Have You Seen Me?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

What Happened To Damien Nettles???

I came across this video of Damien Nettles by following up on a Myspace comment, written by Joe Chisholm.

Anyone With New Facts Or Information
Relating To The Disappearance Of
Damien Nettles Can Call
Hampshire Constabulary On 101(Mention Operation Ridgewood)
Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

I was thinking of the tragedy of this case just recently. Anniversaries are excruciating and it is small comfort to families that others know what they are experiencing right now. My family doesn’t know the words either, that would help assuage ambiguous grief but we understand...

Damien Nettles was last seen in the Cowes area of the Isle of Wight on November 2nd, 1996.
Damien was 16 years old when he was last seen. He was described as 6'3 tall, slim build with brown hair shaved at the back and brown eyes.
He was wearing dark fleece jacket and dark blue jeans and black boots. The above photographs show him aged 16 years old and also age progressed to how he may look in his 20's.

There is a more recent article, linked below, extensively covering Damien's disappearance
Damien Nettles: The boy who disappeared
Damien Nettles Homepage
Missing! Damien Nettles (Myspace)

Picture: Missing Damien Nettles Home Page
Updated March 19, 2018

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Help Find The Missing Act
H.R. 3695 (Billy's Law)

TO IMPLEMENT H.R. 3695, THE HELP FIND THE MISSING ACT INTO BILLY'S LAW, Simply Cut/Paste the Following Letter and send out to your Federal Congressperson:
"10 Seconds" to accomplish Steps:
Simply remove the X's and replace with your information.
Next click on Write Your Representative
(This service will assist you by identifying your Congressperson in the U.S. House of Representatives and providing contact information.)

October XX, 2009

TO: Congressmen XXXX

FROM: Name – Address – City/St/zip

RE: H.R. 3695, The Help Find the Missing Act (Billy's Law)

Dear Congressmen XXXXX:

Thank you, in advance for reviewing my letter and the information below. As a Representative of our district, I am hoping that you will support H.R. 3695. This is very important to me and as a member of our community I believe this is important to all, and hopefully to you as well.

It is no longer a rare occasion in which one may become a missing statistic, rather it happens more often than we would like. The growing number of citizens with Alzheimer's and other cognitive disabilities also has shown a tremendous increase in missing loved ones, which also includes those with other cognitive disorders such as autism.

Your support, and those of your colleagues, are desperately needed. We feel if we do not gain support the bill will just die off. This bill is very necessary. We only want to have the gaps closed that will enable families of missing to have one source to be able to search for their loved ones.

Some recent published examples are:

* 200 unidentified bodies,in Florida, right now from 60's and 70's lying in wait in county morgues, unidentified. Orlando Sentinel

* In Los Angeles, there are 4815 unclaimed.
Los Angeles County Department of Coroner

Every year tens of thousands of Americans go missing, never to be seen by their loved ones again. Additionally, there are also an estimated 40,000 sets of unidentified human remains that are being held or disposed of across the country. Sadly, because of gaps in the nation’s missing persons systems, missing persons and unidentified remains are rarely matched. The Help Find the Missing Act (Billy’s Law) is an effort to fix these gaps. We want to help families to have the resources so that we can lessen the burden on the system as well as bringing loved ones home for a proper burial.

Please review the below and help by supporting H.R. 3695

Filling in the Gaps of the Nation’s Missing Persons Systems

Endorsed By: Connecticut Department of Public Safety, National Forensic Science Technology Center, National Center for Forensic Science, Doe Missing Persons Network, Center for Hope, Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons, Inc.

Sponsored by Representatives Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Ted Poe (R-TX)

This legislation is named after Billy Smolinski of Waterbury, Connecticut who went missing on August 24, 2004 at the age of 31. Billy’s family knows all-too-well the systemic challenges in trying to find the missing. They quickly learned that while federal law mandates law enforcement report missing children, there are no such requirements for adults – or unidentified bodies. Compounding this problem is the fact that local law enforcement agencies, medical examiners, and coroners, often don’t have the resources or training to voluntarily report these cases. Finally, even when missing adults and remains are reported, the wide-range of unconnected federal, state, local, and non-profit databases to help match the missing with unidentified bodies, makes finding a match an often insurmountable challenge.

Billy’s Law builds upon recent efforts to address these issues by:

* Authorizing, and therefore helping to ensure funding for, the National Missing Persons and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs), which was created in July 2007 by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide a missing persons/unidentified database that the public could access and contribute;

* Connecting NamUs with the FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC) in order to create more comprehensive missing persons and unidentified remains databases and streamlining the reporting process for local law enforcement;

* Creating an incentive grants program to help states, local law enforcement and medical examiners/coroners report missing persons and unidentified remains to NCIC, NamUs, and the National DNA Index System (NDIS);

* Calling on the DOJ to issue guidelines and best practices on handling missing persons and unidentified remains cases in order to empower law enforcement, medical examiners and coroners to help find the missing.

In closing, I thank you again for your review and hopeful support. Should you have any questions or needs, I am sure that Representative Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Ted Poe (R-TX) would be honored to respond to your inquiries.





XXPhone Number

Peace4 the Missing

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Please don't allow Them to remain
The Forgotten

The Forgotten Network gathers in coffee shops and living rooms to discuss leads, clues and tips, each bringing their own motivations and skills to the table, each driven by a deep sense of purpose. Donovan is a former detective who left the force after the disappearance of his own young daughter. Through the use of his investigative skills, he can help piece together each victim's story: retracing their footsteps and unearthing why they died by learning how they lived. Working against the clock to give each victim a name before being buried a John or Jane Doe, these amateur detectives are in it to bring closure... and win justice. ABC's, "The Forgotten."

To ABC, Bonanza Productions, Jerry Bruckheimer Television, and Warner Bros. Television:

We, the undersigned, greatly enjoy watching the new the forgotten TV show on the ABC network. It is a gripping drama that keeps us on the edge of our seats. It’s a great medical show with lots of action, interesting stories, and interesting characters.

