I’ve got a short list of MPs with updated age-progressions:
This week’s featured missing person is Tarasha Benjamin, a seventeen-year-old girl missing from Selma, Alabama since June 26, 2010. I don’t have a lot of detail on this case but the circumstances look suspicious to me: they found her car parked on the roadside, facing the wrong way, and it had been broken into.
I know it’s been awhile since I updated. I hope to resume today.
This list is for people who disappeared while wearing clothes or jewelry with college or university logos, whether they were students or not. I attended both Hendrix College and Ohio State University (and my father still teaches at OSU), so I have a lot of their sweatshirts and stuff. I have also bought clothes from colleges I’ve got no affiliation with. I am, for example, the proud owner of a Vilnius University sweatshirt that was made to commemorate their 400th (!) anniversary in 1979. It’s still in great shape in spite of its age. Anyway:
- Tina Louise Bowen: Duke University
- Amy Lynn Bradley: unspecified college
- Kayla Mae Croft-Payne: Centralia College and Washington State University
- Joseph Wayne Daggett: Uvalde Junior College (which I believe has been renamed South Texas Junior College)
- Stella Anastasia Evon: Georgetown University
- Joshua Cheney Guimond (maybe), St. John’s University in Minnesota. (Not to be confused with the St. John’s University in New York City.)
- Della Marie Hillard: Houston Baptist University
- Kenneth Wayne Hilscher: Texas A&M University
- Kimberley Kay Kersey: University of Paris
- Kevin Mitchell Kulek: University of Michigan
- Mary Shotwell Little: Women’s College of the University of North Carolina (Which is no longer extant; it’s been absorbed into the University of North Carolina.)
- David Michael Martin: University of Oklahoma
- Cody Scott Matney: University of Florida
- Peter John McColl: University of California at Berkeley
- Benjamin Matthew McCullers: Georgia Southern University
- Thomas James Mixon: Georgetown University
- Kristi Lynn Richardson (maybe): University of Wyoming
- Sheryl Lyn Rucci: Canisius College
- Edwin Collins Smith: Lester Junior College (no longer extant; I’m not sure what happened to it)
- Karen Jo Smith: Indiana University
- Lauren Susann Smith: Longwood University
- Angie Denise Tucker: Oklahoma State University
- Elizabeth Veloz: Georgetown University
I got an email from someone who I think may have been a former classmate of Rebecca Rodriguez, who disappeared in 1977 with her older sister, Evangeline Silva, and her sister’s boyfriend, Kenneth Beltram. (I don’t have pics of them so no casefiles for those two.) I don’t know who the person is because they didn’t identify themselves and sent the email from their phone; I just have the phone number.
Anyway, the person said the only photo that I (and NamUs) have for Rebecca is wrong. It’s a school yearbook photo and there were two girls named Rebecca Rodriguez in that class. The person sent me a scan of the yearbook page with the two Rebeccas side by side. I’ve changed my Rebecca’s photo accordingly. I thought I should let people know this.
Chosen by Jaclyn: Miriam A. Cavallo, who disappeared from Los Angeles, California on November 23, 1983. She was 19 at the time and was a high school classmate of a friend of Jaclyn’s, apparently.
Other than the area she disappeared from — Victory Boulevard and Topanga Avenue — and the time — 11:30 p.m. — I’ve got exactly zilch on Miriam’s disappearance. Nothing. Nada.
I would love it if a family member or someone else who knew her would reach out to me, either by email at email@example.com or in the comments on this blog.
If she is alive, Miriam Cavallo would be 51 today.
I was looking at Charley’s visitor stats and noticed that last month my average was nearly 19,000 independent visits a day. My usual average is 9-10,000 visits a day. When I looked at the page for April at first I thought there was a mistake, because most of the days seemed to hover around 10,000, sometimes more, sometimes less.
Then I saw April 21 and 22. 30,509 visits for April 21. And a whopping 198,839 visits for April 22.
Did something big happen in Tammy’s case that I’m missing? The only thing I can find is that Tammy was the subject of this Reddit thread.
A new blog to recommend: Alaska Unsilenced, which is about missing and murdered women in Alaska. I know, from people who live there, that Alaska has a bit of a “wild west” atmosphere and there’s a lot of violent crime there. The blog features several women and girls featured on the Charley Project, including cases where I had previously had very little information.