DAPHNE PHILISIA JONES Missing since January 3, 1999On the day Daphne disappeared, her grandmother, Ethel Clark, had dropped her off
at her New Orleans apartment at 2:30 p.m. Daphne, then 22, was scheduled
to work a 3:00 p.m. shift at Brennan’s Restaurant, but she never made it. “I didn’t have a good feeling about leaving her at that dark apartment,” Clark recalls. A student at the University of New Orleans, Daphne had recently moved from the dorms into an apartment after learning she was pregnant. She had a plane ticket and planned to leave for Maryland in six days, to live with her mother. To report information about Daphne’s disappearance, contact Captain Defillo at the New Orleans Police Department, (504) 658-5858.

TYESHA PATRICE BELL Missing since May 2003, Twenty-two years old when she disappeared from Aurora, Illinois, Tyesha had been a teenage mother; her daughters are now ages 7 and 3. Though in conflict with her own mother for much of her adolescence, in recent years Tyesha had started shopping with her, and the two women
were talking more. Police say that phone records show that on the night
Tyesha disappeared, the father of her younger daughter called. According to Tyesha’s mother, Tyesha wasn’t working, and he had apparently been taking care of her financially. “I just can’t see her up and leaving her children,” says Tyesha’s mother. “I’m still holding on to hope.” To report information about Tyesha’s disappearance, contact Detective James Coursey at the Aurora Police Department, (630) 801-6712.

DYMASHAL LASHON CULLINS Missing since August 2003Dymashal, an Atlanta real-estate loan officer, is the mother of five children, including twin girls. “Dee Dee,” as she is known, married their father in 1999. The couple later separated. Dee Dee’s
mother, Viola Corbitt, says that in early 2003, the twins’ father wanted to
reconcile with Dee Dee, then 32. Though Dee Dee talked with her mother about filing for divorce in July, she still let him move into her home in August. Corbitt last spoke with Dee Dee at 7:00 p.m. on August 28. “She was dating a new guy,” she recalls. “She was laughing and happy when she called me.” Three weeks later, her SUV was found abandoned. To report information about Dymashal’s disappearance, contact Atlanta Police Department, (404) 853-4235.

LATOYA NATASHA THOMAS Missing since September 30, 2000Latoya was 25 at the time of her disappearance from Hayward, California. After attending a birthday party in her honor thrown by coworkers at the Bosley Medical Center in San Francisco, Latoya returned to the Riverside Terrace apartments. She was seen doing laundry at about 10:00 p.m. Her 4-year-old daughter was staying with her boyfriend’s mother, and Latoya was supposed to pick her up the next day. She was last seen leaving her apartment that night. Her boyfriend, Nathan, reported her missing three days later. Her car was found abandoned with her purse on the seat. To report information about Latoya’s disappearance, contact Detective Stuart, Hayward Police Department, (510) 293-7219.

SHIRLEY GEANES Missing since September 2004On the day Shirley, 40, went missing from Richardson, Texas, she had called home while working a job in Rowlett. The co-owner of a cleaning business with her husband of 11 years, Shirley was on her way to another job at about 11:00 a.m. Her Ford Escort was found the next day in south Dallas, more than 20 miles away from her destination. “We’re still just baffled by the whole thing,” says her husband, Sam Geanes. Shirley has three children from previous relationships. Since her disappearance, Sam hasn’t had much contact with any of them. “Everybody is just coming to grips with the reality that she’s missing,” he says. “Even though that’s sad, and at times really difficult, I try to prepare myself spiritually for the worst.” To report information about Shirley’s disappearance, contact Sergeant Kevin Perlich at the Richardson Police Department, (972) 744-4801.

KIREASHA PAM LINKHORNE Missing since October 2003A resident of Camden, New Jersey, Kireasha, then 19, was last seen at her residence at approximately 8:30 p.m. on the day she went missing two years ago. She did not pick up paychecks from two jobs. According to public records, a Kireasha Linkhorne, now 21 and a resident of New York City, registered to vote in May 2004. But Detective Agron of the Camden Police Department says, “We’ve had no information about that. She’s still missing, according to our records.” Since her disappearance, Detective Agron has lost contact with Kireasha’s family and has been unable to locate a forwarding address or phone number. To report information about Kireasha’s disappearance, contact Detective Agron at the Camden Police Department, (856) 757-7400.

MARCIE CRANE Missing since October 2003The Marietta, Georgia, resident was 28 years old and the mother of five children under the age of 14 when she went missing. According to her mother, Barbara Crane, she had been living with her estranged husband, “trying to rekindle the relationship.” Marcie had recently completed training in real estate and was trying to establish her own business. She told her mother that she had borrowed $30,000 from someone who had subsequently chased her with a car and threatened her life. Another man, who had helped Marcie pay for schooling, was later discovered by police to be using a fake name. Barbara Crane admits she didn’t know much about the men in her daughter’s life, including her husband of less than a year, whom Marcie may have met on the Internet. To report information about Marcie’s disappearance, contact Detective Chris Twiggs at the Cobb County Police Department, (770) 499-3931.

