I have finished the entire backlog of resolved cases. Normal updates should resume tomorrow or maybe the next day.
I had forgotten how crazy some of the resolves were. This was quite the trip down memory lane.
Also, the house has a lovely new vinyl wood-look floor. Michael and his friend hammered down the trim today. Now we just have to put all the furniture back.
I’ve put up everything through the Resolved89 list, which dates back to early 2013-ish. I tend not to recognize the names but I do recognize the photos of people. It seems the stories of recoveries are as varied as the stories of disappearances.
I want to emphasize that I am NOT going to keep those resolved cases updated. By which I mean, what I put down in the resolved notice is whatever I know at the time, usually right after the person has been found or identified, and I don’t plan on updating that to reflect things like autopsy results, arrests and so on. I’ve got enough on my plate as is.
The back of my right shoulder has pretty well seized up from all this typing and repetitive motions: copy, paste, copy, paste. I’m trying to stretch it out as best I can, and I have applied extra strength Tiger Balm and taken Meloxicam, which is the strongest stuff I have nowadays. I miss the days when, eight or ten years ago, you could go to the doctor and they could give you something for pain that would actually work.
Michael’s parents were over today as they usually are on Saturdays, and they gave me a birthday cake and a card. Shopping for presents with them was kind of problematic last year, so I asked them just to pay my dry cleaning bill instead, and they did. The cost was about the same as they would have spent on my gift.
My psychiatrist had prescribed a new medication last month to help deal with my anxiety, and I think it’s finally started working. I managed to survive lunch with Michael and his parents without even one episode of rocking or hyperventilating, and I don’t think I’ve managed that in years.
So I’ve added ten pages of old resolved cases, from Resolved 110 to Resolved 99. There are supposed to be thirty resolved cases per page, but with a few exceptions, I’m not putting up the resolved runaway and family abduction cases.
Resolved cases that connected to each other, get linked to each other. Same with resolved cases that are connected to a current case.
Frankly I’d rather be doing something else, particularly on my birthday — I’m 33 today, hooray — but I want to get this done and over with so I can get back to my regular routine.
Wellllll, I’ve been nagged one too many times about re-posting the old (pre-redesign) resolved cases, so I’m going to do that, starting in reverse chronological order. As in, I’ve started adding the cases that were resolved early this year, just before the website got redesigned, and I’ll be going backwards from there.
The only resolved notices I will NOT be putting up are most of the runaways and family abduction victims who were found safe. They don’t need that in their lives.
I don’t know how long this is going to take to complete. I’ve barely dipped my fingertips into it and I’m already bored to death.
I discovered that skeletal remains found in Mason City, Iowa in May of this year have been identified as Cerilla Ann Doyle, an ex-cop from Bentonville, Arkansas who disappeared from there in the autumn of 2008.
Investigators note there is “no indication of foul play.” Mason City is over 500 miles due north from Bentonville.
I’ve gotta wonder what happened and I don’t have much. Cerilla’s husband had died several months before her disappearance, after a long illness, and there were reports that Cerilla was suicidal, but her family denied this. Why did she leave Bentonville and leave all her things behind? What brought her to Mason City? Did she know anyone there? Did she deliberately go there to die?
Unless her family decides to disclose further information, I suppose we’ll never know. RIP Cerilla.
I was checking all my runaway cases the other day and wound up purging quite a few as no longer with the source site and probably recovered. I also found some more photos and age-progressions of people. As follows:
- Erika Brown (age-progression updated)
- Krystyn Rae Dunlap (age-progression updated)
- Francheska Sugel Martinez (age-progression updated)
- Misheila Sugel Martinez (age-progression updated)
- Tavis Robertson (seven new photos)
- Lutricia Steele (one new photo)
- Luzmeida Vargas Damazo (one new photo)
I’m a bit unsure about Tavis Robertson. I found this article saying a Tavis Robertson, age 18, was murdered in New Orleans last year. The Tavis on my site would have been 18 last year, and he’s missing from Gretna, Louisiana, which is right next door to New Orleans, and it was said that he might be in New Orleans.
Unfortunately I can’t find a photo of the Tavis who was murdered, to compare to the one listed as missing. He’s still listed as missing on the NCMEC, but the NCMEC has proven itself to be notoriously unreliable when it comes to removing resolved cases.
I found out the other day that they discovered an itty bitty piece of Richard William Moss‘s body: a single vertebra (one of the sections of your spine) not far from where his car turned up a little over a year ago.
I think this is the smallest partial remains recovered where I resolved a case. I have a case up where they found a woman’s finger, but you can easily live without that.
Frankly I’m surprised they found even that much of Moss. He accidentally ran his car off a cliff in coastal California known as the Devil’s Slide in May 2017, but the accident wasn’t witnessed and no one realized what had happened until July. The rest of him has presumably been claimed by the ocean.
Moss isn’t the only person on Charley who met his end at the Devil’s Slide. In 1945, a 14-year-old girl named Thora Chamberlain was murdered and thrown off there. They never found her body, only her socks, wedged in the cliff face. Her murderer was identified, confessed and was executed.