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Donna G. Smith

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Allison Jackson-Foy Missing July 30, 2006


Race: White
Hair: Blond
Eyes: Green
Height: 5’8
Weight: 135lbs.
Identifying Marks: Tattoo on buttock, mole on neck

Allison Jackson Foy, disappeared July 30, 2006 from the Junction Billiards Sports Bar located at 5216 Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington, NC; customers recalling seeing the missing woman before she vanished.

Allison left her job, employed by Holiday Inn Hotel as an assistant manger to meet friends at the local pub. Allison did arrive and seemed to be in good spirits according to customers and friends. Days later the vehicle Allison was driving was located in the parking of the billiard pub.

If you have any information about Allison Foy's disappearance call
Wilmington Police Department 910-343-3600 or
The CUE Center for Missing Persons at 910-232-1687.

Allison Jackson-Foy's missing persons website

A message from her family:
"We have been searching desperately to find our family member Allison Jackson-Foy. As of this date she remains missing, her whereabouts unknown. We will continue to search for Allison and have created this website as a way to reach out to the community to give and receive information and ask you to pass it on to friends and family. Our goal is to bring Allison home. Allison is the mother of two beautiful daughters, a sister, and a daughter herself. Please help us. Our family is forever indebted to all those who continue to assist us. Thank you for your support and your prayers and for helping us to find Allison."
- The Family of Allison Jackson-Foy




Monday, August 21, 2006

Julie Michelle Bullard ~ Missing ~ January 2006 -

Witnesses say a masked gunman snatched a woman from a home in Lee County early Monday morning, but investigators are being tight-lipped about the case. Investigators say Julie Michelle Bullard was last seen hanging out with friends in a home early Monday morning. According to authorities, a masked man surprised the group, breaking through the door with a gun. Detectives say the masked man tied everyone up and left with Bullard. They said there is no indication that any of the victims knew the masked man. Search crews from Lee, Harnett and Moore counties combed through fields. Divers also checked a nearby pond, but there was no sign of Bullard. Investigators met with family members Tuesday, but investigators will not release details of the meeting or the latest on the search. Bullard's father said he will not rest until she is found. He formed a private search group Monday night with friends and family to keep looking for her.

She was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. According to the family, the suspected kidnapper is in his mid-thirties, he is white, approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall, wearing a camouflage jacket and blue jeans.

Height: 5'2"
Weight: 105-115lbs
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Missing Since: January 2, 2006
Age at time of disapperance: 23 yrs
Last Seen: 6504 Bradley Road near Broadway, NC (Lee County)
Anyone with information about Julie Michelle Bullard's whereabouts is asked to call any of the following numbers:
(919) 775-5531 Lee County Sheriff Department
(919) 718-4577 Confidential Tip Line
(910) 232-1687

Link:

Update:
Oct. 18, 2006 - Hunters find skeletal remains in a wooded area near the intersection of Tabor Church Road and Johnson Road, 2 or 3 miles from the area where investigators found Ms. Bullard's wallet in the weeks following her abduction.

Oct. 21, 2006 - The State Medical Examiner's Office confirms the remains are those of Ms. Bullard.

Jule Michelle Bullard, 23, died of blunt force trauma to the head and assault, according to an autopsy report that ruled her death was a homicide.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Lori Jean Lloyd ~ New Age Enhanced Photo

Update... Lori Jean Lloyd is still missing, but her sister Joni hasn't given up on finding her. She was mistakenly reported to have been found in October 2004. The report was false and she is still missing. Lori Jean’s case remains unsolved.

Lloyd was babysitting with a friend on February 11, 1976 in her hometown of Kettering, Ohio. Her mother dropped off a meal for Lloyd, her friend and the child they were watching during the evening hours. Lloyd thanked her and gave no indication anything was amiss at the time. It was the last time Lloyd's mother saw her daughter. Her mother returned to the residence sometime after midnight and noticed Lloyd was missing. Lloyd's friend and the child were asleep; when she awoke, she told Lloyd's mother that Lloyd had walked to a convenience store three blocks away to purchase cigarettes. The employee at the business stated that Lloyd had never arrived at the store that night. She has not been seen again. Her mother searched for in the area with her car, but without success.

Missing Since: February 11, 1976 from Kettering, Ohio
Classification: Endangered Missing
Date of Birth: October 27, 1962
Age: 14 years old
Height and Weight: 5'0, 102 - 110 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Brown hair, brown eyes. Lloyd attempted suicide by slashing her wrists approximately six months prior to her 1976 disappearance and may have scars as a result. She has freckles across her nose and a gap between her two front teeth. Her ears are pierced.
Clothing/Jewelry Description: Possibly jeans, a t-shirt and a jacket.

Please read complete details of Lori's disappearance:
Charley Project ~ Lori Jean Lloyd.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Cheryl Ann Magner ~ Missing ~



~UPDATE~ September 16, 08 Cheryl Magner Has Been Found Alive. Hopefully she will be back home with her family soon. All comments to this posts have been removed by the administrator.

Information contained below was posted prior to her being found.


I first posted about Cheryl Ann in May of this year asking for update information on her missing persons case. I recently received an update from her family.

She is still missing and quoting the family member... "What did the police do? Absolutely nothing. They kept telling us that "she was almost 18".... So it wasn't a high priority." The family has had to hire a private detective to investigate Cheryl's case. In their words "the police won't do their job."

Cheryl has been missing since the beginning of June 2005. She was last seen in Marin County, CA. She was 17 years old at the time of her disappearance. She is 5’8” 140 lbs. Cheryl was last seen leaving her job after work and getting into a car that the police have since identified as belonging to a two-time felon. His crimes were “Kidnapping and Terrorism".

