Make-a-List Monday: Name tattoos

This is a list of MPs who have someone’s name tattooed on them. Sometimes this can be a little bit unclear. Like suppose my source says: “Tattoos: Rose on her abdomen.” Do they mean a rose or the name Rose?

Me, I don’t have any tattoos. I’ve considered getting one (particularly while watching episodes of Ink Master), and even have an idea of the kind of tattoo I’d get, and Michael has offered to pay for it, but I’m hesitant. Obviously it’s a big decision worth careful consideration, as it’s hard to un-make a tattoo once you’d made one.

  1. Ariana Angela Amaya
  2. Sharon Rose Apgar
  3. Lakeisha Nicole Archie
  4. Kelly Jon Armstrong
  5. Kathy Joan Arredondo
  6. David Michael Bacon
  7. Cecil O. Baker
  8. James Michael Baker
  9. Jolee Baker
  10. Juanita Elanor Bardin
  11. Samatha Elizabeth Baremore
  12. Michelle Jean Barnett
  13. Dallas Clifford Basham
  14. Sara Bautisda
  15. Tyesha Patrice Bell
  16. Fernando Castillo Benitez Jr.
  17. Santiago Hamiez Benitez
  18. Martha Cecilia Bennett
  19. Joseph Brandon Benton
  20. Aussie Antionette Binford
  21. David Wayne Blizzard
  22. Tracey Elizabeth Brazzel
  23. Justin Lane Bressman
  24. Shaniece Mona Briggs
  25. Dana Jane Bruce
  26. Michael James Bruce
  27. Alex James Buonassisi
  28. Letron Davis Burruss
  29. Melissa Susan Bursley
  30. Carl Butler Jr.
  31. Johnny Mireles Cabanyog
  32. Christie Marie Cales
  33. Gilbert Paul Caravallo
  34. Fernando Paul Cardenas
  35. Casey Clark
  36. Jeremiah Matthew Claypool
  37. Micky Colman
  38. Miguel Cortes
  39. Kelli Ann Cox
  40. Alexander Lamar Crear
  41. Beatrice Lopez Cubelos
  42. Dymashal Lashon Cullins
  43. Athena Joy Curry
  44. Rachel Lucille Cyriacks
  45. Pamela Sue Dalton
  46. Timothy Wayne Dalton
  47. Jose Antonio Damo
  48. Crist Nelson Dauberman Sr.
  49. Toni Gene Day
  50. Marie Chantal Delly
  51. Susan Marie DeQuina
  52. Pamela Sue Dalton
  53. Alan Rhys Dowden
  54. Joyce Lynn Dupont
  55. Kathleen Ellen Durkin
  56. William Isaac Eastep
  57. Ashley Marie Eiffert
  58. Nicole Danielle Engle
  59. Angelina Joy Evans
  60. Charles M. Fabian
  61. Tammy Lynn Farrell
  62. Leann Faulk
  63. Vincent Edward Faulkner
  64. Terry Steven Fox*
  65. Steven Anthony Frick
  66. Jami Charlene Furnandiz
  67. Stan Galbreath
  68. Eloy Cisero Garcia
  69. Gina Renee Garcia
  70. Omar Jabree Gibson
  71. Ali I’isha Gilmore
  72. Felipa Victoria Gonzales
  73. Johnny Gonzales
  74. Castulo Gerardo Gonzalez
  75. Shameeka M. Gordon-Dixon
  76. Keyshia Graham
  77. Howard V. Gratteau
  78. Kevin Jamal Gray
  79. Trenton Ronnie Greene
  80. Camora Lynn Grimes
  81. Jamie Christine Grossman
  82. Clara Marie Grunst
  83. Jose Nery Guillen
  84. Glen Allen Hardiman
  85. James Harig
  86. Shannon Darnell Harris
  87. Unique RaQuel-Leona Harris
  88. Jillian Elizabeth Henderson-Ortiz
