Make-a-List Monday: Gold teeth

A pretty straightforward topic this week: MPs with gold teeth. I included people with gold crowns and caps and grills, but not mere gold fillings.

According to this dentistry website I found, aesthetics aside, gold is still the restoration material most preferred by dentists: “Most dentists themselves prefer gold restorations for their own teeth knowing that they will serve well for several decades, in some case more than 50 years. Cast gold crowns have no match with regard to long-term service and minimal wear to opposing teeth, their greatest advantage.”

  1. Alberto Batista
  2. Mamie Brown
  3. Jane Elizabeth Bui
  4. James Preston Davis
  5. Ronnie Odell Davis*
  6. Lurline H. DeWitt
  7. Torrence George Farrington
  8. Shanythia Mashelle Greene
  9. Mario Herrera
  10. Artdrunetta Lareann Hobbs
  11. Linda Ann House
  12. Alice Fay Jefferson*
  13. Sabah Nasheed Karriem-Conner
  14. Maria Socorro Kimbrell
  15. Anton Lawson
  16. Doris Paola Lopez Lopez
  17. Kimberly Lashawn Mack
  18. Lubov Marchenko
  19. Brandon Dante Raphelle Ralls
  20. Tamikqra Sandreia Rogers
  21. Victor Cruz Sanchez
  22. Antonio Yarnell Taylor
  23. Angie Denise Tucker
  24. Marcus Deon Virgin
  25. Yuette Wabbington
  26. Laresha Deana Walker
  27. Terrance Deon Williams


Another AP dump

  1. Douglas Charles Chapman
  2. Allyson Corrales
  3. Amber Nicole Crum
  4. Carlos Alberto Reyes
  5. Sarah Rachel Tokier
  6. Jacqueline Vasquez

Also, Norma Houghland has a new picture, courtesy of Peter Henderson’s Facebook page.

[EDIT: And the number of photos of Lucero Sarabia has doubled from six to twelve, thanks to this recent TV bit on her and this Facebook page set up in her memory. Seven years ago I blogged about Lucero. Not about her case exactly but about the awful judgy things people said about her, about how she had DARED to go to a party to celebrate Thanksgiving and SHE DYED HER HAIR OMG I MUST CLUTCH MY PEARLS and so on.]

I had hoped to add some new cases today, but I’ve only been working five hours and my upper back is starting to go. I do, however, have a fine set of updated cases warming in the oven.

Make-a-List Monday: Minors in unusual living situations

I thought I’d make a list today of kids under 18 who were had atypical housing arrangements. I don’t mean kids residing with stepparents, adoptive parents, foster care, boarding schools, group homes or residential treatment centers. Nor do I include cases where the child was left with a non-relative in what was meant to be a temporary arrangement.

I mean minors living with their friends, those living with adult friends of their families, those living with a spouse or boyfriend or girlfriend, those living alone, and those living with members of their extended family, provided the extended family were not officially foster parents or adoptive parents.

I know a guy who lived in a situation like that for a few years. I figured I’d talk about him here. I’m using alias names for everyone, and also placing the story in a different state, for privacy. This story is going to last for several paragraphs so skip to the list if you don’t care. This is what he told me:

START OF STORY: Basically, my friend Alec grew up in a tiny sneeze-and-you-miss it farm community in Illinois. Alec was the oldest of three siblings, and his mother abandoned the family when he was like six years old and dropped completely out of sight. There was a divorce but they couldn’t force her to pay child support because they couldn’t find her.

Alec’s father, Craig, was an alcoholic. The only jobs he could get were low-paying manual labor — construction, farm work, that sort of stuff. There was basically no chance of him improving his career prospects because he was more or less illiterate. Craig could write his name, and he could slowly sound out words if he had to, but his comprehension was just about nil. I don’t know if he had dyslexia or an intellectual disability or whether he simply wasn’t properly educated, but it’s hard to find any kind of decent job if you can’t read.

