Not on Namus, Part V

  1. Michelle Evette Albert
  2. Maria Dolores Alcorn
  3. Roger A. Anderson
  4. Japhia Baker
  5. Michael Henley Ballard
  6. Faizah Amatullah Bashir
  7. Nicholas Ryan Beck
  8. Dustin Lynn Bird
  9. Kimberly Diane Blanton
  10. Kristin Blass
  11. Monte Howard Bolton
  12. Sandy Loyd Bond
  13. Bryan Michael Brawner
  14. Stephen Phillip Brumley Jr.
  15. Ollie Letrell Cader
  16. David Allen Carver
  17. Jay Cee
  18. Ronald Chapman
  19. Tiffany Chavez
  20. Di H. Chi
  21. Antionette Renee Childress
  22. Charles Don Claunch
  23. Jeraldine Clemon
  24. Kathy Lynn Cook
  25. Lonnie McArthur Davis Jr.
  26. Daren Dixon
  27. Mary Douglas
  28. Lisa Marie Duran
  29. Jesse Allen Galloway
  30. Steve Garcia
  31. Sylvia Maria Gaxiola
  32. Christopher Landon Glass
  33. Kasandra Gonzalez
  34. Herschel Frederick Gray
  35. Herasmo Guillen
  36. Fletcher Gull
  37. Kathleen Ann Haney
  38. Treyozie Charles Hardman
  39. Sydil E. Harris
  40. Douglas Bruce Hayes
  41. Jose Benjamin Hernandez
  42. Tomas Herrera
  43. Steven Lee Hixson
  44. Christopher Hooks
  45. Luke Horde
  46. Kenneth Hudson
  47. William James Hummelsund
  48. Beth M. Johnson
  49. Joseph Phillenger Jones
  50. Kevin Michael Kelly
  51. Joe David Key
  52. Mei Ying Lau
  53. Keira Patrice Lawrence
  54. Anthony Tyrone Lee
  55. Areniz Del Carmen Lopez
  56. Julian Zesati Lopez
  57. Charles Jay Makey Jr.
  58. Ramiro Martinez
  59. Ramiro Ortiz Martinez
  60. John Matsui
  61. Keisha Nicole Smith Mays
  62. Michael Joseph McKay
  63. Rowdy James McMillian
  64. Leslie Gale Mears
  65. Billie Junior Meyer
  66. John Edward Morgan
  67. Rebecca Sue Morris
  68. Sheila Ann Morton
  69. Louis Carl Muller
  70. Diana Marie Murrell
  71. James Dennis Odell
  72. Daniel Michael O’Leary
  73. Yoseli Ortiz
  74. Ariana Yvette Osorio
  75. Marlene Palabichiny
  76. Alyssa Parker
  77. Kassaundra Denise Williams Patterson
  78. Moesha Pierce
  79. Tracie Dawn Phair
  80. Laura Pinon
  81. Gerald Lee Pollard Jr.
  82. Xochilt Ann Prado
  83. Lois Lee Robinson
  84. Steven David Rockstad
  85. Toni Rae Sanders
  86. Nathan David Schlatter
  87. Terri Lea Schlatter
  88. Robert Lee Sellers
  89. Colleen Jean Sharp
  90. Michael Douglas Shaver
  91. James Neil Shepard Jr.
  92. Laurel Leigh Silver-Valker
  93. Linda Mae Singh
  94. Marcus Smile
  95. Sailey Bannah Smith
  96. Veronica Hahn Smith
  97. Kevin Jay Stamp
  98. Jennifer Sterling
  99. Gilbert Ray Stewart
  100. Kelly Ann Stigar
  101. Robert Austin Tharp
  102. Wilfredo Torres
  103. Gilberto Milan Valdez
  104. Delecia Annette Waddy
  105. Sarah Elizabeth Watson
  106. Tyler Alan Welling
  107. Tiffany Susan Westford
  108. Jameson Willis-Carroll
  109. Dale Dion Wilson
  110. Linda Wu
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Major facepalm here

The New Mexico Department of Public Safety has a missing persons database, but it is very poorly maintained. Specifically, they have a habit of not removing MPs once they are located.

The problem is so bad that it’s got to the point that I refuse to list MPs from the New Mexico DPS database unless I can verify from another source that they are actually still missing.

Case in point, something I just saw while checking the database for a case that’s on NamUs:

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Yeah, Michaela? She’s on there twice as you can see. She disappeared on January 15 and then again on February 6. Same person, some photo. Camille has disappeared on November 23, January 18, and February 9.

Sigh.

Ooh, this is a problem

So I just added the case of Charles Edward Tear, missing from Fargo, North Dakota, to Charley. And there’s an issue. Namely this:

Tear’s NamUs profile gives the date of disappearance as June 29, 2011. But this article has it as June 29, 2001.

One or the other of them is clearly wrong, but I’m damned if I know which. The difference is simply the slip of a finger, a typo. Oh, and ten full years.

I’m going with what NamUs says for now, but I wish I was more certain that was accurate. NamUs isn’t always correct. (Case in point: Tejin Thomas is still listed as a girl on there.)

Song about Kay Kanaki

Per the person who runs the Missing in California Twitter account, a local singer/songwriter composed a song about Kay Kanaki (who, incidentally, is male), who disappeared in 1986 and is one of my “few details are available” cases.

You can listen to The Ballad of Kay Kanaki here, or buy the mp3 for 99 cents on Amazon here. The lyrics seem to imply foul play may have been involved. I wish I knew more.

More recommended reading

I’m still writing up this man’s casefile, but I wanted to share some articles about it.

This is another case of excellent small-town investigative reporting, detailing a VERY messed-up story (in all senses of the word) out of Pennsylvania, involving Thomas Hayden, a man who dropped out of sight in 2011 and wasn’t reported missing for six years.

As in the Chapin/McCullough case I talked about yesterday, it’s pretty clear what happened and who did it. Unlike in that case, though, it looks like justice is coming along here.

Presenting: Discovery of blood, hair in Foodsaver bag opens unsolved mystery of missing Dover Twp. man

Some recommended reading for you

I’ve just updated their cases so you can read about the sordid story of missing stepdad and stepdaughter Gary McCullough and Liehnia Chapin on Charley.

However, I highly recommend you check you the really wonderful two-part series on the case: After 10 years missing, is Lena Chapin still alive? and Cover-up, confession and what remains of Lena Chapin.

It is an absolutely awful and somewhat convoluted tale, and an excellent piece of investigative reporting on the part of the Salem News. Good job, guys!

Poor Lena. Poor Gary. I had kind of a deer-in-the-headlights feeling as I read what what down.

Dag nabbit, it’s guesswork again

Writing up a case and she’s got tattoos. Her NamUs page mentions several, including “Right shoulder: Tiger Lilly”. Which gives me pause.

Because several species of lily are sometimes called “tiger lily” (note the spelling difference). There’s also a character in the Peter Pan book and Disney animated movie called Tiger Lily (again, spelled differently), and this MP has a Mickey Mouse tattoo, and that’s also a Disney character.

I believe this MP’s tattoo is neither of those and “Right shoulder: Tiger Lilly” means the WORDS “Tiger Lilly”, probably someone’s name. But that’s only an educated guess and I wish people would be more clear.

[EDIT:] Orrrr perhaps not. See this photo of her.