  89. Jeannie Elizabeth Hernandez
  90. Jorge Cruz Hernandez
  91. Dawn Michelle Holt
  92. Jerry Dwayne Isenhour
  93. Tineshia Rene Jackson
  94. George Erick James
  95. Tracey A. Jessup
  96. Melody Gay Jewell
  97. Michael Henry Johnson
  98. Kimberly Sue Jones
  99. Charles Ray Jordan Jr.
  100. Cedrick A. Kalil
  101. William Taylor Kaminskas
  102. Sabah Nasheed Karriem-Conner
  103. Sotirios Konstinonos Kaviris
  104. Elaina Nicole Kellis
  105. Sarah May Kilgore
  106. Keith Kenton King
  107. Richard Kirchmann
  108. Patricia Denise Knight
  109. Dale Leary
  110. Ashley S. Legare
  111. Risha Aleena Lewis
  112. Teleta Michelle Lightfoot
  113. Diane Ries Lima
  114. Baltazar Lopez
  115. Jose Garnica Lopez
  116. Patricia Loya
  117. Jason Richard Macias
  118. Maria Martinez
  119. Perfecto Roger Martinez Jr.
  120. Heather Lynn Maude
  121. Billy Lee Maynard
  122. Roy Maynard
  123. Latroy Deon McGriff
  124. Shelley Mook
  125. Kimberly Doreen Mullens
  126. Ashley Morris Mullins
  127. Tiwana Tyann Murphy
  128. Dennis John Murray
  129. Laurel Elizabeth Newquist
  130. Randy Scott Nichols
  131. Geraldine Ann Obregon-Gingles
  132. Justin Weldon O’Brien
  133. Ada Marie Odell
  134. Marc William Oestrike
  135. Rodger Lewis Osborn
  136. Beverly Ann Ozuna-Ulrich
  137. Winter Angel Rose Parks
  138. Jamie Nichole Peterson
  139. Richard Petrone Jr.
  140. Elizabeth Ann Pfeifer
  141. Deanna Virginia Pickering
  142. Curtis Ken Plagge
  143. Crystal Dawn Morrison Prentice
  144. Michael Phillip Proctor
  145. Melanie Ann Quadros
  146. Michael Ryan Rangel
  147. Nicole Lititia Reeves
  148. Curtis Douglas Reich
  149. Betty Jean Rhodes
  150. Michael Roy Richards
  151. Kenneth John Ritchie
  152. Betty Marie Roberts
  153. William Larry Roland*
  154. Phyllis Rome
  155. Jay Rosenkranse
  156. Sheryl Lyn Rucci
  157. Conrado Cortez Rueda
  158. Humberto Martinez Ruvalcaba
  159. Paul David Sanders
  160. Angelica Esperanza Sandoval
  161. Jonathan Schaff
  162. Thomas Frank Scott
  163. Nancy Nicole Shipley
  164. Bobby Nathan Simpson
  165. William Paul Smolinski Jr.
  166. Lisa Magnolia Snelgrove
  167. Larry Darnell Stackhouse Jr.
  168. Lisa Michelle Stebic
  169. Lutricia Steele
  170. Karhonda Walker Stringfellow
  171. Ashley Nicole Summers
  172. Ben Ta
  173. Ricky Daniel Tanner
  174. Kimberly T. Tatum
  175. Jerome Thomas
  176. John Matthew Thrasher
  177. Alfonso Miranda Torres
  178. Cordell Eugene Turnage
  179. Tina Ann Velasco
  180. Anna Vigil
  181. DeNeka Dashay Walker
  182. Richard Walker
  183. Jacob Wallace
  184. Grongie Ward
  185. Dennis Marshal Weeks
  186. Lindsay Marie Wells
  187. Brian Lee Wentz
  188. Kamesha L. Williams
  189. Brandon Wise
  190. Adrienne Witherspoon
  191. Brittney Nicole Wood
  192. Paula Anne Worcester
  193. Paul Cecil Worsham
  194. Carmela Mildred Yacavino
  195. Rita Sue Zul