Please find a way to keep the forgotten on the air. We are devoted viewers who will continue to watch the program, encourage others to do the same, and will support the series’ advertisers as well. Please keep it going, either on ABC or, if necessary, on another channel.
The forgotten: Petition to Continue the ABC TV Series

Over the last few years, I have connected with many other people who are unfortunate enough to know what it's like to have a loved one gone missing.
Even though the stories of how a loved one went missing are different, the emotions of anguish, frustration, and pain are replicated throughout the 'left-behind' community.
Yet, instead of allowing this pain and frustration to consume their lives, many people are forming an alliance on sites such as Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter.
People from all walks of life are banding together to form a network, and just like the amateur detectives on The Forgotten, many have been bringing their own motivations and skills to the table.


Jan Smolinski-Billy's mother, has spent thousands of hours leading an effort to alter the way law enforcement officers respond to the report of a missing adult. She and her husband, Bill, successfully shepherded a bill through the state legislature last year, but at the last second the bill was watered down by the Police Officers Standard and Training Council that made the recommendations voluntary.

The Smolinski's, with help from their state representative in Cheshire, Vicki Nardello, are attempting to make the changes mandatory in this legislative cycle. In addition, Janice Smolinski has been prodding Senator Joe Lieberman and Congressman Chris Murphy to sponsor a bill in Congress that mandates medical examiners across the country to take samples from unidentified remains and upload the information into NAMUS, a national data bank trying to link 160,000 missing people in the United States to the 60,000 unidentified dead being stored around the country.

Janice Smolinski has become a national spokesperson for NAMUS and was a speaker at conferences in Texas, Colorado and Maryland in 2008 that targeted law enforcement and medical examiners. The Cool Justice Report

Missing Pieces
Todd's calling to be a voice for missing and unidentified persons began when he solved the identity of the "Tent Girl" case, Barbara Hackman-Taylor, after a ten-year journey that ended in 1998. (Associated Content Community)

Project Jason

Before June 13th, 2001, we were just an ordinary family living a peaceful, happy existence. My husband, Jim, and I worked outside the home, spent time with our two wonderful sons, attended Mass every Sunday, and enjoyed the company of family and friends. On that fateful Wednesday, our lives changed forever. Our family unit was brutally ripped apart when our oldest son, Jason, then age 19, disappeared without a trace from our driveway.
Project Jason Mission Statement:
Our mission as a non profit organization is to create and increase public awareness of missing people through a variety of outreach and educational activities. Project Jason seeks to bring hope and assistance to families of the missing by providing resources and support

In 1994, Mrs. Caison founded the non-profit CUE Center for Missing Persons, which is focused on finding the missing, advocating for their causes, and supporting their families.

Offering a wide range of free services, CUE has since helped more than 8,700 families in what is often the most confusing and desperate times of their lives. In addition to providing services for the missing and their families, CUE offers college internships and youth mentoring programs.

CUE is entirely donation funded and staffed by volunteers, including Mrs. Caison, who takes no salary from the organization.

The GINA for Missing Persons FOUNDation’s mission is to educate the public by utilizing entertainment to create awareness and media attention for missing persons world-wide. GINA was created in honor of musician Gina Bos, who disappeared from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 17, 2000 after a performance. Her case remains unsolved. 411Gina.org
 Squeaky Wheel Tour® is a grass roots effort to gain attention for hundreds of missing children and adults whose disappearances do not have the scandal, intrigue, or national appeal to garner the attention of the public.

 This is an amazing opportunity that we have right here and right now to gain public attention for the missing, which will in turn create momentum and hope for us all.

The Squeaky Wheel starts here. . .with me, with you...we have the power to make a difference both individually and collectively. We are the families of the missing, the artists and communities who care about the missing, the non-for-profit organizations dedicated to the missing, and the media who sees that attention is needed to bring someone home.

Even people, who've never experienced the anguish of a loved one gone missing, have shown a genuine compassion! I don't think I've met a group of people as willing to learn and understand the confusions and pain of the 'left-behind' community searching for their missing loved one as Peace 4 the Missing - created by Maggie's Rose, writes:
Can We Bring Peace?
No, we can't...In my humble opinion and own life experience, only God can do that. And sometimes, even HIS peace is not one we are capable of truly comprehending nor accepting in this life on earth.
So, why are we here then, at Peace 4 the Missing? Why do we and why should we care? Because, even if, God willing, we are "only" somehow able to bring about even one mere drop, the tiniest of sprinkle of a peaceful, even momentarily peaceful feeling to those forced to endure the anguishing pain of the missing, then it is worth it.

A second member of Peace 4 the Missing that deserves a round of applause is Delilah, who says: Not long ago Maggiesrose and I started talking about building a place where families of missing persons could come and do what they needed to do to make their life a little bit more comforting despite the pain and sorrow they have endured. We talked and talked about what to offer and just how to do it and finally came up with the premise that if we build it, they will come. LostFaces of the Missing

The above mentioned are only a few of those, whose hard work and dedication for the missing and the families that have been left-behind, can never be over-appreciated. I cannot possibly list all organizations who have used their skills in one way or another, to 'Help Bring Them Home.' Thank you for your time and effort, and for your sincere dedication to keep our missing from becoming The Forgotten.

Where is William (Billy) Smolinski?
Missing Pieces
411 Gina - Squeaky Wheel Tour

Updated March 19, 2018
Even though some people and organizations listed above are "quiet" now, I could not just delete their unselfish, emotionally-draining, and time-consuming efforts. What I could -and did- do, is remove the broken links.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Sigourney Chisholm
Update: Sigourney Located

 Joe Chisholm has been told that the daughter he has not seen since May 13, 1993, wants to contact him. Counsellors with the Canadian Centre for Child Protection told Chisholm that his daughter, Sigourney Teresa Chisholm, who grew up in Victoria under the assumed identity of Thea Whelan, is doing OK, but is still in shock... Father awaits word from Thea

Happy birthday to you,
happy birthday to you,
happy birthday dear Sigourney.
Happy birthday to you.
Written by: Joe Chisholm (Dad)Today is Sigi's Birthday
 "If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

September 20th, Sigourney is 18 years of age today – 6.574 days old. Sigourney may not know her real name, her real birthday or the truth about her life, but it’s a fact – today is her birthday. I can remember that day so vividly - September 20, 1991. What a year: The USA unleashes unreasonable force against a former brother-in-arms Saddam Hussein and the people of Iraq. Theodor Seuss Geisel – Dr. Seuss dies. “Dances with Wolves” is the Picture of the Year and The Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the North Stars to win the Stanley Cup.

