Per this article, the authorities have finally identified Rudy Redd Victor, a 20-year-old Native American man from New Mexico, 43 years after his disappearance. (The article gives his date of disappearance as June 15, 1974; the Charley Project has it as July 21. Shrug. Perhaps July 21 is the date he was reported missing.) Anyway:
A decade after he fled the car during a fight with his girlfriend, who Victor was traveling with on their way back to his family’s home in Colorado, a skull was turned into the Lewis and Clark County coroner.
The skull was actually first found two years prior in the same canyon by a brand inspector, who kept the skull as a souvenir of sorts after locating it while wrangling cattle on the steep hillside in 1982.
Investigators visited the hillside and found more remains, including the lower jaw. They also found a cross with a turquoise center and remnants of a red T-shirt next to a pine tree.
Air Force investigators traveled to Wolf Creek to see the hillside where Victor’s remains were found. They, alongside the county coroner, a detective in the original case and others, climbed the steep terrain to the tree where it is believed Victor died. During the initial investigation into the case, officials found a wire noose hanging from the tree. Suicide is suspected…
The official death certificate lists the cause of death as undetermined.
All I can say is…never say never.
Yeah, so I was writing up the Runaway Of The Day and discovered that she is quite active on social media; her Facebook page, for example, says she was at a KFC in Niagara Falls (on the Canadian side) yesterday, and she was complaining about the wait there. So I called the NCMEC hotline to tell them this (they’re actually in my cell phone contacts), only to be told that the girl had been recovered ages ago.
Well, she’s still on their database, and I wasted some time writing up a casefile for a girl who’s not missing. At least I caught the error before POSTING said casefile.
And speaking of the NCMEC, what the heck’s up with Shimeaka Gibson? Her NCMEC poster mentions that she wears wigs but inexplicably fails to bring up the fact that she wears them because she’s completely bald, having lost her hair because of lupus. They don’t even have a “may be in need of medical attention” thing on her poster. I had to find out the baldness and lupus things from NamUs. But they’re awfully important details if you ask me. Baldness in a teenage girl is a major distinguishing characteristic, and lupus is a serious disease that can kill you.
This week’s featured missing person is Mary Anne Alexie, an Alaskan Native woman who disappeared from Anchorage on October 10, 2012. Mary had left her home in Fairbanks and traveled to Anchorage to enroll in college, but missed the first day’s classes. In the early morning hours she called her friends and she was in a VERY vulnerable position at the time: drunk, disoriented, and lost in a dangerous city. And that was the last sign of her, from that day to this.
It’s a safe bet that something terrible happened to her.
This list is of kids who were under 18 when they disappeared, who had serious medical conditions. I’m talking about the sort of thing that would have them frequently hospitalized and/or put in special education classes at school.
- Patrick Kennedy Alford Jr., 7 (ADHD and possibly emotional problems)
- Steven Eugene Anderson, 17 (moderately mentally disabled)
- Marble Ace Arvidson, 17 (behavioral problems, classified as a special needs child)
- Kevin Jay Ayotte, 3 (developmentally disabled, hearing-impaired and with limited speech skills)
- Nicholas Patrick Barclay, 13 (ADD)
- Allison Taylor Bayliss, 15 (Asperger’s Syndrome aka high-functioning autism)
- Emad Ali Ben-Mrad, 3 (hearing-impaired)
- Samuel Savage Becker Boehlke, 8 (Asperger’s Syndrome)
- Edward Dylan Bryant, 9 (ADHD)
- Fidelmar Liborio Cadenas, 10 months (unknown, but said to be “medically fragile”)
- Monica Cassandra Carrasco, 16 (anorexia and depression)
- Kevin Andrew McCarthy Collins, 10 (dyslexia)
- Cassie Kay Compton, 15 (possible bipolar disorder or depression)
- Jeremy Ray Coots, 4 (severely hearing-impaired)
