Monday, July 25, 2011

New forensic sketch of recently discovered Unidentified Michigan Woman

Police release illustrations of face reconstructed from skeletal remains of homicide victim found in Comstock Township
Paula M. Davis | Kalamazoo Gazette

COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP — Seeking leads in a unsolved homicide case, Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office has released illustrations of a woman's face reconstructed from skeletal remains found in Comstock Township late April.

Police believe the remains are that of a white women, 35 to 55 years old, who died as a result of "blunt-force trauma."

Officials have no leads on the identity of the woman and hope the illustrations, created by the Michigan State University anthropology department, will result in a break in the case, according to Sgt. Bill Sparrow of the sheriff's office.

The remains were found on April 28 in the 8400 block of East ML Avenue.

She is additionally described as being between 5 foot, 4 inches and 5 foot, 8 inches tall.

There are several area woman who are missing but authorities have ruled out Tammie Briley, Mary Lands or Venus Stewart as being this unidentified woman.

The illustrations show the woman's reconstructed face framed in several different hairstyles.

Police ask anyone who may have information to contact the sheriff's office at 269-383-8723 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.

Contact Paula M. Davis at or 269-388-8583. You can also follow her on Twitter.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

So Hot Outside ... LOL

How about a little heat wave humor?

Because anythings funny when you're hot enough to literally begin losing your mind ... :)
Share your own hot outside jokes in form of text, video, image, etc below ...
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Watch the entire Casey Anthony Not Guilty Verdict and Reaction Video Here

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Post an image or quote here of your favorite peace sayings and/or signs

"All we are saying is give peace a chance."

~ John Lennon

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"All we are saying is give peace a chance."

~ John Lennon

(Share your favorite peace quotes, peace signs, peace symbols, peace images, peace videos, peace thoughts, peace scripture *you get the peace picture, right?* below as well ... peace out.)


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Baez on the Not Guilty Anthony Verdict

Casey Anthony's lead attorney speaks to press, says he's happy to tell his daughter that he saved a life.

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Jose Baez comments on the Casey Anthony Not Guilty Verdict

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Casey Anthony Verdict: Not Guilty of First-Degree Murder

Casey Anthony was acquitted Tuesday of first-degree murder and the other most serious charges against her in the 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter.

But the jury convicted Anthony on four conts of providing false information to law enforcement officers.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Former Classmate sets up Reward for 30 Yrs Missing, Deanie Peters

Along with Rob Mackey's new reward fund, the Kent County Metro Cold case team continues to offer a $25,000 reward to anybody who chooses to come forward with new information leading to an arrest in this case, and the exact location of where Deanie Peters' remains may be.
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Missing Deanie Peters, New Reward Fund

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From WZZM -

ADA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) - More than 30 years after her disappearance, a new effort is underway to help in the search for Deanie Peters.

Deanie vanished in 1981 from Forest Hills Central Middle School.

A former classmate of Deanie's has stepped forward to share his story, and offer a new incentive to solve the case.


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

How to Organize a Candlelight Vigil

Please include your own tips, in particular towards planning a candlelight vigil for missing persons in a comment below ...
Involve help and Get the Word Out:  Ask family, friend, co-workers and/or like minded individuals if they'd be interested in volunteering.  Develop fliers, posters and a Press Release to display and distribute about the event.

Establish a Venue, Date and Time: Outdoor locations are often nice is the weather is accomadating towards doing since since they are able to hold a large amount of people ... perhaps a park with a shelter.  Make sure to reserve the venue in advance and check with concerning any restrictions regarding lighting candles at, etc.  Once you've selected a location, choose a date and time - make sure it will be dark enough for the candles to have an impact, but not too late at night that participants of all ages would have trouble attending. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Billy's Law - Connects Databases to FIND a Missing Person

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Monday, May 9, 2011

NamUs highlighted at Michigan's Missing Persons Day

More Than 15,000 Cases in New Database That Matches Missing Persons and Unidentified

Dead Users Number 10,000
WASHINGTON, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of cases in the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System's (NamUs) two databases has reached a combined total of more than 15,000 and the number of registered users has grown to 10,000 since NamUs was launched in January 2009. To date, NamUs is credited with resolving 62 of the missing and unidentified person cases in its databases.

