Hrmmm…

I just noticed something about two NCMEC missing adults who haven’t been missing long enough to be on Charley. John Raymond Iglesia-Alvarez, age 19, and Ashley Marie Cruz-Rodriguez, age 18, both disappeared on the same day — October 10, 2015 — and from the same city — Midland, Texas. (Wikipedia says it has a population of about 120,000.) Also, John’s poster says he may be with an adult female and Ashley’s says she may be with an adult male.

It seems likely, then, that these two MPs disappeared together.

But if that is the case, why doesn’t the NCMEC say so? Why don’t they share a poster, as people who disappear together usually do?

Make-a-List Monday: Reservations

This list is of MPs who disappeared from Native American reservations. I’m only counting cases where the person was definitely last seen on reservation land; I left out the possibles.

  1. Cynthia Dyann Coleman
  2. Tina Marie Finley
  3. Augustine Lee Floyd
  4. Bryce Florian Herda
  5. Reinhard Kirchner
  6. Elsie Eldora Luscier
  7. Debra Lee McCoy
  8. Carlota Maria Sanchez

Meanwhile, back at the ranch…

Some MP news highlights while I was gone:

  • Mark Duane Woodard has been found. Or rather, he was found in 1977, 23 months after his disappearance, but not identified till now. The aforementioned news link uses his Charley Project pic, and asked me permission first. (Thanks!) This link has another photo of him, a much better quality one, as well as more details about his disappearance. He was murdered, shot to death. His sister is the only surviving member of the immediate family.
  • In the state of Thuringia in central Germany they have found a missing girl, Peggy No-Last-Name-Released [edit: per a UK article supplied by a commenter, it’s Knobloch], who disappeared mysteriously fifteen years ago, at the age of nine. A mushroom picker found her bones in the forest nine miles from Peggy’s hometown of Lichtenberg. According to this article and one other I found about the case, this had been a murder-without-a-body (MWAB) case: In 2004, a mentally disabled man was convicted of Peggy’s murder. He was later acquitted in a retrial due to lack of evidence after a key witness retracted his statement.
  • Corry Ehlers, a guy who disappeared while hiking in Utah in 2012, has also been found deceased. His skeletal remains, found “in a steep, rocky spot near Alta Ski Resort” last summer, were identified in late June. They think Corry fell off a cliff.
  • Three days ago it was fifteen years since sisters Diamond and Tionda Bradley vanished mysteriously from Chicago. The Chicago Tribune has done an anniversary article about it, with quotes from Diamond and Tionda’s two other sisters, Rita and Victoria: The girls disappeared just a day before Victoria Bradley’s ninth birthday. Until recent years, Bradley, who turns 24 on Thursday, said she was unable to celebrate her birthday because of her depression over the anniversary of their disappearance. I have not updated the girls’ casefiles in over a decade, and last time was just to add some more pics. I will give a look and see if I can find any developments that have taken place in the intervening years.
  • Two more recent anniversaries: eleven years since Stacy Ann Aragon and her boyfriend Steven Bishop disappeared from Arizona (see article; Stacy has been reported missing but it appears Steven has not been), and ten years since Roxanne Paltauf disappeared (article) from Texas.
  • The NCMEC reports that two of my oldest family abduction cases have been resolved, with the children located alive. One was Jacquelina Ann Gomez, who was abducted from Illinois by her father in 1992 at the age of 3. She would be 27 now, 28 in September.
  • The other case involves two brothers who disappeared with their mother and stepfather from Blairsville, Georgia in 1996, when the boys were 2 and 3. A day or so before I left for Minneapolis I got contacted by a very excited reporter who ran a story on Rick Tyler, a man who’s running for Congress under the odious slogan “Make America White Again.” She said after she ran the story she was deluged with emails from people who believed Rick Tyler was probably the same Rick Tyler who was listed as the missing Blairsville kids’ stepfather. She also said the police were now claiming that the boys’ mom DID have custody of them when they disappeared, after all. Well, then the day I left Minneapolis I got an NCMEC notice saying the boys were recovered. I’m not going to say their names on here or put them on the resolved page because I’m not sure about the custody issue, but it should be easy enough to determine who they are from the info I just provided.
  • The state of Arkansas has a brand shiny new MP database with 510 people on it, many whose names I don’t recognize. I am very happy about this. I believe every state should have their own publicly searchable online database, as large and comprehensive as possible. Many of the people listed in this new database have no pics though. I hope this situation improves.
  • Morgan Keyanna Martin, a pregnant teenager who disappeared in 2012, is now considered a MWAB case. Jacobee Flowers, the father of the unborn child, has been charged with her murder. Homicide is the most common non-natural cause of death for pregnant women in the US and from what I have read, all around the world, the murder of pregnant women — usually by their baby’s father — is a universal problem.
  • HuffPo has published a photo essay about the 1998 disappearance of SUNY-Albany student Suzanne Lyall. It’s a mysterious case; no obvious suspects, no answers. 19 years old, promising future, and then gone.
  • Kidnap survivor Jaycee Dugard has been in the news again, going on TV and talking about how her life’s going and how she’s raising the two daughter she had with her kidnapper Philip Garrido. The link I just gave provides lots of news articles to read, more than I can summarize here. But here’s one quote from this article to show what a resilient woman and amazing mother Jaycee was and still is: As she and her daughters grew older, Dugard said she planted a flower in front of the shed and set up a little school to teach them as much as she could with only her fifth-grade education. “They’re so resilient, and they’re beautiful and loving, and I’m really lucky,” she said. Dugard has protected her daughters’ privacy and said some of their friends don’t even know of their past. She said the three of them are able to talk about what happened with each other.

