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Select It Sunday: Angelica Longoria

March 22, 2015

This Select It Sunday was chosen by Gus, Angelica Maria Longoria‘s brother. All the databases I can find claim she disappeared from El Monte, California on November 23, 1985 (see below). She was was fifteen in 1985, but for some reason the bigger photo of her on her NCMEC poster is of her at the age of nine or ten. (I think she’s older in the inset photo.) The only reason I can think of why they might have done that is, unlike the other photos that are available, the older photo clearly shows Angelica’s chipped tooth. If Angelica’s height and weight at the time of her disappearance are accurate she was quite small for her age, only 4’8. I was taller than that at eleven years old.

In approximately 2006, Justin Jackson-Mann, a Charley Project blog reader and my good friend, wrote to law enforcement asking for information about her disappearance. He got this response:

The missing case was reported in 1999, However she was last seen in 1983 (according to our reports). The missing is now 36 yrs old. We were close to finding her in Illinois when she left her home quickly with no forwarding information and we believe that she does not want to be found.

And that’s all I have.

Make-a-List Monday: Transients

March 16, 2015

A list of people who were “transient” at the time of their disappearance. Meaning, I believe, homeless or semi-homeless (sofa-surfing, for example).

  1. Bettina Minnie Antone
  2. Wade Michael Aughney
  3. Julia Christine Aul
  4. Garrison Duane Baker
  5. Tori Jean Grace Bess
  6. Christina Carol Burnett-Pitts
  7. Bobbi Ann Campbell
  8. Johnny Harold Campbell
  9. Brandi Natasha Cole
  10. Alexander Lamar Crear
  11. Kayla Mae Croft-Payne
  12. Dean E. Dawson
  13. Rosendo Lopez Delrio
  14. Susan Kay DeLuca
  15. Donald James Denninger
  16. Harlan James Dennis
  17. Philip Verne Deshayes
  18. Patricia Jane Dixon
  19. Roxann Ellison
  20. Jason Jesse Erthal
  21. Nellie Florence Cornman Flickinger
  22. Terry Steven Fox
  23. Shawn Patrick Gallagher
  24. Lou Allen Goettsch
  25. Douglas E. Goodwin
  26. Jaime Ramirez Gutierrez
  27. Dhartri Hadley
  28. Stanley Walker Harris
  29. Carlos Amendos Herriford
  30. George Darrell Herrington
  31. Samantha Ann Howell
  32. Mark Inhoffe
  33. Donald Lee Izzett Jr.
  34. Raymond Alan Johnson
  35. Bobby Wayne Jones
  36. Diane Renee Loewen
  37. Tamala Jean Longway
  38. Brian Kent Martin
  39. Rosemma Mendenhall
  40. Misty Michelle Mock
  41. John J. Moore
  42. Laura Marie Nimbach
  43. Tawnya Fay Parker
  44. Duane Earl Patterson
  45. Louis Edward Payne Jr.
  46. Atticus Louis Pearson
  47. Tiffany Marche Phelps
  48. Raymond Samuel Poland
  49. Kathleen Helen Randall
  50. Tellie Jo Simmons
  51. Dawn Ann Solensky
  52. Shaun David Steward
  53. Edward Brian Tandler
  54. Kyle Frank Tolley
  55. Marvin Leo Walvatne
  56. Timothy Dale White
  57. Cheryl Nevone Williams
  58. Deborah Yvonne Wims

Select It Sunday: Cheryl Scherer

March 15, 2015

Suggested by Laura: Cheryl Ann Scherer, a red-haired teenager who was last seen working alone at a Scott City, Missouri gas station on April 17, 1979. (Okay, Laura actually suggested I add Cheryl to this list, but I couldn’t find any Select It Sunday suggestions for this week, so…)  She disappeared, along with $480 in cash from the register.

Cheryl may have been a victim of the deadly serial killer duo Ottis Toole and Henry Lee Lucas. They were in the area at the time and Lucas says he kidnapped and killed a girl, but authorities were never able to prove Cheryl was that girl and Lucas had a long and storied history of making up “confessions” to crimes he didn’t commit. Both men are dead now so I doubt the truth will ever be known.

Make-a-List Monday: Gas station and convenience store employees

March 2, 2015

MPs who disappeared while working at a gas station or convenience store. I only count the person if they actually disappeared during their shift, not if they disappeared somewhere else and just happened to have a gas station/convenience store job.