If you think you have seen Cheryl please contact the Marin County Sheriffs Department at 415-499-7365. Any information or help would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Missing Ohio Women

None of these women are listed with any site and there are no available photos. Dr. O'dell Owens, Hamilton Co. Coroner released the names of seven missing Tri-State women. Owens says the families contacted his office while investigators were trying to piece together the identity of a body found in Avondale.

Diana Tinsley 49 F/B 5' 4" 200 lbs. wears glasses, very short hair, and scar on face last seen 06/19/06.

Melody Ice 35 F/W 5' 6" 170 - 180 lbs. Front teeth missing last seen 06/12/06

Tiffany Rohrig 38 F/B 5' 95-100 lbs. brown eyes and brown hair, Last seen three months ago

Felicia Lee 30's F/B Described with gap in front teeth last heard from several weeks ago

Kimberly Gallespie 40's F/B 6'2" missed her child's birthday has not been seen or heard from for some time.

Amy Lee Bowling 29 F/W 5'5" 130 lbs. two front teeth missing has not been seen or heard from for two years

Allyndra McNabb goes by the name Lynn 37 F/W 5' 5", brown hair, brown eyes, tattoo of flower on upper thigh, described as skinny with a large chest Last seen six months ago

If you have any information that might help police, call CrimeStoppers at 352-3040.

This information was taken from the blog “From Whispers to Roars” and this article

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Missing ~ Jon R. Van Dyke, USMC Retired

Missing since May 19, 2005 from work at CitiGroup Command Center in Las Vegas. Ran errand and never returned to work. The family are worried about his safety. Jon had surgery several years ago leaving a scar running from his calf to his groin on his inner leg. The surgery was for a vein bypass in his leg. At the time a diseased vein was used, as his veins are not in good shape. He may have experienced a stroke. Jon had been diagnosed with diabetes many years ago but was never on medication for it. Jon went through alcohol rehab 11 years ago for an addiction to bourbon.

You can help this family by sending the updated flyer out to law enforcement agencies, medical/psychiatric hospitals and rehab centers across the country and to shelters. Please see and download flyer at this web site.

 Height 5' 8"
 Weight 185 lbs.
 Blue eyes
 Grey/blonde hair
 Moustache at time of disappearance may have longer hair and a beard now.
 Driving white, 4-door, KIA Optima, Budget Rental Car

He would be carrying the following:
Military ID | Social Security Card | Kansas Driver's License

If you see Jon please contact your local law enforcement, Las Vegas Metro Police Department or email Jon’s wife at deskside2@yahoo.com

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

America’s Most Wanted ~ Boulder Jane Doe Story to air Saturday July 8th, 2006

On April 8,1954 two University of Colorado students discovered the naked body of a young woman on the rocky edge of Boulder Creek. A compassionate community raised the funds for her funeral and buried her under a stone that read "Jane Doe, April 1954, age about 20 years." She has never been identified, and her murderer has never been found.

Finally, after months and months of delays, "America's Most Wanted" will air its segment on Boulder Jane Doe on Fox TV, Saturday July 8th. We are hoping this national TV exposure will bring in some leads to this very cold case.

Congratulations to Silvia Pettem and the Boulder Jane Doe Gang!
Boulder Jane Doe Case

Friday, June 16, 2006

Samatha Baremore ~ Law Enforcement Steps Up Investigation!

I have been working most of the morning on getting Samatha listed with missing persons organizations and web sites...

Another article appeared today in the Winston Salem Journal

Portion of article below:

Since the story appeared in the Journal, police have ramped up their efforts to solve the case. "We've put all our resources into it, and we've just recently assigned an additional detective to assist the detective who originally had the case," said Assistant Chief Louis Saunders, who heads up the department's investigations units.

Police should tell the family as much as they can about the case, as well as what measures they're taking to solve it. And anyone with information about what happened to Baremore should call Crime Stoppers at 727-2800 or detectives at 773-7716.

Patrick Wilson's original news article about Samatha

Patrick Wilson ~ Thank you so much for bringing attention to Samatha's story!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Remembering Sherri Lee Truesdale ~ Missing since 1970

Sherri Lee Truesdale went missing June 13, 1970 from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She left her home on Pitt Street in Winston-Salem at 11:30 a.m. and rode the bus to the mall. Truesdale never returned to her family's residence and has not been heard from again.

Sherri was described as a quiet, studious girl. She had won a scholarship to attend a summer fine-arts program at Mount Tabor High School and one of the reasons she went to the mall was to buy school supplies. She also planned to buy donuts for her older sister and make payments on her mother's charge account at Rayless Department Store. She was last seen by a clerk at the department store at 4:30 p.m.

Sherri’s parents reported her missing June 14, the day after she went missing. When she did not come home they spent the night searching for her. After not being able to find her, they thought she might have drowned in one of the creeks at Happy Hill Park. It had rained heavily that night and there was flooding.

No trace of Sherri has ever been found.

Did you know Sherri back in 1970? Did she talk to you about anything that seemed unimportant to you then, but might have some significance now? Is there anyone out there who remembers something?

Vital Statistics
Date of Birth: May 15, 1956
Age at Time of Disappearance: 14 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'2" and 75 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Black female. Black hair; brown eyes.
Marks, Scars: A mole above her upper lip and a mole on the back of the base of her neck. She also has pierced ears.
Clothing: A blue shirt, blue bell-bottom pants, and a girl’s wristwatch with black leather or plastic band. Wearing Pentagon-shaped aqua blue earrings and brown loafers.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Winston-Salem Police Department
336-773-7848

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Samatha Baremore ~ A Beautiful Smile, Still Missing

Samatha has been missing since April 6, 2004 from Winston-Salem NC. She was last seen leaving in a taxi from Sugar Bares VIP club on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive where she worked as a stripper. She is 5'6" and weighs 115 pounds. She has a tattoo of her dead father's name on her thigh. Her family nickname is "Pinky". She dances under the name "Sunshine".

