Archive for the ‘teen boys’ Category

MP of the week: Miguel Scott

May 19, 2015

This week’s featured missing person is Miguel Sonny Scott, a nineteen-year-old young man who vanished from Bremerton, Washington on October 27, 2011. His jaw was broken at the time he went missing and had been wired shut. He was very skinny — only 116 pounds at 5’10-ish — and the pictures show a lovely smile.

I haven’t been able to find any recent news about Miguel. His loved ones have made a Facebook page for him; his family thinks he may be dead. I don’t know much about this case; it seems like he just vanished from sight.

Select It Sunday: Arkadiy Tashman

April 26, 2015

This week’s selection is by B.: Arkadiy Tashman, a Russian immigrant skater boy who vanished under very mysterious circumstances ten years ago in January. He left behind a very distressing note: “Sorry about this. No wake, no funeral.” But if Arkadiy took his own life, where’s the body?

What’s, in a way, even more distressing than that note, is something noted in his casefile: “His parents notified police immediately [after finding the note], but for unknown reasons authorities did not begin an official search for Arkadiy for six days.”

Disgusting.

Note nevertheless, his family doesn’t believe he committed suicide. I hope not. In situations like this families are often the last people to know when a person is in that kind of condition.

Cracked features missing people again

April 21, 2015

In their recent photoplasty, 23 Creepy Unsolved Mysteries Nobody Can Explain, Cracked has talked about Charley Project MPs Garnell Moore, Amy Bradley, Zachary Ramsay, Tara Calico, and of course the Sodder children.

ET entry: Williams Haas & Wiley

April 21, 2015

Two murderers named William were judicially fried on this date in 1897. Both crimes were pretty typical and I wouldn’t have bothered to write this one up except that they were the first to be executed in Ohio’s electric chair.

Select It Sunday: Justin Harris

April 12, 2015

This week’s Select It Sunday case, chosen by Eileen R., is Justin Philip Harris. This thirteen-year-old boy was living at a group home for troubled children in Casper, Wyoming when he vanished during the night on February 15, 2004. It looks like he ran away, at least at first — he’d tried the old “stuff clothes under the blankets” trick to fool the staff into thinking he was in his room asleep. But what happened to him afterward is anyone’s guess.

The latest news I could find on Justin was this article from last year, the tenth anniversary of his disappearance. Oddly, his father claims he didn’t have any disabilities but the staff at the group home said he needed psych meds and functioned at the level of a first-grader.

Sadly, I believe that whatever did happen to Justin, it wasn’t good and he probably did not survive long after he left the group home.

Make-a-List Monday: Armenians

April 6, 2015

Armenia is a small nation in the south Caucasus region, basically right in the doorway between Europe and Asia, with a population of three million and change. I don’t know much about it, other than that they are more or less perpetually in a state of war with their neighbor Azerbaijan. I read once that, in proportion to the population, Armenia has more PhDs than any other country in the world. Anyway, there’s enough Armenian-Americans on Charley to make a (short) list of them.

  1. Atinui Kevorkian
  2. Gregory James Kuljian
  3. Irma Mkrtchyan
  4. Martin Pogosian
  5. Alexander Haig Tafralian

[ADDENDUM: When I said I didn’t know much about Armenia, I meant modern Armenia, not the Armenia of a century ago, whose people underwent a dreadful ethnic cleansing at the hands of the Turks. That I do know something about, having read a few memoirs by survivors.]

Hmmm….

March 30, 2015

I was going through the NCMEC runaway listings when I came across the cases of Travis Henneghan (who is listed on Charley) and Timothy Henneghan (who is not, but probably soon will be). The boys are not noticeably alike in appearance, other than that they are both black and tall for their ages. But I wonder if they could be related. They have the same not-very-common surname and lived within fifteen miles of each other. They both may be in Washington D.C. While investigating this hunch I found an obituary for another guy named Henneghan who died in D.C. and it’s mentioned he is survived by nephews named Travis and Timothy.

I suppose I’ll probably never know.

Missing person of the week, Timothy Parry

March 24, 2015

Timothy Scott Parry is this week’s featured missing person. He was nineteen years old when he disappeared from Cedar City, Utah on July 17, 1989, and he would be 45 today. Timothy had a lot of things wrong with him, physically and mentally. I doubt he lived long after he went missing.

[Whoops. According to my blog, I actually did him as an MP of the week three years ago. Oh, well. He gets featured again.]

What the….

March 20, 2015

Why is the the NCMEC all the sudden profiling disappearances from 1915? I mean, I appreciate that the boy was never found and everything, but isn’t a case that old a bit beyond the scope of their operations? Are they actually going to do an age progression to 115 years? Cause that’s how old Noel Elijah Davis would be by now.

I don’t know whether to add him or not. I suppose there’s nothing in the Charley Project’s own guidelines saying I can’t, and the Dorothy Arnold case is older than that, but I’ve got thousands of cases waiting for me to put them up and more requests coming in every day and I’d rather focus on people who have a snowball’s chance of being located.

Flashback Friday: David Stack

March 20, 2015

This week’s Flashback Friday case is David Arthur Stack, a rather beautiful long-haired eighteen-year-old who disappeared from Broomfield, Colorado sometime in June 1976. He was planning to hitchhike to California, possibly to visit one of his siblings; they lived in Truckee and Berkeley.

Truckee is a small town at the bend of California, with the Nevada border to the east and Lake Tahoe to the south. Google Maps says it’s a little over a thousand miles from Broomfield, a fifteen-hour drive along Interstate 80, or sixteen hours on the alternate route along Interstate 70 and Interstate 80 (the latter route does not have tolls; the former does). Berkeley is a much larger town on the other side of the state, 1,200-plus miles from Broomfield, about eighteen hours on I-80.

Obviously that leaves a very large swath of land where Stack could have met his fate (whatever that fate happened to be), assuming he really was intending to go to Berkeley or Truckee.

I know there were several serial killers of young men who were active in California during this time period. But I just don’t have enough information about Stack as a person, and about his disappearance, to speculate as to whether he met with foul play or an accident or just walked out of his life or what.


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