And Sigourney Teresa Chisholm was born at home with her elated parents, mother – Patricia O’Byrne and yours truly, proud dad, Joe Chisholm in the company of Linda Moscovitch our mid-wife and her assistant (sorry, can’t remember her name) and our dear friend Teresa Whelan – who Sigourney was named after. Oh, and 51 Division of Metro Toronto Police stopped by for a quick peek. Seems we forgot to inform the other tenants of 30 Elm Avenue that Apartment 201 would be giving birth that day and Patricia’s screaming prompted a call to Toronto’s finest.

Patricia and I had our difficulties as a couple leading up to Sigourney’s birth but all our differences where on hold as we were both so hopeful and excited about the impending birth of our child. That day was a day of great hope and joy. Jesse, my son was 2 ½ years old at the time. I didn’t have even one Email to check that day – not many of us knew what that was, but you could send a letter anywhere in Canada for less than $0.30.

There was a transit strike in Toronto at the time and I was at a seminar downtown earlier that afternoon when Patricia’s water broke. My pager went off (yes - we had pagers back then) and I wondered who had that annoying thing turned on and why don't they turn it off? Then I realized it was me and my heart pounded so much it almost leapt from my chest. I knew Sigourney was coming. Patricia was at home and the midwife and Teresa would be there soon. I ran out of the King Edward Hotel and into a cab and blurted out my address. We were in bumper to bumper traffic and the cabbie was quite talkative - about what I have no idea because all I could think about is how I wanted to be home. Having seen a light in front of us turn green, yellow, red three times before we got to the intersection, I tossed the cabbie some money and said, “Don’t worry about it – I will run home,” and in my suit with my brief case, I started striding northbound between lines of nearly parked cars. I got home, huffing and puffing in my sweaty suit and Patricia was quite calm. I got changed, got ready and we timed contractions while waiting for the others to arrive.

Several hours later we celebrated Sigourney’s birth day.

For 5966 of those days, Sigourney has been missing, Patricia has been wanted by the law and I have been searching. Sigourney and I were only in each other’s lives (technically) for just over 600 of the first days of her life. But every day for 6574 days I have woken up each morning a father of two – my beloved Jesse whom I took a generous number of opportunities to say, “Guess What! I love being your dad!” + Sigourney who I have spent at least some of every one of over 5,900 days, searching and working towards a resolution of this conflict. I never feel that I have done enough.

Many of those days have been seemingly overwhelming as the ravages of sadness, sleep disorder, anger or anguish highjack my day, say to me, “turn off the phone, cancel your appointments – today you are my bitch.” Even looking at those words I just typed – ravage, anguish – it seems so melodramatic but if you have witnessed any mother or father in my shoes, or you are one yourself, you know those words don’t even do the levels of despair literary justice. Like living in a hurricane belt, you don’t look forward to it – nor do you resist it, you just bear down and remember you lived through the last one and the one before that.

And when others say to me, “You are so courageous,” I appreciate the kindness of what they say, but it doesn’t seem to be the right word either. I just do what any functionally bonded parent would do. It’s not bravery and it’s not noble and it’s not even integrity, it’s an unyielding compulsion to fulfill a promise you made to your child to prepare and protect them in life. A friend who knew Patricia and knows me said, “Oh my God, this has been your life’s work.” That’s how it turned out, in a way. It’s been like having the duty of a second job (a job you pay to work at) in very many ways. I can count the number of holidays I have found time for on one hand and the holidays that haven’t been Sigourney seeking or devoted to quality time with Jesse on one finger.

Still, I find time for things that I love that don’t take me too far from the phone. I love sports and I love music. Especially, seeing IndieCan through its infancy and helping young, deserving artists – this has been quite healing. It’s like I am helping other people’s children – the songs, in the absence of one of my own children. I am reminded often by well meaning friends that no child wants the pressure of being told “I sacrificed my whole life for you!” no matter what the circumstances. So, when I am not searching, I am making the best of life – some days much better than others.

At the time of writing we are only 1 ½ hours into Sigourney’s birthday and I don’t feel too bad - considering. This is a day of great symbolism for me as Sigourney transitions from child to young adult. I am faced with accepting defeat in my declaration to prepare and protect Sigourney throughout her childhood, come what may. The war Patricia declared on my fatherhood ends in success for her and failure for me. The day was never saved by the forces of good, despite noble efforts. Even in the eleventh hour, no one came to my families rescue. Patricia never saw fit to do what most would agree to be the right thing. As the Toronto International Film Festival leaves town today, there will be no Hollywood ending for the Sigourney story.

You might disagree with my conclusions as you read but check the score-board (Men love sports analogies). What is more pathetic than someone who can’t take a loss? We all know some sorry-ass person like this. Life is full of gambles; some of them just don’t go the way you wish.

Nothing really changes for me today – I am still looking and my arms will always be open wide to invite Sigourney into the life of her patriarchal family that she has been deprived of to date. The slight adjustment in my approach is that I am no longer appealing to her mother, Patricia. Sigourney is an adult and she can make her own choices.

Not that I wouldn’t talk to Patricia right now. Without knowing the present circumstances, it is likely that transitioning Sigourney back to the reality of her life would still be better with Patricia on board. But now it’s not necessary to appeal to Patricia. That’s the only small difference in my on-going search.

Now, about the quote at the top: Pardon the patriarchy of the wording. It was a century ago and I expect Longfellow would be more inclusive in his words today. This was a poet and an educator. A sensitive man who knows much suffering in his life, Longfellow came to the aid of his beloved wife who had accidentally set herself in flames. She would die a few days later from the burns and he would wear a beard the rest of his life to cover the burns he suffered in the rescue attempt.

Again, “If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.” Many years before, Confuses said, “To understand completely is to forgive completely.” I have been collecting quotes for a writing project lately and it has been enlightening. Longfellow, especially, because of his suffering in life, his words speak to me.

I have more actual dreams of meeting Patricia than I do of meeting Sigourney. Maybe it’s because I know what Patricia looks like. Maybe the theme of the dream will answer why. Always I am walking with her and I am struggling how to ask the question that will answer “Why did you do it?” And it’s not the excuse I am looking for and not the twisted fantasy of how she has God on her side or how, like the movie, “Minority Report” she imagines that she was saving our daughter from some future evil that I would inflict upon her. I want the truth, the root-cause. I want the damage report so that I can understand and so I can forgive. I loved Patricia. I don’t want to see her as a narcissistic sociopath. She is the woman I procreated with and the blood of my daughter.

