Alexis Patterson’s stepfather dead

Seven-year-old Alexis S. Patterson disappeared from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 3, 2002. Her stepfather, LaRon Bourgeois, was the last person known to have seen her. Because of that and because he had a criminal history, the police looked pretty hard at him in her case. Nothing came of it, though, and I’m not sure if he’s still a suspect.

Well, LaRon has died and so has his wife, Michelle Bourgeois, whom he married sometime after he split with Alexis’s mother in 2005. Their bodies were found together and it looks like overdose. Some suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia were found at the scene, and Michelle had a history of heroin use.

It’s very unfortunate and sad, and I feel sorry for their loved ones.

Alexis Patterson disappeared eight years ago today

As WISN and FOX 6 noted, today is the eighth anniversary of seven-year-old Alexis Patterson‘s disappearance from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her stepfather dropped her off at school, but she apparently decided to skip class that day. She wasn’t missed until that afternoon, when her parents found out she’d never gone to school.

There has never been very much evidence in Alexis’s disappearance. No witnesses, no physical evidence, she was just gone. The cops don’t seem to think anyone in the family was involved, but Alexis’s school was in a rough neighborhood and I think chances are she ran into some evil person who saw an opportunity and took it. If she’s still alive she would be fifteen years old now. I doubt she is, though.