"Reaching 15,000 cases illustrates the exponential growth of NamUs," said John Laub, Director of the National Institute of Justice. "In 2009, we doubled the number of missing person cases in the system, and last year we nearly tripled it. This continued growth is critical because with more cases in the system, more cases can be solved and more families can get the resolutions they have been seeking for so long."

NamUs ( is a national repository for information about missing and unidentified persons. The public may register to search and report information in the missing person database and may search, but not add, information about unidentified persons. Law enforcement officers, coroners and medical examiners and other professionals may register to search and report information to the missing person database and the unidentified persons database. More than two-thirds of the 10,000 registered NamUs users are members of the general public; the balance are death investigation professionals such as coroners, medical examiners and law enforcement officers. The missing persons database contains 7,148 entries and the unidentified persons database has 7,855 records.

The two cases below illustrate how NamUs works.

David Brennesholtz - On March 8, 2008, an unidentified deceased male was found in Clearwater, Fla. The case was entered into NamUs in July 2008. In November 2009, Sue D'Agostino from Islip, New York, learned of NamUs after seeing a public service announcement. D'Agostino and her family had not heard from her brother, David Brennesholtz, for several years and began searching the unidentified side of NamUs.

She came across Unidentified Person Case #2297 and thought the face in the photo could be her brother and contacted the Pinellas County Medical Examiner's office with her inquiry. Family DNA reference samples were taken and the unidentified man in Clearwater was positively identified as D'Agostino's missing brother.

Ronald Norman - On December 8, 1991, Ronald Norman, 42, went missing from the foster care home where he lived in Detroit, Mich. He went for a walk and was never seen again. The following April, two fishermen came across a body floating in Lake Erie. The medical examiner determined the victim's cause of death was drowning. The unidentified man was buried as "John Doe." Then in 2008, Mr. Norman's case was entered into NamUs, and he became Missing Person (MP) case #829.

In 2011, the Michigan State Police began entering their unidentified cases into NamUs, and the unidentified man found in Lake Erie became Unidentified Person (UP) case #8484. As soon as the UP case was entered, the NamUs automated cross-matching feature flagged UP #8484 and MP #829 as a potential match. The two cases had similar features – specifically missing teeth, a skull injury and the type of clothing Mr. Norman wore when he was last seen. The medical examiner ultimately made a positive identification of Ronald Newman. This was the first resolved case as a result of the NamUs automated cross-matching feature.

On Saturday, May 7, 2011, local law enforcement agencies in Detroit, Mich., will highlight NamUs at the Michigan's Missing Persons Day. More information about this event is available by contacting Detective/Trooper Sarah Krebs, Michigan State Police, tel. 313-215-0675, email:

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Laurie O. Robinson, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has seven bureaus and offices: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; the Community Capacity Development Office, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART).

More information about OJP and its components can be found at
Office of Justice Programs (OJP)
(202) 307-0703
SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Justice Programs

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Annual Walk for Missing Daughter, Kara Kopestky

The mother of a missing girl is getting support from the community and other parents on Mother's Day

Posted: 05/07/2011
Last Updated: 1 hour and 8 minutes ago
BELTON, Missouri - Each Mother’s Day gets tougher for Rhonda Beckford.

Back on May 4, 2007, her daughter, Kara Kopestky disappeared.

“It's kind of like a rollercoaster it's got its ups and downs and we've had eight searches,” said Beckford.
The last images of Kopestky were captured from a surveillance camera inside Belton High School.

Despite the extensive searches, including one in South Kansas City, earlier this year and dozens of tips, investigators still do not have any idea what happened to Kara.

