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Make-a-List Monday: House Fires

August 3, 2015

This list is for people whose house/apartment/hotel etc. (or at least, wherever they were staying at, even as a guest) caught fire around the time of their disappearances — whether accidentally or intentionally. It could be as long as a couple of days before or after, I decided.

  1. Bruce Harding Bell
  2. Lauria Jaylene Bible and Ashley Renae Freeman
  3. Ricky Jean Bryant
  4. Christopher Gage Daniel and Chloie Rhianna Leverette
  5. Kevin Lee Ellsworth
  6. Richard James Estrada
  7. Sandra Mason Gann
  8. Steven W. Hendricks
  9. Richard J. Jargowsky Jr.
  10. Joshua Johnathan Korvin
  11. Geanna M. Jones
  12. Sir-Kristopher Clayton Marshall, Ivy Matory, Violet Bobbie Matory and Yolanda Marie Williams
  13. Charles William Monroe Jr.
  14. David Cook Morse
  15. Daniel McCoy Moses
  16. Dori Ann Myers
  17. Michael Brendan Nash
  18. Joey Lynn Offutt
  19. Gloria Marlene Plunkett
  20. Paul Ward Shrout
  21. Amelia Martinez Smith
  22. Betty Dolly Sodder, Jennie Irene Sodder, Louis Erico Sodder, Martha Lee Sodder and Maurice Antonio Sodder
  23. Cynthia S. Wilkins
  24. Kaidena Lozelle Wood

Make-a-List Monday: Full scholarships

July 27, 2015

This list is for MPs who got full scholarships to college before they disappeared — whether they accepted said scholarships or not. I got a partial scholarship to attend Hendrix College. I forget how much it was, something like $4,500 a semester I think. Nothing terribly impressive; I was a pretty average applicant and I think just about everyone who attended got some kind of scholarship.

(For my non-American readers, a crash course in American colleges/universities’ financial aid system: a scholarship is financial aid a student is given based on merit, usually either academically or in sports or sometimes for some special talent in another area, such as music. Some are granted by the colleges/universities themselves, and others by private foundations and charities. The scholarship is often renewable each year and is usually conditional; that is, to keep getting it renewed a student must attend the college/university full time and keep up a certain GPA, or keep playing on the sports team, or whatever, depending on the nature of the scholarship. Some scholarships are only for students with certain majors, and if they change majors they lose their scholarship.

There are other forms of financial aid, called “grants” and “student loans”, that are given based on financial need. These are not conditional; you can keep getting them renewed as long as you are not flunking out of school. Student loans are much more common than grants and most students graduate tens of thousands of dollars in debt. This has been a growing problem in the United States and everyone is arguing over what to do about it. I have some ideas but they are neither here nor there.)

Anyway, the list of superior scholars:

  1. Stevie Danielle Bates for the University of Arizona (she didn’t take it, preferring to enroll at Hunter College instead)
  2. Michelle D. Crawford for Cameron University
  3. Ian Hunter Burnet for Virginia Commonwealth University
  4. LaQuanta Nichelle Riley for an unspecified school
  5. Jennifer Marie Wilmer for St. John’s University
  6. Amber Lynn Wilde for the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay

This list may be incomplete. I’ve got several other MPs where it was mentioned they were in college on a scholarship but I don’t know whether they got a full ride (that is, everything paid for) or just a partial scholarship like me.

Make-a-List Monday: State Capitals #7

July 20, 2015

I’m doing them five at a time. See previous lists one, two, three, four, five and six.

Santa Fe, New Mexico

  1. Arden Bogart Jr.
  2. Inez Garcia
  3. Skyla Marburger
  4. Sandra Payne
  5. Michelle Quintana
  6. Robert Marcos Romero
  7. Orlando Valdez

(Bonus: Samantha Michelle Kibalo may have been seen in Santa Fe in 2006, five years after her mother abducted her.)

