Archive for the ‘teen girls’ Category

Aw shucks, I couldn’t resist

June 27, 2015

Having completed my Charley updates today, and not having much else to do, I found myself making more YouTube videos. Even though I promised to do only two a week, I wound up doing six more:
Charles Howard Bolter

Michael James Gaughan

Alexis Geraldo Hernandez

Rebeca Gabriela Nuno

Deborah Ann Quimby

Kristi Lynn Vorak

Make-a-List Monday: Spaghetti straps

June 22, 2015

This list is of MPs (all girls and women of course) who were wearing spaghetti-strap tops or dresses when they disappeared.

  1. Kayla May Berg
  2. Brittanee Marie Drexel
  3. Beverly Lynn England
  4. Corrine Leanne Erstad
  5. Latoya Renee Grissom
  6. Juliandra Elizabeth Jones
  7. Sharon Ivy Jones
  8. Alexandria Joy Lowitzer (maybe)
  9. Lillian LaWren Nance
  10. Manuelita Dejos Pierce
  11. Kara Denora Rigdon
  12. Cindy L. Rivera
  13. Diana Raquel Rojas (maybe)

Select It Sunday: Tonetta Carlisle

June 21, 2015

This week’s Select It Sunday case is Tonetta Yvette Carlisle, as chosen by Kat. Yet another one of those “if there had been Amber Alerts back then they might have found her quickly” cases. A witness saw her being forcibly pulled into a vehicle while she was walking home from school, and got the license plate. It was later traced to a convicted rapist who committed suicide two days after Tonetta’s disappearance.

I would say the case is still not completely hopeless, though, because the witness saw SEVERAL unidentified individuals pulling Tonetta into the car. If she’s right about that, other people were involved in the abduction and those other people might still be alive today and walking around (or in prison) with that knowledge in their heads. They might tell someone who tells someone, and so on.

Searching for any recent news, I did find this video which is an overview of the case, created after the 2013 discovery of the girls in Cleveland. I wish her mother would get some answers, even if she’s dead.

YouTube Saturday: Justin Harris and Kimberly Palmer

June 20, 2015

For this week I did Justin Phillip Harris and Kimberly Anne Palmer. Both very mysterious cases.

MP of the week: Carlee Morse

June 16, 2015

This missing person of the week is Carlee Jade Morse, missing from Westland, Michigan since August 20, 2010. It’s a murder-without-a-body case. It seems Carlee broke up with her boyfriend over the summer and he and a friend decided to kill her. She was only sixteen; the boyfriend just twenty. Her boyfriend’s friend was twenty-two. A waste of three young lives.

I wonder…

June 13, 2015

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department recently posted several new/old missing persons cases on their site (under the unsolved homicides section). I added/updated some yesterday. I noticed something:

Joyce Harper was previously listed on Charley as missing since January 1, 1975. I found out from the San Diego site, though, that the actual date of her disappearance is unknown because she wasn’t reported missing for 20 years. Meanwhile, Kimberly Cozart was last seen sometime in February 1977 and also wasn’t reported missing for a very long time: eighteen years. In fact, those two were reported missing on the same day: December 15, 1995. And it says Kimberly may use the last name Harper.

They vanished about two years apart and lived in different cities in San Diego County, but I wonder if there’s some kind of connection between the cases or between the MPs anyway. I suppose I won’t know until I get more information, assuming I ever do.

Back from Toledo, will do a proper update tomorrow

May 14, 2015

So this morning I saw a neurologist at the University of Toledo about this incident. The appointment went reasonably well in that the neurologist was very professional and attentive, listened closely, took a lot of notes, etc. The bad news is the neurologist doesn’t know what happened. The good news is, whatever it was, it wasn’t a seizure, because people who are in the midst of a seizure can’t answer other people’s questions using clear, coherent, grammatically correct answers that indicate some kind of thought process is going on (even if those answers don’t make sense). The neurologist did not put me on any medicine or schedule another appointment for me to see her. She says what happened doesn’t seem to fit any diagnosis she can think of.

Best thing then is to eat my veggies (which I have been doing) and hope it never happens again. Chalk it up to “why does this always happen to me?”