Make-a-List Monday: Native Americans

People who are listed as “Native American” without qualification: that is, not biracial Native American and something else. Though most Native Americans have some none-Native ancestry and probably that applies to the people on this list too.

  1. Vincent Frank Adamczak
  2. Stephan Mitchell Adams
  3. Albert Scott Agathluk
  4. Mary Anne Alexie
  5. Michial David Annamitta Jr.
  6. Nathan Anungazuk
  7. Eric M. Apatiki
  8. Olin Apatiki
  9. Sharon Baldeagle
  10. Lauria Jaylene Bible
  11. JoJo Boswell
  12. Sheldon L. Boyd
  13. Jacob Cabinaw
  14. Mary Anna Carmelo
  15. Charlie T. Chocknok Sr.
  16. Edith Margaret Claver
  17. Samatha Lynn Clonch
  18. Gene Jacob Cloud Jr.
  19. Ryan Cooper
  20. Teresa Kay Davis
  21. Gabriel Adams Demmert
  22. Harlan James Dennis
  23. Nancy Zoe Dennis
  24. Martin Ebona III
  25. Karen Dean Evan
  26. Stella Anastasia Evon
  27. Darryl Bruce Fawcett
  28. Tina Marie Finley
  29. Augustine Lee Floyd
  30. David Post George
  31. Vincent Gorman
  32. Sara Nicole Graham
  33. Marion Gonangnan
  34. Ronald Joseph Hamilton Jr.
  35. Ronda Sue Harney
  36. Archie Carl Henry Jr.
  37. Bryce Florian Herda
  38. Craig L. Hoskie
  39. Jody Fern Howard
  40. Shantelle Hudson
  41. Lancelot Immergan
  42. Linda Louise Jackson
  43. Kent Jacobs
  44. Amy Marie Johnson
  45. Theresa Johnny
  46. Melody Ann Jones
  47. Leonard Lane
  48. Andrew Jon Lufkins
  49. James Kahlstorf
  50. Jascie Kara Kaywaykla
  51. David Wayne Killitz
  52. Ruthie Fawn Kindness
  53. Donna Kay Kingston
  54. Jeffrey Frederick Ervin Kolden
  55. Brandi Lee Krajewski
  56. Justina Kunayak
  57. Wyatt Cole Little Light
  58. Delwin Locklear
  59. Gary Locklear
  60. Jessica Michelle Lowery
  61. Elsie Eldora Luscier
  62. Marjorie Maldonado
  63. Wilbert Martin
  64. Hector Lorenzo Martinez Jr.
  65. Sharletha Maynor
  66. Teresa Darlene McCullen
  67. Michelle Elaine Meiser
  68. Kateri Marie Mishow
  69. Kimberly Doreen Mullens
  70. Ward Olanna
  71. Beverly Ann Ozuna-Ulrich
  72. Brandon Tyler Phillips
  73. Virginia Sue Pictou-Noyes
  74. Edwin Oliver Pooler
  75. George Wayne Pooler
  76. John Baptiste Reamer
  77. Roderick Lee Red Star
  78. Tiffany Reid
  79. Elaina Eugenia Rivera
  80. Sherie Marie Rowland
  81. Ernest L. Saccheus
  82. Yvonne Renee Scott
  83. Valerie Sifsof
  84. Kelly Diane Sims
  85. Anna L. Spencer
  86. Roland Jack Spencer III
  87. Robert Garrett Stewart Jr.
  88. Pernell Lloyd Tewangoitewa
  89. Kimberly Faye Thrower
  90. Doreen Marie Tiedman
  91. Melody St. Clair Turner
  92. Giovanna Katie Tyler
  93. Sequoya Vargas
  94. Kathleen Marie Wandahsega
  95. Andrea Jerri White
  96. Rebecca Jane White
  97. Michael P. Williams
  98. Levi Brian Yellowmule Jr.

