I just added today’s flotilla of case updates, including one Craig Mason. I couldn’t find any articles or anything for his 2016 disappearance, but I found one for his 2015 disappearance.
Yeah, he went missing for (I think) the first time a little over a year before he went missing in 2016. Something about how he was going to a job interview and doesn’t come back, they find his motorcycle “abandoned,” and then a week later he gets found in the San Bernardino National Forest and says he got lost hiking.
I wish I knew more about both disappearances. I’ve had plenty of people, adults among them, who voluntarily went missing on multiple occasions, but this is a new one. Was this hiking trip planned, for example? And I have NOTHING on the second disappearance other than the date and place. I doubt I’ll ever know.
This Flashback Friday MP, Kenneth Dewayne Stott, disappeared from Porter, Texas on September 17, 1983. He was 21 years old and left the Porter Lounge, a still-extant bar, with two men in a Ford Maverick. He was carrying $240 to use for a down payment on a truck, which makes me wonder if perhaps his two friends robbed and killed him. $240 was worth more 34 years ago than now.
Kenneth’s body, it says, may be buried in Montgomery County, Texas — which gives people 1,077 square miles to search in.
This week’s featured missing person is Barry Miles Pruett, who disappeared from Redding, California on January 5, 2008, at the age of 28. I’ve got two available photos of him: in one he is clean-cut, military even were it not for the goatee, and in the other he’s quite unkempt and looks like a homeless person.
There’s no reason to suppose Barry’s dead: although he hasn’t had contact with his family since his disappearance, he is known to have been alive (if not well) in El Paso, Texas in 2009 and 2010. El Paso is where he’d told his family he was heading, and it’s 1,346 miles from Redding.
Pruett suffers from the double whammy of both bipolar disorder (characteristic by drastic mood swings) and schizophrenia (characterized by psychosis) and may not even know who he is anymore. My guess is he’s living in a homeless community somewhere, perhaps even still in El Paso.
This week’s Select It Sunday is Masayuki Kubo. I’m not sure who suggested it, Kat maybe. Blog commenter Hennylee put together a lovely spreadsheet of suggestions for me to go off of.
Kubo was 80 years old and suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease when he disappeared from Honolulu on June 23, 2001. He had a history of wandering off from home and getting lost, and then one day he went for a walk, got lost, and never came back. There were possible sightings of him in the local area after his disappearance, leading to speculation that he was still alive, but I doubt that’s true anymore.
Got some new age-progressions and new pictures for you, also middle names:
- Marcus Sesrell Barrell has a new picture.
- Hope Renee Curry has a new picture.
- Vali Davis‘s middle name is Elizabeth.
- Lakisha Danielle Jones has a new age-progression.
- Jairo Guadalupe Lopez has a new age-progression.
- Kimberly Chavez Lopez‘s middle name is Irene.
- Wesley Dale Morgan has a new age-progression.
- Alexander Smith‘s middle name is Monique. (Weird.)
This week’s Select It Sunday case was chosen by Julie W.: it’s her father, Leon Arthur Moncer, who disappeared from Bellaire, Ohio at the age of 21. It was February 18, 1982 — 35 years ago yesterday.
Leon’s case has a number of odd aspects to it — some indications of foul play, but also indications that he may have just left on his own. He has been declared legally dead, but his family still hopes for answers.
(And can I have some more Select It Sunday suggestions? I’m running dry.)