Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Justice for Daniel Ramirez

 Daniel M. Ramirez, a 17 year old who was murdered on July 4, 2007. Daniel was innocent and was murdered for no reason. The family and friends of Daniel believe that Justice can be served, and believe that enough evidence is out there to put those responsible behind bars and bring justice for his loved ones. They believe that not enough effort has been put forth to bring this matter to a speedy conclusion and petition that this case be brought to the attention of a superior government official. They do this in hopes of pushing those involved in this case to devote more time and efforts in bringing the evidence forward that is out there to make an arrest and bring justice forward for Daniel. Daniel was at a party outside on the patio when he gave his seat up to a girl, then the shooting started and Daniel took 1 shot out of 8 killed him. He was shot in the heart and 2 times in the right hand. Daniel took bullets that wasn't even intended for him. Someone out there took a beautiful,kind and caring young mans life. Daniel's life was precious and Daniel was so young with a future of hope and dreams that was taken away from him. PLEASE Go here to sign the petition- it only takes one minute to sign: click here:
 Justice for Daniel Petition
Daniel Ramirez was born September 13, 1989 and passed away July 4, 2007. He is survived by his loving mother Deanna & father Richeard Fernandez, two siblings, Stephanie and Richeard Jr., Grandmother Rose Mead, step-grandfather John Mead. Aunts & Uncles and many cousins and friends. Daniel was preceded in death by his brother Jason Ramirez, grandfather Rollie Diehl, and his sister Lisa Fernandez. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed, but will never be forgotten. Visitation will be held Thursday, July 12, 2007, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Phoenix Memorial Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Services will be Friday, July 13, 2007, 10:00 A.M. also at Phoenix Memorial Mortuary Chapel, 200 West Beardsley Road, Phoenix, AZ. A family gathering after the funeral service and burial will be held at the North Valley Freewill Baptist Church, 18220 North 20th Street, Phoenix, AZ where food and fellowship will be shared. The Ramirez Family is proudly being served by Phoenix Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Everybody Lost

 The following story was originally posted here:
Everybody loses

Devon, 7, and his brother Ian, 3, went to bed on Tues. night to dream the dreams that little boys dream. I don’t know if they lay awake for a time thinking of what they would do on the morrow, or if they lay awake listening to their parents argue. Neither Devon or Ian will tell us what they dreamed. Only their bodies remain to tell us what happened to them.

Wednesday morning about 7:35 am, their mother ran screaming from their home. Neighbors rushed to aid and comfort her. She reportedly told them her husband was injured inside. One neighbor and a deputy entered the home and found her husband Neal Williams, suffering from stab wounds- possibly from a sword. The children were found lying in their bunk beds with no apparent injuries. It is believed they may have been smothered.

According to neighbors, Manling Williams (I’ve also seen written as Man-Ling Tsang Williams) told them she had gone food shopping late on Tues. night and returned to find her husband injured. However, neighbors say she did not appear dressed to go shopping and they thought they could smell alcohol on her. Police have said there was no signs of forced entry to the home. And they have said they found incriminating evidence in her car. They have also said she has admitted that there were problems at home and have said she made incriminatory statements, more recent articles say that she has confessed.

Man-ling Williams worked as a waitress in a restaurant since Oct. A friend and co-worker reportedly called her on Tues. night and the two went to the restaurant and “hung out” for a while. Allegedly she did not disclose any problems at home. Neal Williams remained at home to put the boys to bed. The co-worker has said that Neal Williams worked for an insurance company and spent most of his time at home. Neal Williams has been described as “reserved” and his mother has said of him

“Neal was a loving father, brother and son,” she said. “I was proud of him. He was friendly, hard working and had a passion for the truth. His boys were the lights of his life.”

His sister has described him as

“My brother was a profound influence in my life. He was a strength and comfort in my times of need and a joy in the good times. He was exceedingly bright, and funny.

Police have arrested Man-ling Williams. On Fri. she was formally charged with the murders of her husband and both her sons. They have also cited special circumstances of lying in wait and multiple murders. By citing special circumstances, she could be eligible for the death penalty.

Two little boys will never wake, never smile, won’t go to school or play again. Their father will never teach them to drive, will never see them wed, will never know what they would grow up to be, will never be able to mourn them.

Just as friends and family will grieve for the father, so will the friends and family of children grieve for them. Little children are not supposed to understand what death or mourning and grieving is. All they will understand is that they cannot play with Devon and Ian anymore. Many times this will cause anxiety in young children, because if their friends died at their parents hands- could that horror happen to them?

Two little children, what was the “crime” they were killed for? Because they lived or because they carried the blood of the man she allegedly killed.

Reports about the family have varied from they were happy, to reports that he yelled at her, to she yelled at him, to they argued. Many couples argue. Many couples even argue to the point they cannot live together anymore. But if that is the case, a divorce is in order- not murder. Killing does not solve the problem, it only creates others. Killing does not wipe out all evidence of the marriage- even if you kill the issue of the marriage the memories are still there.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Stokes County North Carolina: Lawson Family Christmas Day Tragedy

The Ballad of Charlie Lawson
Original Artist: The Carolina Buddies'
March 1930

It was on last Christmas evening
The snow was on the ground
At his home in North Carolina
The miner he was found

His name was Charlie Lawson
He had a loving wife
But they never knew what caused
To take his family's life

They say he killed his wife at first
While the little ones did cry
"Please papa won' you spare our lives
For it's so hard to die"

But the raging man could not be stopped
He would not heed their call
He kept on firing fatal shots
Until he'd killed them all

They did not carry him to jail
No lawyer would he pay
They'll have his trial in another land
On the final judgment day

They all were buried in a crowded grave
While the angels watched all above
Come home, come home my little ones
To the land of peace and love

And now farewell kind friends and home
I'll see you here no more
But when we meet in another land
Our troubles will be o'er


Charlie Lawson's parents, Augustus and Nancy, lived in the unincorporated community known as Lawsonville, located ten miles from Danbury, the Stokes county seat. He was born there and, in 1911, married Fannie Manring. They had eight children, but the third, William, born in 1914, died of an illness in 1920. In 1918, following the move of his younger brothers, Marion and Elijah, to the Germanton area, Lawson followed suit with his family. The Lawsons worked as sharecroppers, saving enough money by 1927 to buy their own farm on Brook Cove Road.

The murders

In 1929, shortly before Christmas, Charlie Lawson took his family (37-year-old wife Fannie and their children: Marie, 17; Arthur, 16; Carrie, 12; Maybell; 7, James, 4; Raymond, 2; and Mary Lou, 4 months) into town to buy new clothes and to have a family portrait taken. Since they were far from wealthy, this seemed unusual. The new clothes ultimately became burial outfits. On that day he began the slaughter with his daughters, Carrie and Maybell, who were setting out to their uncle and aunt's house. Lawson waited for them by the tobacco barn; when they were in range, he shot them with a shotgun, then ensured that they were dead by bludgeoning them. He then placed the bodies in the tobacco barn.

Afterwards, he returned to the house and shot Fannie, who was on the porch. As soon as the gun was fired, Marie, who was inside, screamed, while the two small boys, James and Raymond, attempted to find a hiding place. Lawson shot Marie and then found and shot the two boys. Lastly, he killed the baby, Mary Lou. After the murders, he went into the nearby woods and, a few hours later, shot himself. The only survivor was his eldest son, 16 year-old Arthur, whom he had sent on an errand just before starting his deadly work. The bodies of the family members were found with their arms crossed and pillows under their heads. The gunshot signaling Charlie Lawson's own suicide was heard by the many people who learned of the gruesome event on the property and had already gathered there. Some rushed towards the direction of the sound and found Charlie Lawson dead, with his two dogs by their master's side. There were footprints, indicating he had been walking in a small circle for hours.

Speculation and rumors

There were rumors as to why Charlie Lawson would take the lives of himself and his family and it was speculated that Charlie did not murder his family at all, that it was staged to look as though Charlie had committed suicide. One of these explanations was that Charlie had witnessed an organized crime incident, and had been found out, and he and his family murdered for it. Another involves a black man Charlie had started a fight with. Neither of these rumors seemed plausible, or could fit with the facts. All signs obviously pointed to a murder/suicide.

Incest theory

It was not until the book White Christmas, Bloody Christmas, was published in 1990 that a strong claim surfaced. On interviewing many people regarding the Lawson family murder, the book's authors, M. Bruce Jones and Trudy J. Smith found that several people recounted rumors, and stories regarding Charlie, Marie, and incest. In 1989 the authors had received a call from an anonymous woman. She said she had gone on a tour of the Lawson home shortly after the murders, and the tour guide had told about the incest rumor, which he stated as fact. The day before the book was to be published the authors received a phone call from Stella Lawson, daughter of Marion Lawson, and cousin to the Lawson children. They had already interviewed her for the book. On this occasion she told them she knew the truth as to why Charlie did it. Stella said that at the funeral for the Lawsons, she had overheard Fannie's sisters-in-law and aunts discussing this. Fannie Lawson had confided in her sisters-in-law, including Stella's mother Jettie Lawson. Fannie had apparently been concerned about Charlie and Marie. Jettie died in early 1928, meaning Fannie had been suspicious of the incest at least that long before the murders in late 1929.


Shortly after the murders, Charlie's brother, Marion Lawson, opened the home on Brook Cove Road as a tourist attraction. A cake that Marie Lawson had baked on Christmas Day was displayed on the tour. Because visitors began to pick at the raisins on the cake to take as souvenirs, it was placed in a covered glass cake dish and thus preserved for many years.

Among the many remembrances of the event is a folk song entitled, "The Murder of the Lawson Family". This song was recorded by the Stanley Brothers in March 1956, released by Columbia Records on the CD "An evening long ago" in 2004.
See Also: The Meaning of Our Tears


All of them gone but an eight month old baby.....

Motive for hanging deaths unknown

10:47 PM CDT on Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Associated Press

HUDSON OAKS -- A young mother who may have been depressed apparently hanged three of her small daughters and herself in a closet using pieces of clothing and sashes, authorities said Tuesday.
A fourth child, an 8-month-old daughter, was also found dangling in the closet but was rescued by her aunt from the family's mobile home.

"It's horrendous. That's all I can say," Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said.

The latest from WFAA.

The woman was identified as Gilberta Estrada, 25. The infant, Evelyn Frayre, was in good condition at a hospital, Fowler said. Authorities did not immediately identify the other children, but Fowler said they were apparently ages 5, 3 and 2.
Filly Echeverria, who said she was the children's godmother, identified the dead as Maria Teresa Estrada, Janet Frayre and Magaly Frayre.
After Estrada failed to show up for work, her sister, who lived nearby, forced her way into the locked residence in the Oak Hills mobile home park, about 25 miles west of Fort Worth in this rural community of 1,600 people.


Alejandra Estrada discovered the baby was still alive when she made a noise, authorities said. She called 911 and said through sobs that the infant was dying. She and her daughter called back two more times to ask the ambulance to hurry, according to a tape of the calls.
The sheriff said the hangings appeared to be murder-suicide because the trailer's doors were locked from the inside and a relative said the woman had been depressed.
The young mother and her girls were last seen alive Monday evening, he said.


