Articles about other kids in the wake of Jayme’s recovery

As often happens when a high-profile missing child is found, especially when they’re found safe, news agencies are dusting off their local missing kid cases and being all like, “Hey, you know how Jayme Closs was found? Here’s some kids missing in YOUR area and their parents hope they’ll get found too.” So far we’ve got:

I highly doubt Adji or Diana is alive. Adji is a special needs child and if he was abducted, I don’t think the abductor could have kept him long without attracting some attention. As for Diana, a suspect has been charged with her murder.

I’m still here

I’ve been kind of playing hooky from Charley these last several days, but I’m still here. Just preoccupied. Got a big paper due soon.

And…the Headache has returned, in full force. Obviously that’s a big let-down. I called the Cleveland Clinic today and told a nurse, who promised to tell my doctor. I guess she promptly did, because like an hour later she called me and said they’d start me on a second course of dexamethasone — the magic steroid that worked so well before. I didn’t have time to get to the pharmacy before it closed, but Michael’s mom who lives a few blocks from it picked it up for me. I start it tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

In the meantime, an MP news roundup:

Larry DeWayne Hall, a man serving life in prison for kidnapping, has confessed to the kidnapping and murder of Laurie Depies, who’s been missing from Menasha, Wisconsin since 1992. The police believe his story and they’re searching for her body, although no charges have been filed yet. The Daily Mail says he’s a suspect in a lot of disappearances.

There’s a new novel about the 1930 disappearance of Judge Crater. The book is called The Man Who Never Returned, by Peter Quinn

The police have found a dead boy in South Berwick, Maine and are investigating to see if it might be Kyron Horman. The dead child, thought to be between four and six years old, looks a little like Kyron. But Kyron was seven years old when he disappeared and he’d be eight and a half now. Plus, Maine is thousands of miles from Oregon. I doubt the boy is Kyron.

There’s an article about the 1987 disappearance of Julie Weflen. (Ann Rule wrote about it.) And this article talks about the Weflen case as well as the disappearances of Deborah Swanson and Sally Stone, and includes better pictures of the latter two than I had before.

There’s also an article about Lucia Oliveros-Suarez, who’s been missing for almost five years. She ran away from a foster home in 2006, at the age of 14. The last time anyone heard from her was a month after her disappearance, when she contacted her foster parents to ask for money. They think she might be Langley Park, Maryland. She disappeared from Hyattsville, Maryland.

There are several articles about a 48-year-old disappearance I’d never heard of before: Bobby Panknin, age four, missing from Spokane, Washington since 1963. There are pictures. I will add him to Charley. Eventually. Maybe tonight.

I finally did it!

I finally sat down, bit the bullet and wrote up Kyron Horman‘s case. It didn’t take as long as I thought — only four or five hours. Whew! Glad that’s done and over with. Cross that off on my mile-long list of Things I Really Should Get Around To Doing. (Another item on the list is “Donate clothes to the St. Vincent De Paul Society.” Got a basket of clothes that’s been in my car for about six months.)

The two other cases (yes, alas, only two) that I added today are also exceptional due to their age: Dennise Sullivan, a Connecticut girl missing for 49 years, abducted from rural Utah after a holdup and shooting that killed her mother and wounded the man that was with them, and Solomon Rose, missing from Maryland for 38 years and just added to the NCMEC.

Worldcat says there’s a book called Whatever Happened to Denise Sullivan? which is supposed to be about Dennise’s abduction. Gotta wonder how accurate it is if they didn’t spell her name right. There’s only one copy available and it’s at the Wisconsin Historical Society (?). I requested it through inter-library loan but they want $5 to ship it to me. I think I’ll bite.

Prisoners donate to Kyron Horman fund

According to this Examiner article, inmates at the Oregon State Penitentiary donated $541 to the Kyron Horman Foundation. This is especially generous considering that they have so little — the article says most inmates make less than $35 a month at their prison jobs. Go, prisoners!

I really, really hope Kyron gets found sometime in the next two months, because I don’t want to have to wade through all the press articles about him to write up a coherent casefile.