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Saturday, April 01, 2006

Bringing the Missing to the Forefront of the Public's Mind

Bringing the Missing to the Forefront of the Public's Mind

The other day Tracy Mayo, Nita’s daughter, left a comment here on the blog that has stuck with me. She said it is difficult to keep the missing in the forefront of the publics mind. That’s when I decided to post atleast 5 random people from each decade once a week. As of right now we have 1,871 Missing people listed, 743 Jane/John Doe’s and 52 people pending identification. On the upside we have 1112 people Found/Resolved.

Each of us can help the missing by donating time and nothing more. That is the one thing these people and their families can truly use. So I ask that if any of the people listed below are from your area please click on their Highlighted name to get more Information and print out and put up their posters. Search your memory any tiny piece may be what is needed to complete these puzzles.

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Shayla Savior then 16, Endangered Missing from New Jersey. She has been missing since March 23, 2006 and is in need of medication.

Carlos Demattos then 39, Missing since February 13, 2006 North Carolina. His car was found abandoned Feb. 22, 2006.

Robert Spellman then 27, Missing since April 12,2005 in California. Robert’s family was expecting him to be by that evening of the 13th and when he didn’t show up and didn’t call, the family stopped by his house where things were in disarray which was very uncharacteristic for Robert.

Samuel and Lindsey Porter then 7 & 8,Missing since June 5, 2004 Missouri. The children were abducted by their father ,who then hid them. Law enforcement authorities consider them to be kidnapping victims who are in grave danger.

Hope Danielle Meek then 26 , Missing since Feb. 21, 2002 Oklahoma. Hope was last seen at home then she vanished. All her belongings and money were at the house. She left behind 3 very young children ages 6, 3, and 11 months. No one has heard from her since.


Vicki L. Vukelich then 32, Missing since February 24, 1991 Illinois. A witness saw figures in a car at the Vukelich house on the night of her disappearance and heard a woman's voice screaming, 'Help me, please help me.' The car took off, and Vukelich was reported missing the next day.

D'Wan Sims then 4, Missing since December 11, 1994 Michigan. Sims's mother, Dwanna Harris (who later married and changed her name to Dwanna Jackson), told authorities that her son disappeared while shopping with her at The Wonderland Mall in Livonia, Michigan on December 11, 1994. Harris stated that Sims was walking along the corridor between the Target store and the main area of the shopping mall with her when he suddenly vanished. Sims has never been heard from again.

Tabitha Brewer then 17, Missing since April 27, 1998 Kansas. Tabitha and her boyfriend Nicholas Travis had went out to run a few errands around midnight and disappeared. Authorities initially assumed the couple ran away together, but soon discovered foul play was likely involved in their disappearances. Their suspicions were confirmed when both Travis and Brewer's charred identification and Brewer's purse, with her jewelry and pictures of her family inside, were discovered in a dumpster on the corner of 55th Street and Paseo Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri approximately three days after they vanished. There were no other signs of Brewer or Travis at the scene. Travis's body was discovered in September 1999 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Peter J. Kema then 6, Missing since September 11, 1997 Hawaii. His father, Peter Kema Sr. told Big Island police he gave his son away in August 1997 to "Auntie Rose Makuakane," a friend of the family, whose existence police have been unable to confirm. Peter Sr.'s relatives said that they never heard of Makuakane prior to 1997. Peter's 5-year-old sister stated that she saw her brother "dead" in her parents' house. She later recanted that story. Also, it is now believed that Peter never left Hilo; he was initially reported missing from Honolulu. His siblings have reported, in great detail, the extreme abuse Peter suffered at the hands of his parents.

Jennifer and Ashley Conroy then 15 and 7 months old, Missing since December 14, 1993 Missouri. Jennifer and Ashley left their home with a male companion for a short visit and never returned.


Virginia, Reagan & Richard Uden then 32,10 and 11,Missing since September 12, 1980 Wyoming. They were last seen leaving Virginia's mother's residence in Riverton, Wyoming at approximately 1:30 p.m. and driving the family's station wagon to meet the boys' adoptive father. They never arrived at their destination and have never been seen again.