Craig was also an unreliable employee because of his constant drinking. At home, when drunk, he would verbally abuse his children. I asked Alec once if his father ever beat him and he said no, but he did say Craig “smacked him around” sometimes. When Craig wasn’t working, the family subsisted on food stamps and welfare (this was back before the big welfare overhaul in the mid-nineties) and on whatever Alec could bring in from his own part-time jobs.

One day, when he was 16 or so, Alec just fed up with it and left, with no belongings, and only the clothes on his back. He went across town to his best friend from high school, Trevor Martin. By rural Illinois standards, Trevor’s family was rich. Mom was a professional counselor. Dad was an anesthesiologist, which is one of the highest-paying medical specialties. Alec basically showed up on Trevor’s doorstep and asked the Martins he could stay there for two years until he graduated high school.

And they let him. I wouldn’t say the Martins treated Alec like their own son, but they provided for his material needs and they were nice to him and didn’t use them as their verbal or physical punching bag. Alec remains in close touch with the Martin family to this day.

After Alec graduated high school, the Martins’ generosity did not extend towards paying for his college education. I’m not even sure he wanted to go to college anyway, and his GPA wasn’t that great. He opted to join the military. After his discharge he got a high-paying job using the training the military gave him, and he’s doing well for himself.

Technically I suppose this was a runaway situation, but Craig knew exactly where Alec was the entire time, and never reported him missing to the police. Alec continued to attend the same high school, and the teachers knew he was actually living with the Martins, and nobody reported it. I mean, let’s face it, he was in a much better living situation than CPS could have provided him. END OF STORY

Now on to the list!

  1. Anthony Ross Allen
  2. Andria Ann Bailey
  3. Erica Monique Bradley
  4. Kristina Delane Branum
  5. Zackery Lee Brewer
  6. Niki Diane Britten
  7. Monica Cassandra Carrasco
  8. Amber Elizabeth Cates
  9. Christopher Gage Daniel
  10. Tracy Lynn Davenport
  11. Timothy Jacob Davison
  12. Theresa M. Fishbach
  13. Elizabeth Franks
  14. Angela Lee Freeman
  15. Debra Lee Frost
  16. Richard Gorham
  17. Coral Pearl Hall
  18. Tinze Lucinda Huels
  19. Jennifer Jane Hughes
  20. Karen Beth Kamsch
  21. Mary Sue Kitts
  22. Ruth Ann Leamon
  23. Kase Ann Lee
  24. Chloie Rhianna Leverette
  25. Alexandra Cassandra Livingston
  26. Kristopher Charles Loesch
  27. Faloma Luhk
  28. Maleina Quitugua Luhk
  29. Brianna Alexandria Maitland
  30. Tianna Neshelle Martin
  31. Ila Veronica Tucker Maynard
  32. Heather Lorraine Mehlhoff
  33. Launa Renee Merritt
  34. Garnell Monroe Moore
  35. Sophia Felecita Moreno
  36. Tristen Alan Myers
  37. Ariza Maria Olivares
  38. Victoria Jane Owczynsky
  39. Alicia Guzman Padilla
  40. Jose Francisco Fuentes Pereira
  41. Larry Wayne Perry
  42. Eric Wayne Pyles
  43. Christina Marchell Richart
  44. Joseph Rodriguez
  45. Kathleen Edna Rodgers
  46. Qua’Mere Sincere Rogers
  47. Cristina Ester Ruiz-Rodriguez
  48. Alisha Smiley
  49. Roland Jack Spencer III
  50. Rocio Chila Sperry
  51. Edward Ashton Stubbs
  52. Kylan Patrick Stubler
  53. Patricia Lynn Taylor
  54. Mary Rachel Trlica
  55. Daffany Sherika Tullos
  56. Jahi Marques Turner
  57. Leah Jean Van Schoick
  58. Mary Ann Verdecchia
  59. Brittany Renee Williams
  60. April Susanne Wiss
  61. Quinn Renard Woodfolk
  62. Shelby Raistlin Wright


An honorable mention: Marble Ace Arvidson. Although his residence was officially a foster home, his “foster father” was in his twenties — that is, only a few years older than Marble — and many accounts refer to the other residents in the home as “roommates.”