WHERE TO CALL When someone you love is missing, in addition to state and federal law-enforcement authorities, these agencies can help:

National Center for Missing Adults A division of the Nation’s Missing Children Organization, Inc., this nonprofit organization works with the U.S. Department of Justice to provide a national clearinghouse for data on missing adults and also assists law enforcement and families with information and advocacy. Address: 2432 W. Peoria Ave., Ste. 1286, Phoenix AZ 85029. Hotline: (800) 690-FIND; Tel: (602) 749-2000; Fax: (602) 749-2020; Web site: http://www.theyaremissed.org

Team Hope
Established in 1998, the Philadelphia-based Team Hope assists families in crisis by offering “counsel, resources, empowerment and emotional support” from trained volunteers who have endured the trauma of a missing child and can share information based on firsthand experience. Tel: (866) 305-HOPE; Web site: teamhope.org/adultsdo.html.

Rino Kids
This organization offers free help to families in creating Web pages for missing relatives. It also works with police to distribute the information to more than 500 search engines. Tel: (646) 219-2438; Web site: rinokids.com; E-mail: missing@rinokids.com.

Oh Brennie!! I need help finding you!!

At the least, I need to get help for you and others like you.....to try to ensure that this doesn't happen to more people.

Today, I sit here in disbelief. Even after all the years that have gone by, I can't believe I am doing this. I am still looking for you, still trying to get answers as to what could have happened to you.

As the days, weeks, and months pass by, more women and men fall into the same abyss that you've seemed to fall into. Where has everyone gone? Where on earth could you be?

I feel overwhelmed with so much work to do yet so little to work with. But I am determined! I won't say UNCLE! I will push, I will fight I will be your voice...

Let's get moving people, if you feel moved to help with this cause, e-mail me. Only great numbers will bring great numbers home!

This is dedicated to Brennie, Jason(Jolkowski), Eulace(King), LaToya(Byrd), Aeesha(Muhammad), Heather(Teague), Marilyn(Lanier), Aaron(Green) and a host of others who have yet to find their way home.
2006 Philly's March For The Missing

I need all the help I can get guys. I need councilpersons, I need senators, HECK! I need Street himself to get me the resources (permits, etc.) I need to get this thing going.

What I propose is this. This spring or summer, the walkers/runners will check in at the base of the Art Museum stairs, at a specific time we will begin the walk down West River Drive (west bound lanes) to Strawberry Mansion Bridge and back down the Drive's east bound lanes and back to the parkway for a closing ceremony. During the ceremony we will mention missing persons names and have their family or friends release a balloon for every year they have gone missing. We will also have ID kits and a presentation on Preventing this from happening to you or someone you know.

I would like to to serve refreshments and set up stations with posters/pictures of missing persons as well.

Folks, this will take money and participation. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!
As I view various missing cases on www.charleyproject.org, project jason's and www.voice4themissing.blogspot.com I am overcome with dismay. There are over 97,000 open cases of missing adults. THAT'S HUGE!! I have to remind myself that there still has to be hope that some of them will be found and brought home one way or another.

That dismay has caused me to want to take greater action. I am proposing an Annual March for the Missing in Philadelphia to bring awareness to this "epidemic". I will keep you updated. Meanwhile, we pray -- and we wait.....
I agonized yesterday over what I should post. Choosing one or two persons from an incredible number of missing seemed overwhelming. After going back and forth and reviewing vast amounts of information, I relented to the exhaustion and posted nothing.

So today, feeling refreshed renewed, I am back on task. However, I will not be spotlighting any of our local missing but calling on everyone to assist with the disaster resulting from Hurricane Katrina. There are now many people who will begin this journey of not knowing for an undeterminable length of time, what happened to their loved ones.

I know all to well the roller coaster ride that they will embark on....initially when the ride takes off, there is stage of overwhelming unbelivability, then the uphill stage of unwavering hope - the kind you have when you expect that person to walk around the corner any moment, followed by the the downhill stage of despair. There will be more hills, some up, some down - those potential sightings, unidentified bodies and various leads....then the ride will slow down as time passes and the posters fade. The ride will seemingly come to a halt when, like us, eight years or more have passed and there is still no word as to what has become of your loved one.

