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Doyle
05-10-2004, 05:28 AM
Jennifer Warner fantasized her mother would turn up somewhere with amnesia, "just like a soap opera."

But faced with a guilty plea and confessions 18 months later, she knows Alice Donovan is dead.
http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/news/local/8625380.htm

One of the men charged with killing Alice Donovan pleaded guilty to her abduction and death Friday, on what would have been her 46th birthday. He blamed the slaying on his co-defendant
http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/8619819.htm

mysteriew
07-01-2005, 08:16 AM
A Kentucky man who grew up in West Virginia pleaded guilty on Thursday to carjacking resulting in death in the disappearance of a Marshall University student during a multistate crime spree in 2002.

Chadrick Fulks, 28, of Lewisburg, Ky., entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Huntington. In exchange, prosecutors did not seek the death penalty. U.S. District Judge Chuck Chambers sentenced Fulks to life in prison. There is no parole in the federal system.

U.S. Attorney Kasey Warner said prosecutors have reached the same plea deal with Branden Basham, 25, of Madisonville, Ky. A plea hearing for Basham has not been scheduled.

Both men were convicted and sentenced to death last year in separate federal trials in South Carolina in the death of Alice Donovan, 44, of Galivants Ferry, S.C. Donovan was kidnapped from a Wal-Mart parking lot in Conway, S.C., on Nov. 14, 2002, 10 days after Fulks and Basham escaped. Her body also has never been found.

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/12027559.htm

lisag
07-01-2005, 09:04 AM
As I stated in Samantha's thread, I wish these two jack offs would tel the families where their bodies are. They deserve at least that.

Marie
08-31-2006, 10:48 PM
Human Bones could help Solve Cold Case (http://www.wect.com/Global/story.asp?S=5348196&nav=2gQc)

Authorities are not ruling out the possibility the bones belong to Alice Donovan. Donovan was kidnapped from a Wal-Mart parking lot in Conway, South Carolina back in 2002. Two prison escapees abducted her. They told authorities they hid her body in Brunswick County. Despite months of searching, Donovan's body had never been found.

ohwell1971
05-21-2008, 10:25 PM
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/d/donovan_alice.html

http://airalex.homestead.com/DONOVANCONFIDENTIAL.html

http://www.wistv.com/global/story.asp?s=4464695&ClientType=Printable

This is enough to p*ss me off...they shouldn't be allowed to do this:
http://www.deathrowspeaks.info/news/bashamspeaksfromdr.html

US Court of Appeals Paper
http://pacer.ca4.uscourts.gov/opinion.pdf/0433.P.pdf

General Info (2nd down)
http://www.crimenews2000.com/archives/03011812.htm

http://www.securityinfowatch.com/article/article.jsp?siteSection=379&id=6669&pageNum=1

Bumping for Alice...

Peki51
07-23-2008, 11:10 AM
http://mothersarevanishing.blogspot.com/

Alice Donovan, Her Daughters' Words


It has been many years since there has been any public information about the disappearance of Alice Donovan, although her family, especially her two lovely daughters, still have the ultimate unanswered question...Where is she?

Even though the two murderers have been convicted and sit on death row, they refuse to be specific and tell this family where they so callously left her. What kind of evil can perpetuate something as uncaring as these two individuals?

The words below are from Alice's daughter. These words will give you just a peek of the pain this young lady has gone through, and how she is only now getting strong enough to work on healing her heart. She misses her Mother and only wants her home to rest in peace.

Still Waiting........

And yes almost six years later we are still waiting to bring her home. Just thinking about it brings the tears to my eyes.

Sigh..Where is she? All we want is to bring her home and give her a proper resting place. She doesn't deserve to out in the middle of the woods on the side of some road. As I write this post the tears fall. So many years of the not knowing just tares you up inside.

There have been moments over the past six years that I have longed to have my mother there, by my side. For support, compassion, laughs, love, a shoulder to cry on. A mothers love. I crave it, I miss it so badly.. I miss my mom, Alice..

Will she ever be found? I hope so..

This post as it turns out is really not a discussion it's more of my feelings. I'm sorry I got carried away with my emotions..It's something I have been needing to do know for a long time. I have surpressed my feelings about my mom for so long that they are just begging to be released.

I can't change what has happened to me, my family, or my mom. I can only help others in my situation and hope that I have something to give them. Even if it is only awareness and compassion for how they feel. Because I do know what it feels like to have your world turned upside down in just a blink of an eye....