Patricia’s brothers are still hostile to this day when my name comes up. Many other family members of Patricia’s are sympathetic to my families cause, but hands-off. So many – and I know some of you twisted fucks are reading this – know in their hearts that that they have conspired with Patricia and some of them feel ambivalent at very least. Patricia did not act alone. She was encouraged. She was enabled. Many more said nothing when speaking up would have been the right thing to do. I want to understand them all and the shit in their life that can allow them to be party to something so grotesque. When I try to think of the depth of damage it takes for each person who has taken her side - how can they be predisposed to the twisted stories that she tells without doubt or sober second thought? I cannot grasp it, but I want to and I have the small comfort from the wisdom of the ages that one day the facts will be known, and from them, healing can begin.

But for now, thanks for reading and for today, if we could all devote some well-wishes to Sigourney on her 18th birthday, I would be grateful.

A personal note: I didn't have the heart to delete this birthday wish. Should family find this and want it removed, PLEASE contact me via the comment section or email, which is listed below.
Updated March 20, 2018

Friday, September 18, 2009

On to Brazil... A Dads fight to find his daughter
Update: Emily Machado Located

FINALLY, Emily has been added to NCMEC.
Missing: Mar 27, 2008
Missing From: BERWYN, IL.

may be in the company of her non-custodial mother. They may still be in the local area or they may travel out of state. Emily is Biracial. She is Hispanic and White. Emily's ears are pierced. Her nickname is Emma.

I have talked with Michael a few times. I KNOW he has been going through a rough time, fighting to get Emily entered into NCMEC. This Dad has hit too many brick walls for the last 6 months, and could use your support. So, even if you don't know of Emily's whereabouts, please stop by his Myspace profile, or Emily Machado Missing on Facebook, and show your support.

You can find more information about Emily on Find Emily Machado

I also posted on Current, trying to get Emily's information out there.
"What if the police and NCMEC took 6 months to report YOUR child missing?"

The above information about Emily was originally posted on October 1, 2008.
A year and 1/2 later, Emily is still missing!

Dana Kozlov

It began as a one-man crusade to get his kidnapped daughter back.
CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports the crusade is about to go global.
Former Berwyn resident Michael Sanchez is ready to fly to South America to find his daughter Emily himself.

He knows she's there and has been since she was kidnapped by her mother more than a year ago. He hasn't seen or talked to her since.

You may be surprised to learn that Sanchez isn't even remotely alone.
Man To Search For Missing Daughter In Brazil

"You may be surprised to learn that Sanchez isn't even remotely alone"
This statement continues to bounce around in my head. I am hardly surprised. Parental abduction is something I post about quite frequently. A simple google search, on parental abductions, will reveal many left-behind-parents reaching out for help... through online groups, forums, and blogs, across the globe!

Updated March 20, 2018

Friday, August 14, 2009

Dad Fights To Get His Son Back
Liam McCarty

Update-ish: The international custody case of Michael McCarty fighting for his son is briefly mentioned in yet another international custody nightmare.
Fox News-Published February 19, 2013
By Perry Chiaramonte

New York City photographer Michael McCarty has fought since 2007 for custody of his son Liam, after his ex-wife took the boy to her native Italy. Despite Liam's mother, Manuela Antonelli, being declared unfit to care for her child and McCarty having been given full legal custody, child services officials in Italy have refused to give McCarty his son back... Supreme Court says Army dad must be heard in custody battle for daughter
On March 05, 2007 5 year-old Liam Gabriele McCarty, a United States citizen, was kidnapped from his home in Manhattan and taken to Rome, Italy where he has been languishing in an Italian orphanage.

This appalling abduction was aided and facilitated by the Italian consulate in direct violation of explicit court orders that Liam not be removed from the United States. The kidnapper whom the consulate assisted is Manuela Antonelli, a psychologically disturbed international fugitive currently sought by Interpol, and on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. She is also Liam’s mother.
Save Liam.Org

Liam McCarty
DOB:Jul 22, 2001
Missing:Mar 6, 2007
Missing From:NEW YORK NY

After about an hour of trying to find new information on this case, I have come to the conclusion that instead of more updates, what I should offer - to everyone involved, is prayers. Updated March 20, 2018

Monday, August 10, 2009

Abducted child's father faces prison
for peaceful protest

Clipped from -Family-Rights-Examiner
August 9, 6:34 AM

Donald Tenn, the Sacramento father who traveled to Washington DC recently for a rally to confront President Obama on his "fathers need to step up" comments, will be in a Columbus, Ohio courtroom Monday morning on charges related to his 4 day protest on a 175' construction crane last year.
I don't know how they're getting away with this. The judges are breaking the law. They don't care. I'm a good and loving daddy. I don't deserve this. Madison doesn't deserve this.
I hear the same story from fathers in every state. I've traveled the country and have seen it myself. I challenge anyone to sit in any family courtroom, in any city, in any state, for one hour on any day of the week. They will see that the war on fathers is real.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Lilly Aramburo - Still Missing

UPDATE: March 22, 2018

This June will make FIVE
Since Family and friends knew the whereabouts of Lucely "Lily" Aramburo
Printable Poster

UPDATE: April 4, 2011

Lily Aramburo Missing: Homicide bureau takes over case of missing Fla. mom
By:Camille Mann
According to the Miami Herald, the homicide bureau has now stepped in to take over the investigation after the Miami-Dade's missing persons unit has spent more than two years on the case.
Read more

UPDATE: September 23, 2009

It's been over 2 years, and the question, Where is 'Lucely "Lily" Aramburo?' remains unanswered.

Lily's case remains unsolved but our resolve to find her is unwavering. We remain strong, focused and working very hard to find answers. Help Find Lily Aramburo

Lucely "Lily" Aramburo
Missing From: Miami, Florida
Date Missing: June 2, 2007
Date of Birth: November 16, 1983
Age: 24
Sex: Female
Height: 4'11
Weight: 100 Pounds
Build: Medium
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Long-Straight-Dark Brown
Race: Hispanic Complexion: Olive
Clothing: pajamas? (Not confirmed)
Large violin curves tattoo on lower back
Scar on left hand

First Post for Lily

Billboard Banner Picture: 

Justice In Miami
Printable Poster Picture
Miami Dade Florida Keys Crime Stoppers

Updated March 22, 2018

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

St. Louis Jane Doe

By Chad Garrison
Published on December 01, 2004
Most of what is known of Jane Doe came within days of her discovery. She was likely between the ages of eight and eleven. She was big for her age, around four-foot-ten. Without the head, she measured just over four feet. She had been raped and then strangled. Based on the lack of blood at the crime scene, police believe she was dumped in the basement after her beheading. Mold growing from the wound on her neck indicated she was there for several days before the two men found her.

