Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Miles from Home: The Bambi Lynn Dick Case

By Dark Sleuth 

 Bambi Lynn Dick
(Source: Iowa Cold Cases)

She was only 17 years old.   

For 26 years no one knew what happened to the teenager. 

Her concerned family filed a police report with the Davenport Police Department within days of her disappearance.  Sadly, according to Crime Watch Daily, Dick's name was removed from the missing-persons list just days after she would have turned 18.  For decades, missing teenagers were often treated as runaways by local law enforcement.  

Her family, however, never gave up.

In 2009, Bambi Lynn Dick's brother, Paul Dick, posted information about his missing sister on the North American Missing Persons site.  A few days later, Teresa Sprague, an amateur internet sleuth, reviewed the profile and made a connection

Friday, May 27, 2016

Myoung "Mike" Keun Noah - Missing from San Bruno, CA since 2007


Myoung "Mike" Keun Noah went missing on May 1, 2007
from San Bruno, California.
(Source: NamUs)

On the evening of May 1, 2007, Myoung "Mike" Keun Noah left his home in San Bruno, California at 7 p.m.  At the time, Noah was 60 years old, a U.S. Army Veteran, and the proprietor of a private car service company, the "E-Limousine Service."

He was also a husband and a father.

During family dinner earlier that evening, Noah mentioned he had a pickup scheduled for 7:30 p.m. but gave no further details.  

He left in his new 2007 black Lincoln Town car and was never seen again. 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Unidentified Man found in abandoned public housing building - New Orleans, LA 2008

The remains of an unidentified man were found on 
January 4, 2008 in an abandoned building in the closed
C.J. Peete public housing complex in New Orleans, Louisiana.
(Source: LSU FACES Lab

For more than 8 years this man has gone without a name.

Skeletal remains of an unidentified man were found on January 4, 2008 in an abandoned building in the former C.J. Peete public housing complex in New Orleans.  Although the complex had been closed since before Hurricane Katrina, items found, such as blankets and food, suggested  that people were living there.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Patricia Gonyea - 1984 Unsolved Homicide, Worcester, MA


UPDATE: On October 18, 2018, WCVB 5 Investigates Case Files featured Gonyea's unsolved homicide.  Authorities ask the public for more information:

Patricia Gonyea was 17 years-old when she 
was killed on October 22, 1984 in
Worcester, Massachusetts.

In 1984, Patricia Gonyea was a responsible and hard-working  17-year-old teenager. She held 3 jobs and helped care for her younger siblings.  Her mother once said, "I couldn't have asked for a better daughter."  

Gonyea attended South High Community School in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her goals included going to college and having her own family.  All these dreams came to an abrupt end on the night of October 22, 1984.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Jennifer Lynn Fay - Missing from Brockton, MA since 1989


Jennifer Lynn Fay was 16 years-old when she went missing on November 14, 1989
from Brockton, Massachusetts.
Left Photo: Fay circa 1989.
Right Photo: Age progression of Fay at 37 years-old in 2009.
(Source: NCMEC)

On the night she disappeared from Brockton, Massachusetts, 16 year-old Jennifer Lynn Fay was supposed to babysit her younger brother and sister.  The vivacious teenager, described as a "social butterfly, [who] was always so happy" got a cousin to cover for her while she went out with friends.

It was the night of November 14, 1989.  For nearly 27 years, Fay has remained missing.  Her family and investigators believe there are people who know what happened. They hope someone has the courage to come forward and give her family the answers they deserve.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Carol Deleon - Unsolved 1981 Murder in Comal County, Texas


Carol Joyce Deleon was 18 years-old when she
was killed in June 1981, days after graduating high school.

Carol Joyce Deleon spent more than 25 years without a name.

Attempts to identify her through fingerprints and local missing persons reports were unsuccessful.  She was buried as a "Jane Doe" in 1981.  