To read more about Alice Donovan and many other Missing Mothers please feel free to read about them at http://www.peace4missing.ning.com

warrkat
07-23-2008, 02:10 PM
I live in the area where Alice was left behind. Almost every day, I pass the station where the thugs stopped for gas, and think how sad it is that nobody saw her in the vehicle. Sometimes, when I'm driving on our rural roads, surrounded by pine trees, I think about her and wonder if she will ever be found. The woods is so thick, and it would be so easy to hide a person. Somebody, someday, will come across her. I just hope that it's in our lifetime, and that you will know that she is found.

I pray God's peace on you and your family.

Peki51
07-23-2008, 02:17 PM
I live in the area where Alice was left behind. Almost every day, I pass the station where the thugs stopped for gas, and think how sad it is that nobody saw her in the vehicle. Sometimes, when I'm driving on our rural roads, surrounded by pine trees, I think about her and wonder if she will ever be found. The woods is so thick, and it would be so easy to hide a person. Somebody, someday, will come across her. I just hope that it's in our lifetime, and that you will know that she is found.

I pray God's peace on you and your family.

Warrcat, thank you for the kind words for Alice's daughters. I have given her the link to all the sites I posted this and I hope she will see your response. I'm sure it will show her that her Mother has not been forgotten and that there are so many of us still here wondering right along with her.

Debbie Miller
07-23-2008, 04:12 PM
I live in Conway, SC. I moved here after this happened. When I first read about this, I tried tracking the movements of these thugs after they took Alice. I shop at the very same Walmart she was abducted from.

This is very sad.

Peki51
07-23-2008, 08:34 PM
It's good to see others from the area! Alice's daughters are so special and they miss their mom so much. This tragedy has taken such a toll on the family, but according to her daughter, they are starting to somewhat heal. There is never a complete healing for them, as long as she is still out there somewhere. They just want to bring her home where they will know where she is all the time. That would bring them such a relief in the grief that they live with every day.

alibar
08-09-2008, 09:41 PM
I would just like to take this moment and say thank you to all of you who posted warm words and thoughts for my mom Alice Donovan and our family. It truely warms my heart to see that after all these years my mom and our family are not forgotten!

I guess I sort of thought that after the trials of Fulks and Basham everyone would just carry on and forget. Lord knows I tried. But it's not something you can easily tuk away under your bed and pretend it doesn't exist. The pain is still there, her presence not here, and an image of her in my memory is always there.

Once again thank you all for still keeping us in your thoughts and not forgetting my mom.

Peki51
08-11-2008, 07:57 AM
It's so good to see you made it here, princess!!

I hope everyone here who is in our area will be able to attend the Cue Center stop in Whiteville, NC honoring Carol Batten Dowless and others missing from the NC area, including Alice Donovan. Show your support for these families and for Cue Center who does amazing things to help find missing persons.

Here is their schedule of stops and the names of the missing person's family who is sponsoring each stop. There will be many more honored at each stop. Please come if there is a stop near you.................

http://ncmissingpersons.org/otrr_trip.htm

Tranaice
08-12-2008, 04:29 PM
I pray that those scumbags will finally tell you where they put your mother so y'all can lay her to rest close to you. God bless you all, you're in my thoughts and prayers.

alibar
08-12-2008, 06:17 PM
I pray that those scumbags will finally tell you where they put your mother so y'all can lay her to rest close to you. God bless you all, you're in my thoughts and prayers.

I wish they would tell us as well. But I don't see that happening because I think that they think if they don't tell there might be a chance that they could get there death sentenced appealled for the no body no proof. However they have confessed to killing her. Although Fulks said that Basham did it and that he was just there. Who ever did the actual execution is not relevent to us. He was there so he is just as guilty if you ask me.

This might sound bad but I am soooo looking forward to the day that those boys are injected with their death serum! I just don't think it's fair that they get to die a less painful death then my mother did. An eye for an eye. But at least I get the satisfaction that they WILL die. At least my mothers murderers were caught and tried. So many people have not had that same fate as I. And I feel for them emensly! It's horrible having someone you love or know be murdered and not found but to not know who did it or have their executioners out there still at large. I don't think I could deal with that. Maybe I could but I am relieved that I did not have to deal with those issues.

Thank you for thinking of us. (((hugs)))

meggilyweggily
08-14-2008, 07:05 PM
I think that they think if they don't tell there might be a chance that they could get there death sentenced appealled for the no body no proof.