On Saturday, dozens of people walked down the streets in Belton in hopes of drumming up more tips that will help find Kara.

The annual walk serves as a reminder for the day she disappeared.
Read more about the Kara Kopestky case.
“It's amazing to have all these people show up for years later. There still hoping and searching right along with us. We know we're not alone and that helps us,” said Beckford.

She said that her faith has helped keep her going.

One person who understands what Beckford is going through is Greg Smith.

Read more about the Kelsey Smith case.
His daughter Kelsey, 18, was killed in May 2007 after she was abducted from an Overland Park Target store near her home. Authorities eventually used the ping information to determine where her cell phone had traveled in the hours after her disappearance and found her body in a wooded area of Longview Lake four days after her disappearance.

Edwin R. Hall, of Olathe, has since pleaded guilty to her abduction, rape and murder and is serving a life sentence in a Kansas penitentiary.

Smith said he can still feel when people pray for the family. He said “it is a palpable feeling for us.”
Smith hopes similar prayers will help Beckford find her daughter.

There is an $80,000 reward for the person who helps find Kara.


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Friday, April 15, 2011

Virtual Jesus - God Works Online

God is not "offline limited" - 
He is rather so much very far from ...

For it is He who is strategically guiding us online precisely to those we most are in need of connecting with.

It is He directing us towards the ones most specifically in need of the very something we may have to offer to them.

And only He is the true director behind the directly in our sight placement of the messages we most long to hear.

God is with us ALWAYS ... "even" online .... 

Perhaps even at times - the most online ... <3

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Rachel Conger - Missing 3 Years Today

It was 3 years ago today that the "Momma" of Amber Simmons was last seen.

Amber's Mom, Rachel Conger, should be every part of a part of being able to firsthand watch and experience the many life changing moments of her now teenager daughter, Amber.

But instead, Rachel Conger is technically classified as a missing person, her stolen from us life has now become NamUs Missing Person Profile #5106.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Michigan's First Ever Missing Person Day

Come celebrate the first Missing Persons Day in Michigan Event- a public event open to families of missing persons and the communities that continue to support them. May 7th, 2011 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.

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Ford Field, Detroit Michigan

This event has been originated by my fellow NamUs Team Michigan member and now friend, Sarah Krebs who is a State Trooper/Forensic Artist with the Michigan State Police.  I'm delighted to have met Sarah and have the opportunity to participate in this revolutionary day for all Missing Persons within the state of Michigan.

Further details of "Missing in Michigan" - Michigan's Missing Persons Day 2011 can also be found here:

Always hope - we'll never forget ...

Sara Huizenga
Founder of Peace4 the Missing


Monday, February 21, 2011

Three Secret Tricks to Find Out Who's Checking You Out Most On Facebook

Alright Facebook "sleuthers" have we got a tip, trick, super stellar Facebook Investigation Tool ... for YOU! ;)

Here it is ... three sweet tips that actually work (at least at time of post) ... these are the reveal tricks that can soon provide you with that universally sought answer to the most relentlessly pursued question of all ...

Who's most checking you out on Facebook???

Facebook Reveal Trick #1: The first method is to refresh your profile page and see which friends appear again and again on your profile. Typically, these are the people who look at your profile the most over a given time period.

Tips #2 and #3 available at link below ... ;)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Be Aware: Pit bull Pets and Infant Children are a Dangerous, Even Deadly Mix

Fact: Pit bulls can be extremely dangerous.  

Case in point somewhat proven by the news articles linked below which include just some of the results from a quick google look-up of most recent pit bull attacks.

Please become informed and aware of this reality prior to deciding to bring or keep a pit bull in your home as your family pet.  Furthermore, be especially cautious of having a pit bull in your home if you have young children.

Also, if your child is an infant, PLEASE strongly consider choosing the safest for your baby route of not having a pit bull residing within the same home as your new baby at all ... the risks are just far too great to do so.