Winston-Salem Journal Reporter Patrick Wilson interviewed Samatha’s mother, Barbara Ashe, a portion of that interview follows:

A mother's instincts: "She's no longer here"
Barbara Ashe remembers clearly the talk she had with her daughter at the family home in Lexington six years ago, after Samatha Baremore had moved to Winston-Salem to become a stripper.

If you keep living the life you're living in Winston-Salem, Ashe angrily told her daughter, you'll end up dead. Four years later, in April 2004, Baremore disappeared. Now, after two emotion-filled years of searching, traveling and posting fliers, Ashe's instincts as a mother are painful.

"I just feel in my heart that she's no longer here," she said. Her mother said she knows that Baremore wouldn't leave without a trace - not without calling to check on her daughter, Alexis, now 11, and not without calling the family to let them know that she was all right. But the pain of not knowing, she said, cannot be described.

A woman called "Sunshine"
Baremore's family first thought that something was wrong when her sister, Walt-Tex Baremore, went to the club about 11 p.m. on April 8 to pick her up. Baremore didn't have a car, and her sister often picked her up before family birthdays and holidays. But an employee said that Baremore wasn't there.

So Walt-Tex Baremore went back the next night, April 9. When an employee said he hadn't seen Baremore at work for a few days, Walt-Tex Baremore called their mother to tell her that something was wrong.

On April 10, the day before Easter, Walt-Tex Baremore joined Samatha's other sister, Erricka, and another relative, Althea Brodie, and they looked for her in Winston-Salem. Brodie, a niece of Baremore's father, has raised Baremore's daughter since 1999.

They went to clubs, housing projects and gas stations asking if anyone knew a dancer named Sunshine. They drove to the apartment off Silas Creek Parkway where Baremore lived with her boyfriend, Cedrick Bobby Lemon.

Inside the apartment, they found Baremore's possessions, including her dance bag, packed up near the door. Walt-Tex Baremore said she knew her sister wouldn't have left without her dance bag if she was going far.
"She always took that bag with her," she said.

John Donovan Remains Found: Missing Mans Backpack Credited with Two Dallas Hikers Survival

Police and volunteers suspect they've found the remains of a Virginia man missing since vanishing in May 2005 while hiking in the Southern California wild.

The remains were found near John Donovan's backpack, which was discovered a month ago by two hikers who credited its contents for their survival. Donovan was last seen alive near the California's San Bernardino National Forest.

Last month, two hikers from Dallas -- Brandon Day and Gina Allen -- became separated from their group for three days when they found Donovan's backpack. They used matches from the pack to light a fire that signaled their location to searchers. They also used clothes found in the bag to stay warm.

The remains were found near a campsite believed to have been set up by Donovan.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Danny Frick & Georgia Frick: 48 Years of Law Enforcement Service

I read yesterday that these guys were hanging up their uniforms. The Fricks are retiring after a combined career of 48 years. Over the years they have become familiar faces to most everyone… the good, the bad, and the arrested, in Surry County, NC.

The notorious State Trooper Danny Frick was not a face you wanted to see if you were on the wrong side of the law. But rest assured you couldn’t ask for a better man to show up if you were in need of help. He is one of the finest men to ever wear the uniform.

I remember the first time I ever saw Danny he didn’t have a uniform on. He was walking across a parking lot. I looked at him and told my husband, “I’d bet all the money I have that man is a State Trooper”. My husband asked why I was so sure. I told him, “He walks like one, full of pride and self-confidence. I later found out I was right.

As for his lovely wife Georgia, she is a great and patient lady. Her career not only took her to the DMV but the Sheriffs Dept., Police Dept. and the Drivers License Division. I have had more than a few occasions to see her in action. I’m pretty sure she gave both my kids their driving test… God Bless Her and Her Nerves.

Danny & Georgia I hope you have a wonderful life outside of Law Enforcement. You both have been officers of the highest caliber.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Tina & Bethany Sinclair: Missing Since 2001

Mother and Daughter have been missing for over 5 years from West Chesterfield, NH. They were last seen on Feb. 3, 2001. They were living in the home of Tina’s boyfriend, Eugene Van Bowman, at the time. According to Mr. Bowman, he and Tina had a fight late that night and he left. When he returned both Tina and Bethany were gone.

Last known movements of Tina & Bethany:
Feb. 3, 2001 Tina Sinclair picked up her daughter, Bethany from the Movie Theater and brought her home. That was around 11:30 PM. Bethany spoke with her boyfriend on the phone just before midnight. She excused herself from the phone conversation saying she had to finish washing her clothes. That was the last known communication with Tina or Bethany Sinclair.

Tina's car, cat, and both women's possessions were found still at the home. Eugene Van Bowman is considered a person of interest in this case.

New Hampshire Division of State Police Missing Persons
Tina Sinclair
AGE: 34
DOB: 11-29-66
RACE: W
SEX: F
HAIR: BLONDE
EYES: GREEN
HEIGHT: 5'2"
WEIGHT: 120
SCARS-MARKS-TATTOOS Scar from navel down as a result of surgery. Tattoo on right ankle of a butterfly

Bethany Sinclair
AGE: 15
DOB: 10-15-85
RACE: W
SEX: F
HAIR: Brown
EYES: Brown
HEIGHT: 5'2'
WEIGHT: 120
SCARS AND MARKS - U-Shaped scar on head. Bethany may be wearing a crucifix pendant around her neck.

The family of Tina & Bethany Sinclair would appreciate your help. They send an open invitation to come join them in the discussion of this case. Click on the link below to join them.
Facebook Group

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Jody Miller: Las Vegas Unsolved Homicide


13 yr. old, Jody Miller was a student at Garside Junior High in Las Vegas, NV when she went missing. It is believed that she crawled through the bedroom window of her house on June 21, 1971. She was reported as a missing juvenile. A female friend last saw Jody on June 23, 1971. Five months later, on November 2, 1971 her remains were discovered wrapped in a blanket, lying in a shallow grave in the desert area approx. 150' North West of Jones and Lone Mountain Blvd.

What happened to Jody was not what she had in mind when she crawled through her window that night. Maybe she had problems she couldn’t deal with. Are the words to the song below how she was feeling? Maybe, but we don't know. What we do know is SOMEONE knows who killed Jody and we need them to come forward.

Did you know Jody back in 1971? Did she talk to you about anything that seemed unimportant to you then, but might have some significance now? Did she talk about going to meet someone? Did she talk about having someone special in her life? Is there anyone out there who remembers something?

Anyone with information is urged to call Las Vegas Metro Homicide Cold Case Detail at 702-229-COLD
Case# 71-12531

This song was played at Jody’s Funeral. It is posted here in her honor. She still has a friend who remembers and cares. Sly, keep the faith.

Bridge Over Troubled Water

When you're weary, feeling small
When tears are in your eyes,
I will dry them all
I'm on your side
When times get rough
And friends just can't be found

Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

When you're down and out
When you're on the street
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you
I'll take your part
When darkness comes
And pain is all around

Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down

Sail on silver girl
Sail on by
Your time has come to shine
All your dreams are on their way
See how they shine
When you need a friend
I'm sailing right behind

Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind

Lyrics by:
Paul Simon, 1969

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Samatha Baremore ~ Samantha Baremore : UPDATE

I have been communicating with Patrick Wilson, reporter from the Winston-Salem Journal since I first started my journey to get Samantha listed with the internet community as a missing person. Several emails later he began working on a story about Samantha. After two months of asking Law Enforcement for information he received none. He was recently told the detective working her case had been reassigned to another section and they would have to decide what information could be given out. The decision must still be under consideration... he still hasn't heard from them. "Par for the Course".

He moved forward and today Patrick sent me her vitals and a photo will be coming soon. Information supplied by her mother.

Samantha is not Samantha after all... her name is:

Samatha Elizabeth Baremore NO "N"

Samatha Elizabeth Baremore, was 24 years old when she went missing on April 8, 2004. She was last seen in the 1700 block of S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. She had been living with her boyfriend on Weatherwood Court. Baremore has not contacted her family or boyfriend since her disappearance.

Vitals:
Height - 5 feet 6 inches tall
Weight - about 115 pounds


Tonight I can sleep well… it feels great. Thank You Patrick

Monday, May 22, 2006

Dusty Shuck ~ New Mexico Missing Woman’s Body Found In Maryland

Is a Serial Killer at work in Silver City, New Mexico? Could it be a truck driver with a route that would take him through Silver City, NM and then on to Maryland? It looks like a possibility.

Less than one month ago, Lori Atwood dropped off her daughter, Dusty Shuck, at a counseling appointment in Silver City, N.M. It was the last time Atwood saw her 24-year-old daughter alive.
On April 24, Atwood dropped Dusty off at the Border Area Mental Health Center. She then walked from the center to Copper Manor Motel. She checked out of the motel and found a ride out of town, according to police. "There was no fight," Atwood said on her daughter's departure. "There was no problem. She just took flight." Nine days later, on May 4, Dusty's body was found near a truck stop off Interstate 70 in Maryland. "I knew something bad had happened," Atwood said. "I didn't know it would be this bad." "We need to find out who picked her up, how far they drove her out of Silver City and where they dropped her off," Atwood said. "There was no hiding her body, so he's done it before. There was no sexual assault, he just killed her."

On May 4, a motorist on Interstate 70 found her body near a truck stop in Frederick County, Md. Investigators said Shuck, last seen in New Mexico on April 24, died from a combination of blunt force trauma to the head and a slit throat.

Police believe Shuck was killed elsewhere because there was scant evidence at the scene, about 25 miles west of Baltimore. She was wearing a tank top and sweat pants but no shoes. Her head was wrapped in a bloody cloth.

If you have any information, contact the the Maryland State Police at (800) 492-8477

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Delia Cly Hoax: or A Kidnapped Child?

The story of Delia Cly was and may still be posted on the Childseek Network if they have not removed the information. A member of "The Baker Street Connection" brought this story to our attention. We were prepared to help this lady find out her true identity but collectively felt it would only be chasing our tails without DNA testing to prove her theory. She claimed to have been kidnapped at a very young age by the man who raised her. She said this man had refused DNA testing. It was my belief, then and now, that she could have forced him into DNA testing through a court order or further help from Law Enforcement. The story went no further here but, took on a life of it's own at Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community.

I would like to make it clear that I am also a member at Websleuths and I respect all the wonderful people there. They are smart, loving, caring, and kind people… with the biggest hearts you will ever find on the Internet. They spent thousands of hours trying to help this lady, only to be slapped in the face. Yes… they should have followed their head instead of their heart, but they didn’t and that is what makes them the special people they are.

The Delia Cly story was a Spotlight Case featured thread. It began with “Who is Delia Cly?” and progressed on to Who is Delia Cly Part 2 and Who is Delia Part 3 with many other special sections of discussion.

The suspected hoax came to an end on May 4, 2006 at 11:38 PM. Had it not been for a perceptive member by the name of “SLY” it may have lasted longer.

It is not known at this time whether or not her story is true in any way, shape, or form. But it has been reported to The Federal Government Internet Fraud Dept., The FBI, and The Childseek Network. I suspect an investigation is in the works.

Notice: If you run a forum or chat site please do not let this person take up your time. She may need help, we do not dispute that… but it is not something that requires anything less than a trained professional in the field of Psychiatry or Law Enforcement. Which one… we are not sure.

D. G. Smith
Administrator
coldcases@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Lori Jean Lloyd Missing: Sister Still Searching after 30 Years

Joni Lloyd-Spencer is a sister on a mission. Joni is searching for her younger sister, Lori Jean Lloyd, who went missing February 11, 1976 from Kettering, Ohio. It has been 30 years and still no clues to her disappearance.

Joni keeps a blog of her search for Lori Jean. The posts between Joni and her brother James are heart warming. I hope you will take time to go there and post a few words of encouragement to them. They need to know her story is getting out and they need your words of support. Each new person who sees Lori Jean’s story can be counted as a victory for the family.

Lori Jean was mistakenly reported to have been found in October 2004. The report was false and she is still missing. Lori Jean’s case remains unsolved.

Please read details of Lori's disappearance:
Charley Project ~ Lori Jean Lloyd.

For a more detailed discussion of the case:
Websleuth's Lori Jean Lloyd Case

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Debbie Deer Creek Identified: After 21 years

The body of a young girl found in a shallow grave, almost 22 years ago in a Deer Creek drainage near East Missoula,Montana has been identified thanks to the efforts of cold case research. Her given name was Marcella "Marci" Cheri Bachman. Marci disappeared in 1984 at the age of 16 from Vancouver, Washington. Marci’s death has been attributed to Serial Killer Wayne Nance

“To the living we owe respect; to the dead we owe the truth.”

Please View: Boulder Jane Doe Cold Case Investigation
In 1954, an unidentified female was found murdered in Boulder Canyon, Colorado. She was 5'3" to 5'4," weighed between 100 and 110 pounds, had an appendectomy scar, perfect teeth, and "light brown, almost blonde" hair. This web site is dedicated to her, with the hopes that someone will be able to provide information about this young woman and restore her identity.

Monday, April 10, 2006

The Jennifer Renee Short Case: Virginia & North Carolina

Some cases just seem to tug at your heart. I guess when they hit so close to home it’s even worse. I just happen to be one of those who live close enough to be profoundly affected by this case, about half way between Bassett VA. and Rockingham County NC.

Jennifer's parents, Michael and Mary Short, were found shot to death in their Oak Level home in Bassett, Virginia on August 15, 2002. They had both been shot once in the head. Their daughter, Jennifer Renee 9, was missing. Police originally thought she ran away from the house, but when she was not found quickly, they realized the killer(s) of her parents must have abducted her.
On September 25, Jennifer's skeletal remains were located beneath a bridge on Grogan Rd., in Rockingham County, NC. Jennifer had died from a single bullet wound to the head. As of April 2004, the murders of the Short family remain unsolved.

FBI UPDATED Information from Crime Watch Daily. With photos of suspect vehicle and composite
Jennifer Renee Short Update

Kentucky: The Murder of “Baby” Jane Doe

An employee of the Richmond (Madison County) Landfill found the victim on November 22, 1991. The victim was lying in the trash that had just been dumped from a garbage truck from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. An autopsy determined “Baby” Jane Doe was born alive. The cause of death was exposure. Case 07-91-2254

State Police Request Help Resolving the Murder of “Baby” Jane Doe
Victim was found on 11/22/1991

Investigating Officer Contact Information:

KENTUCKY STATE POLICE
OFFICER: Lt. Mark Merriman
PHONE: 859-623-2404
E-MAIL: Mark.Merriman@ky.gov

I have been focused lately on the lack of public information issued by Law Enforcement on missing person’s cold cases. It is refreshing to see a site so well done and whose pages reflect the need for information sought by the public.

Kentucky State Police

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Skeletal Remains found in Jersey: Man May Have Been Missing For A Year

Authorities described the man, who may have been dead for as long as a year, as at least 45 years old, about 5-feet-9 and missing an upper front tooth on the left side. It appears that the person had damage to several right ribs, his left eyebrow area and his nose prior to death, authorities said.

The man fell from the top of the cliffs near the parkway's Myrtle Avenue exit, but it had not yet been determined whether his fall was intentional or accidental.

Parkway police asked anyone with information about a missing person who matches the description to contact the police at (201) 768-6001.

Based on reports the Timeline for this murder is: Thursday April 7, 2005 through Friday April 7, 2006

Look for possible match at The North American Missing Persons Network.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Samantha Barremore ~ Samantha Baremore ~ Samatha Baremore: The Ties That Bind

Samantha is not the only missing woman connected to a strip club in North Carolina. Just one county over all hell has been breaking loose. I hate airing NC’s dirty laundry but all I can say right now is more power to The Troublemaker and Zartan. It was at these sites that I found links to articles that lead me to believe there may be a connection to Samantha and other missing strippers.

The Trouble Maker : A tale of topless dancers, cocaine and cops has west side connections, it is necessary to underline just how complex this situation is.

The Trouble Maker : Winston Salem Police + Greensboro Police + A Strip Club = A Black Book.

Zartan : Whoa! Cops, Drugs, Strippers & A Black Book

Vital Statistics for Samantha are possibly just around the corner. I have been working with 3 informants to get her vitals and two are on the verge of coming up with what we need to get her listed with many Internet Missing Persons Organizations, including our site and blog.

I received an email from “Hero” it stated: I've talked with some people who know some of the dancers @ the club she worked @ in W-S (SugarBares VIP). No pic (At least so far.) and no exact vitals. As a matter of fact, people are getting real tight-lipped about this.

Source 2 update: He is working his own angle at getting the info we need. To talk about it here could destroy his chances. But he is working on it.

