As I noted, the twentieth anniversary of Michael Dunahee‘s disappearance. Well, in honor of that, a Canadian news site has run an article about Michael and several other missing children from Canada.
The other kids mentioned are Tania Murrell (age 6, missing from Alberta since 1983), Courtney Struble (age 13, missing from Saskatchewan since 2004), and Mariam Makhniashvili (age 17, missing from Ontario since 2009).
I wish I could profile Canadian cases on Charley. But I really don’t have the time. Mariam’s case seems quite intriguing, from the headlines I’ve seen about it. She was a recent immigrant from the nation of Georgia (home of Joseph Stalin, born Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili, gotta love those Georgian names) and I don’t think she spoke English well. She was also supposed to be really shy, hadn’t made any friends yet in Canada and wasn’t the type to run away. I wonder if human traffickers got her.
Many people sent this one in: Dana McPeek, a 33-year-old woman who’d been missing from Lompoc, California since 2001, has been located. At least, her jawbone has been. It turned up in northern Santa Barbara County, California, in the ever-popular “remote area.” No sign of the rest of the body, and obviously, no cause of death known at this time, though the assumption seems to be foul play. Her family issued a statement thanking the police for their work.
And, in Marin County, California, partial remains found last September have been identified as Michael Anton Kudsieh, a 25-year-old who had been missing from the area since 2002. I had had no details about his disappearance, but the article said he suffered from “intense mental illness” and left suicide notes saying he was going to jump off a cliff.
Today is the 20th anniversary of the disappearance of Michael Wayne Dunahee, a four-year-old who was abducted from a playground in British Columbia, Canada in 1991. He would be 24 years old today, if he is still alive. I had him profiled on Charley at one time after I heard about a possible sighting in the U.S., but then I found out the sighting had been discounted so I removed him. Anyway, Michael’s parents have issued a plea for help in solving his disappearance.