The sheriff said Estrada had won a temporary restraining order in August against Gregorio Frayre Rodriguez, who was believed to be the father of the infant and some of the other children, after an attack on Estrada.
The sheriff said the couple had stopped living together in February. Tuesday was the first emergency police call to Estrada's trailer, and authorities said there was no evidence that Frayre abused the girls.
A telephone listing for Frayre, 38, could not immediately be located.
"I just got a big kick out of watching the kids play over there on her porch, and today it's sad, very sad," neighbor Joyce Harris said as other trailer park residents milled about on their porches, some crying and talking softly about the deaths.
Estrada's trailer was dilapidated, with paint peeling off the brown and white mobile home. Cactus plants and a rose bush decorated the front. Toys and a bicycle littered the back yard.
Texas has seen a number of child killings by mothers in recent years.
Less than five years earlier, another Hudson Oaks family was torn apart when Dee Etta Perez, 39, shot her three children, ages 4, 9 and 10, before killing herself.
Andrea Yates drowned her five children in the family's Houston bathtub in 2001. In 2003, Deanna Laney beat her two young sons to death with stones in East Texas, and Lisa Ann Diaz drowned her daughters in a Plano bathtub. Dena Schlosser fatally severed her 10-month-old daughter's arms with a kitchen knife in 2004.
All four of those women were found innocent by reason of insanity. Yates initially was convicted of capital murder, but that verdict was overturned on appeal.

Breaking News: Richard Alden Samuel McCroskey III and the Murders in Farmville

FARMVILLE, Va. — A 20-year-old man suspected of killing four people in a central Virginia college town was arrested at an airport Saturday, where he apparently tried to catch a flight to California, authorities said.

Richard Alden Samuel McCroskey III was arrested by Richmond International Airport police officers who found him asleep in the baggage claim area, said airport spokesman Troy Bell.

Farmville police found the bodies Friday afternoon in the home of Debra Kelly, an associate professor of sociology and criminal justice studies at Longwood University, school spokeswoman Gina Caldwell said Saturday.

Investigator Andy Ellington said authorities are awaiting identification of the bodies from the state medical examiner's office, but that probably would not happen until Monday. He said he was not in a position to discuss the case — including how the bodies were found or the cause of death — because he was with McCroskey, who was being transported back to Farmville.

Police had sent flyers to authorities elsewhere to help identify McCroskey.

McCroskey showed identification when officers approached him, did not resist and did not have any weapons with him, Bell said. He was being held at the airport until Farmville police came for him, and has been charged with murder, robbery and grand larceny.

State police were assisting in the investigation in Farmville, about 50 miles west of Richmond.

Longwood did not issue an alert after the bodies were discovered because it happened off campus, Caldwell said. She said the 4,500-student school and the small town were not accustomed to such violence.

"Not only on campus, but even in Farmville — it just doesn't happen here," she said.

After doing a little digging around on the internet, I came upon this:
MySpace Blog by SKR/WIR?? 
Now, I haven't a clue what this myspacer is all about. I'm not sure I would WANT to know, after viewing some of the profiles assoicated with the suspect, this being one of them. More on that in a few minutes. Here's the blog:
Saturday, September 19, 2009 SKR / WIR Press Release Regarding The Deaths Of Emma Kelly / Melanie Wells
Current mood: shocked
Category: Life
On behalf of myself, (SickTanicK / A.S. DBA : Killmusick) & Syniister (Owner Of W.I.R / E.D. DBA : Wicked Intent Records)

The following is a public press release regarding the recent incidents involving the Murder(s) of one Emma Kelly (AKA Ragdoll) Melanie Wells (AKA Free Abortions) and Emma Kelly's parents, in Farmville Virginia shortly after the first annual Strictly For The Wicked Festival, in regards also to the current suspect in the murder(s), Sam McCrosky (AKA LilDemonDog).

We would like to firstly and most importantly send our deepest regards, respects, and condolences to all of the families involved. This was as much of a shock to us, as were sure it has been to everyone else involved, and this tragedy will forever impact the rest of our lives as we are sure it has impacted yours.

At this time, it is not our place to disclose any details (out of respect not only for the legal issues, but more importantly the families involved). Both Emma & Melanie were HUGE SKR/WIR Supporters and it breaks our hearts to know such acts were commited to them, both of these beautiful peoples lifes were cut short (along with Emmas Parents), and we will miss them dearly and whole heartedly.

We would also like to add, that neither SKR or WIR condone the actions commited in any way shape or form, people make their own choices in life, be it right, be it wrong, it comes down to a individuals choice to make a decision, and in no way did we have a part of the decision nor do we condone it.

As of now, all that we are able to disclose is that the suspect in question, murdered all four of the above mentioned individuals, shortly after arriving in Farmville Virginia, and is currently on the run from law enforcement. Sam, if you are reading this, we STRONGLY encourage you to do the right thing and turn yourself in to the police, we emplore you and please ask you to do so.

Please do NOT contact either one of us, or our affiliates regarding this situation, legally we cannot disclose ANY information to you, have some respect in this time of grief, also with that being said, there are a LOT of rumors about this situation going around, i assure you, if you do not hear it from us, or DIRECTLY from the mouths of families involved (which is obviously doubtful because they are currently dealing with this horrible tragedy) Then they should be disregarded, we are in first hand contact with the detectives and families involved and will keep everyone updated
when legally we can.

More information will be provided as soon as we are legally allowed to do so,
once again, our deepest condolences and respects to the families involved, as well as to the victims of this crime, we will keep your memories alive, and you will never be forgotten, as you will be missed by many, we will ensure your eternal existance in the minds in hearts of those whose lives
you have affected.

Rest In Peace Good Freinds, We Will Miss You.

With love and Respect Always,

(SickTanicK / A.S. DBA : Killmusick).

Syniister (Owner Of W.I.R / E.D. DBA : Wicked Intent Records).

The following is from me, (SickTanicK) -

Im going to tell what happened from our angle of the aspect, i will be leaving certain details out being that legally i cannot disclose them at this time as i have been asked not to by law enforcement.

A phone call was placed in the early morning hours of 9 - 19 - 2009 from Melanie Wells mother to Razakel, regarding the whereabouts of her daughter being that Neither Emma or her Parents could be reached at the time, she was due home and had not arrived and had becomed worried.

Myself and Razakel became concerned and contacted various people trying to locate the individuals in question (Melanie, Emma & Sam) and were unable to reach anyone.

Shortly after i recieved a phone call from a individual stating that the Suspect in the murders had contacted them saying he had "killed" everyone. This caused me great concern being that we ourselves could not reach the parents or subjects in question.

At that point i took it upon myself to contact the Farmville Police Department and inform them of a possible homicide at the kelly residence. My statement was taken, and officers were dispatched to the scene shortly thereafter. ( i had the address because purchases had been made via the killmusick store ).

I have personally been in contact with Melanie & Sam's family, trying my best to keep them updated with any information i was givin by the detectives to whom which at this point i was in hourly
contact with.

I was later informed by certain parties that the victims were indeed murdered and that sam was no where to be found, it was at this point i took it upon myself to contact the wells family and inform
them sadly that i had been informed that their daughter had been murdered, the wells family had not been contacted at this point by any law enforcement, and i felt it to be my obligation as a human being
to inform them of what had happened, i reffered to them the phone number of the detective to whom i had been in regular contact with at that point in time.

Because of all these factors, as well as others i cantlegally mention at this time, is why
we have refrained and asked others to refrain from speaking about this incident, the victims names
had not been released at that time and legally i could not confirm nor deny the victims names due to the ongoing police investigation. THAT is why i remained silent, not because i was "hiding" anything as some of these internet IDIOTS would like to say and think, NONE THE LESS AND MORE IMPORTANTLY i felt it was VITAL that the families of the victims be informed BEFORE ANYONE ELSE, PERIOD, THAT IS RESPECT, NOT JUMPING AT THE FIRST OPPORTUNITY TO POST OF VICTIMS NAMES ON THE INTERNET BEFORE THE FAMILIES EVEN KNEW.

I never imagined i would ever hafto tell one of our fans mothers that their daughters life was taken from her, sadly before she had been contacted by law enforcement (however, in the polices defense, at that point, they had still not properly identified the bodies im sure) I feel absolutely horrible for their loss, and i have extended my hand to them, to help in any way i can, anytime, day or night morning or evening, under ANY circumstance, they know i am here for them.

Normally, i would not get involved with anything related to the police, but this one hits at home being that all parties involved i knew on a personal level, and on a "fan" level, i felt it was my obligation to them to do anything and everything in my power to help this situation to the best of my ability, we all had
just hung out with all the parties involved with this not even a week before at the festival. This is truly disturbing and has had a major impact on everybody. Words cannot express how i feel at this point,
but my pain and sorrow is but a needle in a haystack compaired to the families involved, we all loved these young ladies, they were great people and amazing supporters, fans, & friends, they loved us,
and we loved, and still do love them, and they will NEVER be forgotten.

Outside of the above statements im not willing, nor legally able to discuss any further details,i just wanted to make it CLEAR as to why i was telling people to stop posting up RUMORS and i wanted to make it clear of why there was a silence on our end, once again, people can say whatever they like about us, and about this situation, while they wasted energy typing up internet hate about "how badly we use and treat our fans" i was on the phone with the mother of one of the victims,
i was on the phone with police trying to help, and even now at 1:00 AM in the morning, i am still in regular contact with everybody trying my best to help, we respect and love every single one of our fans and our true fans know that, this festival proved that, we proved that, to say otherwise is ignorant, biast, and disgraceful to the memories of the loved ones lost in thie horrible tragedy.

My heart goes out to the families and victims and to the fellow fans that lost one of their own,this is truly and horrible and sad day.

You will always be loved and will be forever missed, as we, as artists, will be forever indebted to you for your support over the years.

With Sadness, Love & Respect for the Deceased.


UPDATE : 9 - 19 - 2009 - Suspect Sam McCroskey Has Been Captured

Personal Update : 9 - 19 - 2009

In this horrible tragedy, people are already trying to make "beef" issues out of this, people are tryna call me a "snitch" and are calling us "snitchin on killers records" which is hilarious in my opinion, i did what was right and what was just for the girls that sadly lost thier lives, in no way above did i say "Sam Did It" i reffered to him as a suspect and a suspect only, all you gotta do is ACTUALLY READ what i posted, but obviously people are dislexic and or mental retarded.If i did what happened to those poor girls, i would expect to get caught, i would expect to get snitched on, and i would expect to pay my dues for the crime(s) i commited, anyone who is REALLY from the streets knows, if you do the crime, you gotta be ready for the reprocutions, be it street justice, or be it legal. These girls were personal friends of ours and i owe it to them to be supportive in this horrible time, i owe everything to them, so if you wanna call me a snitch, SO BE IT, ive been called a LOT of things, and it does not bother me. None the less, when i got SAMS FAMILY in regular contact with ME, and they have no ill will tword me, why should i care what any of you say or think, you all are pitiful wastes of the air i breathe, trying to spark beef out of this, and i wish you nothing but the worst in your lives, i hope someone close to YOU gets murdered so you can feel this pain. Call me a snitch, but if you were in MY SHOES the tables would be turned.I never said Sam did it, i dont know if he did or didn't, even if i did, legally i could not say, its "innocent till proven guilty" in America.This is last im gunna talk about this, any other remarks should be addressed to my FACE.Theres more important things happening in this situation, but i felt obligated to post about this in defense of myself and my actions, anyone in their RIGHT MINDS would fully understand and agree.-Sick

That is the blog I found.
Here's a link to the suspect's myspace page:

And, just some of the comments posted by one of his victims': (Her profile is private)
RagD0LL[RazsDolly♥Queenliest Dead]-U.A-10/6

LiLdEmOnDoG [Out of Town]'s Friends Comments
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RagD0LL[RazsDolly♥Queenliest Dead]-U.A-10/6

Sep 7 2009 6:14 PM

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwe baby<33
the next time you check your myspace, YOULL BE AT MY HOUSE!
mwahahah >:D<333333
i cant waiiiit to see you baby
its like 6:17AM, and ive been up since 4ish filled with uber amounts of excitment >.<
i cant wait :D
i leave to pick you up in f i v e hourse<3
my insides feel all squishy♥
i love you sooo SO much baby; forever and for always :]]
RagD0LL[RazsDolly♥Queenliest Dead]-U.A-10/6

Sep 5 2009 2:37 PM

Babyyy you leave TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!! :DDDD
and then tomorrw i see youuuuu!!!!!!!!!! :x
i cant fucking wait<3333
my time with you is gonna be the absolute best everrrr :]]]
i love you ♥♥
RagD0LL[RazsDolly♥Queenliest Dead]-U.A-10/6

Sep 3 2009 2:59 AM

Babbbbbbbbbbbbyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! :]]
only T H R E E more fucking days till i see you!!!!!
i have so much left to do hahah :xxx
butbut im SO excited<3
to simply put it;
your absolutly amazing baby♥♥
I love you :]]

RagD0LL[RazsDolly♥Queenliest Dead]-U.A-10/6

Aug 19 2009 12:32 PM

so i have no cute icons today D:
just corny words lol
butbut theyre very TRUE corny words ^.^

i love you more than anything in this world sam<3
the stuff you said the other day about being each others soul mates and what not,
i completly agree :]]
18days till i can see the most amazing boy everrrrrrrrr<33333333333
its gona be unbeleivably PERFECT :D!!!!!!1
gahh i cant wait :x i have to pee now.
anywaysss i love you miztuh.mayne ♥
forever&for always. not a day less :]
RagD0LL[RazsDolly♥Queenliest Dead]-U.A-10/6

Aug 16 2009 2:39 PM

Awwwwwwe baby i loveloveloveLOVE that comment :)
and goddamnit i fucking miss you :[
seriously im all hewohdfsjlkjsdio because i havent talked you :[
butttt hopefully ill get to today for more than 5mins :x

only 19days till im with the love of my life,the MOST amazingsweetcaringsexywonderful MANNN ever :]
and im not gona let you go fr one sec.
you will honestly never know how much you really mean to me.