It’s pretty hard to put a list like this together. I may very well have missed a few, or more than a few. My apologies.

Make-a-List Monday: Young girls and older men

There are a lot of cases where a missing young girl, sometimes not even in her teens yet, “may be in the company of an adult male.” Occasionally — not often — I’ll have photos and information about her companion. In most of these cases, the girl ran off voluntarily with the man, at least to the extent that someone that age CAN do this “voluntarily”, and sometimes it’s classified as a runaway, sometimes as an abduction, it seems almost random to me. Anyway, I thought I’d do a list of those cases where I have information for the men.

  1. Reyna Gabriella Alvarado-Carrera, 13
  2. Vitia Cardosa, 12
  3. Diana Isabel Gonzalez, 14
  4. Veronica Emily Martinez, 14
  5. Elvia Morales, 14
  6. Mayra Guadalupe Sandoval, 12
  7. Isabeth Yanez, 12

And no, I have no idea why all the girls on this list are Hispanic. I’m sure white, black, Asian and Native American girls disappear under these circumstances too.

MP anniversaries today

Courtesy of the Unfound Podcast‘s Twitter feed and my own checking:

  • Colleen Vanita Simpson, 14, missing since 1975 from Clearfield, Iowa. Disappeared from her home at night, classified as a non-family abduction, but I’ve got nothing on her. Wish I did.
  • Karen Lee Kohls, 31, missing since 1982 from Maumee, Ohio. Her car turned up parked at a nearby lake with chairs and fishing tackle locked inside it. Foul play is suspected.
  • Daniel A. Naylor, 14, missing since 1982 from Fremont, California. Although his case was classified as a runaway for decades, foul play is now suspected.
  • Babette Nadine Alberti, 23, missing since 1983 from Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. I don’t have much on her, but she might have gone to Mississippi after her disappearance.
  • Michelle Doherty Thomas, 17, missing since 1985 from Santa Fe, Texas. She was a young wife and mother (she was last seen the day before her son’s first birthday), and had been a police informant prior to her disappearance. Two men were later indicted for her kidnapping but never brought to trial.
  • James Jamison, 75, missing since 1987 from Burlington, Iowa. He was last seen getting into a cab with suitcases; he’d planned to go to Chicago. His disappearance was seen as completely out of character, though.
  • Amanda Marie Rivera, 14, missing since 1990 from La Mesa, California. She was a recent MP of the week. I don’t have much on her.
  • Zeta D. Gordon, 43, missing since 1992 from Atchison County, Kansas. There’s speculation that her husband was involved in her case; he took his own life in 1998. She was MP of the week in 2004. Two months ago someone posted a comment on the blog entry: I was in Atchison for a friends wedding, I met the daughter of Wayne and Zeta. It was shortly after she went missing. There is a lot not being told in this story. The daughter pulled out a scrapbook of all the articles written about this story. They did I fact have 3 kids together, the daughter and oldest son believed there dad had everything to do with the mothers disappearance, the oldest son would no longer have anything to do with Wayne and the daughter who was barely out of high school who was still living at home was visibly scared of her dad when he walked in while she was showing us the scrapbook. She absolutely believed her dad was guilty the younger brother was to young to understand. The daughter said she thought that her mom and dad were meeting somewhere later to talk and that’s where her car was found. Her dad accused mom of having an affair with someone and was trying to shift the blame onto someone else. From everything the daughter said I believe he was to blame
  • Barry Paul Duncan, 38, missing since 1994 from Phoenix, Arizona. Eleven days later his truck turned up abandoned at the Gila River Indian Reservation. Foul play is suspected.