Source 3 update: Feels he will be able to come up with a photo in the next few days.

This is becoming more involved than what I thought it would be. I was just trying to get her photo and vitals so we could get her listed on the Internet, let her photo be seen and her story be heard by a large audience who might be able to report a sighting or report some type of information that would help Law Enforcement. But it now seems we are up against a strong element.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The Red Tile Inn Mystery & The Death of Micheal Moore

The Baker Street Connection is looking for information on “The Red Tile Inn” in Pennsylvania, a Speakeasy in the 1920’s. It was a stop on the Pittsburgh-Charleroi interurban line. The Red Tile district was near Coverdale, a small Allegheny county mining village.

On March 12th of 1929, the doors of the Red Tile Inn were padlocked by order of a federal judge. The reason..."Gay nightlife, drunken parties, slot-machine vices and the ever present booze".
Listed on the complaint were the proprietor, Louis Miezel, and the owner, Cornelie Wuesthoff.

Cornelie Wuesthoff - owner
Louis .Miezel. - proprietor
Jack Sarkrot - proprietor
Carl A. Miller - bartender

The Red Tile Inn later became the private residence of the Michael Moore Family.

Mr. Moore was killed in the home in the early 1950’s, exact date unknown. A man came into the home and murdered Mr. Moore, reason unknown. A small child was the only eyewitness.

Micheal Moore was a civilian government worker. It is believed he could have been killed due to something he was working on at the time.

If you have any information about the Red Tile Inn or the death of Micheal Moore in the early 1950’s please post in the comments section.

Please comment on any memories you have of Red Tile Inn for any year.
Do you know the exact address?

Friday, March 31, 2006

Samantha Barremore ~ Samantha Baremore ~ Samatha Baremore: What’s in a Name?

I’m sure Samantha Baremore would say, “My Life”. From the beginning of my search I have found Samantha’s name has been spelled in different ways. Even the North Carolina Judicial system has two different spellings, Samantha Baremore & Samatha Baremore. Congratulations, at least they were trying to cover all the bases. Never on any official document have I seen it spelled Samantha Barremore. Some people may think bringing this up is being petty, but I feel it is just one of the many signs that Law Enforcement are not doing a thorough job.

It’s hard to say what is in the minds of Law Enforcement when they begin an investigation. Are they so rapped up in the big picture they forget to check the smallest of details. I don’t know how serious LE could be in finding her if they can’t even get the spelling of her name correct. What else do they have wrong?

I brought the different spellings of Samantha’s name to the attention of the News Anchor Cameron Kent when I emailed him. In the reply email from Mr. Kent, of WXII, he stated according to LE the spelling of her name had been different based on whom you asked. A simple check of the Davidson County birth records would have cleared it up for Mr. Kent and Mr. Alridge. If I were in charge of finding a missing woman I would want to get her name right.

Yeah, “The devil is in the details”. My daughter was robbed while at work. The man was later arrested with her pocketbook in the backseat of his car. The business even had him on video surveillance. He gave a false name. It was placed on the arrest report. To this day he has never been prosecuted. Yeah, it still sticks in my craw.

So if it turns out that I get her name wrong it won’t be for lack of trying. I choose to go with the Davidson County Vital Statistic Record of Birth: Samantha Baremore. But for those who may be searching for her information I will list it at the top of each post all three ways.

Research on the name of Samantha Baremore:

Ancestry.com
North Carolina Birth Index
Name: Samantha Elizabeth Baremore
Birth: 30 Dec 1979 - Davidson, North Carolina

Index to Vital Statistics Davidson County, North Carolina
Name Samantha Elizabeth Baremore
Birth: 30 Dec 1979 – Lexington, North Carolina
Page – 865
Book – 100

Veromi People Search
BAREMORE, SAMATHA ELIZABETH
Associated names:
BAREMORE, SAMATHA
BAREMORE, SAMATHA ELIZABETH

North Carolina Inmate Search
BAREMORE, SAMATHA or Samantha Baremore
Commitment Type: PROBATION/PAROLE
Conviction Date: 07/20/2000
County of Conviction: FORSYTH
Punishment Type: COMMUNITY SS (DCC)
Sentence Type 1: PROBATION
Sentence Type 2: SUSPENDED SENTENCE
Sentence Type 3: DEPT OF CORR DIV OF PRISONS

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Samatha Baremore is Missing...

Samatha Baremore, a young black woman, is missing and "it seems no one cares". Maybe if she had blonde hair and blue eyes things might be different.

The Search:

At this time I have no vitals on Samantha and that is part of her story! If you want to follow me on my journey for information then read on… if you want to help… please do.

Samantha Elizabeth Barremore, 25, was last seen in the 1700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on April 8, 2004. She worked at the Sugar Bares dance club on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Winston-Salem North Carolina. Barremore has a 10-year-old daughter, and police think it's unusual that she hasn't tried to contact her daughter or her family. "Right now, anything's possible in this case. She could show up tomorrow, and for the little child's sake, I hope she does," Alridge said. He's interviewed friends, co-workers and family, without luck. It's one of the many cases where the police could use help from the public. People who might be able to help may call Crime Stoppers at 336-727-2800.

I first heard about this case approximately a month ago from a short update on a local news station, WXII, asking for help in this woman’s disappearance. No Vitals were given. It was a Crime Stoppers update interviewing Cpl. Kent Alridge the detective on the case, showing a photo and asking for information. He said he had sent her missing persons information to the FBI and to other missing person’s organizations. Let me just say... if he has sent this information out someone sure as hell is slack on their job because there's nothing listed about Samantha on any missing persons site or on the FBI missing persons page.

I wanted to post her story and at least be able to look through UID’s (unidentified remains) to see if there might be anything there matching her description.

