Thursday, September 15, 2005

How does it work???

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Two weeks ago, a 17 year old freshman walked out of her Virginia Commonwealth University dorm at 10:00 p.m., car keys and skateboard in hand, and hasn't been heard from since. It's been all over the Richmond area news, since that's where the disappearance took place. I've seen a story here and there locally, and finally today, the investigation has turned into a criminal investigation, as posted at Amber Alerts. I'm not sure how some cases get the national attention, and other stories are restricted to local attention only, but I want to get her picture out there in whatever way I can.

Scary story. My son goes to school at VCU, and now girls that used to walk the campus alone are terrified. Cross your fingers and say your prayers for the family of the missing girl. Hopefully, some more media attention will help with the search.

dena at 7:10 PM

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at 6:06 AM Blogger puremood said...

Wow, 10 days before it's out?! Why oh why.... must be the age - maybe they thought since she was 17 she willingly went somewhere?! I don't know - but that's too long for a child to go off without being heard or seen... I hope it isn't anything bad - I pray the family gets their daughter back, safe and that some wacko is not involved.

I looked at the article. It didn't say (or I missed it) It said she was seen leaving - was her car/truck still there or did she leave in it (Just wonder)

Anyhoo - Michele sent me this morning.

 
at 6:23 AM Blogger Marie said...

Scary scary... sending prayers as I type...

Michele sent me!

 
at 6:34 AM Blogger Curator said...

That sux. I too don't understand how some acquire national attention while others don't... she's pretty and young; I suspect she'd qualify since that seems 2B the norm.

Nevertheless, I hope she's OK.

 
at 6:44 AM Anonymous E said...

so sad...seems like these kinds of stories are happening more and more often. here from Michele's this morning...

 
at 7:12 AM Blogger TC said...

So sad and scary. My thoughts and prayers are with girl and her family

 
at 7:18 AM Blogger Janet said...

I hope that girl is found safe and sound. (Hi, Michele sent me)

 
at 8:13 AM Blogger JustLinda said...

Wow, that's so sad.

My husband attended U of R back in the day (late 80s).

I have a 22 and a 20 year old plus some little ones. My youngest few are 16 months, 3 1/2, and 9. It's never boring!

Hi from Michele!

 
at 8:50 AM Blogger Michelle said...

I was just saying to my husband a couple days ago that any newsworthy event that occurs during the Katrina aftermath is not going to get the coverage it should. Just like when Chandra Levy was missing- it was all over the news until 9/11.

I sure hope that girl is found safe & OK.

 
at 9:36 AM Blogger Michelle said...

I think the commenter above is right, anything not related to Katrina isn't getting much coverage. it's unfortunate, because it sounds like your story really needs to get out.

thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. I love yours!

 
at 12:29 PM Blogger Shelley said...

This is so scary. Thanks for visiting my site via Michelle. It is sad that this story isn't getting coverage. Dr. Phil had Natalee Holloway's parents on yesterday so maybe he will do something. I even felt kind of sad about 9/11 not getting more coverage this year. But Katrina is, nonetheless, right now and pretty desperate. Cheers!

 
at 12:33 PM Blogger Valderbar de Cat said...

A similar case happened last week in my town too. "Luckily" she filed a poloce report the week before about being harrassed so hopefully she can be tracked down.

Michele sent me.

 
at 3:55 PM Blogger Superhero Bob said...

Hey - here from michele's. Having trouble typing....having a couple "duh" moments. {{blshing}}

 
at 5:17 PM Blogger Dlynne said...

Good afternoon - Here via Michele. I too have difficulty understanding how some missing persons cases get national attention while others of the same just recieve local attention. It defintly is not fair. In my mind each incident deserves the same attention. The sad reality is that I am sure it depends on the financial status. I hope she turns up.

 
at 5:57 PM Blogger rashbre said...

Chilling and two weeks elapsed. Why so long to go criminal? The parents must be devastated. There are no words.

Michelle sent me.

 
at 6:29 PM Anonymous Garnet said...

Yikes! That's scary.

Hello, michele sent me!

 
at 1:52 AM Anonymous Mayberry said...

I heard the Amber Alert on my way through Virginia Thursday night. I hadn't heard anything about it before and haven't heard any updates on it since.

 
at 6:17 AM Blogger panthergirl said...

I did see it on the Today Show, and wondered the same thing.

I think finances have a lot to do with it (look how long it took to get media attention for the missing pregnant woman in Pennsylvania, who unfortunately turned up dead.) But then look at the "runaway bride" (barf) and Natalee Holloway?? More coverage than a national election.

I also think that they first assume "running away" with teenagers/college students and the police don't give it quite the attention they should. So what if it turns out to be that? Better safe than sorry.

 
at 7:40 AM Blogger Carmi said...

I feel sick to my stomach every time I see these kinds of stories. What a horrid tragedy for the family. I pray it never visits my world, but I know the world isn't so iron-clad safe for anyone.

Maybe the embed-all-newborns-with-GPS-chips isn't such a bad idea after all.

Visiting from Michele's again. It's a great opportunity to read everything you write.

 
at 12:11 PM Anonymous chatty said...

Wow, pretty scary stuff. She's from my home. I hope they find her.

Visiting this time around via Michele.

 

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