A universal question

Here’s a question for the MP devotees out there: at what point do you think law enforcement should just give up? By which I mean, not just make the case inactive, but close it and donate the files to the local historical society and announce they’re not going to spend another dollar of public money on it because too much time has passed?

This past spring I wrote in astonishment about how the NCMEC had put up a poster for Noel Elijah Davis, who disappeared in 19-fracking-15. I have not put up a casefile for Noel, and do not intend to, because I really don’t see the point. I even joked about it with my friends, suggesting the NCMEC might make an age-progression of him to his current age (which would now be 116), and the picture would of course be of a skull.

Yet, there is a Reno Police Department phone number on the poster, so I assume they must have a file open for him.

What the….

Why is the the NCMEC all the sudden profiling disappearances from 1915? I mean, I appreciate that the boy was never found and everything, but isn’t a case that old a bit beyond the scope of their operations? Are they actually going to do an age progression to 115 years? Cause that’s how old Noel Elijah Davis would be by now.

I don’t know whether to add him or not. I suppose there’s nothing in the Charley Project’s own guidelines saying I can’t, and the Dorothy Arnold case is older than that, but I’ve got thousands of cases waiting for me to put them up and more requests coming in every day and I’d rather focus on people who have a snowball’s chance of being located.