Category Archives: Missing Persons

Lost (Gay) Child in the City

Here’s another missing person you’re not likely to see getting hourly updates on CNN, or being featured in reports by Nancy Grace or Greta Van Susteren. Two months after coming out to his mother, a black gay teenager has gone … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

I added a link to this story to an ealier post, but it really deserves a post all it’s own. It’s the story of seven children lost in the post-Katrina confusion, when they’re parent’s put them on a rescue helicopter … Continue reading

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Missing Again

Via Ol’ Cranky, I got news of another missing person’s case that you haven’t (and probably won’t) see in the news, unless you’re in the New York media market, and even then you probably won’t see much about it. Shameeka … Continue reading

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Sigh of Relief

We can all breath a sigh of relief and sleep a bit better tonight as CNN tells us the latest White Woman in Trouble (WWiT) has been found. Teen actress Scout Taylor-Compton, who disappeared from her home more than two … Continue reading

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Greta Does’t Get It

Greta Van Susteren has a blog. (Or what claims to be a blog, but without comments or a way to send feedback, other than email.) What she doesn’t have is the vaguest clue what people are talking about when they … Continue reading

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Latoyia Found?

A contact from a reader led me to some news in the case of Latoyia Figueroa. Unfortnately, it’s pretty sad news, if it’s true. Philadelphia police said they believe remains recovered in Chester early Saturday may be those of a … Continue reading

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Missing Monday

Now this is a meme worth jumping on. Bloggers helped bring media attention to missing persons cases of people like Tamika Houston and Latoyia Figueroa. Well, now Chocolate Starfish has declared the first Monday of every month to be Missing … Continue reading

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Looking for Latoyia

I was over at Tattered Coat, when I noticed Matt had a blogad up for the Latoyia Figueroa Reward Fund. After I smacked myself in the head for not thinking of it myself, I created a free ad and posted … Continue reading

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Non-White Woman in Trouble

I’ve written about this before, so I just wanted to point to an open letter to CNN and Nancy Grace (don’t get me started about her) about the case of Latoya Figuoera — a young Latino woman who’s been missing … Continue reading

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