Albany, New York

  1. Ashley Marie Carroll
  2. Donald B. Green
  3. Karen Marie Hughes
  4. Thomas Edward Lamoree II
  5. Suzanne Gloria Lyall
  6. Monique Santiago
  7. Karen Louise Wilson
  8. William Frederick Woolheater

Raleigh, North Carolina

  1. Sage Antonio Bermudez-Rayon
  2. Willie Rudalph Conyers
  3. Zoe Camille Hope
  4. Pamela Annetta Hinton
  5. Taveta Michelle Hobbs
  6. Pamela Webster Palmer
  7. Parley Ann Pate
  8. Cynthia Lorraine Perry
  9. Elizabeth Hicks Rogers
  10. William Robert Rochelle
  11. Nathan Seaberry
  12. Roy Neil Searchwell Jr.
  13. Douglas Stephen Simmons

Bismarck, North Dakota

  1. Bruce Falconer
  2. John Henry Jacobson
  3. Sandra Mary Jacobson
  4. Michelle Mae Julson
  5. Christopher Nathan Mann

Columbus, Ohio

  1. Shaniece Monica Briggs
  2. Carmen Inette Colon
  3. Timothy Eugene Fisher
  4. Ricky Lee Frayer
  5. Mohamed Abdi Hassan
  6. Trevell Lamar Henley
  7. Claudia Lopez-Escobar
  8. Deron Tyriek Hill
  9. Christopher Lerch
  10. Peggy Ann Lerch
  11. Carla Elizabeth Losey
  12. Deanna McCutcheon
  13. Ashley Tyronda Norah
  14. Kenneth Douglas Roberts Sr.
  15. Brian Randall Shaffer
  16. Aaron Cody Stepp
  17. Jeffrey Allen Stutton
  18. Anna Marie Zirkle

Make-a-List Monday: Cerebral palsy

July 13, 2015

In honor of Hasanni Campbell who will have been missing six years next month, I’m doing a list of MPs with cerebral palsy. Even if there are only two of them.

  1. Hasanni Jamil Campbell
  2. Jonathan Lewis Ginsburg

Old blog posts worthy of another look

July 11, 2015

Tonight I was going through my “general” category looking to clean it out. “General” is a mixed bag category, meant for posts that are impossible for me to categorize elsewhere, or which are wedged into a few categories but are pretty broad in scope. I discovered that only some the posts in the “general” category, however, were REALLY uncategorizable. In many cases I simply forgot to add any categories to the post and WordPress thus put it in the “general” category automatically. In a few others, since writing the entry I’ve created categories I can put the post in, so I can remove it from the mixed bag of “general.”

But while I was going back through six and a half years of postings in “general,” I found some I wouldn’t mind bringing up to the surface again. Most are just thoughts about particular MP-related issues, or crime-related issues in general. (I’ve found my opinions on such matters haven’t changed since I started this blog.) Other entries are about issues I’ve had running the site. (There are so many posts in there about my computer woes that I’m thinking about creating a “computer trouble” category of its own, perhaps as a subcategory of “day-to-day website business.” But I haven’t had any computer woes since I got Orville, thanks to all of you.)

Here they are, in alphabetical order:

  1. Before they were missing
  2. Blaming the boyfriend — or, me on the soapbox again
  3. Border crossings
  4. Categories
  5. Comment guidelines*
  6. Georgia relaxes sex offender law
  7. Juveniles on the sex offender registry
  8. Lottery families
  9. “Missing” wanted criminals
  10. The myth of the dangerous internet and the “internet abduction”
  11. Photographs in my resolved section
  12. Programming disrupted, please stand by**
  13. Races
  14. Sigh.
  15. Suspicious versus odd
  16. Why do I do it? (first entry)
  17. Why do I do it? (second entry)
  18. Why I am against the death penalty
  19. Your latest edition of “some people really need to shut up”

*I do not currently, and have not for a long time, have any problems with people commenting on this blog. I just thought it would be good to put up anyway.

**This entry is on the list not for the entry itself but for the comments section, which is a bit entertaining to read.

Make-a-List Monday: (Missing) People of Wal-Mart

July 6, 2015

This is a list (made by special request) of people who were last seen at a Wal-Mart store, either that or their car turned up at one after they vanished.

  1. Mark Wayne Adamson
  2. Shannon Elaine Riley Arif
  3. Regina Renee Cox
  4. Jarrod Devlin Green
  5. Kelley Jean Harris
  6. Jasmine Sue Haslag*
  7. Janice Yvonne Johnson
  8. Shep Deon Leonard
  9. Janie Sue Lindsey
  10. Shannon Nicole McClure
  11. Ella M. Murray*
  12. Kevin Raney
  13. Chad Eugene Reynolds*
  14. Luis Rodriguez-Hernandez
  15. James Brian Rowe*
  16. Joseph Gerald Riley
  17. Felita Ruark
  18. Kelsie Jean Schelling
  19. Marsilene Smith
  20. Anne Lynnette Turner*
  21. Hayde Beatriz Vasquez
  22. Joel Mark Wells
  23. Tiffany Michelle Whitton
  24. Matthew Stephen Wood
  25. Jerry Frances Yell

*maybe

Make-a-List Monday: Sweatpants

June 29, 2015

This list is (obviously) for MPs who were wearing sweatpants, or sweat shorts, or a sweatsuit, at the time of their disappearance. It’s quite a long list but I’m betting one for sweatshirts would be a lot longer.