Now, regarding those resolves I mentioned. I’ll do a real update tomorrow but in the meantime:

They have found the remains of Nilsa Arizmendi, Melanie Camilini and Daniel Whistnant (aka Janice Roberts). All of them, plus several others, are believed to be the victim of suspected serial killer William Devin Howell. He’s only been convicted of killing Nilsa thus far. All three of the victims vanished in 2003.

They’ve also found the body of Michael “Bradyn” Fuksa, who disappeared from Wheatland, Wyoming in 2009. This is a really sad case; his death was ruled a suicide. He apparently drove from his home in Olathe, Kansas to the middle of nowhere in Wyoming (actually I think the entire state is included in the middle of nowhere), got a flat tire, walked further into the middle of nowhere and shot himself. He was only 22 years old.

And they’ve found the body of Anne Josette Hill, a sixteen-year-old girl who disappeared from Edmond, Oklahoma last April. Two other teenagers have been charged with her murder. There was never much in the way of doubt as to the defendants’ guilt; both have confessed. But I’m glad her body has turned up.

And this is quite late in the day, but they found the body of Misti Whitfield, age 35, who vanished from Tampa, Florida on May 2, 2013. She left behind five children.

On a cheerful note, both Kyanja Vanwey and Alondra Diaz-Garcia have turned up alive and well. Alondra’s recovery made the news, She had been missing almost eight years and Kyanja for nearly ten.

Delores Gonzales found at last

April 24, 2015

Not too long ago Charley added the case of Delores Gonzales, a seventeen-year-old girl — married and a mother of two, in spite of her youth — who vanished in 1973 from Gulfport, Mississippi. Well, now we know what happened to her: her husband murdered her and dumped her body in Alabama, where it was located but remained unidentified for forty years.

Per this article:

Spencer Walker, district attorney for Choctaw, Clarke and Washington counties, said DNA testing solved the disappearance.

“Detectives found her remains in 1974 with two gunshots to the skull,” Walker said. “The murder investigation is still open, but at least we could get the family this bit of closure.”

The investigation restarted in 2012 when Jason Kokoszka was taking inventory before the Alabama Department of Forensic Science moved to a new building.

“He found the remains and realized DNA testing had never been done,” Walker said. “After that, he sent the remains to numerous locations for every DNA test possible.”

Two shots to the head. That’s cold.

They’re pretty sure they know who did it to her: her husband, Robert Lane Gonzales. Unfortunately, Mr. Gonzales died in Florida years ago. He got away with murder.

Flashback Friday: Paula Pope

April 24, 2015

This week’s Flashback Friday case is Paula Ann Pope, who disappeared nine days before her 19th birthday in 1972. Paula and her husband were staying at a California campground and she wanted to see a rock concert in Nevada and they got into an argument because he couldn’t go with her. (From what I recall, he couldn’t leave the state because he was on parole or probation or something, though I didn’t say that in the casefile.) Paula went stomping off and never returned.

It’s kind of up in the air what happened to her, I guess. Last seen talking to “motorcycle types.” I suppose it’s not inconceivable that she left on her own, but it seems unlikely, especially after all this time. It’ll have been 42 years in September. Paula would now be 61 years old.

Select It Sunday: Rachael Garden

April 18, 2015

This week’s Select It Sunday case was chosen by HennyLee: Rachael Elizabeth Garden, who disappeared from Newton, New Hampshire on March 22, 1980, at the age of fifteen. Newton is, curiously, just 35 miles from the town where Laureen Rahn, another petite brown-haired girl only a year and a half younger than Rachael, disappeared a month later. This may just be a coincidence though.

As for Rachael, she sounds like a pretty typical teenager of that time, a bit rebellious but not overly so, fond of her pet horse. The three guys she was last seen talking to had bad reputations. One of them later served time for rape and one them (not sure if it’s the same one) reportedly confessed to killing Rachael, but his statements were not verified.

There was a recent article about the case but it doesn’t tell me anything I didn’t already know. The police believe Rachael met with foul play, if only because of the time that has passed since her disappearance — 35 years now. If she’s still alive she’d be 50 years old today.


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