Interviewing family members of murder victims is one of the most difficult aspects of my job. As a journalist, I'm committed to reporting the news - to be the messenger of events, good and bad, in the community. But how can one ask a grieving mother to describe the special qualities of her dead daughter without feeling a tiny tear in one's own heart?
Posted: Saturday, Nov 19, 2005
By SAMANTHA PERRY
Brenda Gail Lambert of Bluewell was reported missing from her residence on July 26, 1992. She was 22 at the time.
Mark Anthony Cook of Bramwell was last seen on Jan. 14, 1993, walking away from Pedro's bar at Airport Square. He was 24 at the time.
"There may be a connection," Darrell Bailey of the Mercer County Sheriff's Department said, "We have evidence that the two were seen together at a time prior to the missing persons report. Read more...
Brenda Gail Lambert
Classification: Endangered Missing Adult
Date of Birth: 1969-12-26
Date Missing: 1992-07-26
From City/State: Bluewell, WV
Missing From (Country): USA
Age at Time of Disappearance: 22
Height: 62 inches
Weight: 110 pounds
Hair Color: Black
Hair (Other): Curly.
Eye Color: Blue
Dark freckles on shoulders, pierced ears, tonsils removed.
Circumstances of Disappearance
Unknown. Brenda was last seen at approximately 9:00pm at her residence in the vicinity of Windmill Hill Rd. in Bluewell, WV. All personal belongings were left behind.
Mercer County Sheriff's Office
Phone: (304) 487-8365
Investigative Case #: 92-2161
NCIC #: M-582675292
I wrote a poem in memory of all missing people and I thought I would share it with you.
No more do we hear your sweet laughter,
Yet we hope to see you smile once more,
You floated away on an unknown breeze
We miss the sparkle of your eyes,
But your memory will always linger,
You vanished in body but you never left us,
You are still in our hearts
And in our thoughts, from
The orchestra of birds to the sleepy night,
Floating away from us on breezes we do not know,
Wherever you are in this vast Earth,
No matter how many rivers you cross,
No matter how many roads you walk on,
Still in our hearts forever
Our beloved, our treasure.
Mark Cook (Brenda's Friend)
Height: 5' 8"
Last seen wearing a white baseball cap, bleached jeans, black T-shirt and a blue jean jacket.
Disappeared: January 14th, 1993
Police believe the two are connected