Today in previous years

I can’t sleep tonight so I wound up checking my blog entries for June 29 on previous years. I began the blog in late 2008. There’s nothing from this day in 2009, 2010 or 2011, but on June 29, 2012 I (tongue in cheek) threatened to commit suicide after I counted my backlog and realized it was 987 cases. (The total is a lot higher now.)

On this date in 2013 I directed readers to Sean Munger’s coverage of Scott Hilbert‘s disappearance, and also noted that I was in the process of purging casefiles.

A year ago today was a Make-a-List Monday and a short commentary on a presumed-dead MP who basically died of stupidity. In the latter entry, questions were raised in the comments section about whether one of the photos I posted for Zulma Pabon was really her. (It turned out it wasn’t. Not my fault; the Virginia State Police posted the wrong pic. I think they might have pulled the picture from a driver’s license database and it was a different person with the same name.) I also griped about a case where the Alabama MP database made it look like James Aaron Toole disappeared 19 YEARS after he actually went missing.

Carry on.

Flashback Friday: Daniel Naylor

This week’s FF case is Daniel A. Naylor, a fourteen-year-old who’s been missing from Fremont, California since October 5, 1982. (October 5 is my birthday, incidentally, though I wasn’t born till 1985.) He had an argument with his parents and stormed out, and was never seen again, so they say, although apparently he came back to the house a month later to take some money and his stuff.

Sounds like a runaway, right? Well, that’s what the cops thought at first, but 30+ years is a VERY long time for a kid to stay under the radar.

The case got some renewed attention early this year when the police announced they now considered Daniel’s disappearance “suspicious” and think he could have met with foul play. Then it promptly dropped back out of the news again and I don’t know what new info the investigation has turned up, if anything.

Select It Sunday: Landon Lee DeRiggi

Chosen by Hennylee, this Select It Sunday case is Landon Lee DeRiggi, a 13-year-old who’s been missing for 43 years next month. A very sad case, simply because he was so young and he’s been missing for that long. He disappeared from Miami Shores, Florida.

Landon has an unusual physical characteristic: he’s got a deviated septum, which makes his nose look slanted, as if it had been broken some time in his life. The Mayo Clinic says a deviated septum can only be corrected by surgery. He’s also legally blind, something that was corrected by (presumably very thick) glasses, but he refused to wear them.

Authorities believed, at the time, that Landon had run away. They had reason to think this: he had a history of running away, he had behavioral problems including being hyperactive, and they found his stuff hidden behind a hedge as if he was going to pick it up later. Even his mom figured he’d run away.

But now the police believe he’s dead, and again, with good reason: it’s VERY unlikely that a runaway, especially one as young as Landon, could have vanished off the face of the earth like that for four and a half decades. And his home life doesn’t appear to have been troubled; it seems like he would have gotten in touch with his family if he could have.

The most recent press I could find on this case was a really good article from 2008. The original link is lost but you can read the entire text on Websleuths — it’s towards the middle of the page.