My intent here is really not to take any strong stance on either side of the debate, but rather HIGHLY ENCOURAGE everyone to become more informed and use greater common sense ...

If nothing else, please remember that we are all responsible to protect the children that have been entrusted within our care.  Most extreme dog lover or not, this HAS to be the VERY FIRST TOP PRIORITY for each and every one of us.

Pit Bull Mauls Baby to Death

Victim of fatal dog attack identified, autopsy results expected Friday

Newborn killed by family's pit bull terrier

Pitbull Attack Sends Girl To Hospital

Pitbull attack in Rutland

Jury finds couple guilty for dogs' attack on family

3 Pitbulls Attack 13 Year Old Lab

Two kids in hospital after dogs attack family at Hoppers Crossing

Arizona boy speaks out after losing ear in dog attack

Pitbulls bit 10-year-old’s face in vicious Arizona City attack

Should Pit Bulls Be Banned in Texas? Hear Both Sides

Pit Bull Bans — Some Jurisdictions Reconsider BSL

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Clashing P's: Psychics and Police

Do the Police Really Use Psychics?

Nickell published several articles in Psychic Sleuths to the effect that while most police officers or departments take psychic information under consideration, they do not actively seek out such help—at least not under official channels. Under anonymity, several people have indicated to this author (Ramsland) that psychics have been brought into cases despite prohibitions against it.

Practical Homicide Investigation
Vernon J. Geberth, author of Practical Homicide Investigation, devotes five pages to how police officers can (and do) work with psychics, but Barry Fisher, in Techniques of Crime Investigation, equally as renowned to law enforcement, ignores the entire issue.

Geberth admits that it's controversial to work with psychics and that police officers are naturally skeptical of their claims, but he presents the results of his research on several psychics, including Noreen Renier (whom Gary Posner approaches with a skeptical eye in Nickell's Psychic Sleuths). He claims that if the technique has proven successful at all, it should be considered again. Calling a psychic a person who is "extra sensitive to nonphysical forces of life energy" (without explaining what that is), Geberth accepts Renier's rendition that this means "getting rid of logic and rationale." Without any basis in science, Geberth says that psychics have learned to "control a portion of the brain which is not generally used."

Then he proceeds to offer guidelines to agencies that are considering calling on a psychic:

* the psychic's performance will be tested by results
* the psychic will have a distinct method of operation
* the psychic should be considered as an aid in developing clues
* the police should provide all follow-up to information offered
* since there are no scientific guidelines, the police must determine whether the psychic's claims are legitimate or worth pursuing
* officers who cannot accept a psychic's work should not get involved, as their attitudes can block the psychic's effectiveness
* the psychic should offer information not available to the public in publicized reports, as a way to prove his or her special insight
* all conversations with the psychic should be taped

Noreen Renier (Courtesy Noreen Renier)
While Noreen Renier apparently prefers to hold an object that had belonged to a victim at the time of the murder, and Geberth does not raise any objections, in fact such handling could contaminate evidence and make chain-of-custody claims difficult later in court. Geberth says that an earring from a victim was sent to Reneer and she used it to determine through psychometry what the victim looked like and how she was killed. She "saw" tattoos on the murderer's arms and later said that her visions helped the police to track him down. Geberth notes that they arrested the guy based on physical evidence at the scene, but leaves the impression, without quite saying so, that the psychic solved the case.

She herself, he says, advocates a way to develop and enforce strict licensing procedures for psychics, to eliminate fraud and allow the legitimate practitioners who have been properly evaluated to practice.

In conclusion, Geberth notes that there is little hard research data available about how much psychics have aided in solving crimes (he offers none), and at no time does he provide a convincing case that illustrates in detail how a psychic actually did so.