  1. Dawn Marlene Allen
  2. Elizabeth Mary Allen
  3. Paul Henry Armstrong
  4. Steven R. Asplund
  5. Edith Verline Baker
  6. Garrett Alexander Bardsley
  7. Ivan Barela
  8. Romulo Alejandro Beltran-Ruiz
  9. Thomas Bendig
  10. Gary Bergstrand
  11. Avery Bryant Blakeley
  12. Lori Ceci Bova
  13. Luther O. Boyt
  14. Shaniece Mona Briggs
  15. La-Teasha LaMone Brooks
  16. Regina F. Brown
  17. Kelly Vaughn Buckner
  18. Bethany Lynn Bull
  19. Fidelmar Liborio Cadenas
  20. Maurice Tyrell Cammon
  21. Eugene Albert Cerney
  22. Anton Cesnjevar
  23. Phoenix Lucille Coldon
  24. Joan E. Conetta
  25. Rachel Lyn Conger
  26. Rachel Louise Cooke
  27. Harold Clifton Cooper III
  28. Jose Guillermo Coria Jr.
  29. Stephanie Lyn Crane
  30. Kayla Mae Croft-Payne
  31. Jennie Samantha Cummings
  32. Sharon Eugenia Davis
  33. Autumn Win Day
  34. Janet Gould deFelice
  35. Krista Maria Dela Rosa
  36. Earl Leonard Distance
  37. Jewel Arnette Dixon
  38. Mary Alice Dixon
  39. Dominique Dominguez
  40. Long Manh Duong
  41. Robert F. Duerr
  42. Kathleen Durst
  43. Paul Thaddeus Eckert
  44. Ashley Marie Eiffert
  45. Damond Reginald Emory
  46. Denise Ruth Fagot
  47. Ruben David Felix
  48. Latricia Diane Fipps
  49. Julio Cesar Garcia
  50. Tracey Leigh Gardner-Tetso*
  51. Taisia Gavrilov
  52. Kristine Reynolds Gilhooly
  53. Niani Afrahiyana Tarik Gillum
  54. June Goodman
  55. Shameeka M. Gordon-Dixon
  56. John David Gosch*
  57. Nicole Gray
  58. Jimmy Green
  59. Peter Burns Greene
  60. Tara Faye Grinstead*
  61. Trevell Lamar Henley
  62. Deisy Herrera
  63. John Scott Holt
  64. Debra Ann Honey-Hicks
  65. Garrett Thomas Hughes
  66. Dale Lloyd Hundley
  67. John Christopher Inman
  68. John Gordon Iverson
  69. Sherline Johnson
  70. William Charles Jones
  71. Merkedes Jordan
  72. Kimberlie Kay Kantonen
  73. Sonjah Nicole Kingston
  74. Kevin Mitchell Kulek
  75. Michelle Jolene Lakey
  76. William Jeffers Lank
  77. Barbara Sue Laster
  78. Teekah Latres Lewis
  79. Rosa Margarita Lisowski
  80. Nancy Ann Lockard
  81. Ann Lombard
  82. Robert J. Long
  83. Edd Dominic Lope
  84. Sheila Ann Lopes
  85. Ernestina Madrigan
  86. Barbara Iris Marmor
  87. Christopher Nathan Mann
  88. James E. Marten
  89. Elissa Rachel Martin
  90. Morgan Keyanna Martin
  91. Laura E. Mason
  92. Janice Kay Matney
  93. Neo Babson Maximus
  94. Shannon Nicole McClure
  95. Maria Medel
  96. Hope Danielle Meek
  97. Rachel Marie Mellon
  98. Sky Elijah Metalwala
  99. Troy Kenneth Nelms*
  100. Jenny Guadalupe Neri
  101. Amy Sue Pagnac
  102. Yolanda Patlan
  103. Stacy A. Pennant
  104. Brandon Edward Perdue
  105. Jennifer Marie Peters
  106. Rachanda Lea Pickle
  107. Lisa Ann Pierce
  108. Marco Antonio Pineda
  109. Irene Alvarez Porras
  110. Cherice Maria Ragins
  111. Kemberly Lorin Ramer
  112. Diane Leslie Reeves
  113. John J. Restivo
  114. David Ristovski
  115. Amanda Marie Rivera
  116. Elaina Eugenia Rivera
  117. Claudia Natali Rodriguez
  118. Diana Raquel Rojas
  119. Elizabeth Ross
  120. Sheryl Lyn Rucci
  121. Mario F. Saavedra
  122. Shannon J. Salisbury
  123. Michael Santana
  124. August Richard Schwabenland
  125. Yvonne Renee Scott
  126. Kathrynn Sholly Seefeldt
  127. Tiffany Louise Sessions
  128. Lisa Shuttleworth
  129. Valerie Sifsof
  130. Heather Lindsay Silver
  131. D’Wan Christian Sims
  132. Curtis Cochie Smith
  133. Dashad Laquinn Smith
  134. Karen Jo Smith
  135. Kimberly M. Snyder
  136. Austin Sparks
  137. Rocio Chila Sperry*
  138. Laurie Louise Steiner
  139. Aaron Cody Stepp
  140. Kimberly Dawn Stewart
  141. Edward Brian Tandler
  142. Sierra Sahara Thomas
  143. Tyler Marie Thomas
  144. Aarone Thompson
  145. Autumn Marie Traub
  146. Robin Anne Vaudreuil
  147. Alicia Breann Versluis
  148. Laura Vogel
  149. Vikki L. Vukelich*
  150. Timothy Antonio Washington Jr.
  151. Tanisha Lorraine Watkins
  152. Beatrice Clark Wells
  153. Jacob Erwin Wetterling
  154. Craig Lee White
  155. Antoinette R. Williams
  156. Susan Luxen Williams
  157. Levi Brian Yellowmule Jr.

