*
  20. Curtis Eugene Chillingworth
  21. Marjorie Croude McKinley Chillingworth
  22. Paul Steven Cosner
  23. Jasmine Michelle Cruz
  24. Joan Audrey Davis
  25. Peter Davis
  26. Edwin Craig Dowell
  27. Christine Claudette Dumont
  28. Yadira Espinoza
  29. Averie Grace Evans
  30. Sarah J. Feather
  31. Marcia Ann Forsberg
  32. William Gaffney
  33. Ruben Gallegos
  34. Scott Gamble
  35. Jeffrey Dean Gerald
  36. Claudine Jaquier Gifford
  37. Elvia Veronica Gomez Zapien*
  38. Andrea R. Gonzalez
  39. Kristy Ann Green
  40. Kevin R. Harkins
  41. Audrey Lynn Harris
  42. James Lee Haynes
  43. Lesley Anne Herring
  44. Larry Joe Hicks
  45. James P. Higham III
  46. Joel Hoag
  47. William Hoag
  48. Melvin Charles Horst
  49. Cheryl Huff
  50. John Gregory Hughes
  51. Shara Hunter
  52. Elisabeth Ann Huster
  53. Jack Irwin
  54. A’Shia Monique Jenkins
  55. Hevin Dakota James Lee Jenkins*
  56. Virginia Jewell
  57. Randy Johnson
  58. Samuel Kairy
  59. Karl Terry Karbowski
  60. Mary Sue Kitts
  61. Carl Stephen Knight
  62. Patricia Denise Knight
  63. Bongak Koja
  64. Clifford Lambert
  65. Janeice Langs
  66. Shaun Clifford Laughlin
  67. Arturo Lepe
  68. Christopher Lerch
  69. Peggy Ann Lerch
  70. Ronald George Levin
  71. James Dupree Lewis Jr.
  72. Jennifer Long
  73. Kimberly Lashawn Mack
  74. Irina Malezhik
  75. Elizabeth Marriott
  76. Joseph Arthur Martin Jr.
  77. Joseph Patrick Martin
  78. Jorge Aguilar Mata
  79. Richard Edward McCrary
  80. Michael McDowell
  81. Arthur Gerald Noske
  82. Oscar Ochoa
  83. Melvin Pittman
  84. Christopher Craig Prows
  85. Michelle Kelly Pulsifer
  86. Glenda Diane Quisenberry
  87. Heidi Ann Rhodes
  88. Carl Wayne Rotstein
  89. Alejandro Sanchez
  90. Federico Sanchez Jr.*
  91. Pamela Beth Schlitz
  92. Daniel Sites
  93. Stephen E. Smith
  94. Thaddeus John Szczypta
  95. Mitchell Szegi
  96. Ernest Taylor
  97. Zoey Kainoa Thomas
  98. Tate Torres
  99. Carlos M. Trotz
  100. Alvin Turner
  101. Daniel Torres Ventura
  102. Edward William Viola
  103. Leo Roy Whitehead*
  104. Wendell Williams
  105. Patrick Albert Wright*
  106. Evon Young

A happy announcement

I’m pleased to announce that Preston Winfrey, a Missouri father of three and founder of a remote software and web development company called Ready Launch (website | Facebook) has volunteered to redesign the Charley Project’s website and drag it into the 21st century. At present, technology-wise, it’s stuck firmly in the mid-1990s.

This has actually been on the books for awhile but I didn’t want to say anything because I wasn’t sure it would go anywhere. I can’t pay Preston for this, so this is a strictly volunteer project, and in the past I’ve had people promise to redesign my site and then lose interest and disappear. But now I’m confident that Preston will follow through.

Preston is, of course, a true crime enthusiast and said he wants to “help in any way I can bring visibility to missing persons and want to fight for justice for those who can’t fight for themselves.” One of my own personal mottoes (a quote often misattributed to Theodore Roosevelt) is: “Do what you can with what you have, where you are.” With his mad skillz at programming, Preston is doing what he can with what he has where he’s at, and that’s all you can expect from any of us.

He has already shown me a prototype of what the site might look like — with help from web designer Rick Brewer of S03 Creative.

He wants to make my website mobile-friendly, and searchable in all kinds of ways, and both more user-friendly and operator-friendly. I look forward to working with him.