Archive for the ‘teen girls’ Category

I don’t understand this

October 5, 2015

Christopher Waide has pleaded guilty to killing Lea Porter, one of my MWAB cases. What I don’t get, though, is that he also pleaded guilty to “sexual exploitation of a child.” But Lea wasn’t a minor; she was nineteen at the time of her presumed death. What gives?

Flashback Friday: Audrey Nerenberg

September 25, 2015

This week’s Flashback Friday case is Audrey Lyn Nerenberg, who disappeared from New York City the day after Independence Day in 1977. She was eighteen, but she had schizophrenia and functioned more like a fourteen-year-old. Her case has more information on the internet than similar cases from that era. Audrey’s father actually wrote a book, called Give Me Back My Daughter, Audrey! I got it through inter-library loan, and there was NOTHING in it about Audrey or the search for her, other than a few photos. It was basically a history of the Nerenberg family.

My guess is that whatever happened to Audrey, she didn’t survive long after her disappearance. And I would also be willing to guess that her disappearance may have had nothing to do with her schizophrenia, and a lot more to do with her being a young and attractive teenager in a large city.

Make-a-List Monday: “Unspecified medical condition”

September 21, 2015

Sorry about last week. I had written, like, six lists in advance and they were running automatically and I just forgot when they ran out.

Anyway, on to today’s list topic. “Unspecified medical condition” is maddening to me. Are we dealing with someone who’s had an organ transplant and needs to take like 50 drugs a day or they’ll die, or someone with some minor, not life-threatening complaint? Is it a mental illness instead, and if so, what kind? There’s a world of difference between schizophrenia and depression. Inquiring minds wanna know. Here they are, people with some kind of medical problem but I’m not sure what:

  1. Caleb Jeffrey Allen
  2. Danielle Nicole Alexander
  3. John Howard Andrews
  4. Brenda Jeen Apalicio
  5. Marshall Francis Austin
  6. Zachary A. Aylsworth
  7. Christopher M. Bacsain
  8. Jose Barroso
  9. Steven Howard Bradley
  10. Pamela Marie Callahan
  11. Barbara Elizabeth Cantu
  12. Kimberly Ann Cardarella
  13. Eugene Caston
  14. Tina Mae Cawston
  15. Judith Ann Chartier
  16. Eric Isaac Cohen
  17. Michael E. Cosgrove
  18. Jennie Samantha Cummings
  19. Deborah Elaine Deans
  20. Nancy Zoe Dennis
  21. Neal Edward DeShazer
  22. Carlos Diaz
  23. David Adrian Downes
  24. Valerie Renee du Laney
  25. Paul Thaddeus Eckert
  26. Glenda Sue Eldred
  27. Kevin Daniel Elkins
  28. Jacqueline Ann Ellis
  29. Ande Fan
  30. Julia Marie Fraser
  31. Russell Matthew Gonzales
  32. Shelayah Renee Gonzalez
  33. Nancy Lynn Green
  34. Fabian Humberto Gutierrez
  35. Lynitta Bouvier Hargray
  36. Michael Daniel Harp
  37. Jeremy Adam Hayward
  38. Saeed Hedgepeth
  39. Jack R. Hemby
  40. Retha L. Hiers
  41. Douglas Gene Holway
  42. James Huff
  43. Michelle Lyn Hutchings
  44. Lisa Dianne Jameson
  45. Mark R. Johnson
  46. Qaisra Khan
  47. Helen Jean Kelly
  48. Howard Kimball
  49. Darlene Louise Lary
  50. Paul Allen LeBlanc
  51. Edd Dominic Lope
  52. Jeffrey Leland Lowrey
  53. Christine Marie Ludwig
  54. Larry Don Madden
  55. Anne Cornell Magnuson
  56. Asia Nicole Martin
  57. L.C. Matlock
  58. Jess Landon McEntire
  59. Timothy James McKye
  60. Lonny Airon McQuiston-Davis
  61. James Kelly Meeks
  62. Molly Ann Meyer
  63. Dawn Mohn
  64. Carlee Jade Morse
  65. Donna Geneve Mullen
  66. Francesca Anna-Marie O’Brien
  67. Michael L. Page
  68. Opal Marie Parsons
  69. Phouvong Phasavath
  70. Ansel Lamone Piper
  71. Joseph Thomas Polidoro
  72. Chassity Reed
  73. Timothy Rice
  74. James Dean Richert
  75. Judith Mae Riems
  76. Ellis Edward Robinson Jr.
  77. Phyllis Rodgers
  78. Karla Carolina Rodriguez
  79. Bettina Diane Scott
  80. Douglas Harlan Selby
  81. Scott Matthew Sells
  82. Donald David Smatlack
  83. William Ronnie Staggs
  84. Shonda Renee Stansbury
  85. Clyde Daniel Stewart
  86. Little John Sutton
  87. Brandee Jan Thomerson
  88. Wanda Lillian Thompson
  89. Andriene Patricia Walker
  90. Darlene Ann Wallace
  91. Timothy Dale White
  92. Willie George White
  93. Cynthia S. Wilkins
  94. Aletha Jo Williams
  95. Steven Lee York