Little else is known about the girl who has become the most notorious cold case in the nearly 200-year history of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

ST. Louis Jane Doe deserves a name!
She deserves a proper marker!

The body went unclaimed on a slab in the city morgue for more than a week before it was given the name Jane Doe. For nine months she lay frozen. Finally, on a glum, rainy day in December 1983, she was buried in a pauper's grave in an historic black graveyard in north St. Louis county. At the funeral were a few homicide detectives, the chief medical examiner, and a half-dozen news reporters. Four muddy gravediggers served as pallbearers.

DOB: Jan 1, 1972
Found: Feb 28, 1983
Sex: Female
Race: Black
Hair: Unknown
Eyes: Unknown
Height: 4'10" (147 cm)
Weight: 70 lbs (32 kg)
Found: ST. LOUIS, MO.

On February 28, 1983, the headless remains of an African American female were discovered by the St. Louis Police Department. The body had no scars, deformities or irregularities. There was no specific features that would give clues as to her identity. She was approximately between 8 and 11 years of age, so her estimated year of birth would be 1972-75. Her estimated height is 4'10" and her estimated weight is 70 lbs. Her eye and hair color couldn't be determined. She was wearing the sweater pictured at right. The "DOB" and "Age Now" fields are approximations.

St. Louis Police Department (Missouri)Det. Carroll 1-314-444-5371

The Case that Haunts

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A 10+ year search

10 + years!
It's been a long haul in the search for my 2 sons.
Here is an edited copy of something I wrote on a discussion board...

Q: What happens when an abducted child ages up and becomes and adult? Do they return to the other parent? Are they notified that the other parent has been searching for them? Do they even know they have another parent or other family?

A: Post #2 BJ
The answer is as individual as the children involved

My Post
Great questions, with a good answer! I cannot speak for all circumstances or for all children...only from my own experience over the last 10 years.

First, I would like to give a major shout out to certain members of
Peace 4 the Missing

(you KNOW who you are!)

Even though I am not comfortable talking about some things at this time...due to circumstances, there are members at Peace 4 the Missing that had been very instrumental in helping with my search! Thank You!!!

Q: Do they return to the other parent?
A: I ASSUMED that all kids these days, including mine, will eventually google their own name (which would lead them to the various sites, posts, and messages I've written them over the years...WRONG!
(Due to current custody laws, my sons were never listed as missing by any organization...they were only missing to me! I call it 'legally kidnapped')

My oldest son

now admits that he hadn't realized that I considered him missing, and that he never considered googling his own name, because he didn't think anything would be there. He was quite surprised when I sent him links of the sites where I had info, and even more surprised at seeing his picture beside the word missing, everywhere.

My younger son

was 'cut off' from the outside world as much as a vengeful, alienating, family member could accomplish. His use of a computer was quite limited, and extremely monitored. He is almost 18 and just now learning about things such as myspace.
So if you are a parent in search, please do not make the mistake that I did. Do not assume your child will google their own name, frequent the popular 'kids sites' and find their own name on the internet.

It has been within the last few months that I have had the chance to 'compare notes' with my sons....
My oldest was 9 the last I had seen him. (Now almost 20)
His memory is quite vivid!
(scary, actually...lol. He accurately describes things that I have almost forgotten...such as where various furniture was located throughout our house, books that I had read to him as a child, and the various junker cars I had owned
My younger son was age 7 the last I had seen him. (Now almost 18)
He was told many lies over the years...he was told things such as:
They 'heard' that I was dead, and that I didn't want or love him. Apparently, whenever he recalled a memory that involved his previous life with me, he was told that these were 'made up/false' memories. He was basically brainwashed.
In the words of my older son...'he was not allowed to think'

The reunification process has been an interesting blessing.

I suppose that since my older son and I are alike in many ways, we are slower and more cautious at finding a 'comfortable zone' with each other. Neither of us are a chatter box...which leaves room for silence at times. We are both quite stubborn, and we are both a wise-a$$
Even though he would refer to me as mom, when talking with someone else:
(Such as 'I'm talking to my mom')
It took awhile before he actually called me mom, in direct reference:

(Such as 'hey mom...when will you come visit again?')
I have no problems with his 'reservations' and do not take offense, as I know it's been a long haul for all involved.

This is not so with the younger...within an hour or 2, I heard 'Hey mom!' every few minutes! He had always been the chatterbox of our family. He didn't even hold much reservation in talking problems about *ahem* guy issues...
things that, considering the circumstances, made me blush a bit!

My youngest (3rd) son has learned much about missing children/persons & his young life has been forever touched by my search for the 2 brothers he didn't even know. It was a joyous occasion when he finally got to meet his big brothers!

Both older sons live a few hundred miles away, and even though we seem to be doing well with the 'reunification process,' for now they both prefer to remain in the state that they currently reside in. We do, however, keep in contact via skype/webcam, email, and phone.
None of us are good at mailing snail-mail letters.

Both boys attended a small family reunion recently.
(The reunion went well, btw)
This reunification will be a work in progress for all involved, but all in all, it is going well.

Do they even know they have another parent or other family?

When I asked my oldest son if he REALLY believed that I had abandoned them...and didn't want them anymore, his response was that he did what he had to, to survive. *emotionally/mentally*
In other words, he had to pretend to believe that. Yet deep inside, he knew that something was amiss!

Again, my younger son was the 'target child'
He was led to believe that the abusive family member was the only person who 'cared' for and loved him. As suspected, he was taught to fear me...only the abusive abductor did not count on him standing up to her when he was older... she did not count on me finally getting a message to him. Nor did she count on his teenage curiosity. She did not expect my older son to get in contact, and let the younger one know that I am an ok mom. She did not count on the love we had for each other being stronger than his fear of her abuse. I thank God that this alienator cannot count!

