The latest MP news

This article about Erik Patchin has two new pictures of him. Last seen in Tallahassee, Florida, He’s been missing for nineteen years, nearly as long as he had been alive before he disappeared. His sister was quoted in the article, talking about how awkward it was to explain whenever someone asked if she had any siblings. Reminds me of Etan Patz‘s parents, who have three kids including him. Post-abduction, when asked how many children they had, his father would say: “Two, I guess.” His mother would say, “We have two at home.”

There’s an article about the disappearance of Kemberly Ramer, who’s been missing almost sixteen years. The police are still actively searching for her and believe she was abducted from her father’s Opp, Alabama home by someone she knew. The NCMEC put up a new AP for her a few months ago.

A newspaper in Illinois has run an article talking about several MP cases local to that area, including Michelle Bianco and Keith Ryan. The other names it gives, I don’t recognize and I’m not sure where they come from; I don’t see them on NamUs.

Sunday was the seventh anniversary of the disappearance of Roxanne Paltauf from Austin, Texas. The case has gotten a reasonable amount of attention over the years and got an anniversary article here.

Sunday was also the sixth anniversary of 19-year-old community college student Brian Sullivan‘s disappearance, and his family had a vigil to commemorate it.

This article mentions not only Brian but also two missing young black men, Domonique Tyshawn Holley-Grisham and Jonathan Tyrone Granison-Bradley. As I note on their Charley Project pages: Domonique is classified as a runaway, but he didn’t take any belongings and his family doesn’t think he left on his own. Jonathan has a life-threatening medical condition and needs medication to survive; he hasn’t refilled his prescriptions since his disappearance eight years ago.

Michelle Angela “Angie” Yarnell‘s killer has been freed. He got a whopping seven years for her murder (a plea bargain) and has been released four years after his sentencing; I think he must have gotten credit for time served and perhaps time off for good behavior as well. (Why is it that we always release the rapists and the murderers and the child abusers but keep the drug users behind bars?) Angie’s body has never been found.