Make-a-List Monday: Parents who took their own lives

September 7, 2015

This list is for cases where one of the MP’s parents (or both, in theory, though I don’t think there are any of those) committed suicide after the MP went missing. I’m sure the tremendous strain caused by the missing child contributes significantly to depression, etc., which leads in turn to the person’s death. I have decided not to include cases where the parent was a suspect in the MP’s disappearance.

  1. Rogelio Realme Cerda
  2. Frederick Andrew Holmes
  3. Katya Marie Lyne
  4. Diane Nguyen Robbins
  5. Anna Christian Waters
  6. Alan John Westerfield and Terry Lee Westerfield*

*I know it doesn’t say that in their casefiles, but the boys’ biological father killed himself several years after they vanished.

Select It Sunday: Stacey Kelekoma

August 16, 2015

Selected by Annie (not my friend Annie aka forthelost, but another Annie): Stacey Haunani Kelekoma, who disappeared on August 25, 1986 from Anahola, Hawaii, age 14. She was added to the NCMEC site just a few days ago. Very little information is available in her case, and what little there is, is contradictory. It’s unclear if she was abducted or ran away or what.

YouTube Saturday: Five cases

August 15, 2015

I’ve got:

Monica Cassandra Carrasco:

Tommy Damon Daniels:

Bedriye Sayrun:

James Leon Throneberry:

Wensheng Zheng:

MP of the week: Khymbrly Scruggs

August 11, 2015

This week’s featured missing person is Khymbrly Marcella Scruggs, age 19, missing from Sacramento, California since January 12, 1980. I’ve never seen Kimberly spelled that way before. Whether she liked the spelling or not, it must have been a pain in a butt. I like the spelling of my name but it is inconvenient to have to correct everyone when they spell it wrong, and spell it out for people over the phone.

As for Khymbrly, the police believe the local rapist probably killed her. He dropped out of sight for months after her disappearance and, when he was located, the cops questioned him for twelve hours. He denied everything, they could prove nothing against him and they let him go. Later he was imprisoned for rape.

She has, apparently, been declared legally dead.

Make-a-List Monday: House Fires

August 3, 2015

This list is for people whose house/apartment/hotel etc. (or at least, wherever they were staying at, even as a guest) caught fire around the time of their disappearances — whether accidentally or intentionally. It could be as long as a couple of days before or after, I decided.

  1. Bruce Harding Bell
  2. Lauria Jaylene Bible and Ashley Renae Freeman
  3. Ricky Jean Bryant
  4. Christopher Gage Daniel and Chloie Rhianna Leverette
  5. Kevin Lee Ellsworth
  6. Richard James Estrada
  7. Sandra Mason Gann
  8. Steven W. Hendricks
  9. Richard J. Jargowsky Jr.
  10. Joshua Johnathan Korvin
  11. Geanna M. Jones
  12. Sir-Kristopher Clayton Marshall, Ivy Matory, Violet Bobbie Matory and Yolanda Marie Williams
  13. Charles William Monroe Jr.
  14. David Cook Morse
  15. Daniel McCoy Moses
  16. Dori Ann Myers
  17. Michael Brendan Nash
  18. Joey Lynn Offutt
  19. Gloria Marlene Plunkett
  20. Paul Ward Shrout
  21. Amelia Martinez Smith
  22. Betty Dolly Sodder, Jennie Irene Sodder, Louis Erico Sodder, Martha Lee Sodder and Maurice Antonio Sodder
  23. Cynthia S. Wilkins
  24. Kaidena Lozelle Wood