Unlikely. "No body" homicides are not at all uncommon anymore, especially with DNA and other forensic technology. I know of several people executed in cases where the body was never found. Evidence of murder is evidence of murder, with or without a corpse.

All the "no body" homicides profiled on the Charley Project are here: http://www.charleyproject.org/corpus/

Peki51
11-15-2008, 08:04 AM
MEMORIAL BENEFIT FOR ALICE DONOVAN......SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15

If you live in the area, please come and show your support!!

Peace4 the Missing (http://peace4missing.ning.com/events/charity-benefit-in-honor-of)

http://mothersarevanishing.blogspot.com/

It has been six long years since the murder and disappearance of Alice Donovan from the WalMart parking lot in Conway, SC. Her remains have never been found. The effect this has had on her daughters and remaining family has been astounding.

Issac Bailey of the Sun News wrote an excellent and informative article which was published on the front page Sunday, November 9, outlining interviews with Alice's daughters and also one of the convicted murderers, Chadrick Fulks, who is on death row.

Myrtle Beach Sun News

This case was the first Federal Death Penalty case prosecuted in South Carolina.

The daughters of Alice Donovan are holding a memorial benefit in her honor Saturday, November 15 to remember the 6th year anniversary of her being missing.

The memorial benefit will be held at Breakroom Billiards on Hwy 544, Conway, SC, 7pm-10pm. The public is welcome to participate.

Proceeds in honor of Alice Donovan will be donated to CUE Center for Missing Persons based in Wilmington, NC, an organization which participated in the original searches for Alice. Donations to CUE Center can also be made online at: CUE Center

Sponsored by Peace4 the Missing and the family and friends of Alice Donovan

monkalup
11-16-2008, 11:55 AM
Casualties of Crime: Alice Donovan
By Issac Bailey - ibailey@thesunnews.com





Angie Gilchrist and Brandon Basham both came into the world on Sept. 14. Both grew up in troubled homes. Each had a father who drank too much.

Both now live in the shadow of a murdered woman.

Six years ago this week, their fates became inescapably intertwined. On Nov. 14, 2002, Basham and Chadrick Fulks - prison escapees from Kentucky - kidnapped Gilchrist's mother from a Wal-Mart parking lot in Conway, sparking a search that continues to this day. The tragic consequences of Alice Donovan's disappearance and death linger, unraveling the lives of families and friends on both sides.

"It seemed as if there was any weakness in the family, it broke," said Judy Ezell, Donovan's 54-year-old sister.

Basham and Fulks now sit in federal prison awaiting the day a concoction of legal drugs will be injected into their veins.

Gilchrist is fighting her way back from addictions she turned to for comfort in the aftermath of her mother's disappearance.

Through interviews and letters exchanged over several weeks, some of the key players in the tragedy shared their emotions, frustrations and insights with The Sun News.

Setting the stage

Long before Donovan's disappearance on that November day, the circumstances of Gilchrist's and Basham's pasts set the stage for their futures.

Basham's mother blew marijuana smoke in his face when he was 2 years old to calm him and shared drugs with him throughout his childhood.

He hopped from state-run home to psychiatric center to state-run home before ending up in prison.

Gilchrist's father beat her mother and told his daughter of his numerous drug escapades - to scare her away from addictions, she said - until the day, as a teenager, she was called to the hospital to identify his body after he had injected and inhaled a deadly concoction of illegal drugs.

Gilchrist, now 32, began acting out. She dabbled in marijuana and alcohol for the first time at the age of 17, the kind of behavior that led to her father's death.

Donovan grounded her. Gilchrist left home, hopping from Maine to New Hampshire to Massachusetts, wandering from friend to fast-food job to friend, partying and drinking every step of the way.

Her mother married Barry Donovan, whom she met at a factory job in New Hampshire. They moved to the Grand Strand. Gilchrist and her sister, Jennifer Warner, eventually followed.

They didn't know that decision would later involve them in a two-week crime spree that began Nov. 4, 2002, when Basham and Fulks escaped using bed sheets, two blankets and a basketball. Basham was serving time for forgery; Fulks was facing several charges including domestic violence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Burying the pain

On Nov. 14, 2002, the day her mother disappeared, Gilchrist broke. She began drowning herself in drugs and alcohol.

Her over-indulgences before her mother's death turned into full-bore addictions and destructive behavior after.

"Before my feet even hit the floor in the morning, I did two lines of coke," she said.

That was during and after the fruitless, agonizing and ultimately empty searches for her mother, during and after the period when her hopes were raised by periodic media reports about remains being found, only to be disappointed when they were determined to be a man's or an animal's, not her mother's.

That was while she worked as a waitress and tried to raise small children before she, their father and the S.C. Department of Social Services determined those kids needed to be away from her.

The trial for Basham and Fulks began in June 2004. From June to November, it went on ... and on, the gruesome and sometimes tedious details kept coming, kept flowing from the witness stand into Gilchrist's psyche, from the jury selection to the handing down of Basham's death sentence in the fall of 2004. Vodka and beer and drugs carried Gilchrist through.

"I just wanted to be numb," she said.

She heard attorneys describe how Basham and Fulks kidnapped her mother, how Basham walked with her into the woods and came back alone.

She heard an FBI agent testify that Basham said Donovan's body was "dragging distance from the road."

She heard how Basham and Fulks let others go free during their multistate crime spree. They kidnapped one man, stole his vehicle, tied him to a tree with duct tape and apologized to him for the inconvenience.

She learned how Basham thought about kidnapping a woman and her daughter from a Kentucky Wal-Mart but changed his mind and apologized for bothering them.

During those trials, she heard experts argue that Basham had a damaged brain and a poor and abusive childhood, and how that should mitigate his punishment.

Gilchrist heard Fulks' oldest brother scream and curse that his brother was "not a monster," forcing Gilchrist to acknowledge the pain also being felt by those who love the men who murdered her mother.

"I have compassion for their families," she said. "But I'm still angry."

Moving on with life

"It's like being in this movie," Gilchrist said. "You are the main character, and you don't want the ... role."

Nor did the rest of her family want to play roles in a drama co-authored by two prison escapees.

Barry Donovan didn't want his wife of almost 10 years to be taken away so violently, so confoundingly randomly, or at all. He initially held out hope that she would return.

"We just have to assume the worst won't happen," he said then.

It was his relentless searching in the early hours of the disappearance that convinced police to get involved sooner than protocol otherwise allows or encourages.

Since then, he has sued Wal-Mart and the prison from which Basham and Fulks escaped, securing two undisclosed settlements. He remarried two years ago and lives in the home he and his former wife built.

Gilchrist and Jennifer Warner, Alice Donovan's daughters, remember days when they all - Barry, Jennifer, Angie and Alice - would sit on the back porch, throw back a few beers, laugh and enjoy each other's company.

Three years after his wife's death, Barry bought a bar: Gilchrist and Warner became its bartenders and managers.

But the bar is now closed, another sign of the family's post-murder difficulties.

Sometime after that, Barry Donovan was instrumental in sending Gilchrist to an intensive in-house rehabilitation center in Colorado to rid her of drug and alcohol addictions.

But he no longer has contact with his former wife's daughters. The once-close stepdaughter-stepfather relationship has dissolved into an as-of-now unbridged divide.

Today, he doesn't want to talk about the losses that began when Basham and Fulks arrived in Horry County.

Still, Gilchrist said she won't ever forget the role he played in initiating the search for her mother, won't forget that even though they have lost contact, he helped pull her through.

"The crux of it is that he wants to put the whole thing behind him and get on with the rest of his life," said Ezell, Alice Donovan's sister.

Painful details resurface

Anger, resentment, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder are often part of the legacy of violent crime, research suggests.

"Sadly to say, a great percentage of victims in circumstances such as the Donovans do tend to follow a destructive path, be it drugs, alcohol or just plain destructive behavior as a means to cope," said Catina Hipp, the law enforcement victim advocate for the Conway Police Department.

"Some families never recover and spend the rest of their lives mourning and/or searching for their loved one," she said.

Gilchrist has periodic episodes of memory loss. During research on her mother's death a few weeks ago, she came across the testimony which showed that Basham raped Alice before killing her.

Even though she sat through hours of court proceedings during which details of the rape emerged, she cried sitting at her laptop when reading the account in old news reports.

She had not remembered. She had been too drunk, her mind too muddled by the drugs. She felt guilty for not remembering.

"I shouldn't have been a drunk," Gilchrist said. "I shouldn't have been an addict."

One of Alice's granddaughters was 6 at the time of Alice's disappearance. She started making sure all the doors and windows in her house were locked. She feared being alone. She realized that if a 44-year-old woman could be snatched, so could a 6-year-old little girl.