Scott Kleeschulte then 9, Missing since June 8, 1988 Missouri. He was last seen walking down Ken Drive towards West Adams at the time. A heavy thunderstorm affected the St. Charles area on the day of Kleeschulte's disappearance. A witness told authorities that Kleeschulte had been seen walking before the storm hit the neighborhood and afterwards. He has never been heard from again.

Equilla Lynn Hodrick then 8, Missing since August 12, 1985 New York. Equilla was last seen chasing after an ice cream truck in the Bronx. Hodrick's cousin told her mother that she saw Hodrick playing video games in an arcade on the corner later in the evening. Her mother became concerned when Hodrick did not return home and summoned authorities. Hodrick was never seen again.

Michelle Reidenbach then 16, Missing since September 22, 1981 Pennsylvania. She was last seen at her job after school. Michelle left her job to go to the store located a half block away and never returned. She has not been seen or heard from since.


David Joseph Miera then 2, Missing since January 10, 1970 New Mexico. According to reports David did not wander off on his own, and may have disappeared with a couple living in a bus, while his mother was hospitalized January 10, 1970 through January 11, 1970.

Catherine Lynne Sjoberg then 16, Missing since June 5, 1974 Wisconsin. Sjoberg was last seen leaving her high school prom during the early morning hours of June 5, 1974. She has not been seen or heard from since.

Anthony Allen then 16, Missing since October 1, 1978 Arkansas. He left his mother's Fort Smith, Arkansas home to go live with friends in Cedarville, Arkansas. Then about three months later Allen and a friend went to the friend's uncle's home in Hartshorne or McAlester, Oklahoma. Police were later unable to confirm that Allen had ever been in Oklahoma, however. He may have traveled back to Fort Smith again sometime afterwards. He has never been heard from again. His loved ones have not heard from him since 1978.

Katherine & Sheila Lyon then 10 and 12, Missing since March 25, 1975 Maryland. The children left their home by themselves to walk to Wheaton Plaza Shopping Center. A friend stated that the girls were walking westward down Drumm Avenue near Devon Street between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. This would have been one of the most direct routes to their home on Plyers Mill Road from the mall and was the final confirmed sighting of the sisters. Their mother had instructed Sheila and Katherine to return to the residence by 4:00 p.m. When they did not arrive by 7:00 p.m. authorities were summoned and an extensive search was conducted. No evidence of the Lyon sisters' whereabouts could be located.


Ann Marie Burr then 8, Missing since August 13, 1961 Washington. Burr's mother got up at 5:30 a.m. The front door had been locked and chained the evening before, but Burr's mother found it open. A small living room window which had been closed the night before was also open, and a bench underneath the window had been overturned. Footprints were found outside the house, but they had been distorted by rainy weather and no one could tell if they were from a man, a woman or a child. There was no sign of Burr anywhere and no sign of a struggle in her bedroom. Her sister and her two brothers who slept in the basement had not been disturbed, and the family dog had not barked. Burr's disappearance was treated as an abduction from the beginning. Authorities theorized that she was possibly taken by someone she knew. They investigated convicted sex offenders living in the neighborhood, but could link no one to her disappearance.

Todd Eugene Collett then 3, Missing since January 23, 1964 California. Collett was last seen at a construction site or vacant building in Santa Barbara County, California on January 23, 1964. He was wearing a sports shirt, brown corduroy pants and black loafers at the time of his disappearance. Collett has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case. Authorities believe Collett may have been abducted by a non-family member.

George Barksdale then 4, Missing since April 21, 1969 Maryland. Barksdale was last seen outside of a church in west Baltimore, Maryland on April 21, 1969. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in Barksdale's disappearance. His case was reopened in 2005.


Steven Craig Damman then 2, Missing since October 31, 1955 New York. Damman was last seen at a supermarket in East Meadow, Long Island, New York on October 31, 1955. The establishment was a block and a half from his home; he had gone there with his mother and baby sister. Damman's mother left him and his sister, who was in a carriage, outside the supermarket for a few minutes while she shopped. When she came out, both children were gone. Damman's sister was recovered still inside her carriage a few blocks away but Damman has never been heard from again.


Ricky Jean Bryantthen 4, Missing since December 19, 1949 Wisconsin. A fire broke out at her house and she was standing in the yard watching the flames being extinguished. By the time the fire was put out, Bryant had disappeared from the yard. She has never been heard from again. Few details are available in her case.

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