Thank you to all who has taken the time to 'listen' and encourage me, when I was down...
I'm not sure I could have done this for 10 years, without the support I had found in small online communities such as Peace 4 the Missing!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Help Preserve Parental Rights

Rep. Hoekstra Discusses Parental Rights

Parents have the responsibility, and should have the freedom, to care for, love and nurture their children. In America, parents and not the government should determine how their children are raised and how they should be educated.

Now is the time to empower parents and not policymakers. Help preserve parents' rights both now and for future generations!
Parents' Rights

Parents’ Rights Constitutional Amendment

Section 1The liberty of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children is a fundamental right.

Section 2Neither the United States nor any state shall infringe upon this right without demonstrating that its governmental interest as applied to the person is of the highest order and not otherwise served.

Section 3No treaty may be adopted nor shall any source of international law be employed to supersede, modify interpret, or apply to the rights guaranteed by this article.

Please take a moment to visit Parents' Rights for a list of current co-sponsors or to show YOUR support!

Monday4 the Missing
~Jason Scott Adkins~
~Dr. Jarrett Burton~

Due to the fact that we had so many occurances in April, we decided to combine two missing persons to honor this Monday. Jason Scott Adkins would have celebrated his birthday on April 1 and Dr. Jarrett Burton has been missing since April 4, 2007. We would like to pay tribute to both of these men in hopes that someone, somewhere will see their pictures and information and come forth to their families.

Jason Scott Adkins

Jason Scott Adkins was fishing on the Ohio River with his brother on Jan. 17, 1999 when the boat he was in had engine failure. Around this same time frame, a barge passing by caused a series of large waves in the river where the men were fishing, and caused the boat to capsize. Only one of the brothers inside the boat with Jason Scott Adkins made it out of the boat and went to call for help.

As search and rescue crews arrived, they reported it appeared as if someone had exited the water in a certain area that was different from where the sole survivor would've left the wreckage. Police asked the family was it a possibility that Jason Scott Adkins could've faked his death because he owed back child support. Both his estranged wife and family do not believe Jason Scott Adkins faked his death that fateful day because he only was $200 behind on child support. There has also never been any trace of Jason Scott Adkins' body if he did indeed perish in the boating accident.

His family is turning to the public for answers in helping solve this mystery surrounding Jason's disappearance.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts or disappearance of Jason Scott Adkins, you are asked to please contact the Huntington Police Department @

You may also contact the family directly by emailing them @ JasonScottAdkins@Yahoo.Com.

You may remain anonymous if needed. Please help us find out what happened to Jason Scott Adkins that fateful day.

Full Name: Jason Scott Adkins
Age: 23
Height: 5'9
Weight: 160-170 lbs.
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Birthdate: April 1, 1975
Missing From: Huntington WV
Case #: 99-0614
NCIC# M-184143434
Date of Disappearance: Jan. 17, 1999
Last Seen Wearing: A brown leather jacket, coveralls, blue jeans and Nike tennis shoes
Link to Printable Poster

Dr Jarrett Burton

  • Missing Since: April 4, 2007
    from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: November 21, 1948
  • Age: 58
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Weight: 190 lbs
  • Hair Color: Gray (Salt and Pepper)
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: Black
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Scar at base of throat,
    scar on right pointer finger, freckle on nose,
    previously fractured left arm. Glasses with wire frames
  • Medical Conditions: Bipolar and suffers from manic depression
  • Clothing: Light colored ripped dress shirt, beige dress
    pants, black shoes.
  • Case Number: 20071412
  • NCIC Number: M-186444159 .

  • According to reports, Dr. Burton suffered from bi-polar disorder and had not been taking his medicine at the time of his disappearance. Dr. Burton has a son, a sister and an elderly father who would desparately like to have word about him.
    Link to Printable Poster

    If you know anything about the vanishing of Jason Adkins or Dr. Jarrett Burton, please come forward, give these families answers and peace of mind.

    Saturday, March 21, 2009

    ? Who Murdered ~William Tillett~

    $50,000 Reward

    The City of Inglewood is Offering a $50,000 Reward for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the persons responsible for the murder of William Tillett (pictured at right)

    On Thursday, May 24, 1990, eleven year old William Tillett was abducted after leaving Bennett-Kew Elementary School located at 11851 S. Yukon Avenue. It was determined that William Tillett walked eastbound on 118th Street, northbound on Simms Avenue, then eastbound on Imperial Highway en route to his home in the area of Hudspeth Street and Spinning.

    William was last seen alive at about 3:00 p.m. in the area of what was then Thrifty Drug Store located at Imperial Highway and Crenshaw Boulevard.

    At approximately 10:00 p.m. that same evening, William's body was discovered to the rear of 4079 W. 138th Street in the City of Hawthorne. A silver or gray Datsun 280Z was seen fleeing the apartment complex shortly before William's body was found. This vehicle was occupied by two male blacks in their mid-twenties. A red bookbag/backpack was found at the Hawthorne Mall the day following the discovery of William Tillett's body.

    The Inglewood Police Department requests the help of anyone with information regarding this tragic murder. Any information provided by any witnesses will be held in strict confidentiality.

    Please help our community bring the responsible person(s) to justice for the murder of William Tillett!
    City of Inglewood

    Anyone with information, please call
    Inglewood Police Department
    Sergeant Percy Roberts (310) 412-5246

    Friday, March 20, 2009

    Monday, March 16, 2009

    Monday4 the Missing ~Rachel Conger~

    Written by:
    Delilah, of Mothers are Vanishing

    March 13, 2008 was the first day of Spring Break for Amber Simmons, but when she awoke that morning things were different.
    Her mother, Rachel Conger, wasn't home and as Amber went about her day, her mother never returned.
    Family members gathered and went to the police that evening and reported her missing.

    Rachel was estranged from her husband, Paul Conger, and by March 16 he would be found dead of a self inflicted gunshot wound.
    Sources say that the marriage between Rachel and Paul was stormy and they had planned on a divorce.
    According to investigators they think Rachel is the victim of a murder suicide at the hands of her husband, Paul.

    According to family members Rachel married young, but always had a great sense of responsibility.
    She was young when she became a mother, but took the role quite seriously and raised her daughter, Amber to have that same sense.
    Rachel's first marriage broke up, but she was on great terms with her ex husband's family and they all mended their fences years ago.
    Rachel stayed close to the family, as did Amber.