"That's the one thing that sticks out, the impact on the kids," Ezell said. "We do everything we can to protect her."

Ezell read a letter from Alice into the court record that recounted how her sister endured abuse and molestation by a family member.

She did it because she wanted Alice's voice to be present in the proceedings, wanted them to know that while Alice had a troubled childhood - like Basham and Fulks - she had overcome and had become a positive influence.

But some family members were taken aback. They said Ezell aired painful, private moments and put the penalty phase of the trial at risk.

"Some of us don't speak anymore," she said. "It's kind of rough. Expressing love with one another was not something we were into doing. There weren't hugs. There was always a sort of competitive attitude in the family.

"Because of those differences, we don't even talk to each other in an effort to keep the peace with each other."

The guilty parties

Fulks has been trying to make peace with his role in the crimes, though, he still says he did not participate in the killing of either Donovan or Samantha Burns, a West Virginia college student also murdered after their escape. Her body, too, has never been found.

"I can't sit here and make excuses for my actions throughout those 17 days in November of 2002 because my involvement was horrible, and I deserve to be punished," he said in response to questions asked of him in a letter sent by The Sun News. "But I never took the lives of either of those women. ... If society thinks I deserve to die for my involvement, then that's what my fate will be. And to be honest, I welcome my death, and that's why I have recently dropped my appeals and asked for a prompt execution date. I live with this 24/7, and for the longest time I couldn't even look at myself in the mirror."

He said he is depressed and regrets causing his mother stress. The crimes were not planned, he said, but he was high on "meth," which clouded his judgment.

He has vowed to help Gilchrist find her mother's remains. He has given police information in the past about Donovan's whereabouts, but the searches turned up nothing.

"I've done all I can to give them some kind of closure, but nothing I say is believed, so that's left me with nothing else but to have my sentence carried out in order to give the [families] of both Alice and Samantha closure," Fulks wrote. "I feel like the boy who cried wolf all his life then when he did tell the truth, no one believed him. ... No one wants to give me the time of day."

Basham has been trying to speak with people in the outside world, if only for a mental escape from his 6-foot-by-13-foot cell in the federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind.

That's what a short Internet profile Basham wrote about himself reveals.

Media access to prisoners on federal death row has been limited since Timothy McVeigh gave an interview to "60 Minutes," making it difficult to describe life there.

Inmate David Paul Hammer, who has been suing for several years to loosen those restrictions, co-founded deathrow speaks.info, a Web site that provides a glimpse into the lives of the only two prisoners on federal death row for crimes committed in South Carolina.

Basham did not respond to a letter from The Sun News seeking comment. But his Death Row Speaks profile describes him as the youngest of two children, his sister being much older. He works out often to "stay in tip-top physical shape by working out three to five times a week," it said.

"My physical description is: solid, athletic build with great muscle tone, 5'10, 192 pounds, brown hair and eyes," the profile reads under photos of Basham showing off his biceps.

It says his interests include beaches, the outdoors - like Alice Donovan - cycling and "living life to the fullest when possible."

"I am a single white guy, never married, and I've not fathered any children," Basham said. "These are things which I think about a lot. I'll likely never have an opportunity to experience a normal life on the outside. That's a depressing and disturbing prospect."

"Our mother died this past July (2005), which has left a void in my heart," he said. "I hope that someone reading this profile will decide to write me."

Gilchrist and Warner read it. They didn't write him.

It just angered them that the man who murdered their mother seemed to want sympathy because his mother died. And they are angry because they can't complete their mourning.

"I need to find my mom," Warner said.

'Life goes on'

Gilchrist also wants closure. She isn't waiting for Basham or Fulks to provide it. She's spearheading a fundraiser for the Community United Effort, a group which helps search for missing people.

It will be held Saturday - one day after the sixth anniversary of Alice Donovan's disappearance.

The benefit, which will include karaoke, raffles and other fun and games, is the next step in Gilchrist's quest to regain her footing.

She's now married to a man who she says is gentle and "does not judge me for my imperfections and accepts me, good, bad and indifferent."

Ezell said that while her sister's death strained and even broke some family relationships, a few other bonds were strengthened.

"My relationship with God is now closer even than before," she said. "Not that I would want to go through this again. I don't want to test it. When my faith was weak during that time, [God] held me."