I love you more than anything & anyone.
RagD0LL[RazsDolly♥Queenliest Dead]-U.A-10/6

Aug 24 2009 2:10 AM

*counts down the days till you get here*... *gets all excited and has to pee" :x
and the fact that im smoking doesnt help
so youll see all these lame ass movies on my netflix
i love you babyy
sleepyhead you need to answer yo phoneeeee♥
RagD0LL[RazsDolly♥Queenliest Dead]-U.A-10/6

Aug 23 2009 1:04 PM

I miss you :[
So much.
I have a feeling of emptiness :|

Aug 19 2009 12:32 PM

so i have no cute icons today D:
just corny words lol
butbut theyre very TRUE corny words ^.^

i love you more than anything in this world sam<3
the stuff you said the other day about being each others soul mates and what not,
i completly agree :]]
18days till i can see the most amazing boy everrrrrrrrr<33333333333
its gona be unbeleivably PERFECT :D!!!!!!1
gahh i cant wait :x i have to pee now.
anywaysss i love you miztuh.mayne ♥
forever&for always. not a day less :]
RagD0LL[RazsDolly♥Queenliest Dead]-U.A-10/6

Aug 16 2009 2:39 PM

Awwwwwwe baby i loveloveloveLOVE that comment :)
and goddamnit i fucking miss you :[
seriously im all hewohdfsjlkjsdio because i havent talked you :[
butttt hopefully ill get to today for more than 5mins :x

only 19days till im with the love of my life,the MOST amazingsweetcaringsexywonderful MANNN ever :]
and im not gona let you go fr one sec.
you will honestly never know how much you really mean to me.

I love you more than anything & anyone.
All of that from this:
RagD0LL[RazsDolly♥Queenliest Dead]-U.A-10/6


 While "RagDoll"'s profile may be private, here is a something I found on the profile of another of Mr. McCroskey's commenters that WASN'T private:

 Perv Bxtch
21 / Female
Ya daddys bed, US
Last Login: 9/15/2009

+P3Rv@l!c!0u$+ [SKR U-A] RIP doll N mel! we luv ya 
Status and Mood
Perv Bxtch Still cant believe it! R.I.P. EMMA, MEL, N EMMAS PARENTS!! you girls will always be in my heart!
Mood: (none)
Posted 4 hours ago from mobile

Perv Bxtch Still cant believe it! R.I.P. EMMA, MEL, N EMMAS PARENTS!! you girls will always be in my heart!
Mood: sad
Posted 7 hours ago from mobile

Perv Bxtch Still cant believe it! R.I.P. EMMA N MEL!!
Mood: sad
Posted 7 hours ago from mobile

Perv Bxtch Still waitin fer more info! I cant fucken believe this!!! Im trippen so bad! Im just wonderin why??
Mood: sad/worried
Posted 9 hours ago from mobile

Perv Bxtch Cant fucken sleep!! Waitin fer more info. I cant fucken believe this!!!
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well my name is amber..im 21 yrs young! haha. im single but not lookin right now. anyway im down wit SKR FER LIFE! if you another hater get the fuck off my page or delete me. damn i dont know what else to say so if you wanna know more hit me up wit a comment or a message. oh btw I LOVE RAPE, PORN, BLOOD, LIL KIDZ, PRIESTS, MURDER,N ALL THAT GOOD SHIT!!! I ALSO THINK THAT STITCH MOUTH IS THE HOTTEST PERV IVE SEEN!!! IMA RAPE HIM SUMDAY!!! HAHAHA sorry if i dont get back at ya right away but ill try my best. last but not least if you fake dont fucken bother adding me cuz......
and it goes ON......
 Oh, and this one:
'Miss Dead Kitten' ??????
Can you BELIEVE this?
This is the kind of things these people were into???????
I'm not making assumptions, it's right THERE in black and white on their public myspace pages. Or, whatEver color pages they are. I suppose it's a good thing we don't have things like real fake blood we can put our hands into on web pages yet, cause these people would probably have it on there. Call me old fashioned, or whatever, but this is SICK stuff to post on the web- period. Seems like the least these perverts could have done was took the time to make their pages private after something like this happened, but who knows, maybe they are proud of it or something. 'Sick' is right.

 Samuel McCroskey, below:


Behind the Blue Wall: Goodbye Erin

Thursday, May 31, 2007
31-year-old mother of two, beloved by many, Erin LeeAnn Wade Jones was murdered earlier this month after breaking up with Dodge City Police Officer Chris Tahah recently - afraid of him, saying she felt stalked. She was shot in the head - her mother says, execution style. Tahah was fired when he became a suspect in her murder. He fled, committed more crimes and is being held right now in Colorado.

Kansas waits.

I would say justice waits, but what is Justice when Erin is already gone?

On Erin's Myspace, now made private, she wrote

"...I consider myself to be a very kind, down to earth person, a friend to all and I like to show people that life is what you make of it. There's bound to be down times and tragedies in life, but you have to pick yourself up and move on! Lord I know after the year I've had..."

Fired Officer Tahah's page - since deleted by MySpace - was frightening to me - both in words, the music playing, and the music lined up to play next. I copied it before it was inaccessible also, and here is a section of it - made small and clickable so that those who opt not to see, don't have to:

"You Reaped the Whirlwind, Here Comes the Thunder....
I'm Comin' , and Hell's Comin' with Me!!!"

Posted by Behind The Blue Wall on 5/31/2007
Cloud_Writer said...

From one of Erin's friends:

07/06/07 3:10PM
My girl Erin

Well as of yesterday the 5th it has been two months since my dearest friend Erin was taking from us. Days go by and I still can't believe that I am here and she is not. Why someone so hatefully can take someone that was so wonderful away from us. I miss her so much and I can't believe that she is gone. Never in my life did I ever think that I would stand in front of a grave and know that my best friend was dead!! The hardest thing I have ever done in my life is try to say good bye to her. But even when I was saying my bye I never told her good bye. Good bye is forever!! I know that I will see her again. Her and I will be together again one day. for the past week I have seen her kids almost every day and they bring so much joy to me. Being around them makes me so happy. I want to put them in my arms and never let go. They mean so much to!! I am so sorry for there lose and I hope that the both of them know how much there mother really loved them.

As for the asswhole that took her from us. He will get what he deserves. I hope that he realizes what he has done to so many people and to the lives of two very wonderful children. I know that when he goes to prison they will not be nice to him there but I want him to pay for what he has done. He has destroyed so many lives, not just her life.
December 09, 2007
Cloud_Writer said...

A guestbook entry that stood out to me:

Melissa Hensley
Dodge City, Kansas
May 9, 2007 1:13 PM
First my condolences go out to Erin's family. Erin was a great person and friend. She always had a way to make you smile. There is one memory here recently that we share. I had won some tickets to the legends game over the radio. Erin must have been listing to the raido at work cause shortly after that I recieved a text on my phone that said "Aren't you suppost to be working and not talking on the radio". I text her back and said that she had caught me. I let her have the tickets cause I couldn't go that evening. I never had the chance to ask her how it was.There is one thing that I know everyone would agree with and that is that Erin was a kind and loving person. She was the kind of friend that everyone wanted around. Erin, we love you and miss you very much. Always know that you will be in my heart and memories. God Bless you!! Rest in Peace my dear friend....
December 09, 2007

Dodge City murder charge upgraded
Associated Press
Jan. 24, 2008
Prosecutors have upgraded the murder charge against a former Dodge City police officer accused of killing his ex-girlfriend. Ford County Attorney John Sauer upgraded the charge from second-degree to first-degree murder just before a preliminary hearing Tuesday, during which Chris Tahah was bound over for trial in the May 5 death of Erin Jones. Tahah also is charged with criminal discharge of a firearm at an occupied dwelling...
Tahah showed little emotion during Tuesday's hearing, which featured testimony from several investigators and friends of Jones. Ford County Attorney John Sauer also played a videotaped interview... During the interview, Tahah recounted waiting for Jones outside her home, saying he didn't mean to shoot his gun. "I was telling myself this was no good. As I was lowering the gun, a round went off," Tahah said. Tahah also told Kendrick that he was upset with Jones because she did not give him a good reason for breaking up with him the month before. Tahah also said he went to Jones' house after seeing her at a bar dancing with another man. "How'd she hurt you, Chris?" Kendrick asked Tahah. "I think I know." "I wanted to be her guy," Tahah said... Jones, who worked as a bank teller in Dodge City, had two children. She was known in Dodge City for her performances with the Homestead Theater.


Published September 25, 2006

ST. PETERSBURG — She built a successful law practice, adopted three Russian orphans and still found time to sing in a local band.

Stacey Jane Plummer, 43, of Tierra Verde also struggled to make her new marriage succeed. She filed for divorce from Dermot James Reid just eight months after her wedding, citing behavior that she called emotionally abusive, and kicked him out of the house last month.

Then she decided to give her marriage another chance.

It didn't work. Reid, 52, shot and killed Plummer during the weekend before pointing a .38-caliber handgun at his own head and pulling the trigger, Pinellas sheriff's officials said. He remained at Bayfront Medical Center on Monday with life-threatening injuries.

The slaying shocked lawyers and judges at the Pinellas County Courthouse, where Plummer was a respected and popular litigator and family law attorney. It also stunned her family and friends, who didn't suspect that Reid was capable of such violence.

"We knew he had a temper," said Julie Plummer, 32, Stacey's sister and a St. Petersburg lawyer. But "we never thought he could take it this far."


Stacey Plummer grew up in Maine, graduated from Eckerd College and Stetson University's College of Law and worked long hours to build her own St. Petersburg law firm.

She wasn't overly tall, but the blond, friendly, plainspoken lawyer stood out in the Pinellas County Courthouse as a strong advocate for her clients.

"She was petite in stature, but she would stand her ground and she was not petite in action," Judge Raymond Gross said.

She was also popular at restaurants and nightclubs as a singer for the group Legal Limit. She could belt out Janis Joplin tunes like Mercedes Benz and Me & Bobby McGee. Mike Penninger, 48, a friend and former band member, who remembers her winning the spot over about 20 others, said she had "great stage presence."