In 2009 the Texas Rangers were finally able to identify the young woman as Carol Deleon through DNA testing.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Who is "Swimsuit Boy?" Unidentified John Doe from Houston, Texas - 1973


UPDATE:  5/09/2020 

As of March 12, 2020, the non-profit organization, DNA Doe Project, has accepted "Swimsuit Boy" John Doe as one of its cases.  

Composite of John Doe, who was found on 
August 9, 1973 in Houston, TX.
He has been called, "Swimsuit Boy," because he was found
wearing a multi-color swimsuit. 
He was a victim of serial killer, Dean Corll.

For nearly 43 years, the identity of this young man has remained a mystery.  

His was one of many bodies found buried in a rented boat shed in Houston, Texas on August 9, 1973. He was a victim of the serial killer, Dean Corll, who killed over 20 boys and young men from 1970 to 1973.

Friday, April 29, 2016

What happened to Maurice "Red" Jefferson? Missing since 1983, Ft. Lauderdale, FL


Maurice "Red" Jefferson went missing from 
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on November 30, 1983.
Left: Photo of Jefferson around 1983.
Right: Age Progressed image of Jefferson age 43. 
(Source: NCMEC)

He was also known as "Red" for the color of his hair.  

In a Sun-Sentinel article from March 25, 2009, Jefferson's grandmother describes the last time she saw him on the day he went missing.  Jefferson took, "a post-school nap, ate some popcorn, telephoned a friend and headed out the door for basketball practice."

After he left home, the details of his disappearance remain unclear. Sadly, because of the guidelines in the 1980s, it took 3 days for a missing persons investigation to begin.    

Monday, April 11, 2016

Karla Rodriguez - Little Girl Gone - Missing Since Oct 1999 from Las Vegas, NV


Photo on the left shows Karla Rodriguez at age 7 in 1999.  
She went missing from Las Vegas, NV on October 20, 1999. 
In the middle is an age-progression of what she may have looked like at 14 years-old. 
On the right is an age-progression of what she may have looked like at 20 years-old, around 2012.

In 1999, Karla Rodriguez was a 7 year-old little girl who loved riding her bike, playing and sometimes she skipped school.  

That was exactly what she did on the day she went missing on October 20, 1999.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Victor Atienza - Routine Interrupted - 1996 Yonkers,NY Unsolved Homicide


Victor Atienza was killed on November 26, 1996 in Yonkers, NY.
His case remains unsolved.  Victor is pictured with his wife, Lourdes.
(Source: USA Today)

On the night of November 26, 1996, Victor Atienza, a 51 year old laser mechanic and his son, Louie Atienza, were performing a family ritual.  

The family's home on Glenwood Avenue in Yonkers, New York, had a very narrow driveway.  The men moved their cars out of the driveway nightly so that Lourdes Atienza (Victor's wife and Louie's mother) could park her car closest to the house.  She worked as a nurse on a late shift. Victor and Louie then parked their cars behind hers, making it easier for the men to leave for work in the mornings.  

On that November night in 1996, their routine was violently interrupted.  A son watched his father be killed.  

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Stephanie Warner- Missing on the 4th of July 2013 from Oregon


  Missing Poster from NBC Dateline's "Missing in America" Series

At the time of her disappearance in 2013, Stephanie Warner lived in Ruch, Oregon. She was 45 years old, an animal loverformer proprietor of the restaurant, Magnolia Grill, and also a person committed to volunteer work in her community.  

She was last seen on the Fourth of July 2013.  That day she attended the Ashland Independence Day Parade where she was filmed walking alongside a float she helped create for the Jackson County Fuel Committee. The JCFC is an organization dedicated to helping low-income residents of Jackson County have access to heating fuel.  

Stephanie Warner at the Ashland Independence Day Parade 2013

Warner was last seen wearing black pants and pink tank top.  She drove a Green Nissan X-Terra.  She wore a distinctive cross necklace and had several tattoos.  

Please watch this Youtube video for more identifying photos and information on Stephanie Warner: