This week’s featured missing person is Terry Edward Reeves, a 37-year-old man who disappeared from Nottoway, Virginia on August 31, 2016.
I’ve decided to, when possible, find and post a large image of the missing person of the week on their blog entries. Not just small headshots like the Charley Project casefiles have. I won’t be able to do this with every case but I can do it with Terry:
That photo is from Donna McIntyre, the Missing and Not Forgotten lady, who posts a lot of info about missing persons on her social media. She’s a great resource. Regarding Terry she says he “got up and left only wearing his pajama bottoms, he was not even wearing any shoes. He’s a father of three children and his family knows he would not willingly just walk away from them.”
If Terry is still alive, he’d be about 44 today. I found significant discrepancies in his listed height; it was anywhere from 5’9 to 6’0, with the weight given as somewhere between 140 and 155 pounds. He has several different tattoos (there’s a photo of one of them at the casefile) and, at the time of his disappearance, he had a long beard. His nickname is Chuck.
I don’t have much information on Terry’s case, but the fact that his family doesn’t think he would have left them, and the fact that he was wearing only pajama pants, suggests that whatever happened to him was bad and that he’s no longer alive.
This week’s featured missing person case is Kayla Rodriguez, who disappeared with Justin Winfrey and his small red and white single engine Piper Arrow plane off the coast of California on October 23, 2019. The pair are presumed to have been killed in a plane crash, but they never found either of them or the plane.
Kayla was 27 when she disappeared; Justin was 43. If still alive, they’d be 31 and 46 today. Kayla is described as Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes. She was 5’5 and 205 pounds at the time of her disappearance. Justin is black, with black hair and brown eyes; he was 5’11 and 203 pounds.
This week’s featured missing person is Laurel Lea Rogers, a 28-year-old woman who disappeared from Port Orange, Florida on February 1, 2010. She’s described as white, with light brown hair, blue eyes, pierced ears, several moles on her back, scars on her wrists, and scars and bruising on her arms and legs. She’s tall, somewhere bweetn 5’7 and 5’10, and weighed somewhere between 150 and 166 pounds at the time of her disappearance. The Charley Project page has a detailed description of her clothes and a photo of her wearing said clothes.
Unfortunately Laurel had a lot of problems in her life, most notably health problems which caused chronic pain. She had to take ten different prescription medicines each day, and she doesn’t have her medicine with her; without it she will eventually die. She would sometimes buy drugs on the street if her legitimate prescriptions weren’t helping out her pain.
Given her state of health, I think it’s unlikely she’s still alive, unless she’s somehow getting her medicine under another name. Which is possible I suppose. Whenever illicit drugs are a factor in a case you have to consider foul play.
I hope everyone is doing well. I’ve been really tired lately and feeling down on myself. I think I’ve got a bit of seasonal depression; I think things will pick up when the weather gets warmer and sunnier. February is such a terrible month in the midwest.
This featured week’s featured missing person case is Wayne Jason Ausa, a 16-year-old Filipino-American boy who disappeared from San Francisco, California on April 16, 2016.
We know exactly what happened to Wayne: he and another boy, Grisham Duran, were walking in the San Francisco surf with friends when the current grabbed the boys and carried Wayne and Grisham out to sea. The surf there can be horribly dangerous and this is not the only such case I have on Charley.
The casefile doesn’t say anything about Grisham’s remains being located and I can’t find any news articles to that effect but they must have been, because Wayne is still listed in the CDOJ missing persons database and Grisham is not.
If you wonder why I would bother to put Wayne on Charley when his fate is known and we know, more or less, what happened to his remains… the ocean might still give up its dead. Wayne may wash up on shore some day and if he does, someone has to be able to know that a boy matching that description is still unaccounted for, so that they can identify his remains. This happened in the case of Percy Carson, a drowned swimmer whose bones washed ashore months later and weren’t identified for over 20 years.
Wayne was a junior at Vallejo High School. If he were still alive today he’d be 23, perhaps a college graduate, perhaps a husband or father by now. The ocean took his future away.
I hope everyone is doing ok. I have been sick (the vomiting cycle again, they won’t quit) but hope to feel better soon and back to work.
This week’s featured missing person is Jacob Ryan Loomis, a 24-year-old young man with brown hair, brown eyes and a slender build (5’8, 120 pounds) who was last seen in Kalispell, Montana on October 19, 2019. He had recently moved there from Oregon. He has a distinctive tattoo on his upper arm of a triquetra in black ink; a have a photo of it.
Jacob disappeared after saying he was going hunting with his girlfriend and another man. The two people he said he was hunting with have refused to cooperate with the investigation. Hmm.
I hope everyone is doing well. I love all of you and am so grateful for everyone’s support.
This week’s featured missing person is Angela LaDawn Kelton-McManes, a 43-year-old woman who disappeared from Jai, New Mexico on May 14, 2019.
She needs medication for her diabetes and she left behind things it wouldn’t make sense to leave behind, including her glasses and her only bra. But because she had been known to travel before for weeks at a time, she wasn’t reported missing for a month.
Kelton-McManes has several distinctive tattoos, but I don’t have any photos of them. She’s small, just 4’11 and 90 pounds, with black hair and hazel eyes. She has ties to the cities of Henrietta and Wichita Falls in Texas. If still alive, she’d be about 46 now.
This week’s featured missing person is Julie Danielle Englehart, a 47-year-old woman who disappeared with her husband, John Wade Roberts, also 47, and their daughter, 9-year-old Brooke Addison Roberts, from Hesperia, California in October 2019.
Julie called a relative on October 6 and said she’d found a job and the family was in the process of moving. She said she’d call back the next day, but never did, and no one saw or heard from her or her husband or child again. They weren’t reported missing until 2021.
That’s all the info there is to report, unfortunately. The family was just… gone.
If still alive, Julie and John would be fifty years old today and Brooke would be twelve. I hope they’re still alive.
So, the now-resolved case of Desiree Thompson on the Charley Project used to start off like this:
Thompson was last seen in the 20900 block of 83rd Street in California City, California on January 7, 2012. In the early morning hours she had had a domestic violence incident with her estranged husband, Edward “Face” Gibson III, where he showed up at her door and pointed a shotgun at her.
At 10:00 a.m., Thompson’s mother tried to call her but was unable to reach her, and so came to her apartment. She found Thompson at home but very frightened, with furniture stacked against the apartment door. Thompson’s mother offered to take care of her children until Thompson could get the situation sorted.
Then later that day she disappeared, and so did her husband. It was sort of assumed, under the circumstances, that he must have kidnapped or murdered her. Certainly he sounds like a dangerous individual.
Well, the assumption was wrong. Edward Gibson may not be the nicest person, but he didn’t kill his wife. Desiree, it turns out, was the victim of a random predator who got mad at someone else and decided to take it out on her, a complete stranger whom he happened to see walking down the street minding her own business. Quite a disturbing story.
So I just put up a new age-progression for Relisha Tenau Rudd, last seen in Washington D.C. in 2014 at the age of eight. The AP shows her as she might appear at her current age of 16.
I don’t normally make whole new blog entries just for one AP, but I have a particularly soft spot for Relisha as it seems every adult and every institution she came across in her short life, failed her miserably.