About four years ago, Plummer decided to adopt children because she thought she could be "a good role model for them," her sister said.

She adopted her daughters, Julia, 12, and Jane, 8, and her son, Jacob, 6, from different orphanages in Russia. Her sister said she decided to adopt older children because they needed more help than babies.

At the courthouse, she took pride in showing off photographs of the children.

"We all wondered how she was going to take on this new role," said Judge Irene Sullivan, who admired Plummer's work as a lawyer. "She looked very happy."

Then, last year, she met an unemployed Irish immigrant named Dermot Reid at a restaurant, her sister said.
Reid was still married to Imelda Reid, a woman he wed in Dublin 31 years ago. He divorced her in Pinellas court Dec. 6, saying he had been separated from her since 1982.

After dating six months, he and Plummer married Dec. 9 in St. Pete Beach, in front of the Hurricane restaurant on Pass-a-Grille. She thought he would make a good father figure for the children, her sister said.

"They fell in love quickly," Julie Plummer said.


They lived together as a family in a $1.9-million Tierra Verde house. While Plummer worked as a lawyer, Reid stayed home, taking care of the children and grocery shopping. He signed up for a class about motorcycles.

"He was kind of a house husband," Julie Plummer said.

Friends thought they were a happy family. They went out to eat frequently and enjoyed going to Bucs games.

Plummer had season tickets.

But by August, the marriage was struggling, and Plummer filed for divorce.

In asking a court to remove him from her home, she described his "tremendous turmoil, psychological abuse and erratic behavior."

She said he verbally abused her in front of the children and physically abused Molly, the beloved family Weimaraner.

"The husband has promised to stop abusing the dog in the past but has continued to do so," she wrote in seeking his removal from the home.

On Aug. 24, a sheriff's deputy issued a trespass warning for Reid when he got into an argument with Plummer. Reid wanted more time to move his things out of the house.

But Julie Plummer said her sister decided to give Reid another chance, and he stayed inside the house. They were going to get couple's counseling, she said.

Then, on Sunday, her oldest daughter came home to find her mother dead and Reid critically wounded.

It was unclear what prompted the violence.

"It's still very early in the investigation," said Mac McMullen, a sheriff's spokesman.

Julie Plummer said Stacey's parents and other relatives will take care of the children. The family is still stunned by the loss, she said, like so many others who knew and admired Plummer.

"It doesn't make sense," said her friend Penninger. "She was too good of a person. It just doesn't make sense."

Times researcher Angie Drobnic Holan contributed to this report. Abhi Raghunathan can be reached at araghunathan@sptimes.com or (727) 893-8472.

Stop The Violence: the Story of Rachel Miller

Stop the Violence- The story of Rachel Miller
Stop The Violence

By Rachel Miller

I have read a lot of statistics and personal testimonies about Domestic Violence situations. Most of us know the patterns. Most of us are familiar with the statistics. Oftentimes statistics are only numbers unless you or someone you know have become one and have lived that hell personally. Many of us have, including myself.

While we can, and should, do our part as individuals, and as groups, to lobby for protection, for support, and for awareness, we also need to realize that, as difficult as it may seem, each of us has been given free will. While it may seem the most difficult thing to accept that we maintain some control of our destiny in most cases - especially after years of being told otherwise - it is ultimately the most empowering realization. I know it was for me. As a victim of the most extreme forms of physical and verbal domestic abuse for six years - having been beaten bloody on a regular basis; having been raped and inhumanly tortured almost daily - I came to a point where I knew that while I had support from friends and family, it was ultimately me alone who would make the final decision to walk away from something that wasn't right and could no longer continue.

That was probably the most difficult thing for me to do in my whole life. I always believed that marriage is something you do not take lightly. I took the words "...till death do us part" literally up to that point. My children - whom I loved and cherished more than anything in the world - were the product of this marriage. Up until I made this difficult decision, I thought it was my duty to God, and to my family to continue things as they were. Until I realized that "..till death do us part" took on a whole new meaning. If I had stayed this man would have killed me. Each beating escalated to the point that I was convinced this man will end my life at some point had I stayed.

Imagine how I felt the day I decided that I needed to walk away for my own safety and for the safety of my children. I didn't sneak out of the house. I waited for the father of my children to come home. I looked him in the face and told him I was leaving, and with escorts, I did so with my children and ran for three years in fear.

Today, I have attained the financial stability to provide for my family after a long and hard road, and that far exceeds the money my ex husband did not allow me to have in our marriage. Today, I am in a wonderful, healthy relationship that made me realize that I wasn't the problem all along as my ex husband told me every time I was beaten bloody for offenses that were only unacceptable to him.

I cannot promise you financial success after you leave a marriage, nor will I tell you that leaving a marriage or a relationship is the right thing to do in a particular case. But I will tell you that the cycle of violence can end with you and with those whom you allow to help you should you find yourself trapped in an abusive relationship.

From the time I said "I do", I fell under the umbrella of statistics that show that a woman is battered every 15 seconds in this country. In the time it took you to read this, 6 women were battered in one form or another by an intimate. What happens behind closed doors doesn't make this issue none of anyone's business, because behind those closed doors could be your sister, your mother, your daughter, your friend...even you...

This is how I envision a stop in the cycle. I envision a candle that lights the way for others. I have a candle and perhaps others do as well. And that is a start, but imagine what happens when the flames of two or more candles join. Those flames shine with greater brightness and strength, yet suffer none in their individuality. So, I have a flame and perhaps you, or someone you know has a flame. What do you want to do with them? They could mean the difference between life and death to those who cannot yet make their voices heard.


Dear Visitor,

This letter was sent to me personally by Rachel Miller in March, 2000. Rachel and I corresponded and she urged me to start a section on WOW Zone about domestic violence. From there, the idea of (r)evolution! came about. At that same time, she started her own site to stop the violence. As powerful as the letter you just read is, her emails were even more. Rachel was amazingly strong and direct.

On April 13, 2000, Rachel's ex-husband, whom she had escaped for years, savagely beat her in her own home. Her husband, Kurt, came home to find his beloved wife barely hanging on to life. She was in the hospital in a very serious condition, and on April 26, 2000, she died.

You who are here now, reading this, must feel outrage. You must decide, right now, that this is unacceptable. No woman, no man, no child, no being...should be abused. NO ONE. You have the power to stop it. YOU MUST.

We are committed to continue Rachel's vision. She was a beacon of light and will not be forgotten. There will be no more Rachels. Make that promise today.

Rachel Susan Miller
Beloved Wife, Mother, Sister.
May 27,1970- April 26, 2000

Taken from this life one month and one day before her 30th birthday,
losing her life to the very thing she fought most against. May she Rest In Peace.

In Memory Of Melissa Faye Lonon


Daughter, Sister, Mother, Friend...
...you're in the arms of the Angels,
may you find some comfort there....

