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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

National Center for Missing Adults is in Danger of Closing!

Unbelievable!! One of the BEST resources for Missing Adults is in jeopardy. Kelly Jolkowski, Mother of Missing Jason Jolkowski, President and Founder, Project Jason Voice for the Missing htttp://
Informed us the other day that this was happening.

Here is an excerpt of what she said:

"A Matter of Urgency Updated on 7/15/06 I need to interrupt my ongoing story for a matter of an urgent nature. Yesterday I mailed a letter to the President of the United States. I don't recall ever having done that in my life, or if I did, it's slipped my mind. The point is that I feel this situation requires action from the highest level of government possible.

I will backtrack to yesterday: I came across something today on the internet which was rather alarming. It concerns the continued existence of the National Center for Missing Adults. (NCMA) I knew they had been struggling as of late for several reasons, but I did not know how serious it was until I read these words on a new blog written by Kym Pasquilini, Founder of the NCMA.

Kym's blog:

Kym wrote: Yet, this agency expended and depleted its own funds assisting Hurricane Katrina Victims and is due to close within only weeks. As the only national clearinghouse in the nation we have begged and pleaded for increased funding and reimbursement from the federal government. What happens to families during the next catastrophe? What happens to the thousands Alzheimer'sr's patients or the victims of foul play we have registered here?

Yes, indeed, what would happen? Who would those families turn to in their time of need? "

For Full Text from Kelly click here.

Related links: NCMA Homepage:

Contact information for the Whitehouse:

To make a donation and help save this noble organization click Here.

Won't you help save our only National Resource for Missing Adults?

Teresa Butler is Still Missing.New Reward Information Included

Name: Teresa Lynn Butler Classification: Endangered Missing Adult Date of Birth: 1970-11-26
Date Missing: 2006-01-25
From City/State: Risco, MO
Missing From (Country): USA
Age at Time of Disappearance: 35 Gender: Female
Race: White
Height: 67 inches
Weight: 110 pounds
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Complexion: Light
Identifying Characteristics: Noticeable dimples on face, cesarean section scar.

Circumstances of Disappearance:

Unknown. Teresa was last seen at her residence on County Road 241 just off of Hwy 62 near Risco, MO. Her husband came home at approximately 10:00am from working the night shift to find their two young children home alone. Miscelaneous items were missing from the residence though her vehicle was left behind. A family member last heard from Teresa at 10pm the evening prior. She failed to show up at work the following day. It is very unusual for Teresa to leave her children unattended.

Investigative Agency:
New Madrid County Sheriff's Office
Phone: (573) 748-2516
Investigative Case #: 06-356-003
NCIC #: M-255509144

Reward Information:

A $2,120 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest/conviction of those responsible for her disappearance.

The reward fund was started by Teresa Butler's church, the Risco First Baptist Church. With the hope that others will add to the fund, church members established the reward with the understanding that after three years, if no one is ever arrested/convicted in this case, the money will go into a scholarship fund. Church members hope that if the reward is never collected, Teresa's two sons will be among the scholarship recipients.

The Teresa Butler Reward/Scholarship Fund is set up at the Sun Security Bank in Risco. Donations can be sent to the bank at 121 Front Street, PO Box 16, Risco, Mo., 63874.

A $5,000 reward is offered for information leading to Teresa Butler's safe return.

This reward is offered by the Carole Sund/Carrington Foundation in Modesto, Calif. For more information about the reward or the foundation, go to

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Teresa Butler, please contact New Madrid County Sherriff's Department at (573) 748-2516 or the Missouri State Highway Patrol at (573) 840-9500.

A website has been set up by Teresa's best friend Amy.
It can be found at:

A printable poster for Teresa is available at NCMA.

I hope this helps Amy, fingers crossed.
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