    Even though this year did not bring the answers Amber is looking for, it's not because she hasn't been in the forefront leading the way for searches to be conducted in several areas of interest.
    Amber coordinated car washes, bake sales, and concerts, any way she could she raised money to fund searches.

    Last month, CUE Center for Missing Persons united with local law enforcement and search and recovery K9 teams from all over the country to conduct a massive search, trying to bring Rachel home before the one year anniversary of her vanishing. Although weather hampered their efforts, they will be back again to continue searching.

    Amber Simmons has had a lot of love and support for her efforts this year, not only from her loving family, but from total strangers who were won over by her maturity and strength to carry on looking for her mother.

    “My mom was the most amazing woman ever and the best friend I have ever had and that is what keeps me going everyday. I know that one day eventually she will be found because I will never give up looking for my mother, my best friend. I could tell her everything and she wouldn't judge me- only help me and be understanding.”

    This beautiful poem is posted on the family site,
    Bring Rachel Home:
    Rachel Lynn Younger Conger
    Oct. 11, 1977-March 13, 2008
    The Broken Chain
    We little knew that morning,
    that God was going to call your name.
    In life we loved you dearly,
    In death we do the same.
    It broke our hearts to lose you,
    you did not go alone;
    for part of us went with you,
    the day God called you home.

    You left us peaceful memories,
    your love is still our guide;
    and though we cannot see you,
    you are always at our side.
    Our family chain is broken,
    and nothing seems the same;
    but as GOD calls us one by one,
    The Chain will link again.
    ~author unknown

    Printable Poster

    Donations for further searches can be made at the family site or directly to CUE Center For Missing Persons.

    Prayers, support and encouragement for Amber and her family can be made at Peace4 the Missing.

    Sunday, March 15, 2009

    ~Maya & Rafael Espinosa~


    As of 6/5, Maya & Rojo have been found!

    Our deepest thanks to all of you who have helped and continue to help bring Maya and Rojo safely home.


    Thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers.
    On February 6, Maya and Rafael (Rojo) Espinosa were abducted by their non-custodial mother, Cindy Adler.

    The police are encouraging us to cast a broad net, and we are developing a reward account for location and recovery of the children.
    Missing: Maya and Rafael (Rojo) Espinosa

    By Rubn Rosario
    "Having the kids gone has turned our family's world upside down, and it is the most horrible thing I have ever gone through, and I don't wish it on any parent," said Espinosa, 38, of St. Paul.

    On Feb. 6, Cindy Kaye Adler, 34, picked up 9-year-old Maya Espinosa and 6-year-old Rafael "Rojo" Espinosa as part of her every-other-weekend visitation rights.

    They have not been seen or heard from since and are now the subjects of a national and international search involving St. Paul police, the FBI and federal marshals.

    "We believe they are no longer in the state," said St. Paul police spokesman Peter Crum.

    Authorities so far have learned that Adler, who has relatives in Wisconsin and Winona, Minn., dyed her hair and similarly altered her children's appearance. Among leads is a tip she may have sought refuge somewhere in Missouri.

    Adler and Espinosa had a common-law relationship and parted ways after the second child was born. Adler had custody of both children until Espinosa took her to court in 2005 for deprivation of parental rights. READ MORE...
    St. Paul dad waits for word on kids, allegedly abucted by mom

    Monday, March 9, 2009

    Have You Seen Me? ~Paul Allard~

    I have been featuring 'Have You Seen Me?' as they arrive in my mailbox. They are indeed those small pictures on the back of junk mail that's often times thrown away, without even a second glance. If you googled Paul Allard because of the "Have You Seen Me?" picture, and that's how you wound up reading this, please take an extra moment, and drop me a line on the comment box.

    The disappearance of Paul Allard is considered the oldest case of a missing child, in Miami. The most recent 'update' I could find was an article written 3 years ago.

    Miami's Oldest Missing Child Cold Case Reopened
    POSTED: Monday, January 16, 2006

    Miami-Dade police are revisiting one of the oldest cases on county books -- the disappearance of a 14-year-old boy nearly 30 years ago.

    Carol Allard, who lives in East Hartford, Conn., still agonizes about her son, who vanished while staying with relatives in South Miami-Dade.

    "I'm always looking and wondering. It's been a nightmare," Allard said.

    Paul Allard was last seen on Aug. 13, 1976. He had called his mother to tell her he wanted to come home. They made plans for an uncle to pick him up.

    On that same day, Allard walked along Bird Road near 112th Avenue, headed for a 7-Eleven store. He never got there.

    Allard's relatives from Orlando and South Miami-Dade met with Dinorah Perry, the founder of Missing Children International Ministries, and they persuaded police to reopen the case.

    "Somebody somewhere knows something," Perry said. "Back in 1976 there was no DNA, no computer technology. It was not available then."

    Carol Allard said, "I would love to … have peace of mind and know where my son is."

    There is a $1,000 reward in this case from Miami-Dade CrimeStoppers. Detectives are starting from scratch in this, their oldest missing child case, because there are no records left of missing children before 1978.

    Now, all records are kept for 100 years.
    Family Persuades Police To Take New Look

    NCMEC Printable Poster

    Monday4 the Missing ~Amy Fitzpatrick~

    My name is Christopher Fitzpatrick. My Daughter Amy Fitzpatrick, 15, has not been seen since the evening of New Years Day, when she left her friends home in the tourist resort of Riviera del Sol, on the Costa del Sol. She left her friends house to walk the 10 - minute walk to her house, at around 10pm on the 1st January 2008. Help find Amy Fitzpatrick (myspace)

    Printable Posters:
    Search For Amy Webiste
    NCMEC Printable Poster (spanish)

    The Petition
    We are campaigning in an appeal to the European Parliament for European Alert System to be put in place for Missing Children
    We are asking all parents, Grand-parents, extended family, friends and there children to sign our petition it only takes a couple of seconds to sign

    Christopher Fitzpatrick (Amy Fitzpatrick Dad) Christine Kenny (Amy's Fitzpatrick Aunt), Billy Kenny, Christine’s family, Joe Power, Claudine Hope, Maura & Joe Martin, Sandra & Alan O'Brien www.miss.ie, are Backing the Campaign in an appeal to The European Parliament. We need your support too. Please sign our petition and Make the Politicians listen to us.