*maybe

AP updates

June 27, 2015

As longtime readers of this blog know, when there is an updated age-progression I don’t put a notice on the updates page, as there are just too many of those. (I will if there’s a new AP where there hadn’t been one before, though.) I did a bunch of AP updates today and thought I’d make a list of them for you:

  1. Jarkeius Adside
  2. Jesse Robert Kaslov
  3. Cathryn Luquin
  4. Gabriel Minarcin
  5. Ray Preston Morrison IV
  6. Morgan Chauntel Nick
  7. Robert Thomas Pillsen-Rahier
  8. Erin Kay Pospisil
  9. Leonard Louis Romanelli
  10. Isabella Saileanu
  11. Jordon Michael Melvie Torres

Make-a-List Monday: Spaghetti straps

June 22, 2015

This list is of MPs (all girls and women of course) who were wearing spaghetti-strap tops or dresses when they disappeared.

  1. Kayla May Berg
  2. Brittanee Marie Drexel
  3. Beverly Lynn England
  4. Corrine Leanne Erstad
  5. Latoya Renee Grissom
  6. Juliandra Elizabeth Jones
  7. Sharon Ivy Jones
  8. Alexandria Joy Lowitzer (maybe)
  9. Lillian LaWren Nance
  10. Manuelita Dejos Pierce
  11. Kara Denora Rigdon
  12. Cindy L. Rivera
  13. Diana Raquel Rojas (maybe)

Make-a-List Monday: MWAB cases with mistrials

June 15, 2015

For obvious reasons, it can be very difficult to prove murder without a body, never mind prove a specific person committed that murder. As my corpus delicti lists indicate, however, most of the time such prosecutions are successful — as of this writing I’ve got over 350 convictions versus a little over 100 acquittals. I thought I’d make a list of MWAB cases on Charley where they had to do multiple trials of the defendant because of a mistrial (usually because the jury failed to reach a verdict).

This is actually two lists. The first is cases where the defendant was ultimately convicted or pleaded guilty. The second is cases where the defendant was either ultimately acquitted, or the prosecution did not bring them to trial again after the mistrial. I don’t count cases that are still pending.

List #1:

  1. Frank Lee Black Jr.
  2. Jana Carpenter-Koklich
  3. Marilyn E. Brinson
  4. Crystal Gayle Dittmeyer
  5. Jeanette Gomez Espeleta
  6. Joaquin Coehlo Esteves
  7. Mario Rodriguez Hernandez
  8. Faith Nanette Lippe
  9. Isabel Rodriguez
  10. Robert James Wykel
  11. Jeanette Louise Zapata

List #2:

  1. Martin Alan Gentry
  2. Michael Eugene Golub
  3. Michelle Kelly Pulsifer
  4. Shelton John Sanders
  5. Shamari Taylor

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