Flashback Friday: Tom Ray Starkel

This week’s Flashback Friday case is Tom Ray Starkel, a fresh-faced 19-year-old who disappeared from Palmdale, California on December 5, 1979. Another man turned up driving Starkel’s car, with a recently fired gun hidden under the driver’s seat, and gave multiple different stories as to what happened. He was released without charge.

I wonder what happened to the suspect. I suppose I’ll never know, unless he winds up getting charged in Starkel’s disappearance. With a name like “Craig Moore” he would be hard to track.

Make-a-List Monday: Black people without dark eyes

This list is for African-American people who don’t have brown or black eyes. There aren’t many of these, obviously, not in comparison with the overall black population on Charley.

  1. Kelly L. Allen
  2. Tameka Anderson
  3. David Barnes Sr.
  4. James Eric Bess
  5. Bruce Blackwood
  6. Martin Eric Bryant
  7. Dante Lamont Byrd
  8. Willie Reginald Clark
  9. Juginda Denel Dobbins
  10. Frank D. Frazier
  11. Equilla Lynn Hodrick
  12. Ardora Alethea Hogan
  13. Lillian Rochelle Holmes
  14. Maurice James II
  15. Dorothy Fay Johnson
  16. Tequila Neon Jones
  17. Michael Jermaine Lawson
  18. Rita Michele Maxwell
  19. Morris Morehead
  20. Emmett Oliver Jr.
  21. Ricky Ricardo Outlaw
  22. Owen C. Powell
  23. Ollie Lee Roberts
  24. Annie L. Sanders
  25. Shawn Desiree Short
  26. Robbin Lewis Slaughter
  27. Billie Jo Smith
  28. James Harold Smith
  29. Deborah Yvonne Wims
  30. Constance Wooten

False leads

As I’ve stated so many times before, I view the Charley Project as a place to share the story of a person’s disappearance: before, during, and after. That includes talking about the false leads that inevitably crop up during an investigation.

The Beverly Potts casefile, for example, details a number of leads that went nowhere, including a woman who wrote a letter that said she’d caught her husband disposing of Beverly’s body and left it in her house. It turned out, as I recall, that her husband was horribly abusive and she thought he would kill her, so she left the letter as a kind of attempt to frame him for child-murder from beyond the grave, assuming he actually did kill her.

As many of you know, there have been exciting new developments in the Jacob Wetterling case, and I dutifully updated his casefile. The details of disappearance includes an aside that Jacob’s father is an adherent of the Baha’i religion, a faith which not many Americans are familiar with, and there were rumors among the locals that Jacob’s dad’s religion had something to do with his son’s abduction.

A person posted a message on the Charley Project’s Facebook account saying they’d never read about Baha’i in relation to Jacob anywhere, and suggesting it be removed.

Well, the thing was, I hadn’t read about it either. The information about Jacob’s father’s religion and the subsequent rumor mill had been added to the casefile by Jennifer Marra back when she was running the MPCCN. So I checked with Newslibrary, a major source of old news articles, and found a St. Paul Pioneer Press article that referenced it. So at least I could confirm the accuracy of the information. (Not that I ever doubted it in the first place; Jenni cared as much about accuracy as I do.)

My question to you guys, though, is: where do we draw the line? At what point does a false lead or ruled-out potential suspect or local rumor become irrelevant, and perhaps even detrimental to the story?

Honestly, although I haven’t removed the info, I’m not sure I would have put the Baha’i thing into Jacob’s casefile if I myself had written it from scratch. There’s been news lately about Roger Day, an interview with his sister who mentions a “pedophile” who lived nearby and whose home was searched. They found bones that turned out to be not human. Yesterday I updated his case with more info, but didn’t include the bit about the neighborhood pedophile since there seemed to be no evidence, beyond his sister’s speculation, that Roger had any particular interaction with the man.

Where do we draw the line?

MP of the week: Billy Patient

This week’s missing person is William Fred Patient, more commonly referred to as Billy, who disappeared from Juno Beach, Florida on May 5, 2013. He was sixteen years old at the time and enrolled in a residential program for emotional problems and substance abuse.

I have written before about my concerns about residential treatment programs for minors; I think many of them mistreat their clients while conning worried parents into paying huge fees. Billy’s program, The Academy, definitely lied to his mother about their offerings, and they later refunded the $25k she’d paid them, but I’m sure she’d rather have her son back.

As to what happened to Billy, I don’t know. The Occam’s Razor is that he drowned, but the thing with his Facebook account makes me wonder.

Flashback Friday: Gerald Montrio

This week’s Flashback Friday case is Gerald Montrio, who vanished from Plymouth, Massachusetts on September 9, 1957. He disappeared together with his friend Bobby Rasmussen, but I don’t have a photo or any stats for Bobby other than his age — thirteen. Gerald was fifteen.

To all appearances, the boys drowned: their clothes were found by the harbor. But Gerald and Bobby’s sisters think there’s a chance they faked their deaths and ran away to escape a troubled home life.

If he’s still alive, Gerald would be 73 today.

(Appropos of nothing: I got a book out of the  library called Strange Red Cow: And Other Curious Classified Ads from the Past, by Sara Bader. When I took it off the shelf it fell open to a page about ads parents placed regarding missing children, and specifically the Charley Ross case. Strange coincidence.)