Today in previous years

I can’t sleep tonight so I wound up checking my blog entries for June 29 on previous years. I began the blog in late 2008. There’s nothing from this day in 2009, 2010 or 2011, but on June 29, 2012 I (tongue in cheek) threatened to commit suicide after I counted my backlog and realized it was 987 cases. (The total is a lot higher now.)

On this date in 2013 I directed readers to Sean Munger’s coverage of Scott Hilbert‘s disappearance, and also noted that I was in the process of purging casefiles.

A year ago today was a Make-a-List Monday and a short commentary on a presumed-dead MP who basically died of stupidity. In the latter entry, questions were raised in the comments section about whether one of the photos I posted for Zulma Pabon was really her. (It turned out it wasn’t. Not my fault; the Virginia State Police posted the wrong pic. I think they might have pulled the picture from a driver’s license database and it was a different person with the same name.) I also griped about a case where the Alabama MP database made it look like James Aaron Toole disappeared 19 YEARS after he actually went missing.

Carry on.

Sean Munger does Scott Hilbert

On his blog my friend Sean has written about Scott Hilbert, a young man who’s been missing for 25 years. Scott, a student at Morehead State University in Kentucky, left a note saying he was going to visit some friend at Ohio State University in Columbus. He never arrived and, bizarrely, his car turned up in ARIZONA three weeks later.

I looked it up, and the wilderness area where Scott’s car was found is a whopping 1,800 miles from his last known location in Cincinnati. That’s the equivalent of driving all the way the heck across Europe from Paris, France to Belarus.