Yet Randles and Hough describe how psychic Rennie Wiley set up an agency in Florida in 1984 to teach police how to call on their own extra sensory abilities to solve crimes. She called her agency The Dragon's Lair and used it to form a network of psychics and retired police officers who could combine their talents and offer assistance to the local police. They specialized in finding stolen property.

More interesting is Ken Charles, a British police officer who used his psychic abilities on the job. He would use his intuition, he said, to figure out how to make the offender slip up and leave clues that could be used in court. He wrote about this in his autobiography, Psychic Cop.

What appears to be most annoying to police officers is that when crimes happen—especially high-profile crimes—psychics call in offering information—sometimes hundreds of them. Regardless of whether the information is even acknowledged, the psychic claims that the police consulted him or her on that case. This appears to have been the MO of more than a few famous psychics, whose cases numbered into the hundreds and thousands. How many they actually worked on, let alone were invited into, is anyone's guess.

Often on any given case, no two psychics agree, so which one is to be believed? Even if one is singled out, the information that psychics give is typically too vague and impressionistic to narrow down the field of search, and it looks impressive only in retrospect.

Joe Nickell asks psychics to step forward and solve the great mysteries, such as where is Jimmy Hoffa? Or who killed JonBenet Ramsey? So far, psychics have tried but none has succeeded.

Says debunker Gary Posner, who criticizes the lack of controlled studies of paranormal phenomena, "There has not been a single iron-clad case, bulletproof case that has been convincing."

In addition, no psychic has ever stepped forward to try for the million-dollar reward that James Randi's educational foundation offers (nor any other financial award from other agencies) for proving their psychic powers in controlled conditions. This certainly baffles the average person.

Thus far, a psychic's reliability for law enforcement has not been established. Anecdotal information is sometimes impressive and even surprising, but nothing can be concluded about using psychics as resources in solving a crime.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Find Jesse Ross February 18th Birthday Card Awareness Campaign - PEACE4 THE MISSING

Wake Up CHICAGO! --- Jesse Ross is still Missing!!!

Jesse's Birthday is on February 18th, however since Jesse Ross is not here, his family has requested that you please send your birthday cards for him to:

The Chicago Mayor's Office

121 N LaSalle St. #507

Chicago, IL 60602


Lt. Kevin Dillon

3510 S. Michigan Ave

Chicago, IL 60653

Link to the Mayor of Chicago: http://mayor.cityofchicago .org/mayor/en.html

Online contact form: http://webapps.cityofchica icago/eforms/controller/contactUsForm/

** Any information regarding the disappearance of Jesse Ross, please contact the Chicago Police Department at: 312-744-8266 or send an email via form found on the following link ... **

Jesse Ross - NamUs MP # 3028 8/0/ Missing Persons System -

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Kelsey Smith - a true Angel that continues to bless many - PEACE4 THE MISSING

Beautiful, cherished, much missed angel of Peace4 members Greg and Missey Smith ... Kelsey continues to make our world a better place for all of us ... we are honored to have the opportunity to know some of her beauty through them ... <3

Kelsey's Army - The Kelsey Smith Foundation

Kelsey's Dad, Peace4 member, Greg Smith ...

Check out @shonali giving a presentation about redefining PR in the 21st Century #pr #sm

Really great to see a presentation of my friend Shonali giving a talk about what she knows best - PR and Social Media. Well done Shonali, you are a great speaker!

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We are all here for a reason ... you would not be here right now if you also didn't have something to ALSO give back.

All too often the injustices of life unfairly and without reason cast upon us also take from us our belief in ourselves and abilities ... after a while of being encountered and slammed down by countless shut, slammed and locked doors ... we are left feeling helpless and even worthless towards making any real change towards actually pursuing the justice we're after.

This doesn't have to be!


The administrator of this group, Don Ross (father of missing son, Jesse Ross) says it so much better than I ... so for the most part I am going to step away here ... because all of YOU - the ones truly fighting for JUSTICE4 ... YOU ARE THE EXPERTS!