Seeing them later

August 3, 2015

Three years ago I wrote a blog post about missing kids, runaways and family abduction cases, who had been on Charley and were now in the resolved section. I looked them up years after the fact to see how they were doing. Well, I thought I’d do a post like this again. Just runaways, all girls, since I couldn’t find anything about the boys I looked up. I will refer to the individuals by their initials only.

T.E.R. ran away in 2004. The most recent sign of her I could find was from 2008: she was arrested in Sanford, Florida and charged with larceny and contributing to the delinquency of a minor after she was caught shoplifting $240 worth of clothes and hiding them in her kid’s backpack. Sad.

M.B. also ran away in 2004. According to, she now lives in Spokane, Washington, less than twenty miles from the town she disappeared from. I can’t find anything else on her.

K.L. ran away in 2002. She’s been arrested numerous times in the years since she was found, including at least twice in 2013, once in September and once in December. I also found her wedding registry; she’s due to get married later this week. She and her husband-to-be are requesting a lot of kitchen things like dishes, a blender, a coffeemaker, etc. Also bedding. Standard housemaking stuff.

Y.R. ran away in 2004. She lives in another state now, north of the state she disappeared from, and has a Facebook page, where she talks about her husband and baby son.

J.M.J. ran away in 2003. She disappeared from New York; I found an arrest record in Florida for someone I’m reasonably sure is her (similar appearance, same name, right year of birth). She was arrested for trespassing in 2010.

P.D.C. ran away in 2004. I found her voter registration record; she’s registered to vote in the same city she disappeared from. A good sign, I guess — she’s alive, anyway, and hasn’t been convicted of a felony.

M.M.G. ran away in 2004. In 2010, she and 14 other people were indicted for taking part in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, marijuana and Ecstasy. I mentioned her and the drug charges on my other blog post. An update: I’m not sure what happened with that but she has a Facebook page and it was updated only a couple of hours ago, so evidently she’s not in prison.

W.L.H. ran away in 2003. I found an inactive Facebook page for her; it says she’s “in a relationship” and has two jobs, one at McDonald’s and one at a factory. She’s registered to vote.

P.V.H. ran away in 2004. She is registered to vote in Florida and has a LinkedIn profile, where she describes her skills as a kitchen aid, working with cooking stuff and cleanup etc.

R.R.C. ran away in 2004. I found her Facebook page; she works at a Lexus dealership now and attended the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in the past. Oh, and she has green hair.

A.N.W. ran away in 2003. She now lives halfway across the country from the state she ran away from, and has a couple of little kids. She likes posting selfies on her Facebook page.

Select It Sunday: Jascie Kaywaykla

August 2, 2015

This week’s Select It Sunday post was nominated by Justin C., via a message to Charley’s Facebook page. It’s Jascie Kara Kaywaykla. As Justin explained, “She is missing from my hometown, and I don’t remember seeing much about her disappearance.”

I’m not sure how to pronounced Jascie’s first name. Jassie? Jas-kee? Her nickname is Hope, and she may be go by Kara, her middle name, which is certainly easier to pronounce. She’s Native American. I’m not sure what tribe. When I Googled “Kaywaykla” I found out there was a Gene Weeden James Kaywaykla who was an Apache, but the Apaches are pretty far from Oklahoma, where Jascie disappeared from.

Anyway, she was nineteen and vanished after she was dropped off at K-Mart in Lawton, OK for her new job orientation. That was eight years ago.

Under “transportation” her NamUs file says she “took the bus in 2007 or n2008 from ATLANTA GOERGIA AND DALLAS TEXAAS [sic].” But it sounds like this was before she disappeared so I don’t understand why that’s included. Shrug.


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