  • Kenneth William Harker, 34, missing since 1996 from Sioux City, Iowa. He was disabled due a head injury, although capable of living independently. Investigators believe he was murdered.
  • Ronald Leonard Farrell, 62, missing since 1999 from Hemet, California. He left on foot to go to the pharmacy several miles away and and fill a prescription, and never returned. Farrell was a retired Air Force veteran.
  • Andrea Michelle Reyes, 1, missing since 1999 from New Haven, Connecticut. A family abduction; her mother took her. Mom is from Mexico and well-experienced at crossing back and forth across the border.
  • George Boardman, 70, missing since 2000 from Bingham, Maine. Because he often left for weeks-long trips without telling anyone, his family didn’t notify the police he was gone until they failed to hear from him at Christmas. Foul play is suspected.
  • Tristen Alan Myers, 4, missing since 2000 from Roseboro, North Carolina. His story is exceptionally sad. Even before he disappeared, this poor little boy never had a chance.
  • Bedriye Sayrun, 33, missing since 2001 from Chicago, Illinois. Last seen at a restaurant in the early morning hours. She suffered from mental illness.
  • Eric M. Apatiki, 21, missing since 2004 from Nome, Alaska. He didn’t live there; he lived in a tiny village on St. Lawrence Island. He’d traveled to Nome to see his girlfriend, who was pregnant with his child.
  • Janita Gay Sites, 60, missing since 2005 from Las Vegas, Nevada. A murder-without-a-body case; her husband was convicted. He claimed self-defense but given that Janita was mostly wheelchair-bound, that didn’t exactly go well.
  • Christie L. Wilson, 27, missing since 2005 from Rocklin, California. This was also a murder-without-a-body case; Mario Flavio Garcia, a man she met at a casino the night she disappeared, was convicted in her death and sentenced to 59 years to life.
  • Uvaldo Moises Anaya, 64, missing since 2007 from Denver, Colorado. He was living with relatives at the time of his disappearance and was drinking and using hard drugs. For some reason at the time of his disappearance his left eye was painted over with white shoe polish.
  • Barbara D. G. Sears Frears, 56, missing since 2008 from Reno, Nevada. She had schizophrenia and lived in a group home for mentally ill people. Apparently she hopped a bus to San Francisco after she left the home.
  • Eric Lawrence Brown, 23, missing since 2009 from Tucson, Arizona. I don’t have much on him, but he did associate with a local street gang.
  • William Cameron Brown, 66, missing since 2010 from Monroe County, Florida. He lived in a houseboat and was traveling to shore in a dinghy but apparently never made it; the dinghy never turned up either.
  • David Christopher Allor, 56, missing since 2011 from Enterprise, Alabama. He may have tried to hitchhike to his previous hometown of Detroit, Michigan.
  • Catherine Marie Tornquist, 56, missing since 2011 from Hot Springs, South Dakota. Another murder without a body. Her own son, Matthew, is serving LWOP in this case.
  • Citlalli Perez-Coronel, 13, missing since 2012 from Louisville, Kentucky. A runaway; she had previously run to Nashville, Tennessee and may have done so again.
  • Jason Lee Lovelady, 38, missing since 2013 from Whatcom County, Washington. He disappeared while gathering pinecones in the Mt. Baker Wilderness in the northern part of the state.
  • Melissa Dawn Eagleshield. 42, missing since 2014 from Becker County, Minnesota. She apparently left a friend’s rural home, shoeless, in the early morning hours and it’s possible she accepted a ride from a passing motorist.

Make-a-List Monday: John in its various forms

Since last week I did a list of MPs named Mary or some nickname or international form of Mary, I thought I’d do John this week. Again, using Nameberry’s lists: John’s international forms and John’s nicknames.

Fun fact: the name “Jonathan” actually comes from Nathan, not John, but I’m adding it to the list anyway.