- Carla Rebecca Corley, 14 (epilepsy)
- Chris Andrew Cunningham, 6 (seizures)
- Christopher Gage Daniel, 7 (unspecified, just says he’s classified as a special needs child)
- Mark Anthony Degner, 12 (developmentally delayed with bipolar disorder)
- Landon Lee Deriggi, 13 (severely hyperactive, visually impaired and learning-disabled)
- Adji Desir, 6 (severely mentally disabled and almost completely nonverbal)
- Christian Taylor Ferguson, 9 (severely physically and mentally disabled due to a prior stroke, needs life-sustaining medication)
- Andrea R. Gonzalez, 5 (severe emotional and behavorial problems)
- David Eduardo Gosnell, 3 (developmentally delayed)
- Ember Skye Graham, 6 months (epilepsy)
- Kenneth Warren Hager, 11 (mentally disabled and mute, severe epilepsy)
- Jyrine Kyese Harris, 2 (ostogensis imperfecta, aka brittle bones)
- Justin Phillip Harris, 13 (mentally disabled and cannot function without psychiatric medication)
- Bryan Andrew Hayes, 13 (developmentally delayed with bipolar disorder)
- James P. Higham III, 16 (mentally disabled with developmental and emotional issues)
- Mark Joseph Himebaugh, 11 (emotionally disturbed with behavioral problems and possible OCD)
- James Richard Howell, 9 (hyperactive)
- Elisabeth Ann Huster, 9 (hyperactive)
- John Christopher Inman, 17 (seizures)
- Danny Randall Jackson, 12 (ADHD)
- Tiahease Tiawanna Jackson, 10 (diabetes, high blood pressure, a kidney disorder and learning disabilities)
- Hevin Dakota James Lee Jenkins, 2 (autistic and nonverbal)
- Shanta Marie Johnson, 3 (exposed to cocaine in utero; classified as a special needs child)
- Lenoria Eleise Anne Jones, 3 (exposed to cocaine in utero, had ADHD)
- Barry James Kephart II, 11 (dyslexia)
- Adam Benjamin Lake, 17 (Crohn’s Disease)
- Patricia Ann LeBlanc, 15 (“unspecified condition that may endanger her welfare”)
- Marjorie Christina Luna, 8 (hearing-impaired)
- Louis Anthony MacKerley, 7 (hyperactive and learning-disabled)
- Dennis Lloyd Martin, 6 (learning-disabled and slightly developmentally delayed)
- Tiana Neshelle Martin, 10 (Graves Disease, a potentially fatal autoimmune disorder)
- Ashley Renee Martinez, 15 (bipolar disorder)
- Clayton Lynn McCarter, 15 (mentally disabled)
- Betty McCullough, 10 (deaf and mute, and said to be terminally ill though I’m not sure why)
- Alexandra Marie McIntire, 7 months (premature, developmentally delayed, lung problems)
- Brandy Lynn Myers, 13 (brain damage)
- Tristen Alan Myers, 4 (severe behavioral problems, possibly had ADD, was possibly mentally disabled)
- Amy Sue Pagnac, 13 (seizures and possibly bipolar disorder)
- William Fred Patient, 16 (ADHD, bipolar disorder and substance abuse issues)
- Larry Wayne Perry, 9 (moderately mentally disabled)
- Robert Thomas Pillsen-Rahier, 15 (behavioral and emotional problems)
- Bianca Noel Piper, 13 (ADHD and severe bipolar disorder)
- Angelo Gene Puglisi, 10 (epilepsy)
- Blake Wade Pursley, 14 (seizures, partial paralysis, and learning and behavioral problems)
- Eric Wayne Pyles, 12 (severe emotional and behavioral problems)
- Jaliek L. Rainwalker, 13 (severe emotional and behavioral problems including reactive attachment disorder, exposed to cocaine and alcohol in utero, can be violent)
- Natasha Marie Shanes, 6 (epilepsy, developmentally delayed)
- Jason Sims Jr., 15 (said to be autistic and nonverbal)
- Austin William Sparks, 15 (severe emotional problems)
- Roland Jack Spencer III, 3 (mentally disabled, hearing-impaired, can’t really walk, seizures)
- Aleacia Di’onne Stancil, 9 months (premature, born addicted to drugs)
- Brandi Jondell Summers, 5 (cystic fibrosis)
- Amber Jean Swartz-Garcia, 7 (hearing-impaired)
- Ricky Lane Thomas Jr., 13 (severe behavior problems, could be violent)
- Wilfredo Torres (learning disability)
- Daffany Sherika Tullos, 7 (epilepsy)
- Alissa Marie Turney, 17 (ADHD)
- David Clayton Warner, 12 (epilepsy)
- Brittany Renee Williams, 7 (AIDS)
- David Edward Williams, 13 (mentally disabled and has seizures)
- Fredrick James Workman, 15 (ADHD and ODD — that is, oppositional defiant disorder)
- Daniel Ted Yuen, 16 (depression and other emotional problems)