Friday, February 11, 2011

Trust, Friends, Scams and Facebook - PEACE4 THE MISSING

Facebook is an awesome tool and I think we'd all agree a great resource for missing persons and causes in need of justice awareness.

However, that said - as I'm sure many of us sadly also personally know, Facebook is at times a source of much deception and scams.

So what do we do? I guess like everything in life: just use our best common sense and wisely look into our gut instincts.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

How Do I Know Who I Can Trust Online?

BusinessWeek reader and full-time law student Stephanie Dube writes that the Web offers free tools to help identify and thwart potential scammers

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Kaylee was struggling. Diagnosed with a heart condition and cancer, she was scared. So she started a blog. Soon, people across the country answered her plea, writing notes of encouragement and even trying to mail her care packages. One night, she wrote a supporter. "I'm overwhelmed right now. I'm dying."

Brief interactions evolved into late-night, long-hour conversations. But things only got worse. And that was the problem.

In early December 2008, Kaylee added a new blog entry titled, "Coming Clean." She didn't have cancer. She had never been sick. In a move eerily reminiscent of the fake "Kaycee Nicole" of 2001, "Kaylee" revealed to her numerous followers that she had been lying for two years.

The news was a blow, but there had been signs. In fact, whenever anyone is revealed as an imposter, you can almost always look back and find signs.

Are You Real?

How do you know if someone online is genuine? Sometimes it's pretty transparent. We've all received messages about magic bank accounts filled with rivers of cash. One of my favorites was an e-mail from a supposed FBI agent. He requested that I send money to prove I wasn't a terrorist. (I've got to admit, that was pretty creative.) I also fondly remember an e-mail from "David Palmer" of the show 24. He needed money, too, because apparently TV characters are real. I'm still waiting for a message from Jack Bauer.

Alfred Adler, a psychologist who collaborated with Sigmund Freud, said: "Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement." The philosophy transfers to the online world quite well. Don't just trust words, authenticate them. This is especially vital when the communication involves your business. You can verify someone in two ways: through technology and observation. The technical side can often be faked, but a scammer will always give off a psychological "tell."

Technical Authentication

Here are a few tools, available free on the Web, that will help you identify who's for real and who's surreal (and likely up to no good, at your expense):

Run Internet background checks. Google (GOOG) is your friend. Use the popular search engine to look up a contact's e-mail address. Is the first part used as an alias? If your contact has a Web site, run a search on it. Visit Who Is Domain Tools to see who owns the site and when it was launched. Finally, plug your contact's phone number into Who Called Us to see if he has been identified as a scammer.
Trace the e-mail. You can use an e-mail's header to find the sender's location. What Is My IP Address works great for this. You'd be amazed how many times I've found that an e-mail came from Nigeria! This method isn't foolproof, though. Many scammers use proxies to hide their location.
Check Web statistics. Most people have a Web tracker on their blog or site (I like StatCounter.) If a new contact says he found your Web site through a search, check your Web stats to see if a visitor from his IP address really was referred in that way.

Psychological Tells

Identifying scammers is like calling a bluff in poker. Technical observation isn't enough. Look for subtle behavior changes that give away a person's real intentions.

Think about whether he or she is being consistent. Creating a fake persona takes a lot of work, so pay attention to details. If the contact should be in surgery, was she online instead? Also, is the tone a little too urgent, too desperate? Fake personas create situations that demand (your) immediate attention.

As your mom no doubt always told you, trust your gut instincts. Does your new contact sound too good to be true? Is her photo too perfect? Many scammers steal photos from modeling Web sites and stories from fairy tales.

The hallmark of many fake personas is drama. The craziest things keep happening—over and over and over. Sometimes, you're the only person in the world who can help—or so you're told.

Finally, emotional scammers crave attention. Does he come up with a new problem when you try to end a conversation? Scammers will not respect your boundaries. Watch for signs that he is keeping an eye on you, as if you're a fish on a line that he doesn't want to get away.