This is my journey so far:
I looked on my own for information on the Internet about Samantha Barremore using the information I knew from the news report.
Results: Nothing

Then brainstormed with Shadowangel, a Member at "The Baker Street Connection", on Messenger to find information using every spelling we could think of.
Results: After over an hour of searching together with no results, Shadowangel used ancestry.com and found out her name is actually spelled Baremore not Barremore.

During that long search Shadowangel came up with a site called The Troublemaker it had two links to news articles on Samantha. So far The Troublemaker is the only Internet Source trying to get the information out about Samantha. His article was posted Tuesday, January 17, 2006.

Basically there was no information in either of the articles of any substance but it did give me a place to start: The Winston-Salem Journal.

I emailed Patrick Wilson of the Winston-Salem Journal who first wrote an article that included a small amount of information about her disappearance. The article was meant to be a piece on Cpl. Kent Alridge so there was not much info on Samantha.
Results: Patrick quickly emailed me back to let me know he didn’t have the information I was looking for “VITALS”. He was very nice and wanted to help. Included in email was Cpl. Kent Alridge’s email address. Other information contained in the email I am not at liberty to disclose… it was helpful to me personally but was not meant for the public.
Comment: Thanks Patrick for your help. You are one of the good guys.

I emailed Cpl. Kent Alridge asking for vitals so I could get Samantha’s information listed on our forum and with other Missing Persons Sites.
Results: He did not reply to my email. I waited for a week before taking my next step.
Comments: He stated on the WXII that he had sent her info out… if he has… the organizations are not listing her. I will give Mr. Alridge the benefit of the doubt and try to assume my email was routed to his Spam. I would like to believe he did not receive it and that is the explanation for not replying.

I emailed Cameron Kent of WXII news, who reported the story, asking for vitals and a copy of the photo he had shown during his report.
Results: A day later I received a polite email from Mr. Kent. He suggested I contact Kent Alridge and thanked me for my interest.
Comment: I didn’t bother… We already know how that went.

I posted on The Troublemaker asking for help. The post had to be approved by Troublemaker before being post.
Results: Post Approved
Comments: Thanks Troublemaker for giving me the opportunity to ask for information.

I continued to read at The Troublemaker. It led me to a new source to ask for help. For privacy purposes I will refer to this person as “Hero”

I emailed “Hero” asking for help in attaining Samantha’s vitals and maybe a photo.
Result: Within a day replied. “I'll ask around and see what I can do.”
Comments: I will let “Hero” do his thing… and I’ll let you know how it comes out.

Links for stories listed at The Troublemaker Blog:
Saturday, October 15, 2005 The first article was titled, “Dogged: Officer's pursuit in criminal cases pays off in hundreds of arrests.” Basically a story about the Detective in charge of the investigation. Samantha Baremore was only mention as an aside.

Friday, January 28, 2005 The second article was titled, “Fire & Police Briefs” Police still looking for missing woman. Nothing new, same information as before.

Donna G. Smith Administrator
Email Me: coldcases@gmail.com
(The spelling of Samatha's name had been corrected in the above title post)

Saturday, March 11, 2006

"Boulder Jane Doe" Case To Be Featured on AMW

"Boulder Jane Doe" and Me ~ Frustrations with a cold case,
Submitted by: Silvia Pettem

A decade ago, I first saw a gravestone in Boulder Colorado's Columbia Cemetery that read, "Jane Doe, April 1954, Age About 20 Years." I was participating in a "cemetery re-enactment" at the time, sponsored by two local historical organizations. I was one of several people who dressed as a historical character buried in the cemetery. On one particular fall day, the public was invited, and each of us gave first-person accounts of our characters. I was Mary Rippon (first woman professor at the University of Colorado) and someone else played the part of "Jane Doe." I was told that she was an unidentified murder victim found near Boulder in 1954. Her killer was
never found.

I had two daughters, one just older than 20 years and one just younger. I wondered who Jane Doe was and, as a mother, I wondered who her mother was. How could a 20-year-old be murdered and no one come forward to claim her? Was she a run-away, abused by a boyfriend or husband? Or was she hitchhiking or somehow abducted? Who was she, and where did she come from?

As the years went by, my curiosity deepened. I contacted the Sheriff's Office and found out that the outgoing Sheriff in 1970 either took with him or destroyed all records prior to 1970! (This outraged me into becoming an activist in public records access. More on that later.) Since I worked at the local newspaper, I looked up the "unidentified murdered girl, 1954" in the newspaper's archives. I found a lot of brittle and yellowed newspaper articles carefully clipped by a librarian from long ago.

A friend was the first to suggest that perhaps today's technology could help to identify Jane Doe. I saw a TV program (48 Hours?) on the "Tent Girl" identified by Todd Matthews who was one of the founders of the Doe Network. Finally, in September 2003, I approached the Boulder County Sheriff and asked him if Jane Doe's body could be exhumed and her DNA profiled so that it could be compared to potential relatives and lead to her identification. My goal, then and now, has always been to return her remains to her family.

The Sheriff was intrigued with my idea, but he couldn't justify using tax-payers' money. So he challenged me to raise private funds. I started a "Jane Doe Fund" with the Boulder Historical Society so that donors could earmark their donations for the non-profit organization (thus getting a tax write-off). I raised more than $4,000, plus I enlisted the pro-bono help of members of the Philadelphia-based Vidocq Society.

In June 2004, with 3 members of the Vidocq Society flown in to Boulder from various parts of the country, they and the Sheriff's Office exhumed Jane Doe's remains. I felt privileged to be allowed at the grave during this exhumation. We invited the TV program "America's Most Wanted" to film the event and offered them exclusive coverage. The casket had disintegrated underground, and Boulder Jane Doe's remains took two days to remove (like an archeological dig), bone by bone. Two members of the Vidocq Society reassembled her skull which was in many pieces. Jane Doe's DNA was profiled, and Marion Joan McDowell of Toronto (missing since December 1953) was ruled out.