  1. Heidi Marie Allen
  2. Nancy Perry Baird
  3. Lynn Burdick
  4. Kelly Bergh Dove
  5. Jessica Lynn Heeringa
  6. Cheryl Ann Kenney
  7. Andy Joe Lepley
  8. Deborah Deann Poe
  9. Madeline Teresa Ponds
  10. Rebecca Kathleen Reid

I’m still here

February 27, 2015

Sorry, guys. I know I’m slacking and letting you down. For what it’s worth it would seem I’m letting everyone else down, too. I don’t know what is wrong with me this week, this month, this year.

There’s good news in the missing persons world, as told to me by a blog commenter: Zephany Nurse, an infant who was snatched from the hospital in Cape Town, South Africa shortly after birth, has been found alive and well and living only a few miles from home. She and her biological sister even attended the same school and apparently bore a striking resemblance to each other. The woman who abducted Zephany has been charged with kidnapping and fraud, and Zephany has been reunited with her parents.

It must be a very difficult time for the girl. She’s 17, old enough to know what this is about, and she’s got to be very upset by it all. I hope she gets lots of therapy.

Make-a-List Monday: Married minors

February 23, 2015

MPs who got married whilst under the age of 18. I probably missed a few. Strange that these are all women.

  1. Audrey Jean Good Backeberg
  2. Marilyn E. Brinson
  3. Carolyn Denise Brown
  4. Amanda Rae Carroll
  5. Mary Margaret Cook
  6. Elizabeth Franks
  7. Francine Frost
  8. Aferdita Gjergjaj
  9. Delores Diane Gonzales
  10. Kimberly Diane Greene Medina
  11. Tinze Lucinda Huels
  12. Wendy Lynn Huggy
  13. Melody Ann Jones
  14. Nahid Ahmed Khatib
  15. Kase Ann Lee
  16. Carol Jeanne Lubahn
  17. Shelly Renee Markley
  18. Ila Veronica Tucker Maynard
  19. Debra Marie Melo
  20. Sophia Felecita Moreno
  21. Susan Renee Riedling
  22. Lucero Sarabia
  23. Rocio Chila Sperry
  24. Mary Rachel Trlica
  25. Diane Marie Webb
  26. Vernette Lorraine Wester
  27. Debra Ann Wilhite

APs added today

February 17, 2015

A list of a few age-progression updates I did today:

  1. Melissa Lynn Eck
  2. John Francis Lango
  3. Jay Calvin Pringle
  4. Aron Holmes Silverman
  5. Kelly Juanita Staples

Make-a-List Monday: Presumed homicidal drownings

February 2, 2015

Last week I did a list of MPs who were presumed to have accidentally drowned. This week’s list is also of MPs who drowned, but in these cases it was murder.

  1. Acacia Patience Bishop
  2. Gebar J. Byrd Jr.
  3. Curtis Eugene Chillingworth
  4. Marjorie Croude McKinley Chillingworth
  5. Jamaree Clarence Coleman
  6. Lynette Dawn Culver
  7. Jackie Ellen Hawks
  8. Thomas Charles Hawks
  9. James P. Higham III
  10. Michael Anthony Hughes
  11. Hevin Dakota James Lee Jenkins
  12. Robin Ann Kerry
  13. Isabella M. Pastrana
  14. Jessie Kay Peters
  15. Kyeimah A. Spann
  16. Patricia Ann Wood

Flashback Friday: Michelle Doherty Thomas

January 30, 2015

Michelle Thomas‘s case barely qualifies as a Flashback Friday: FF cases are meant to be older than me, and it appears Michelle disappeared just a few hours before I was born: October 5, 1985, from Santa Fe, Texas. Her case is one of the distinct minority of Charley Project cases that have NEVER been updated in the over ten years I’ve run this site.

I don’t have much on Michelle, other than the interesting facts that she was a police informant, and that she could have been the victim of a serial killer. In her picture she looks very eighties, with the feathered hair and everything. Frozen in time.

MP of the week: Elvia Morales

January 27, 2015

This week’s featured missing person, Elvia Morales, was abducted more or less forcibly from her home by a family acquaintance when she was only fourteen years old. Apparently they had been having an “inappropriate” relationship, this in spite of the fact that he was twenty-plus years older than her, married and a father. A day later, Elvia called home to say she was okay and to not look for her. She hasn’t been heard from since.

It seems likely that Elvia is alive if not well, and that she and her abductor, Juan Martinez Martinez, may be in California or more likely in Mexico. It’s very sad to have her ripped from her family and her childhood cut short like that. My guess is she’s tied down with a couple of kids now.

Elvia will turn 20 years old in just a few days. She’s been missing five and a half years.


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