In their recent photoplasty, 23 Creepy Unsolved Mysteries Nobody Can Explain, Cracked has talked about Charley Project MPs Garnell Moore, Amy Bradley, Zachary Ramsay, Tara Calico, and of course the Sodder children.
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Selected by Cattt, this SIS case is Mary Carol Hill Fredrick. She had spent fourteen years working for the state helping underprivileged kids, but had taken a leave of absence from her job to enroll in law school at Stetson University. She disappeared from Tampa, Florida on June 3, 1994.
Mary was last seen in the company of Louis Joseph Hlava. I did some looking into the case and found this page, which has a comment from someone claiming to be Mary’s husband. He writes that Hlava was a coworker of Mary’s and is the only suspect in her disappearance. The husband is presumably not a suspect since he was camping with his and Mary’s son across the country when she disappeared. I’ll have to update her Charley Project page with the new information.
This week’s featured missing person is Elba Irizarry, missing from Camden, New Jersey since 1994. She was 43, and would be 63 today. I don’t have much on her, unfortunately, and was unable to find anything more when I did my usual checking.
This week’s featured MP is Fred Wright, a thirteen-year-old boy who vanished from his Tuskegee, Alabama home on December 6, 1998. His case is very frustrating to me due to the lack of detail. I have no clue what happened to his kid and I can’t find any news about this case. Is he runaway? An abduction? I’m thinking more the latter, since it says there is a suspect in his disappearance. I really wish I knew more.
If anybody reading this knew Fred or has any more details about his disappearance, I welcome you to email me or post about it in the comments section of this blog entry.
If Fred is still alive, he’ll have turned 30 years old last month.
This week’s featured missing person is Catherine Chiang, a Taiwanese-American nurse who disappeared from the Bronx in 1997. Foul play is suspected in her case, but little information is available. I could find only one press item about her disappearance, a short article published six weeks after she vanished. This is one of those “I wish I knew more” cases.
Selected by Kat. I was going through old blog entries from years ago and I found one from before Select It Sunday was even a thing, where Kat commented and asked me to run Georgia Ann Clock Smith as my MP of the week. I’ll do this instead.
Georgia is typical of a certain profile of MP on Charley: an elderly person with dementia who may have just wandered away. She was on a trip to her summer home, over 100 miles. Her car was never recovered. The most likely theory is that she got lost, either because her usual route was blocked or because of her Alzheimer’s or both, and got into a car accident.
Selected by Andy, this week’s case is Pamela June Ray, missing from Panama City, Florida since August 12, 1992. She was 36. It appears she may have been grabbed by an opportunistic predator: she was last seen walking near an apartment swimming pool, being followed by a man. Witnesses heard the sound of a woman screaming.
There are a couple of articles about her available on NewsLibrary but they don’t tell much more than I already knew. I wonder if whoever took her was a serial offender. In my observation/experience, these people don’t just stop at one.
This week’s featured missing person is Katheryne Mary Lugo, a beautiful little curly-haired four-year-old girl who vanished in 1994. Katheryne’s mother, Frances Moya, was pregnant at the time, and planned to break up with the unborn baby’s father, Misbah Kazi. She came home from work one day and Kazi told her he’d taken Katheryne and wouldn’t return her unless Frances gave him custody of their unborn child. Kazi was subsequently charged with kidnapping, but got acquitted for some reason. He’s in prison now for trying to kill another woman. He’s never revealed what happened to Katheryne.
If she is alive, Katheryne would be 26 years old next month.
Daniel Bradley Carver disappeared 18 years ago today, at the age of seventeen. He was classified as a runaway for a long time, but the NCMEC lists him as Endangered Missing now. I don’t know if that’s because there’s some new evidence pointing away from the runaway theory, or simply because of the passage of time.
Daniel’s case has always held a certain interest for me, though I couldn’t tell you why. He disappeared not long before I started to really get into missing persons. I remember surfing the NCMEC, looking at case listings of runaways. As months and years passed, names were added to the list and names disappeared. But Daniel’s was always there. He’s been missing for more than half his life. I wish I had more details on his case.
What’s your story, Daniel? And where are you?