If there’s an asterisk, the MP is female. I didn’t count all the females named Jean or Jan, because almost all of them on Charley are female, or the females named Jackie, cause for women that’s short for Jacqueline.) The obligatory warning: I might have missed some people.


  1. John Howard Andrews
  2. John Joseph Antinoro
  3. John Jay Ashley Jr.
  4. John Haywood Barreto
  5. Jon Clair Barrett
  6. John Denner Bean
  7. John Paul Belloni
  8. John F. Bolden
  9. John Chrismon Bridgers Jr.
  10. John Arthur Butler
  11. John Clifton Butler
  12. John L. Calvert
  13. John Stewart Campbell
  14. John Michael Carroll
  15. John Andrews Cheek
  16. John Darwin Chesley
  17. John Chocha Jr.
  18. John S. Claypool
  19. John Colonna Aponte
  20. Jon Michael Dabkowski
  21. John Davis
  22. John Davis Jr.
  23. John T. Davis
  24. John Wesley Davis
  25. John Patrick Deeny
  26. John Warren Deetz
  27. John Thomas Degnan III
  28. Jon Pierre Duvall
  29. John Basil Gelardi
  30. John Henry Geppert III
  31. John Allen Giddens
  32. John Carl Goodman
  33. John David Gosch
  34. John Robert Handrahan
  35. John Scott Hahn
  36. Jon Truscott Haynes
  37. John Lloyd Heflin
  38. John Edward Higham
  39. John Scott Holt
  40. John Gregory Hughes
  41. John E. Hundley
  42. John Christopher Inman
  43. John Gordon Iverson
  44. John Henry Jacobson
  45. John M. Jarvis
  46. John Johnson
  47. John P. Katsilieris
  48. John Davis Keefer
  49. John Patrick Kerrigan
  50. John Mitchell Kinsora Jr.
  51. John Koziatek
  52. John Stephen Kozma
  53. John Kueper
  54. John Eric Lake
  55. John Francis Lango
  56. John Lima
  57. John Cameron Lovering
  58. John Ray Ludolph V
  59. John J. Markley Jr.
  60. John Freisen Martens
  61. John Edward Morgan
  62. John Thomas Morford
  63. John James Morris Jr.
  64. John Patrick Morrissey
  65. John Thai Nguyen
  66. Jon Evans Otteson
  67. John Edward Parks
  68. John Pavlat
  69. John Clyde Perrin
  70. John Dolan Phillips
  71. John C. Podniestrzanski
  72. Jon Wolfe Ramage
  73. John Albert Ramirez
  74. John Stephen Rato
  75. John Baptiste Reamer
  76. John Cameron Reece
  77. John Myron Reed Jr.
  78. John Patrick Rowan Jr.
  79. John Dunwell Samen
  80. John Sapienza
  81. John Robert Scialabba
  82. Jon Paul Shadden
  83. John Joseph Simons
  84. John Smith South Jr.
  85. John Michael Spira
  86. John Thistlewood
  87. John W. Thompson
  88. John Allen Troha
  89. John Matthew Thrasher
  90. John Daniel Van Voorhis
  91. John Wagner Jr.
  92. John Wade Wagner
  93. John William Wagner
  94. John E. Warren
  95. John Albert Weichelt
  96. John T. Weisbecker
  97. John Tibor Weisz
  98. John Kiergan Williams
  99. John Melvin Wipert
  100. John Zimmer
  101. John Edward Zimmerman II


  1. Johnny Babino
  2. Johnnie Ball
  3. Johnny Lee Baker
  4. Johnny Lamar Brown
  5. Johnny Mireles Cabanyog
  6. Johnny Crosby
  7. Johnny Robert Doyle
  8. Johnny Chumba Galvan
  9. Johnny Gonzales
  10. Johnnie Jo Herrera
  11. Johnny Ray Kincaid
  12. Johnnie O’Neal Jr.
  13. Johnny Quincy O’Neal
  14. Johnny L. Parker
  15. Johnny Perez
  16. Johnny E. Rosas
  17. John Sanchez Salazar
  18. Johnny Joe Shields
  19. Johnnie Stevenson
  20. Jonnie Renee White*