Melissa was my sister--my baby sister (there are/were 12 years between us). She was the most genuine person I've ever known. From the time she was a little girl, she was a nurturer, a little Mommie. She was very sensitive--never wanted to hurt anyone's feelings, and when you were her friend--you were truly her friend. When she loved you, you knew it, because she didn't do anything halfway...and Melissa loved her children. She was so proud of them and worked so hard to show people that although she was very young, she was a good mother. She was devoted to Maddy and Drew--she rarely asked our parents, or anyone to babysit them. She read to them, sang to them, talked to them. She wrote daily in a journal that she created for each of them...She loved her children.

~~~~~~And she loved Matt Hart.~~~~~~

As a teenager, Melissa stuggled with the things we all struggle with...boys, school, independence from Mom and Dad...At age 14 she met Matt, who was 16. Matt was someone Melissa could love and take care of, and who loved her in return. They had the normal ups and downs, as most teenage relationships do. Matt started to become possessive of Melissa; he wanted her to spend her time with him, and only him. Her world was to be centered around him.

A year later, Melissa became pregnant. And we learned that Matt was not 16, but 19. Madison was born and Melissa dropped out of high shool her sophomore year to raise her daughter and make a family with Matt. Matt and Melissa struggled--money was tight, Matt worked off and on (more off than on) was out with his friends most of the time, leaving Melissa home alone. Melissa was depressed and lonely. She wanted to leave Matt, but he convinced her that he would change and that they needed to be together for Madison's sake.

Melissa started independent study courses to get her high school diploma--she wanted to go to cosmetology school and become an esthetician. Again she tried to leave Matt...but by then she was pregnant with Drew.

My dad and stepmother were beside themselves--Here was Melissa, 18, with a 2 year old and another on the way....Matt had become persona non grata in their home and didn't want Melissa to spend time wth her family. They loved Melissa and wanted so much for her to make the right choices and most of all to be happy. It was so hard for them to see Melissa struggle, but she had determined her path.

Seven months pregnant with Drew, Melissa moved back home with her parents. Finally--the first step away from Matt. And on June 10, 1999, she graduated from high school--on time, with her class (making up almost two years of course work in one year), and with honors. I had always promised Melissa that if she accomplished this goal, I would be there to watch her graduate. And I was; I drove 5 hours to get there and was so very proud of her. I sat in the audience and applauded and cheered when her name was called. It was the last time I saw my sister alive.

On November 2nd, their daughter's birthday, Melissa told Matt that she wanted to end their relationship--that he was Maddy and Drew's father and that although she wanted to maintain that parent-child relationship, their relationship with each other was really over. She wanted and needed to move on with her life. Matt's response was, "Well, you know what I have to do now...I have to kill you". Matt also threatened to kill himself. Missy called Matt's mother--they were very close--and told her that Matt had threatened suicide...that he needed help. His mom called the police, who went to Matt's apartment (that he and Melissa had shared until recently). There they found several shotguns, handgun, and knives, which they confiscated (Matt didn't have any gun permits, and several of the weapons were illegal). The police then took him to the psychiatric ward of a local hospital where doctors admitted him and put him on a mandatory 72 hour hold for observation.

On Friday, the fifth of November, after determining that Matt wasn't a danger to himself or anyone else, hospital administrators released him after only 48 hours. Matt then went to a friend's home and stole a handgun. When the friend discovered the gun missing, he reported it missing to the police and told them that he believed Matt had stolen it. Later that day, Matt called Melissa and asked if he could come over and talk to her. He told her that the psychiatrist had told him that he needed to put closure to their relationship so that he, too, could "move on", and that if he could just talk to her and say goodbye, then they would both go on in different directions. Melissa agreed to a meeting later that evening.

Melissa had told her family and friends about her concerns about Matt--she called me several times that week and even that afternoon, to tell me what was going on (silly me, I thought a restraining order would make things better). Melissa's mom (my step-mother) had gone out that evening with some friends. Worried about Missy, she had taken Missy's pager and told her to page her if she needed anything. Our dad was out of the state on business. Missy called her friend Chris and told him that Matt was coming over "for a few minutes" and that she would call him when Matt left so they could watch a movie and eat their favorite ice cream...Melissa never called.

On November 5th, 1999, Melissa was kidnapped at gunpoint from her home by Matt Hart--her estranged boyfriend and father of her children. She was at home with her 2 year old daughter Madison, 3 month old son Drew, and was babysitting our 3 year old nephew Anthony, when Matt arrived at about 9:30 p.m. with a gun. He threatened to kill her and the children but Melissa pleaded with him and finally convinced him to take her and leave the house. She locked all the doors, so the babies couldn't wander outside, and left with him. Taking our father's car, Matt drove Missy to a neighborhood lake/recreation area. Along the way, he used our dad's cellular phone to call the police and tell them to go check on his kids because he had their mother was going to kill her.

At approximately the same time, Melissa's friend Chris had been repeatedly trying to call Melissa and got no answer. Knowing that Matt was headed to her house, Chris became worried since Melissa hadn't called and decided to go see if everything was o.k. Chris arrived at the house at the same time the police did--finding Melissa's children and nephew locked inside and crying. Knowing that Melissa would never leave her babies alone, Chris knew something was very wrong. Noticing that one of the vehicles was missing and with Chris able to give them a description of the car they were likely in, the police located the vehicle--abandoned--in a parking lot across from a lake and park. With help from the Sheriff's Department, the police located Matt and Missy using infrared equipment and managed to surround them on the ground while the Sheriff's helicopter monitored them from the air. Noticing that Matt had a gun, the police on the ground ordered the helicopter to illuminate the area with the spotlight. When they did, Matt put the gun he had stolen earlier that day to Missy's head and pulled the trigger. He then shot himself. My baby sister died on the way to the hospital; Matt lived for a few hours longer and then died.

My parents are now raising my niece and nephew... Because of a single act of violence, Madison and Drew no longer have a Mommie or a Daddy. They don't have her to hold them, sing to them, bandage skinned knees or kiss them goodnight. She won't be there to sing "You are My Sunshine" to them as she puts them to sleep, like she did every night.

My parents have lost their youngest child. Part of their hearts and souls died when Melissa died. Their grief doesn't dissipate as the time goes on; the wound only deepens as the magnitude of their loss becomes more apparent as each day without Melissa passes. How do they one day explain to Madison and Drew what happened to their mother, and why it happened?

My brother Michael, sister Jennifer and I have lost our baby sister and our friend. Jennifer and Melissa were best friends, partners in crime, confidants--they were each one half of the whole. And now Jen is only one...trying to fill the void in all of our lives.

Michael and I, well, our grief is really secondary to our parents' right now. As the adult children, we've been trying to be strong for our Dad and Debbie. Somehow, it just doesn't seem right for them to be comforting us. But trying to help long-distance isn't easy, and we worry and grieve from afar, and wonder how Dad and Debbie will be tomorrow, wishing we were closer in case they need us.

As time goes by, the media fury that surrounded Melissa's death is subsiding. The reporters no longer call us at home and at work wanting a comment or more details about Missy. It seems that the "murder-suicide that rocked Kern County" is fading...in fact, Melissa's murder was mentioned as a statistic in a report published in The Bakersfield Californian, that heralded a decline in the number of homicides in Kern county. 25% of all murders are committed within the family; 13% are committed by a spouse. It can happen in YOUR family.

Waiting for justice for Kimberlie Krimm

Waiting for justice for Kimberlie Krimm

Kimberlie was 4'8" tall and weighed a mere 80 pounds. Dispite her size, she was an all star softball player, and a happy little girl.

She dreamed of being a carpenter when she grew up, it was just one of the things that interested her.

Kimmie loved sunflowers, and had planted some just before she was killed, she never got a chance to see them grow. Her Mom now plants them for her.

Kimberlie Krimm disappeared on June 30, 1998.

She returned several days later as an image in the daily newspapers and on the nightly newscasts, all reporting the death of the pretty, feisty 14-year-old.

Kimberlie's decomposed body was found July 6 on an overgrown hillside in Versailles Cemetery, about a block from her McKeesport home.

It was a sad, shocking story. Yet, within a few days, the tale of her killing was elbowed aside by other events, other news, and Kimberlie vanished again....

-- except in dozens of storefront windows in downtown McKeesport, where small posters bearing her picture ask for help in solving the case;

-- except on the cemetery hillside, where Kimberlie's body lay unnoticed for six days and where flowers, candles, cards and teddy bears now are placed in tribute;

-- except in the red house on the steep side of Evans Street, where Kimberlie's mother, Jeanie Krimm, keeps numerous pictures of her daughter.

The biggest image is an artist's sketch, a gift from a friend, presented last week to Kimberlie's parents, Jeanie and George Krimm, and her two older sisters. It leans against a door in the living room.

At first, all the images of Kimberlie in McKeesport made it almost unbearable for Jeanie Krimm to go shopping, but she said police told her it would be better to keep Kimberlie's image in the public eye. Jeanie Krimm now agrees.

"I want him to see what a beautiful child he destroyed," Jeanie Krimm says of her daughter's killer. "I want to lay a guilt trip on this guy I want him to eat, sleep and breathe Kimberlie Krimm."

There still are no suspects in the case.....

If you have any information on this murder, please contact the McKeesport, Pennsylvania Police Department at
412-473-1300, ask for Det. Yingling.

There is a $10,000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the murderer of Kimberlie Krimm.

If you know anything - ANYTHING - about this case, please call the above number today. No matter how insignificant it may seem, call and report it. Kimberlie's family needs you.

Jon R. Van Dyke- Still missing- Please help find him

Missing since
May 19, 2005
Jon R. Van Dyke
Message from Jon's wife (May 19, 2007):

It has been 2 years today since I hugged and kissed Jon goodbye at our front door and then never saw or talked to him again. 2 years, it's unimanginable. Please if you know anything, if you remember anything about that day that Jon disappeared, please email me. If you saw or talked with Jon when he left Citigroup that day, or if you saw Jon at Smith's Grocery Store in front of the Budget Rental counter (or if you saw him in the Smith's parking lot) where he was running his errand to on his lunch break, please let me know what you saw or heard!!!!!

Thank you,

Jon's Wife

Thank you ! ! !

Thank you to everyone who has been helping us search for Jon. From family, friends and even total strangers please know your efforts are so appreciated by this family. Bless each of you!

Background (Summary): More complete info can be found by clicking here.

Missing since May 19, 2005 from work at CitiGroup Command Center in Las Vegas. Ran errand never returned to work or home.

Download Jon's route he would have taken from work to Budget Rental. MS Pub | Adobe PDF

Jon has been missing since May 19, 2005. On May 31, 2005, Jon had made brief contact with his daughters in one phone call that ended abruptly. The family still considers him missing and are very worried about his safety. You can help by continuing to send the updated flyer out to law enforcement agencies, medical/psychiatric hospitals and rehab centers across the country and to shelters. Thanks! The Update page was revised on 06-17-07. Wondering how you can help? Click here to find out (updated 10-13-06)!

Jon's family may have been threatened leading to Jon's disappearance. Jon may have seen something or became involved in something where his family is being threatened. If you have any information please email Jon's wife, Maureen or fax to 1.800.570.8915


As of 3/29/08 we are not 100% sure this is Jon, we assume it's Jon and if it is we are not sure if he is okay. His wife has NOT talked with or seen him since May 19, 2005 and has never seen video or photos of him since before May 19, 2005. There is NO direct phone number or direct address for Jon. No driver's license, no tax returns filed, no arrest record, and no cell phone activity. No single concrete piece of evidence has ever been given to Jon's wife, Maureen. Not one report to challenge the above has ever been given to Maureen by a legal or professional entity........an amateur organization that used middle school tactics does not count and that so called organization never turned over a professional report of findings or concrete proof to Maureen or her attorney.

Maureen's replies to this:

In the spirit of foregiveness I forgive the following:
An organization that is lying about me and my daughter to get their volunteers diverted to other cases.

A detective in Las Vegas who has lied to me for 2 1/2 years; and most recently telling me a psychic had contacted him and told him Jon had been found. The organization up above says that it was Jon who contacted you. Who is lying to who here?????????????

Whoever is saying that Jon has contacted me and the family many times .... well I guess that can be pretty well be proven not to be true with phone records, so produce them!

To the LVMPD detective who did nothing on his own but went off a PIs report (not paid by this family!) a report that I can debunk everything on and have already done so

To whatever person says I saw a video where Jon talked on it, the detective up above knows darn well that I pleaded to see the tape and he wouldn't get it for me. Wow, how many people go up to a camera on an ATM and talk to it? Not to mention that my contact in the Sheriff's office told me the image was very bad quality.

And, to the organization that says me and my daughter have lied and duped them wow that is just mind blowing considering how open book we've been. So I guess they have physically seen Jon then??? No one that knows him has seen him.

And my all time favorite thing to forgive is the organization trying to play a daughter against her mother, and a mother against her daughter. Poor souls they must have never have known real love, real family bonds in their life time. My daughters and I are solid and we tell each other everything ..... no lies between us. Must have made you mad you couldn't play that game with us.

Oh, and I have copied what you said about the volunteer PI to him...hope he forgives you for your lies.

Anyone out there wonder why they blocked me and my daughter so we can't refute on the forum what is being said? I wonder!