In the spring of 2005, Vidocq member and noted sculptor Frank Bender created a "bust" of Jane Doe, based on her skull. I wish he had given her a 1950s hair style, but this facial reconstruction is posted on www.boulderjanedoe.com. So far, we have no leads as to her identity.

Within the past year, we wiped out the money in our Jane Doe Fund by having another DNA profile done, as there were some questions about the quality control of the first profile. (I learned that DNA is not "black-and-white." Nor is it a magic answer to all questions.) With both the first and second profiles, we have ruled out Twylia May Embrey, a young woman missing from Nebraska.

I the summer of 2005, I called "America's Most Wanted" and asked about the status of our program. I was told that the producer left for another job, and the show was off. When I explained that we had given them exclusive coverage during the exhumation and couldn't do that again, we were assigned to a new producer. That producer brought his film crew back to Boulder two more times. This segment, we are
told, is edited and ready to go. But it still hasn't been on the air! We NEED the program in order to get Jane Doe's face out to a national audience and bring in some leads. Again, my goal is to identify this murder victim and return her
remains to her family.

In the meantime, I have a devoted hardcore group of researchers who are working on every woman reported missing in the spring of 1954, trying to find out if any were ever were found. We are now trying to find Katherine (or Catherine) Dyer, reported missing shortly before Jane Doe's body was found on April 8, 1954.

I shouldn't complain, as we have made great progress, i.e., convincing law enforcement to reopen the case,raising money and pro-bono help of forensic experts, exhuming the remains, reassembling the skull, profiling the DNA, completing a
facial reconstruction, and ruling out two possible young women. So, why am I so frustrated? I guess it's because people who have donated funds don't see any results. When "America's Most Wanted" airs the show, we hope to get some leads, but we don't have an air date yet, so we don't know when that will be. For so long, people have been asking me how the Jane Doe research is going, and I tell them we still don't have an answer.

My research into missing young women, as well as possible murder suspects, has led me into a lot of frustration with access to public records. I may become an activist not only in trying to solve cold cases, but also how to deal with bureaucracies who don't seem to care at all about people who do historical research.

I would like to correspond with others who have similar frustrations. Why are cold cases a low-priority with law-enforcement? Why is obtaining public records like pulling teeth? There are exceptions, of course. I've found some very interested and dedicated people in my decade-long pursuit, but they are the exceptions. Trying to solve the identity of Boulder Jane Doe has led to many tangents, i.e., helping the family of Twylia May Embrey, trying to uncover the remains of Arizona's "Little Miss X." Please be warned, this kind of research is addictive!

Who else is going through the highs of actually FINDING something, as well as the lows of waiting and waiting and waiting? I'd love to hear from you. Thanks so much for listening.

Silvia Pettem
pettem@earthlink.net

Boulder Jane Doe Web Site

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Little Jane Doe 1979 Arizona

On March 24, 1979, two rock hunters searching in the riverbed underneath the Tempe Bridge in Tempe, Arizona came across a partially buried skeleton of a little child. The body was partially buried by the far north pillar of the bridge and above the high water mark from floods the prior December. The bridge is a portion of Old State Route 60.

The remains had miscellaneous shards of unidentifiable clothing of off-white coarse weave cotton and possibly a dark blue or gray loose weave blanket. Lining the shallow grave were fragments of newspaper identified as articles appearing in The Arizona Republic on June 6, 1966 and October 2, 1966. It was determined that the child suffered a possible broken neck after she died.

The coroner thinks she had been deceased anywhere from 1-13 years. (It has been judged that the child probably died in 1966, but that is not certain). Anthropologist from the University of Arizona in Tucson could not determine the cause of death.

The press dubbed the child Little Jane Doe

Vital Statistics:
3 feet 3 inches tall - plus or minus 2 inches
Hair -Medium Brown – Approximately 7 inches long

Story Links:
Little Jane Doe At Fallen Wall

Westerfield Brothers Missing Since 1964

Alan John Westerfield & Terry Lee Westerfield
September 12, 1964 Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina

According to Carl Bock, the boys stepfather, he dropped Alan and his older brother Terry off at Fayetteville's popular Broadway Theater on Hay Street at 5:30 p.m.

The stepfather stated he returned to the theater about 8 p.m. and the boys were gone. When the boys vanished authorities were not sure if the brothers ever made it to the theater. Some employees interviewed said they saw the boys, others said they did not. Neither child was ever heard from again and police think the boys were killed the day they disappeared. Heavy rains from hurricane Dora late that night and the next morning hampered the search. Authorities questioned the stepfather who was separated from the boys' mother at the time. His account of what happened that evening was sketchy.

Army Sergeant Carl Bock worked in the Criminal Investigations Division at Fort Bragg in 1964 and was shipped overseas a year after his stepsons disappeared. Investigators believe Bock was in some way involved in the Westerfield children's disappearances.

Bock has since divorced from Alan and Terry's mother and now lives in Wisconsin. Police in Virginia last interviewed him in 2000. The Westerfield brothers' cases remain unsolved.
Police also questioned the boys' natural father and concluded that he did not take the boys.

Alan John Westerfield
Date of Birth: August 24, 1957
Age at Time of Disappearance: 6 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 3'10; 80 lbs.
White male, Sandy hair, blue eyes

Terry Lee Westerfield
Date of Birth: February 7, 1953
Age at Time of Disappearance: 11 years old
Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 4'7; 89 lbs.
White male, Red hair, blue eyes, freckles

If you have any information on this case, please contact:
Cumberland County Sheriff's Office 910-323-1500