What we can do for them is pray and find an avenue to assist them in any way possible. Here are some resources:

American Red Cross: 800-HELP NOW
Catholic Charities: 703-549-1390
Operation Blessing: 800-436-6348
America's Second Harvest: 800-344-8070
Adventist Community Services: 800-381-7171
Christian Disaster Response: 941-956-5183 or 941-551-9554
Christian Reformed World Relief Committee: 800-848-5818
Church World Service: 800-297-1516
Convoy of Hope: 417-823-8998
Lutheran Disaster Response: 800-638-3522
Mennonite Disaster Service: 717-859-2210
Nazarene Disaster Response: 888-256-5886
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance: 800-872-3283
Salvation Army: 800-SAL-ARMY
Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief: 800-462-8657 ext. 6440
United Methodist Committee on Relief: 800-554-8583

To donate money: (Specify donations for victims of Hurricane Katrina)*
American Red Cross, 1-800-435-7669, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013. On the Web at www.redcross.org*

Catholic Charities USA, 1-800-919-9338, Hurricane Katrina, PO Box 25168, Alexandria, VA 22313-9788. On the Web at www.catholiccharitiesusa.org*

Christian Contractors Association, 1-800-278-7703, 2009 South Broad St., Brooksville, FL 34604. On the Web at www.ccaministry.org*

Church World Service, 1-800-297-1516, P.O Box 968, Elkhart, IN, 46515. On the Web at www.churchworldservice.org*

Convoy of Hope, 1-800-988-0664 or 417 823-8998, 330 S Patterson, Springfield, MO 65802. On the Web at www.convoyofhope.org*

Emergency Animal Rescue Services the disaster rescue program of United Animal Nations, (916) 429-2457, PO Box 188890, Sacramento, CA 95818. On the Web at www.uan.org*

Episcopal Relief and Development/U.S. Hurricane Relief Fund, 1-800-334-7626, ext. 5129, PO Box 12043, Newark, NJ, 07101-5043. On the Web at www.er-d.org*

Florida Baptist Convention, 1-800-226-8584, Att. Baptist Men's Department, Hurricane Disaster Relief, 1230 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32207.*

Florida Conference United Church of Christ, (407) 835-7501, 924 N Magnolia Ave., Suite 250, Orlando, FL 32803.*

Lutheran Disaster Response, 1-800-638-3522, 8765 W Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631. On the Web at www.elca.org*

Mennonite Disaster Service, 717 859-2210, 1018 Main St. Akron, PA 17501. On the Web at www.mds.mennonite.net*

Presbyterian Church, 1-800-872-3283, Att. PCUSA, Individual Remittance Processing, P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15624-3700. Write on check: #000169. On the Web at www.pcusa.org*

Salvation Army, 1-800-725-2769, Salvation Army Headquarters, PO Box 269, Alexandria, VA 22313 with a note "Katrina Disaster relief." On the Web at www.salvationarmyusa.org*

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, 770 410-6133, PO Box 116543, Atlanta, GA 30368. On the Web at www.namb.net/dr Make checks payable to: NAMB.*

United Methodist Committee on Relief, 1-800-554-8583, 475 Riverside Drive, Room 330, New York, NY 10115. Use advance #982410. On the web at www.umcor.org*

United Way,Tampa Bay 813 274-0900 or (727) 535-3545, or check the Web at http://www.uwtb.org
Or donate at any SunTrust bank branch http://www.sptimes.com/2005/08/29/S...w_to_help.shtml

Internet Sites for seeking missing loved ones:
List from CNN: http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2005/hurricanes/list/
• Craigslist: New Orleans Lost & Found http://neworleans.craigslist.org/laf/
•Nola.com's forums http://www.nola.com/
• WWL-TV's forums http://www.wwltv.com/forums/
• WDSU-TV's message board http://www.wdsu.com/news/4919183/detail.html
• Hurricane Katrina Survivors http://www.hurricanekatrinasurvivors.com/main/
• N.O. Pundit bulletin boards http://www.nopundit.com/bb/
• Now Public's missing persons board http://www.nowpublic.com/node/17228
• Salvation Army information request form http://qso.com/satern/emailfrm.htm
• Slidell Hurricane Damage Blog http://slidell.weblogswork.com/
• U.S. Next of Kin Registry https://disasterhelp.gov/portal/jhtml/index.jhtml
• Hurricane Katrina message boards http://boards.news.yahoo.com/boards/
• Katrina Family and Friends http://katrinafamiliesandfriends.com/PHPbb2/index.php
• The Sun Herald "Reach loved ones" http://www.sunherald.com/mld/sunherald/
• The Weather Channel message boards http://messageboards.weather.com/3/...764&f=457105398
• Pearl River County Katrina survivorshttp://picayunekatrina.blogspot.com/
• Hurricane Katrina Survivors http://www.hurricanekatrinasurvivors.com/main/
• GCN Survivor-Connector DataBase (alt1) (alt2)
• Hurricane Katrina Connection http://survivedkatrina.proboards54.com/index.cgi
• Pensacola News Journal forums http://community.pensacolanewsjourn...n/yabb/YaBB.cgi

To see Robert Cooke's organization, RAN, and read the story of his missing daughter, Rachel, please see http://rachelalert.org/