So I forgive you all! My integrity and my family's integrity is intact and always will be. And, don't forget we know real love. We know Jon loves us as it is that love, because of that love, that has made us open books and fighters. We will always have a better life than those who tried to hurt us. Peace to you all!

If anyone would like the emails/private messages that were sent to us that would shed light on just who you are dealing with on that forum we would be happy to share them! deskside2@yahoo.com
The Myth of Closure
by Ashley Davis Prend, ACSW
Hospice of North Idaho

"When will I begin to feel better? When will I return to normal? When will I achieve some closure?" grievers often ask. Closure, our culture tells us, will bring about a tidy ending, a sense of completion. Some grievers hope that the desired magical closure will occur after the funeral or memorial service. Others are confident it will come once they have cleared out their loved one's room. Or maybe after a special personal ritual.

Or perhaps after the first anniversary comes and goes—"surely then, we will have closure," we think.

We pray…

The reason we long for closure, of course, is because we would like to neatly seal away all of this pain. We would like to close all of the sad, confused, desperate, angry feelings out of our life. We would like to put all of this behind us. Closure. What an odd concept really, as if we could truly close the door turn the lock and throw away the key. The truth is far more complex, of course. Closure is for business deals. Closure is for real estate transactions. Closure is not for feelings or for people we love.

Closure simply does not exist emotionally, not in a pure sense. We cannot close the door on the past as if it didn't exist because, after losing someone dear to us, we never forget that person or the love we shared. And in some ways, we never entirely get over the loss. We learn to live with the loss, to integrate it into our new identity.

Imagine if we really could end this chapter in our life, completely. It would mean losing our memories, our connections to those we love. If we really found closure, it would ironically hurt even more because the attachment would be severed. And this attachment is vital to us—the memories are treasures to be held close, not closed out.

Perhaps it is better to think in terms of healing. Yes, we can process our pain and move to deeper and deeper levels of healing. Yes, we can find ways to move on and channel our pain into productive activities. Yes, we can even learn to smile again and laugh again and love again.

But let's not ever think that we'll close the door completely on what this loss means, for if we did that, we would unwittingly close the door on all the love that we shared. And that would truly be a loss too terrible to bear.

Detailed information on the disappearance:


Jon is missing.

Scenarios, Activities and Thoughts - Why the family is so worried.

May 31, 2005 Phone call.
Jon's one phone call was made to his stepdaughter, my daughter, Alisa. On the call he also talked to our daughters Johnna and Mary. All three children are adults.
The call sounded like he had a gun to his head, he was forced to make the phone call. He asked that the search be called off for him yet he didn't know that his daughters were in Las Vegas....that makes no sense. The only way he would have known a search was going on for him is if he saw the TV reporter interviewing Mary which was clearly done in Las Vegas.
He was monotone during the phone call. This was not Jon's personality. After 24 years of marriage I know him well enough to know that when he heard his daughters crying it would have torn him apart.
He was sober, not drunk when the call was made.
He kept repeating to the girls to "take care of Mom." You don't maliciously walk out on someone and then worry about them being cared for.
Jon would never have called Alisa to tell her what was going on and lay this all on her like that, he would have called me. He was too good of a parent to lay that on his children. My guess is that Jon couldn't call me because he would not have been able to stay monotone; he would have lost it hearing my voice and if he were in survival mode that loss of composure would have gotten him killed.
The call ended abruptly. Either he couldn't keep his composure anymore or they took the phone from him.

Casino Sighting:
The reports that Jon was seen in a California Indian casino (almost 2 weeks after the phone call) are dubious.
If it was him then it was major cry for help as he would have known he would be found if he used an ATM: ATM transactions are easily tracked and there are cameras on them; also, casinos are full of cameras....Jon knew this.
If it wasn't a cry for help then it was someone using Jon's identity. If he was just off starting a new life then why is there no other trace of him since the supposable trace to this casino? Nothing on his credit, banks, no new addresses, nothing.........all traces end at the Las Vegas home.
Also, by this time he thought the rental car was listed as stolen (he was told this on the phone call) so why would you go someplace so easily traceable if you thought you were a felon?

Disturbing phone call:
Shortly after the casino incident Alisa received a call that clearly disturbed her. Someone called her cell and there was silence. Thinking it was Jon she said "Dad, dad if that's you talk to me. If you don't talk to me I'm hanging up." At that point someone starting choking, horribly choking as if they were being strangled or extremely struggling to talk. Alisa hung up, called me, and then called the Overland Park, KS police where she was living. This call still haunts her to this day.

Work - another reason why he did not walk out on his life:
Why would a man who is retired twice; USMC and Sprint and a rehire by Citigroup, who never rehires anyone, walk away from his job? Why if he were planning a new life why wouldn't he give notice to his work that he was quitting? He was fired for being a no show after he disappeared. Why would anybody jeopardize an amazing work record?...........Jon sure as shit wouldn't have done that. He never burnt a bridge. Also, Jon knew the status of IT employment. Most jobs were going to India and the jobs here the salaries were falling. He knew how lucky he was to get this job, he wouldn't have just walked away from it.



Jon had been renting a car for weeks from Budget. He didn't want to buy a new car until we had secured the pool loan. Jon was headed to Budget the day he disappeared, that was his errand he was on and I was fully aware that's where he was going.

When I called Budget to let them know Jon was missing this guy that answered the phone could not pull Jon up in the database and he was acting very nervous and not working with me at all. I went to Budget in person and a young woman there looked at the picture of Jon and said she remembered him because he was so "angry" when he was in there. Jon never gets angry with people. He would walk out of the store grumbling under his breadth but I have never seen him lose his composure in public, he was very non confrontational.

I asked if the car could be traced since the car had a sticker on it saying "This vehicle is monitored." Nope the car could not be traced. Oh yea and the same guy I had talked to on the phone was sitting behind this young woman and was clearly nervous and intently listening to everything.

After I left there with out much information Budget immediately started deducting large amounts of money out of our joint checking account ... this went on for months.

The young woman and Budget's security person said they would get the car listed as stolen. When I discovered they hadn't listed it stolen over the next weeks I continually asked Budget to get it listed as stolen and time and time again they said they would but failed to do so.

An auto theft detective became involved in the case and finally got them to list the car as embezzled and low and behold the car shows up at the Suncoast Casino in valet parking yet there was no paper trail on it....go figure. If the car had sat there since May (they have no idea how long it was there) in a town that takes terrorist threats so seriously come on how in the hell did an empty car sit unnoticed at a casino that has such a high level of security? It just doesn't happen, period. And, they conveniently found the car when the auto theft detective was off work for a week so the police never processed the car, Budget's security processed the car ........ duh, does anyone really think they would tell us if they found anything? I think that's a big No since I could have a number of lawsuits against them. And, I'll be darned they didn't even find my personal items in the car ---- "The car was clean."

Another strike against Budget and why I'm calling everyone to boycott them: After I discovered that they were hitting the checking account whenever they felt like it including once after they found the car I talked with the Budget security person and told her that my husband could very well be in that car dead and she told me "Then he's with the car isn't he?" This was her justification for hitting our checking account whenever they felt like it.
Jon wouldn't have stolen a car (he didn't even get speeding tickets) and he would have known that was what would happen with the rental car supposedly not being returned.
Another scenario is Jon dropped the car off and started walking home or back to work. Budget was in between his work and home. Something happened along the way. He accepted a ride from someone, stopped to help someone, or it was a very hot day and he may have stroked out or became disoriented. Jon was not healthy. He may have had a mental breakdown after dealing with Budget; God knows they damn near drove me the brink of one. There are also a number of homeless people in this upscale area. I was approached by a homeless man in that very parking lot. He wasn't the typical homeless guy either, he was down right scary. Budget may have been in possession of that car the whole time; I personally think this is what happened---why was that guy so nervous? Why did the car suddenly appear when they were going to have to have it listed as embezzled?

My thoughts: What was going on in our life and why I don't think he just walked out:
Jon was so excited about the move back to Vegas (we had lived here in the late 80's and then moved back home to Kansas when Sprint made him a job offer). We loved Vegas and were happy to find a home on the Northwest side of Vegas where we had lived before.
Jon was so excited about the house in Vegas, he picked this house out and was crazy about it. He was so excited that my sister and her husband were coming in June to visit that he busted his butt getting the house ready for their visit. We were almost done on the inside of the house and he was looking forward to getting some tiles laid that weekend which would have finished all the rehab we had done on the house. Does this sound like a man that was going off to start a new life? We worked side by side on this project. We painted every inch of the inside, rebuilt the stair case including hand staining each step --- Jon wanted it beautiful as he felt our daughters would walk down it as brides some day; and we rehabbed all the bathrooms.
Jon had started doing a lot of walking with me and our new dog. He was crazy about out new pet. He was enjoying our walks and taking the dog to the dog park.
We were attending Mass regularly together. He was very upset when Pope John Paul died. And, one of the last conversations he had with one of our daughters, before he disappeared, was when Terri Schivo died .... he was very upset about that.
We went to the casinos occasionally and on my birthday, just days before he went missing we spent the whole day playing "tourist." Going to the dolphin show and the Secret Garden and watching the Belagio fountains. It was a great day and he was really enjoying himself.
We found some great places to eat where we became regulars and got to know the staff: Timbers, Tenaya Brewery, the Irish Pub at the Marriott and Three Angry Wives Irish Pub.
Jon had been working hard to secure a loan for the pool and he had just gotten approval that we were to sign on the day after he disappeared --- it took 2 signatures so no he didn't run off with the money -- if he had I'd be getting billed for it and I'm not.
Jon left behind his military papers, his treasured photos from Vietnam, his checkbooks, his clothes, his toothbrush, hair brush, and something Jon never leaves behind: his bowling ball............he left everything.....if he were just leaving me why wouldn't he have taken these items? Also, his email accounts have not been accessed. He has not signed up for league bowling since his disappearance. The only call showing on his cell phone was the call he made to Alisa.
Other things people keep throwing in my face:
He returned to alcoholism. Jon's addiction was bourbon and he had not drank bourbon in 11 years. After 5 years of recovery chances are slim that someone will fall back into their addiction.....at 11 years it just doesn't happen. Even if he did start drinking bourbon again one of the things Jon did when he was drunk was to pick up the phone and start calling people .... sober he never calls people. No one has heard from Jon. He would have called me 1,000 times by now if he were drinking.
He's having an affair. Don't know how this could have happened because we were together constantly. When we weren't together, he was at work and he emailed me all day long. The only way he could have had an affair was at work, but since I dropped him off and picked him up about 50% of the time or more and he only had a 1/2 hour lunch break there is no way he was having an affair. We also went out with people from his work on St. Patrick's Day ...... you wouldn't take your spouse around work people if you were having an affair with someone at work. Besides Jon had brought up that he wanted to get our marriage blessed. He had thought for a long time that getting an annulment meant that we would have to end our civil marriage. He read something at Mass that made him understand that it wouldn't end our civil marriage, it wouldn't be our marriage that would be annulled. He told me he didn't just didn't want our marriage to end for even a second. Does someone say that to someone they are going to leave? Besides if he were having an affair you don't think that his new interest wouldn't be screaming for him to get a divorce?...after all the man has two retirements under his belt. Also, in 11 years of sobriety he never had an affair, our marriage was solid at the time of his disappearance. Even during his alcoholic days the affair he had was because she let him drink .... he actually couldn't stand the woman and had said over and over again it was his biggest mistake, it was his biggest "stupid."
Poor Maureen, he just walked out on her....why does she keep searching? This mentality of "lets sweep it under the rug, he just walked out on her" has been the most damaging to my search for Jon. For the idiots that think this way all I can say is PUT JON IN FRONT OF ME if this is truly what they believe PUT JON IN FRONT OF ME. This is the easy out so people don't have to help me in the search. If I truly believed he had walked out on me why would I be putting all this effort in to finding him?.....I'd just go on with my life ....easy.

The gun shot:
I don't know if this plays into Jon's disappearance or not but it could very well be a case of Jon saw something he shouldn't have seen. One night in January, February, or March of 2005 (I don't remember now the exact month.) Jon and I were awoken by what was clearly a gun shot. Jon jumped out of bed and went to see what happened. I started to get out of bed to join him when he came running back into the room and told me not to get out of bed. He was visibly shaken. He seemed scared. I asked him if we should call the police and he said, "no." This was so not like Jon....he normally would have immediately called the police. He said he didn't see anything, but his behavior spoke otherwise. It makes me wonder if whoever fired the gun saw Jon looking out the window and threatened Jon or has done something to Jon to silence him.