All of this was driven home to me during the first week of this new year, when a woman on Twitter learned the hard way that people online are quite unpredictable. After a particularly rough night putting her daughter to bed, the frustrated mom "tweeted" that she wanted to smother her child so she would fall asleep. Later that night, there was a knock on her door. One of her followers had reported her to the police.

It's best to not just be authentic, but wisely authentic. Watch who you interact with and what you say online. You never know who's listening.

Stephanie Dube is a full-time law student and freelance writer based in Plano, Tex. You can find out more about her at

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Can Loss Make Us Stronger? - PEACE4 THE MISSING

"I still cry. But that's okay. It's part of who I am. Part of me is missing. It's healed, and the scar shows, but I'm whole. I may walk with what appears to be a limp to others. But my gait is stronger."

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Missing You Foundation and Mid-Michigan Working Dogs Discovery of Amy Sue Henslee and Tonya Howarth - PEACE4 THE MISSING

The Missing You Foundation and Mid-Michigan Working Dogs organizations provided a critical piece of the investigation that led to the discovery of the bodies of two women found shot to death and buried in a rural, wooded area of Bangor Township.

James Henslee, of Hartford Township, reported his wife, Amy Sue Henslee, 30, missing to the Van Buren County Sheriff's Department on Jan. 24.

By Jan. 27, the sheriff's department had assembled a major crimes task force with the assistance of the state police, FBI and the Berrien County Sheriff's Department to find Henslee.

But, in the meantime, James Henslee had contacted the Missing You Foundation, based in Albion, to see if it could help.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Bullies Don't Like To Be Challenged

Bullies and Self Esteem - They Actually Have Too Much

Author: BrianCruz

Do you remember coming home and telling your mom about the bully on the playground who took your lunch money and made you feel bad? Chances are, your mom told you that bullies have low self esteem, and they pick on other people so that they can feel better about themselves.

It may have made sense at the time, but, when it comes to bullies and self esteem, your mom was wrong.
In fact, psychological experts have changed their opinions on bullying. Instead of believing the theory that your mom told you, now, they say bullies actually have too much confidence. Their problem isn't low self esteem; it's actually dangerously high self esteem.

Now you're probably thinking, 'isn't having lots of confidence a good thing?'

Yes, in the right context, having confidence is great. However, bullies have so much confidence that they think they are better than everyone else. They think that they can do or say anything - no matter how horrible - and it is perfectly acceptable. If they torment you relentlessly, pick fights with you, or try to make you feel bad at school or work, they believe they have a right to do so. They don't see anything wrong with such horrible behaviors.

How do bullies and self esteem affect everyone else?

Unfortunately, bullies' abnormally high confidence can lead to very low self esteem in the people they target. Think about it - if you are constantly being told that you're not good enough, or if someone is constantly making fun of you, you may start to believe that there really is something wrong with you. Being bullied plays a huge role in developing low self esteem.

How can you stop bullying?

Because they are so full of themselves, bullies do not like to be challenged. That's why bullies tend to target people who have low self esteem, because they do not want anyone to fight back. If you want to stop bullying, you have to develop confidence in yourself. If a bully sees that you are not an easy target, he will likely move on to someone who is.

If you have enough confidence in yourself, you are not going to take what a bully says or does seriously - no matter how outrageous his behaviors might be. By speaking to a bully with authority, having the confidence to make eye contact with him, having the courage to just walk away from him, and refusing to take his bait, a bully can see that his behaviors are not bothering you.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Dirty Laundry a time and a place - PEACE4 THE MISSING

Lets remember the reason why we are all here in the first place.

We all use the social media sites it is a great way to get our messages out there and it does benefit us all, but lately I have been seeing a whole bunch of dirty laundry being aired between people that should be trying to work together and what is worse it's being aired in front of the people we are most trying to help. They don't want to hear this, they don't need to hear this all they want is help from us. So I am suggesting if there are any differences and you want to talk about them take it into the office and discuss it there.