  1. Jackie Lee Berry Jr.
  2. Jack Clawson
  3. Jack Leon Cooper
  4. Jack Fisher
  5. Jack Jerome Girou
  6. Jack Alan Hamons
  7. Jack R. Hemby
  8. Jack Allen Hilton
  9. Jack Irwin
  10. Jack Libardo Jimenez
  11. Jackie Larry Letney
  12. Jack Duane Morgan
  13. Jack Murrian
  14. Jack Randal Morris
  15. Jackie Edward Orders
  16. Jack Daniel Phillips
  17. Jackie Robinson
  18. Jack Allen Schultz
  19. Jackie Wayne Urich
  20. Jack Eugene Waller
  21. Jack Edward West
  22. Jack Scott Wood


  1. Jonathon Steven Arciniega
  2. Jonathan Aujay
  3. Jonathan David Berry
  4. Jonathan James Betts
  5. Jonathan Kyle Brackett
  6. Jonathan Alexander Camacho
  7. Jonathan Samuel Dorry
  8. Jonathan Alan Glass
  9. Jonathan Tyrone Granison-Bradley
  10. Jonathan Edward Hagans
  11. Jonathan Aaron Hawkins
  12. Jonathon Michael Henry
  13. Jonathan Terry Holley
  14. Jonathan James Lorrigan
  15. Jonathan M. McNabb
  16. Jonathan Josue Martinez
  17. Jonathan Mordoche
  18. Jonathan Ogawa
  19. Jonathan Schaff
  20. Jonathan A. Schrattenholzer
  21. Johnathon Michael Dean Williams
  22. Jonathan Williams
  23. Jonathan Lee Zeigler


  1. Shawn Farzad Attaie
  2. Shawn Richard Bullock
  3. Shaun Wayne Cordova
  4. Sean Christopher Dubs
  5. Sean Wayne Evans
  6. Sean P. Friel
  7. Shawn Patrick Gallagher
  8. Shawn Darnell Givens
  9. Shawn Hale
  10. Shawn C. Hess
  11. Sean Ogawa Hillman
  12. Sean Michael McCracken
  13. Sean Kristian Morrow
  14. Sean Kenneth Phelan
  15. Shawn Desiree Short*
  16. Shawn Eric Spencer
  17. Shaun David Steward
  18. Shaun Thornhill
  19. Shawn White


  1. Shane Ryan Donahue
  2. Shane Michael Fell
  3. Shane Jerome Govan
  4. Shane Lawrence McKinney
  5. Shane William Neuhaus
  6. Shane Anthony Walker


  1. Ian Hunter Burnet
  2. Ian Dennis Foster
  3. Ian Ashley Richardson


  1. Juan Manuel Briones
  2. Juan Ernesto Echegaray
  3. Juan Flores
  4. Juan Gravado
  5. Juan Carlos Herrera-Arias
  6. Juan Izaguirie
  7. Juan Ernesto Jauregui Jr.
  8. Juan Ramon Madrid-Bueso
  9. Juan Guillermo Montoya
  10. Juan Rafael Neciosup
  11. Juan Antonio Ramirez Villanueva
  12. Juan Zuniga Rangel
  13. Juan Rico


  1. Jiovany Gomez
  2. Giovanni Ernesto Gonzalez


  1. Ivan Ernesto Aguilar
  2. Ivan Barela
  3. Ivan Guadalupe Barraza


  1. Hans Harry Okelsrud


  1. Evan Allan Snider


  1. Jan Ostrom


  1. Jean Marie Monfort


  1. Johan Leandro Garcia-Bonilla
  2. Johan Nunes


  1. Jens Paeschke