This week’s featured missing person is Trukita Jaquita Scott, a 24-year-old and mother of two who disappeared from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on June 25, 2014.
It’s a sad case, the all-too-familiar tale of a young woman’s life destroyed by domestic violence. They basically know who did this, and the man sounds like a potential serial killer, but he has never been charged in Trukita’s case.
This week’s featured MP (had to skip last week due to webhost non-cooperation, sorry) is Wilfred F. King III, a 37-year-old man who disappeared from Essex, Vermont on October 24, 1980.
Wilfred was in the middle of a divorce at the time of his disappearance, and one of his sons, Joey, later sued his mother, Wilfred’s wife, for his wrongful death. However, no one was ever charged in Wilfred’s death, and Joey later reconciled with his mother.
This week’s featured missing person is Kianna Galvin. (I had to ask Preston how to change the MP of the week.) Kianna is a 16-year-old girl who disappeared from South Elgin, Illinois on May 6, 2016. She has some distinctive tattoos; I have a photo of one.
The police don’t think she ran away, though some sites list her as a runaway. Given her age, one inevitably wonders about human trafficking.
This week’s featured missing person is Manuel Enrique Estrada, a 79-year-old recent immigrant to the U.S. (from what county, I don’t know) who disappeared from Chino, California on September 18, 2012. He apparently just left the house one day, perhaps for one of the long walks he liked to take, and never returned. He didn’t suffer from dementia or anything like that, but I don’t have much on this case.
Gary Leon Ridgway, the Green River Killer, was definitely responsible for 49 murders, but it’s likely he committed more than that. His enormous plea deal, where he pleaded guilty to 48 counts of murder (he was convicted of a 49th) was in King County, Washington. Any crimes he would have committed outside of King County did not apply, and if they were able to prove he committed other murders outside the county, he could face the death penalty.
Sensibly, Ridgway hasn’t admitted to any. But there are quite a few missing and murdered women outside of King County, but in the same general area, that seem to fit the profile of the Green River killings. I thought I’d make a list of the ones on Charley.
I’m not including the confirmed victims who are still missing. This list is probably incomplete; it’s based mostly on my own subjective judgment.
- Laronda Marie Bronson
- Rhonda Louise Burse
- Pollyanne Jean Carter
- Margaret Elaine Diaz
- Linda Louise Jackson
- Patricia Ann LeBlanc
- Kase Ann Lee
- Keli Kay McGinness
- Cora Christmas McGuirk
- Doris Lavonne Mulhern
- Patricia Anne Osborn
- Roseann Marie Stone Pleasant
- Louise Marie Sanders
- Kristi Lynn Vorak
- Darci Renae Warde
This week’s featured missing person is Carina Lynn Karras, twenty, missing since December 31, 2005. I have lots of pictures of her, ten in fact, but very little info on her disappearance. She was taking a train to Las Vegas and I don’t know if she disappeared en route or after she arrived.
Given that it’s Las Vegas and with Carina being a young woman and it having been twelve years, I’m concerned for her safety. I wish I knew more about this case.
This week’s featured missing person is Elissa Rachel Martin, who left her dad’s Campbellton, Florida residence on May 15, 2004 to go for a walk and never came back. She was 34 years old. Aside from the fact that Elissa has schizophrenia and left her meds behind, I don’t have much on this case.
I wasn’t able to post this yesterday because I spent Christmas with Michael and his parents and didn’t return home till this morning. I hope everyone had a good Christmas. Mine was okay, minimal drama.