Damaging Comments:

Note: Jon and I had been married for 24 years at the time of his disappearance and we are still married. Alisa, Johnna, Mary and our grandson John are the ones that were in Jon's life day in and day out. We are the people that know him best. So the following comments are from other family members who were not in Jon's life. One who had seen him maybe a handful of times since childhood and the other who hadn't seen Jon in years.
"He's anti-social." Oh please he was the neighborhood busybody. There weren't too many places in KS or in NV that we didn't walk into where people didn't know us. He was a very well liked guy.
"He's a gambler." Yea, I don't think so! Jon played the nickel slots many times just one nickel at a time .... I don't think anyone would classify Jon as a gambler with the exception of someone who really does not know him.
"He's a survivalist" - you know could hide in the mountains crap. Yea, right I couldn't even get him to go camping. The man liked his bed. He liked the comforts of home. He liked to be warm and cozy. He doesn't hunt. He once shot a pesky bird off the top of our home with a bb gun and got sick to his stomach after doing it.
"He's always ran away his whole life." - Well if you call running away from an abusive, crazy mother to go into the USMC a run away --- maybe I'm wrong about him not being a survivalist --- that was his survival he was running too.
And, my all time favorite - "He waited to leave you [meaning me] until the girls were grown so he wouldn't have to pay child support." Gee, it took him 4 years past the time of child support to leave. That family member doesn't even know the ages of other family members, give me a break. I'm still laughing on that one!

Unfortunately, when comments are made to law enforcement and investigators like those above it's no wonder we are getting little cooperation. 24 years, come on guys, 24 years of marriage and you all don't think I know my husband? No one knows him better than me....no one!

Private Investigator:

The private investigator came up with report on Jon that was totally full of misconceptions and in one incident totally false, didn't happen. What follows is my response to that report:

Talk to Jon on his cell phone in December – didn't happen:

That is my cell phone that I purchased for Jon and paid for the Verizon services. I had it reported as stolen and turned off in July or August of 2005. I monitor the activity on that cell phone and there has been none since Jon's one phone call to my daughter Alisa. I also call it every couple of weeks and it is still shut off…..rings busy. No one could have talked to Jon on that phone number. The phone was just recently completely turned off (March 2007).

Jon's work:
I doubt very much that Jon would have told anyone at work that he was starting a new life. He was only close to two people there and both those people have been in contact with me and have given me information to help in the search for Jon….they were not a part of Jon's disappearance.
Jon's job was a coveted position. In the IT world since 2001 many positions went to India. The positions that remain the salaries have been cut in half. Jon was rehired by CitiGroup. CitiGroup has a policy to never rehire. There were a lot of people mad who wanted Jon's position and that Jon was rehired fueled the fire even more. My guess is if that comment was made by a CitiGroup employee then there was an alternative motive for making a statement like that….they wanted his job.
I know that the employees were instructed not to talk about Jon and to refer calls to Jon's director. CitiGroup could be fearing a lawsuit since Jon was on their time when he disappeared and it very well could have happened in their parking lot.
Note: We found duck tape and fix-a-flat on the street directly west of the CitiGroup parking lot. Those two items Jon always had with him. That, coupled with the fact that Jon would always stop and help people, is where our fear that something happened to him comes in to play.
Jon's friends would be reluctant to talk to authorities because they are close to retirement and if they go against CitiGroup's directive they would stand to suffer devastating financial consequences.
As far as Jon telling coworkers that he has a controlling wife the only reason he would say that is if they wanted him to go party with them. I know he turned down many offers to do just that. Since he rehabbed 11 years ago he has stayed away from any kind of social activities that I wasn't present with him at. Not my demand but something he did for himself and as a gift to me. In fact I think one time when he needed an out I told him to say just that.
There was some talk that Jon had lied on a loan application and that he was going to be fired because of it. Loss of job and IRS lien combined may have sent him running. If this actually happened then I'm sure he thought he was going to loose the house and didn't know how to tell me this.
If Jon has left willingly why would he not give his work a 2 week notice? Why would he screw up a career of over 40 years by getting fired? This is a man who went thru a layoff…….he knows how hard it is to find work in his profession and how impossible it would be to find work should he be fired from a position.

Indian Casino in California
There are certainly varying stories coming out of the sheriff's office up there. My contact told me that the film was too grainy to make anything out clearly. Next I hear and I believe it was from Detective in Vegas that the film was good quality. I was told that I could not view the video that it had to be passed from law enforcement to law enforcement hands…….the Detective wouldn't get a hold of it for me. I later learned, from a former DA from another state, that I had every right to see that video and that more than likely the sheriff's office didn't want a lawsuit brought against them. I've later discovered that they have been hit with many lawsuits including a high profile one lending validity to the DA's statement. I've also been told that Jon was with someone in the video and then told it was just another customer sitting at a slot next to Jon. Also, I doubt that he told anyone he was starting a new life…….you don't steal a car and be on the run from the IRS and make statements like that.
I'm not 100% sure it was Jon at that casino it could have been a Jon look a like who has Jon's bank card.
I am the only one who could look at that video and 1), know for sure it was Jon; and 2), assess his mental and physical condition.
I can't help but think that if that was Jon at that casino it was a cry for help. Why would you sign up for a casino club card if you weren't staying there or living near there? He would have known I'd find him if he used his bank card from our joint account. He had other accounts that I didn't have access to that he could have used instead. Although he had little money in them if this were planned why didn't he move money into those accounts? I've got the statements and no money was moved in or out of those accounts.

Email that went around Sprint saying he had been found:
After Jon's phone call my daughter, Alisa, sent it out because there were people in the Sprint family that were in tears over Jon's disappearance. Jon was well liked in the Sprint family and at that moment it appeared Jon was found so Alisa was just trying to put their concerns to rest.
After the "strangling" phone call, and after we digested the first phone call, and the fact that he made no further contact with us, it became clear as can be to us that Jon is not in a good situation….he is still missing.

Statement that Jon was drunk on the first phone call:
I was standing there when Alisa was talking to the detective and her statement was was that she had worked in a pub for many years and that she is an expert at determining if someone is drunk or not. She told the detective that Jon was NOT drunk and he was NOT slurring his words. Alisa has a severe hearing problem so it could be she answered some question of the Detective not hearing what he had actually asked and that has led to the miscommunication, but her original comment I heard as clear as a bell.

Strangling Phone Call:
My daughter, Alisa, has an extremely high IQ, gifted student with a military background. She is probably closer to Jon than anyone in this world. Their minds thought alike…they could finish each other's sentences and thoughts. They have always had an amazing relationship together, deep respect and love for each other. When Alisa received that phone call she knew it was Jon. That phone call has haunted her. She tries to say that it probably was just a prank but that night that it happened she knew it was Jon. She even called the police.

Jon owning a business:
Why would he start a business using his SS when he's in trouble with the IRS? He definitely did not start a business in Vegas in 1994 …… we were living in Kansas. Jon's not a business man, he would admit that and he definitely would not know how to start his own business and run it while living in another state. If the PI thought this is his business then why didn't he call that business and ask for him? If his name is attached to the business and his SS is attached to the business then it most definitely is a case of stolen identity. I wouldn't put it past the people who assumed the mortgage on our first home in Vegas (Dalegrove address) to have done something like that.

Jon used aliases.
The aliases were ones Jon and I just laughed over. We were constantly getting junk mail with both our names so screwed up it was laughable. When we signed on our house there was a report with all of our aliases. We got a chuckle out of that but we were amazed that junk mail aliases showed up on a report.

Budget Rental Car:
Why when I contacted Budget via phone on that Monday after Jon went missing could they pull up no record of him? (Note: Spoke with male employee.) He had been renting that car for weeks and he was not in their system.
On Tuesday after Jon went missing I physically visited Budget. Spoke with a very young woman employee. I showed her a photo of Jon and she knew who he was immediately. She said that the last time he had been in there (I think it was like a week or 2 weeks before) he had been very angry and yelling. This one statement I found very strange. Jon is non confrontational. If he were mad he would walk away and walk out the door grumbling under his breadth but he would never stand in a store where we shopped (Budget was in the Smith's Grocery Store) and cause a scene….that's just not him. She never would tell me why he was mad. Please note that a male employee was sitting there while I was talking to this young woman, he did not make eye contact with me and he never once said anything to the effect of not being able to pull Jon up in the computer when I called.
I asked why they couldn't run a trace on the car since there was a sticker on the car saying "This vehicle is monitored." I was told it was not a monitored car. Jon and I had even discussed that we felt safe in that car knowing it was monitored.
Jennifer, in Budget's security, made one of the cruelest remarks I've ever heard when I made a statement to her that my husband could very well be dead in the trunk of that car and she responded back to validate why they kept hitting our joint bank account for $1,400.00 at a pop that "He's with the car then isn't he?"
Note: Budget continued to hit the joint account even after the car was found. $1400.00 whenever they feel like it.

Car being found at Suncoast:
How in the hell did a car sit in Valet Parking at a major hotel/casino and go unnoticed for months? Vegas is a prime target for terrorists. Abandoned cars just don't go unnoticed in that city. You can't tell me that there is no paper trail, no video no nothing on how that car got there I don't buy it. Vegas is a town that literally when you leave your home there are cameras on you everywhere.
How do we know that Budget didn't take the car and plant it in the Suncoast valet parking themselves? The Suncoast is right near Budget. Hell they had a great thing going there with hitting our joint account whenever they felt like it.
Car being processed and nothing being found in it: Well since Budget processed the car why would they let us know if they did find any evidence in it? There were a couple items of mine that should have been in there…funny no mention of those items. Budget fears a lawsuit from me they would never let us know if they found anything in that car.

One phone call from Jon. No emotion in his voice even when his daughter's were crying…….that would not be Jon. When it comes to family he was emotional. He spoke in a controlled voice, devoid of emotion, leading the girl's to believe someone was controlling the call. And, that the call ended abruptly furthers our concern.
Last sighting of Jon was in June of 2005 – strangers determined it was Jon.
There has been no credit activity, no banking activity, no contact with family members other than the initial phone call and maybe the strangling phone call. No one that knows Jon has physically seen him. (Note: his mother says she saw him but that was right after I got a flyer in the hands of the real estate agent selling the home across the street from her….too big of a coincidence and given the fact that his mother has always had a severe problem of lying then the validity of her seeing him is low. Her spiel was consistent with what was on the flyer.)

End of response to PI's report.____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Comments from Maureen

To those that have stood beside me throughout this ordeal, some of you complete strangers, I say thank you and God bless!

To those who turned their backs on me and instead of helping caused friction, I say to you that my family, my girls, my grandson and I will always, no matter the outcome of all of this, we will always have a better quality life than any of you. But, to you I also say God bless.

To those who chose not to help and to those who closed their eyes all I can say is I hope this never happens to you, because when it does you are going to feel very guilty about your choice not to help me. But, to you I also say God bless.

To those who may have caused Jon's disappearance, who may have hurt Jon or worse and to those who have stolen his identity and/or military retirement check and his military ID to you I say watch out. I'll never give up and I will find you. You will need to pray for forgiveness and seek God's blessing.

Search updates over the years:

01-03-08 Jon is still missing.

We just went through our 3rd Christmas holidays without Jon ... it doesn't get easier, time does not mend anything when you don't have answers.

There is still no activity ... no trace...the search goes on.

In this new year:

Thank you goes out to Matt O'Brien of lvcitylife.com for writing an article on Jon and highlighting a little bit of what the families of the missing go through. Thanks for including Jessie Foster in the article. There are so many others missing from Vegas and many all on the same side of town that Jon went missing on .... like Trevor Morse who has been missing since May of this year. My prayers for answers goes out to both Jessie's and Trevor's families and prayers that these two young people are found safe.

Thanks to my MySpacer friends and all the sleuthers who cared enough to let me know over the holidays that you were thinking of me and for caring enough to not let Jon's case go cold. Thanks to everyone that is helping in the search!

Thanks to Amy Camasso and Debbie Lewis for caring enough to stay in touch. Anyone ever need a real estate person in Vegas ... contact Amy! :)

My prayers and hugs go out to Tina Porter. Rest in peace in God's arms Sam and Lindsey.

Also, rest in peace Christopher Michael Pierce, my prayers go out to your family.

Big thanks to Kelly of Project Jason and Linda (advocate for Branson Perry) for keeping tabs on me! And, thanks goes out to Todd Matthews of Missing Pieces Radio and Monica Caison of CUE for all you do for the missing and their families.

