60 Years Ago Today- Freddie Holmes- Grahamsville, New York

It’s been almost a decade since I have been writing about missing people. According to the FBI statistics, latest statistics, over 88,000 people are missing. I know from my years of writing that the number is deeply flawed. Those are the people reported missing, and trust me, there are at least that many who...

Irondequoit Jane

Irondequoit Jane Doe On July 31, 1988, the complete skeletal remains of a young woman were located behind 130 Bay Knoll Drive in Irondequoit, New York by a young boy playing in the yard. While the cause of death is undetermined, investigators have ruled the death a homicide. She was believed to have died...

The Boy in the Box

The Center for Missing and Exploited Children recently released a new artists drawing of the “Boy in the Box”, also known and “America’s Unknown Child”. I thought this would be a good time to refresh this story. I also thought it would be a good time to remind everyone that the safety of our...

Gone Missing

Gone Missing- I will be giving a talk about missing New Yorkers on April 25  at the Desmond Campus of Adult Enrichment at Mount Saint Mary College at 1 p.m. Cost of the lecture is $15. Find out all about the how people go missing, who looks for them and learn how NOT to...

Gone Missing

Gone Missing- I will be giving a talk about missing New Yorkers on April 25  at the Desmond Campus of Adult Enrichment at Mount Saint Mary College at 1 p.m. Cost of the lecture is $15. Find out all about the how people go missing, who looks for them and learn how NOT to...

Rose Marie Gayhart

  This is a copy of an earlier blog. At this writing, Laurie Travis is in Florida following up on her sister’s disappearance. I will post any updates as they become available. I have a theory that cannot be proven. I believe that for every single missing person there is at least one person...

Joe Helt: Still Missing After 30 years

(This is an updated blog post. The original was written five years ago.) Doing the Right Thing: The Joe Helt Story Joe Helt did what most young people like to do on a wintry Saturday night; get together and have fun with friends. Don’t you remember, as a teenager, having that favorite spot where...

NamUs and the Law (or lack thereof.)

I just finished listening to a webinar given by Todd Matthews. Todd Matthews is the Director of Communications and Case Management for the National Missing and Unidentified Persons Systems at the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center. I just refer to him as the Guardian Angel of the Missing; the title is shorter...

How not to becoming a missing person

The goal this post is to give you advice on how not to becoming a missing person. I certainly don’t want to sound like a know-it-all because I’m not. What I am sharing here is what I have gleaned from my experience of working with the families of the missing. I also don’t want...

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