Monday, January 31, 2011

It Can Happen To Anyone: Google Executive Goes Missing - PEACE4 THE MISSING

An executive for Google Inc. is missing in the wake of Egypt’s tumultuous protests, according to his brother. Wael Ghonim, whose LinkedIn profile says he is head of marketing for the Middle East and North Africa at Google, hasn’t been heard from since Friday at 6 p.m., his brother Hazem said. Hazem said the family is in touch with Google.

Friday, January 21, 2011

When Good People Do Nothing - PEACE4 THE MISSING

We don’t usually think of history as being shaped by silence, but, as English philosopher Edmund Burke said, ‘The only thing necessary for the triumph [of evil] is for good men to do nothing.’

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Families of the Missing: The Time has come for You to Take Back Your POWER

To our precious, much loved Families of the Missing: You do not have the Luxury of Ignoring This Post ... this message is specifically for your eyes and you NEED to hear it.

For unless YOU, The Families, actively support the efforts of hope that you've been given ... you cannot expect others to get on board with it and make it work either ...

You have the opportunity to make a success ... you, the families with missing loved ones, have within your power to make Billy's Law happen ... and it is only in YOUR VERY BEST INTERESTS that they do ... for there are none others so directly effected by their success than you, the families of missing loved ones, are ...

The ugly reality however is that somewhere along the way, many of your voices have been silenced ... you yourselves have told us on your platform, Peace4 the Missing, the tragedy behind this fact ... and we in response have also become truly outraged to know for a fact how often our families have been and are preyed upon by self-seeking others.

And for much too long, the cruelty that the world has shown you has been allowed to continue ... a result of which ultimately has made many of you feel like you are helpless, like your voice continuously gets lost amidst others agendas and in the end holds no great value.

But, that is a lie ... the time has well come for you to no longer feel helpless ... efforts have finally been set in place to empower your voice, for YOUR missing loved one.

It is time to break free from the bondage of deceit that others have been force feeding you.

Because, in reality, you are not lost without the help you may currently feel obligated to ... reality is that there are countless sources of authentic, non-self serving sources of help available - ready, waiting and able to assist you ... however the screens put up by others of whom prioritize an agenda more for themselves than about you has made it so you just can't see or hear the ego-free help that IS out there.
was foremost created for YOU, the Families of the Missing ... your calls of injustice WERE heard! It is here! And its mission and purpose is entirely centered around and upon giving those with missing loved ones take back their power.

Your HOPE is reaching out to you ... TAKE IT ... what you fear you might lose by doing so is in reality the very baggage that is most holding your efforts to FIND your loved one back.

Believe again in your voice, become empowered by this Hope ... fight for it, share it, spread the word about it, demand it ... it's up to YOU to make it happen.

For as much as we'd all like to do it for you, the reality is that we can't ... you own the voices that hold the most power ... take them back ... use them ... bring home those of whom you seek.

I'm sorry this isn't a "feel good" post ... yet at the same time I AM so grateful to be able to share it with you at all.

I am pleading with you, FOR YOU, to not let this Hope pass you by ... I am so tired of shoving Hope down so many throats ... truth is - that by doing so - I've often even become annoying to ME ... and most of all ... I am so confused at to why it all too often has seemed necessary to so forcefully push and try to "sell" this  FREE FOR YOU GIFT to begin with ...

Every post here includes a share button ... it's up to you to use them ... praying with hope that you will ...

We have come SO FAR ... it IS WORKING ... AND - WE CAN DO EVEN BETTER ... Make it HAPPEN TODAY!!!

You know what to do ... and it's mandatory that you do it ... act now knowing that we will support you every step of the way ... <3 and Billy's Law ... about the Families of the Missing and FOR the Families of the Missing ... read, share and fight for this ...

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*an agenda free platform FOR the families of the missing and victims of crime