    We are also looking for volunteer's in Ireland and in European countries to help assist in our on-going campaign to get signatures on the petition to get a European Alert System set into place.

    This is a system that is set up in America and has been very successful in locating missing children
    Petition for Amber Alert System

    Official Help Find Amy Website
    Help Find Amy (bebo)

    Wednesday, March 4, 2009

    Get Your Justice Live!!!

    Get Your Justice Live is an interactive internet talk radio show that focuses on reforming the judiciary, with a special focus on the anti-family courts within the United States.
    (8:00pm EST).

    What is Get Your Justice Live?
    Our goal is not to work against the system but to work through it and working together there is power in numbers to make a positive change. Tune in!
    Help us keep the judiciary honest by exposing suspected wrongdoings, bias, corruption, and unjust decisions.
     blog it

    Tuesday, March 3, 2009

    Endangered Missing 1997~1996

    This is NOT the entire list of missing children from 1996-1997. At this time, there are approximately 721 Endangered Missing cases listed with NCMEC.
    58 of those cases are 1996-1997.
    The link for each missing child listed here, is the direct link to a
    NCMEC printable poster.

    If you live near any of these locations, have a printer, and have the time to pass out a few flyers, you could very well save a life someday! Your help is appreciated!
    Thank You.


    Dec. 22, 1997
    Endangered Missing
    New York, NY.

    Nov. 25, 1997
    Endangered Missing
    Eureka, CA.

    Oct. 26, 1997
    Endangered Missing
    Lexington, KY.

    Aug. 17, 1997
    Endangered Missing
    La Marque, TX.

    June 4, 1997
    Endangered Missing
    McCloud, CA.

    May 31, 1997
    Endangered Missing
    Winton, CA.

    April 17, 1997
    Endangered Missing
    Houston, TX.

    Feb. 23, 1997
    Endangered Missing
    Shoshone, ID.

    Dec. 27, 1996
    Endangered Missing
    Saint Petersburg, FL.

    Dec. 16, 1996
    Endangered Missing
    Willingboro, NJ.

    Sep. 16, 1996
    Endangered Missing
    Memphis, TN.

    June 15, 1996
    Endangered Missing
    Bronx, NY.

    May 25, 1996
    Endangered Missing
    San Luis Obispo, CA.

    April 25, 1996
    Endangered Missing
    Waldorf, MD.

    March 29, 1996
    Endangered Missing
    Glendora, CA.

    March 3, 1996
    Endangered Missing
    El Paso, TX.

    Feb. 6, 1996
    Endangered Missing
    Raymond, WA.

    Jan. 31, 1996
    Endangered Missing
    Bolingbrook, IL.

    Monday, March 2, 2009

    Have You Seen Me?
    ~Nelida Del Valle~

    I have been featuring 'Have You Seen Me?' as they arrive in my mailbox. They are indeed those small pictures on the back of junk mail that's often times thrown away, without even a second glance. If you googled Nelida Del Valle because of the "Have You Seen Me?" picture, and that's how you wound up reading this, please take an extra moment, and drop me a line on the comment box.

    Details of Disappearance
    Del Valle was last seen walking to Blackstone Elementary School on Shamut Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts during the morning hours of December 20, 1976. She was enrolled in a third-grade bilingual class there. The school was located approximately one and a half blocks from Del Valle's family's residence. She never arrived at school that day and has not been heard from again ...

    The Charley Project has done an amazing job researching information for Nelida, so I'm sending you that way, if you are interested in knowing more about Nelida Del Valle.


    National Center for Missing
    & Exploited Children

    Boston Police Department (Massachusetts)
    Missing Persons Unit

    NCMEC Printable Poster

    Sunday, March 1, 2009

    Monday4 the Missing ~Suzanne Lyall~

    The thing I remember most about being nineteen, was how spontaneous and carefree the world seemed to be, back then. I had an entire life before me, and I was unstoppable!
    Suzanne was nineteen when she disappeared...
    she had her entire life before her, too!

    Suzanne Lyall was last seen on the evening of March 2, 1998, at approximately 9:20 p.m., as she departed her place of employment at the Crossgates Mall in Guilderland, New York. Lyall was known to have boarded a Capital District Transit Authority bus heading to Collins Circle at the State University of New York (SUNY), at Albany, New York, where she was a student. It is believed that she exited the bus at Collins Circle at approximately 9:45 p.m. and has not been seen since that time.

    Man sought as a possible witness
    At about 4 p.m. on March 3, 1998, Lyall's ATM card was used at the Stewart's Store located on the corner of Manning Boulevard and Central Avenue, Albany, NY.
    At about this same time the individual appearing in the composite picture, left, made a purchase at the counter inside the store.
    He is a black male, with a medium/muscular build approximately 30 years old, 6-foot tall,wearing a mid-length "Carhart" type jacket and a dark baseball cap with the "Nike" swoosh symbol on the front.

    It is believed that Lyall was wearing the jewelry shown when she disappeared. A polished, 14K, fluted bow ring; a silver ring in the shape of a frog and a necklace with a silver medallion inscribed with a runic character that looks like a block-style letter S. She may also have been wearing a 14K gold flower design cocktail ring.

    Eric DeGrechie
    March 7, 2008

    I was a student at the University at Albany when Suzanne Lyall went missing in
    March of 1998.
    Living in a downtown dormitory, I still recall the night when the fliers
    stating she was missing went up on the walls in the hallways.
    Looking at them, my friends and I shrugged the whole situation off as just
    being another kid leaving town for the weekend and not letting their parents
    know their plans.

    Ten years later, we still don’t know what happened to Suzanne. Her parents,
    Douglas and Mary, are struggling with not knowing and they may be for
    the rest of their lives.
    Suzanne Lyall story continues to tug at the heartstrings

    Age Progressed
    Printable Poster

    “Until we know for sure that Suzanne’s deceased, we’ll always hold out hope that she’s alive and out there somewhere. There’s no getting away from that for us. Even if on the surface people in our situation might say we’ve given up and there’s no way she’s alive, there’s still that little cell way back in the consciousness that says she could be. You see a story on TV where a woman has been held captive in some underground bunker for ten years and you think, ‘Is Suzanne being held against her will somewhere?’”
    Crime Rant

    National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
    New York State Police
    Troop G 1-518-783-3209
    or 1-518-783-3211

    NY Wanted and Missing