Flashback Friday: Jackie Hay

This week’s Flashback Friday case is Jackie Dene Hay, a blonde, blue-eyed five-year-old who disappeared from Topeka, Kansas in September 1981. If still alive, she would be 38 years old today.

I don’t have much on Jackie. I’ve got six photos of her, but most aren’t of the greatest quality, and for some reason the NCMEC has no AP for her. She was last seen wandering away from a park, apparently being followed by a man. The police did pick up and question a suspect, but released him without charge. And there the matter rests, from that day to this. She’s listed as a non-family abduction. The NCMEC notes she could be in Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska or Oklahoma — that is, all the states bordering Kansas. I wonder if there’s a specific reason why they believe she was taken out of state?

Pay dirt again

One of my contributors sent me some articles for some of the kids on my “cases I know hardly anything about” list, so I can update their cases soon. The articles for Jackie Hay and Toya Hill didn’t say a lot, but Francillon Pierre‘s was most interesting. His mom and stepdad had been charged with felony child abuse for beating him before he disappeared, but for some reason they still had custody when they told the police he’d wandered off at a flea market. They said they didn’t want his disappearance publicized. (Are they even TRYING to look innocent?) Bio-dad’s in the clear. As I suspected, Francillon is of Haitian descent; his dad lives in Haiti.