Article for Tristen Myers

I found an anniversary article for four-year-old Tristen Myers, who’s been missing from North Carolina ten years next week. (He disappeared on my birthday.) No clues as to what happened to him; he was just gone.

The article doesn’t provide any details on Tristen’s history but as I recorded on his Charley page, he went through a lot in his short life. His father is unknown; his mother, a fifteen-year-old exotic dancer, was killed in an accident six years ago. He was born in Mississippi, but he was sent to live with a great-aunt and great-uncle in North Carolina after his grandfather ran over him in a drunken accident. He apparently had some fairly severe psychiatric problems and was aggressive towards other children and to himself.

I really hope he found a good home somewhere. But I don’t think he is alive.