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.