For the past two or three days I’ve been on a reading binge and haven’t touched my computer at all. I finally met my Reading Challenge for 2011, which was to read 365 books — one for every day. The 365th book, in case you’re wondering, was Terry Jones’s Medieval Lives. It was just as good as the TV series.
And, in my absence, Shannan Gilbert has been officially identified to no one’s surprise, and the NCMEC says Ima Sanders, a 13-year-old girl missing from Warner Robins, Georgia since 1974, has been found deceased. I could find no details.
According to MSNBC and a zillion other news outlets, the body of a woman presumed to be Shannan Maria Gilbert was found in a marsh on Long Island, only a quarter-mile from where they found some of her stuff last week.
It was Shannan’s disappearance that lead the police to find the bodies of ten other people, probably the victims of an unknown serial killer, during the search for her. But foul play is not, thus far, suspected in Shannan’s death. She ran out of a guy’s house in a panic in the middle of the night, and they think she probably got lost, got stuck in the marsh and drowned. Not a nice way to die, but preferable to being murdered.
Shannan was 23 years old.