Also, prayers and thanks go out to Jan Smolinski, mother of missing Billy Smolinski and prayers also to Jim Viola, husband of missing Patricia Viola. Thanks for your calls and emails!

I'm sure I've left off people, Gretchen for the mapping and the blog, and to S. (not sure you want me to use your name --- who went out and bought books to aid in the search! LOL), and so many others that are helping .... you know who you are and my family so appreciates everything you are doing for us.

And, thanks Jesse (Be the Shepherd's Eyes) for making me laugh! And, glad you are out of the hospital.

10-13-07 Jon is still missing.

Sadly, just recently we recieved news that Jon has not recieved his military retirement during this whole time. To us receiving that news was as if someone walked through the door and said they had found Jon's body. We thank MO Congressman Emanuel Cleaver's office for obtaining this information for us.

Skip traces have shown nothing new - no activity since the Spring of 2005. No credit, no banking, no new driver's license (Jon's KS license expired in March of 2007). No bowling averages established. Nothing.

A big thank you goes out to Kyle. Kyle is a young Marine who after returning from overseas headed to Las Vegas and put up flyers everywhere. An amazing young man ... THANK YOU KYLE!!!!

Thank you goes out to Todd Matthews for caring enough to get Jon's story out on his program, Missing Pieces.

I'm starting a letter writing campaign that I need everyone to help with. I'm still working on the wording of the letter but watch for it on the main page of this website. Have everyone you know particpate in this campaign.

If you are the family of a missing or murdered loved one and it happened in Las Vegas please email me at deskside2@yahoo.com and share your story.

Our prayers go out to Brandy Shipp whose mother's remains (Summer Shipp) were found this past week. Brandy has led an amazing campaign to find her Mom and through it all she has been so wonderful to the other families who have missing loved ones. Pray that justice comes swift.

Thanks goes out to Kelly Jolkowski of Project Jason for all of her support and suggestions.

And, a thank you goes out to everyone on the forums and MySpace who are researching and/or helping spread Jon's story.

08-12-07 Jon is still missing.

Jon has missed Alisa and Johnna's birthdays this summer. He has missed baby John fishing, boating and camping.

See the photo page for new photos added of Jon as well as other family photos. All family members are reminded to please send photos. We need the rare photos of Jon actually smiling where he is showing his teeth. Jon always smiled without showing his teeth so I'm asking you all to hunt for these pics. We also need photos of different angles of Jon's head, different expressions, Jon looking unshaven/shaven as well as grubby/dressed up, and everything in between. Recent videos (2000-2005) are also needed!

Thank you to everyone that is searching for Jon. People of action are the best! For those of you that can't search, prayers are still needed. For those of you who sit around and just run your mouths, sorry I have no time or patience for you.

Don't forget to keep emailing the Flyers or flyer business cards to everyone in your address books and ask them to do the same.

06-17-07 Jon is still missing.

On this third Father's Day that Jon will not be with his children I ask everyone to stop and say a prayer for Jon and for his children.

05-19-07 Jon is still missing. Jon's family asks that you gather in prayer and pray for Jon today.

It has been 2 years today (May 19, 2007) since I hugged and kissed Jon goodbye at our front door and then never saw or talked to him again. 2 years, it's unimanginable. Please if you know anything, if you remember anything about that day that Jon disappeared, please email me. If you saw or talked with Jon when he left Citigroup that day, or if you saw Jon at Smith's Grocery Store in front of the Budget Rental counter (or if you saw him in the Smith's parking lot) where he was running his errand to on his lunch break, please let me know what you saw or heard!!!!!

Thank you,

Jon's Wife

03-31-07 Jon is still missing.

Today is Jon's 61st birthday. We ask everyone to take a moment today and say a prayer for Jon.

03-11-07 Jon is still missing.

Thank you so much to the person who solved the Clementine connection. How that application plays into Jon's disappearance we aren't sure yet, but we do feel that somehow it does. Does anyone from CitiGroup know if Jon was using SPSS on the job? Email me at deskside2@yahoo.com

11-10-06 Jon is still missing.

Happy Marine Corps Birthday Jon......Semper Fi.

10-13-06 Jon is still missing.

If the following description jogs anyone's memory, please email Jon's wife, Maureen, at deskside2@yahoo.com

1. Male 23 years old
2. He has brown eyes and brown hair
3. Height is 5'7"
4. Weight approximately 150 pounds
5. His name is Eddy (perhaps a short for Edward)
6. His Surname is something like Bidwell

09-07-06 Jon is still missing.

If you are in contact with Jon you need to let him know that my mother, his mother-in-law, passed away on September 2, 2006.

If anyone knows of a "Eddy/Edward" with a possible last name of "Bidwell" connected with Jon, please email his wife at deskside2@yahoo.com


Today is Johnna's 25th birthday (Jon's daughter). Again we face another family occasion without Jon in our lives.

-We do not know if Jon is alive or dead. We have been told that he was being controlled at the time of his disappearance. Those individuals will be brought to justice..............I will spend the rest of my life to make that happen.

-If anyone knows of someone named Denise in connection with Jon they need to come forward. Harboring information is against the law. When Jon is found trust me I will pursue all those who did not turn over information and you will be prosecuted...no matter who you are. What you are doing to this family by not turning over information is CRIMINAL. Email me now at deskside2@yahoo.com

-If you are in possession of his military retirement you definitely will be prosecuted!

-Budget Rental I suggest highly that someone come forward immediately with what was found in the glove compartment box of the car Jon had been renting from you. The car was not clean! There was evidence in that glove compartment box that could solve this whole mystery. We just want to find Jon, just let us know what it was. deskside2@yahoo.com This is a man who served 2 tours in Vietnam and served 20 years protecting this country you owe it to him to help us find him or his body. How heartless can a company be??? I've already experienced the worst of your company, prove to me that that is not the way your whole company is run...............turn over the information we need.

-If you have a way of getting information to Jon then you need to let him know that his daughter, Kelly, is having surgery this week. He would also want to know that my mother, his mother-in-law, has been in the hospital for many weeks including many days in ICU...her prognosis is unknown.

6-18-06 Jon is still missing.

This is the 2nd Father's Day that Jon will be missing.....someone out there knows what happened to Jon, please let us know. Email Jon's wife, Maureen, at deskside2@yahoo.com if you have any information. Thanks!

5-15-06 Jon is still missing.

May 19 marks one year that Jon has been missing. I am blessed that Jon and my loving circle of family and friends will be gathered around me on that day, that weekend. For those of you who cannot be with us on that day we ask that you please join us on May 19 by praying for Jon.
Jon has not been heard from since that one phone call shortly after he disappeared.
There was a report that he was talked to on his cell phone in December --- not true. His cell phone was my cell phone on my account that I reported as stolen in July of 2005. That phone has been shut off since July, 2005. I've called it every month and it is still shut off. I also monitor the account activity and there has been NO activity since that one disturbing phone call that he made shortly after his disappearance. There were also other wild statements made and I've discredited it all ......... NONE OF IT WAS TRUE.....it was erroneous BS made by a subcontracted individual.
There has also been no activity banking, credit reports, etc., ....... nothing.

I thank those people that have not only kept in touch with me over the past year but who are actively searching for Jon by helping to still place flyers around the country........you all are the best!

Many of you have been concerned how we are holding up. We are fine, we are strong, life goes on but that doesn't diminish our loss....Jon never leaves our thoughts and prayers, not for a second.

Our family is growing ...... Jon's youngest daughter, his baby, is getting married next summer (2007). We welcome James to our family and thank him for the happiness he has brought to Mary and baby John.

If anyone out there has any information on Jon please email me (Maureen), his wife, at deskside2@yahoo.com

03-29-06 Jon is still missing.

Please join our family in prayer on March 31, 2006 -- Jon's 60th birthday. Happy Birthday Jon!

Special thanks goes out to Debbie Lewis for all of her efforts in helping us in the search for Jon.

03-03-06 Jon is still missing.

Thank you so much to the Marines that served with Jon in Vietnam that have contacted me this past week. Your prayers and any efforts you put into helping in the search for Jon are much appreciated!!! Semper Fi

Thanks also goes out to the Welling family for contacting me and offering help and prayers!

1-29-06 Jon is still missing.

We, Jon's family had to face our first Christmas without Jon there with us to share the memories. This week will also mark our (Jon and Maureen's) 25th Wedding anniversary. Again, thank you to everyone who continues to look for Jon, pray for Jon and our family and special thanks goes out to those who stay in touch and truly are concerned about Jon and about the family he so loves.

Christmas 2005


11-09-05 Jon is still missing. Recent anonymous information suggests that Jon has had a major mental breakdown but it is unclear as to where he is. It is believed that he does not even know where he is. If this pans out true then it's too bad that no one listened to his wife of 24 years from the beginning, we may have been able to get him help a lot sooner.

Johnna, Jon's daughter, will be in Las Vegas November 14-18 staying at Harrah's. Hank Glaeser and Johnna will be helping in the search for Jon. Thanks Johnna and Hank!

10-12-05 Jon is still missing.

9-29-05 Jon is still missing.

09-22-05 Jon has been missing over 4 months now.

Today is Jon's grandson's birthday. Baby John turned 2 years old today. On baby John's day of birth, 2 years ago, Jon was such a proud grandpa. He raised baby John for the first six months of his life. The two of them were inseparable. Today Jon won't be there to celebrate his "little buddy's" 2nd birthday. Whatever anyone can do to help find Jon it will be so appreciated by this family.

Thank you to everyone that is praying for Jon and our family!


Jon is still missing.

A big thank you to Jon's friend who provided me with a name I needed .... hopefully you are still looking for the phone number!


Jon is still missing. August 19, 2005 will mark 3 months that Jon has been missing.

Jon is not using his cell phone, checking his emails or paying his bills.

Please continue to send out flyers. Campgrounds, reststops, shelters, bowling centers (Jon's an avid bowler), hospitals, rehabs anywhere you can think of would be good. Any Western states, and KS, MO, NC. Thank you to everyone that is helping out!


Jon is still missing. His family is worried sick about him. Please help to bring Jon home.

Does anyone remember the name of a former co-worker of Jon's who possibly was in the USMC with Jon and worked with him either at Uninet or Citibank in the 80's??.........the man and his wife manage a campground/RV Park in California? Email Jon's wife, Maureen, at deskside2@yahoo.com if this rings a bell with you.......thanks.

Please continue to fax or email the flyers around the country!


Jon is still missing.

Flyers need to go out all over Irvine, CA, Belmont, CA and Coarsegold, CA.

If you are traveling this summer anywhere in the country please print off flyers and leave in rest stops, campgrounds, etc. Thanks!


Jon is still missing.

Does anyone know the name of Teddi Thompson??? Email me at deskside2@yahoo.com if you have any information on this person.

Thanks goes out to the various Yahoo Group Missing person's sites. Thanks to those individuals that are getting the flyers out and to Dick Sutton for looking into Jon's case. And, thanks goes out to Margaret Stephens.....you've been a big help!

Plaster the west coast in flyers please! Don't let this case go cold!


Jon is still missing to his family.

The missing person's case number has been cancelled on Jon as he was positively photo ID'd today on transactions that took place on June 7 and June 9th. However on June 18th a disturbing phone call was received that makes the family once again fear for his safety. With no proof there is nothing law enforcement can do.

Flyers still need to be circulated throughout the country with an emphasis on the west coast. Thanks!


Jon is still missing.

As we approach Father's Day please keep Jon's children and grandchildren in your prayers. Not only will this Sunday be Father's Day it will also mark one month that Jon has been missing.

Thank you to all of you that have emailed me your concern and your prayers are very much appreciated.

Thanks again to Amy Camasso, our realtor, for the information she has been providing me through her law enforcement contacts!

Thanks also goes out to Debbie Lewis, your insight is much appreciated! I pray you're right that good news will be here soon.

How can you help? I really need in the next few days for people to download the flyer, get on the internet and obtain lists of shelters, hospitals, rehabs and VA centers in mid and northern California and email/fax the flyers out to these places. Thanks!


Jon is still missing.

Thanks goes out again to East Madera County Sheriff's Office for their continued help in helping us find Jon!

I'm also calling on everyone to boycott Budget Rental Car ........... do not rent a car from them!!!! Email me at deskside2@yahoo.com if you want the reason why.


Jon is still missing. Thank you to the East Madera County Sheriff's Office for all of your help!


Jon is still missing. We attended the Memorial Day event today. The mayor and our councilman are now aware that Jon is missing and seemed concerned about it. Mary was interviewed by Channel 3 News and her segment has already aired once today. We've been invited to a Flag Raising at the VFW this afternoon. Fox5 News is going to try and catch up with us there. Jon will be listed on North American Missing Persons Network / Doe Network under " Hot Cases " today.

Update: We went to the VFW this afternoon. Thanks goes out to everyone there and their kindness. We had offers from several veterans to help with the case including one man who has law enforcement contacts throughout Nevada. Fox5 News didn't get there but will probably interview us tomorrow as they really want to run the story.


Jon is still missing. No new information to report today. We are just gearing up for tomorrow's Memorial Day event. Pray that we get the media attention we want and pray that we get the info into hands that can get the process moving faster.

Thanks to my sister Kate for getting it into law enforcement hands in Blythe PD and CHP!


No change in Jon's status...he's still missing.

Jon's children and grandchildren are busy this weekend passing out flyers.

Enormous thank you to Amy Camasso, our realtor here in Vegas, she has gone above and beyond what we could even imagine to get the word out and to get certain high level people involved in the case. Amy you are the best!

Sprint people, THANK YOU. Randy and Mickie....................Thanks for getting the word out.

Thank you to Nativity Career Transition Group and TopKCProfessionals for helping get the word out.

Keep passing out flyers we have to find Jon! Thank you for all of your help!

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