They want everyone to know that even during the worst days, there were good moments. They received help - prayers, letters, e-mails, financial aid - from people throughout the country.

They appreciated how hundreds of strangers took to the streets and into the woods to search for their mother, a woman who was a stranger to them.

They want everyone to know it still hurts, "but not like it used to," that though not every family issue has been solved or every imperfection erased, things are getting better, even if in fits and starts.

Their journey is still an uphill one, but the climb seems a little less steep than six years ago.

"Losing a loved one creates a huge void in a person's life that is hard, if not nearly impossible, to fill," said Hipp, the victim's advocate.

"Murder is a senseless act for which an adequate answer to the question of 'why' can never truly be answered. I have seen those rare cases where the [victim's family] uses their tragedy as a springboard and becomes a very productive member of society."

Gilchrist wants everyone to know they plan to continue searching - to give her mother a proper burial, to make sure she's never forgotten - and they want to help others find their loved ones.

"We want people to know that even when you are stretched to the fiber of your very being, life goes on," Ezell said. "And you still find some measure of joy in between."


ONLINE

Go to MyrtleBeachOnline.com to read letters Chadrick Fulks wrote to The Sun News columnist Issac Bailey from prison and to view a photo gallery of the search for Alice Donovan.

If you go

What | Fundraiser for the Community United Effort, a Wilmington, N.C.-based group that helps search for missing people

When | 7-10 p.m. Saturday

Details | Karaoke, raffles and other games

Where | Breakroom Billiards, S.C. 544 next to Food Lion Plaza, Conway

http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/story/663055.html

runr
12-25-2008, 07:46 PM
[URL="http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/grand_strand/article/hunters_find_skeletal_remains_in_patch_of_horry_co unty_woods/24942/"URL]

I know that people want the answers to this horrible crime.

Debbie Miller
12-26-2008, 01:34 AM
Kareem Ward of Aynor, SC . He went missing in June of 2007.

Time will tell , so we just wait.

Peter J.
01-27-2009, 01:28 PM
Sources: Donovanís killer led searchers to remains

**Snipped**

"...Sources close to the Alice Donovan case tell News13 a series of letters and photographs from one of the men convicted of killing Alice Donovan of Galivants Ferry, led search crews to skeletal remains in Horry County..."


"...The founder of the CUE missing persons search group, Monica Caison, spent the past several months writing and receiving letters from Fulks, who currently sits on death row in a federal prison, a source told News13..."

"...On Sunday Jan. 19, Caison and CUE searchers conducted a search of the area and later discovered a human skull, according to sources close to the Donovan case.

The skull was turned over to the Horry County Police Department, but the county police never made that information public.

In another search Saturday Jan. 24, CUE search crews discovered an arm bone, according to News13 sources..."

Complete article at link:
http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/grand_strand/article/sources_donovan_killer_led_search_crews_to_remains/30019/ (http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/grand_strand/article/sources_donovan_killer_led_search_crews_to_remains/30019/)

Hermione
01-27-2009, 09:12 PM
I am glad to find the thread on this, I was going to bump it up if no one had gotten to it before me....it seems this may really be Alice, because the remains were found due to letters from one of the killers. I am betting, sadly, it's her, and I hate to say hoping, but I have been praying for her to be laid to rest and for her loved ones to have closure (well, second only to having Alice show up alive!)

I will keep checking for updates. I never forgot about her and have had her in my thoughts..

Peter J.
01-30-2009, 05:18 PM
Death row inmate aids in search for his SC victim

By Jeffery Collins
Jan 30 2009

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Monica Caison figured it was worth a shot, so she fired off a letter, a single paragraph, to the man on death row for kidnapping and killing Alice Donovan during a two-week, 2,300-mile crime spree.
"You say you want to do the right thing," wrote Caison, the founder of a group that searches for missing people. "I'm here and I'm listening."…..”

Complete article at link:
www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/6238530.html (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/6238530.html)

I had the great pleasure of meeting Monica during the 2008 CUE “On the road to remember tour” When I met her she was dead tired; you could see it in her eyes, but you would never know it from the way she spoke.

We talked about the missing; I was wearing a Tee-shirt for Kara Kopetsky; missing May 4 2007, Belton, Missouri. Those we talked about including Amber Pennell, a 21 year old mother of two, who had just gone missing. Amber, who is from North Carolina, had vanished on the way home from work just a few days earlier and Monica told me she had been on the phone/internet to 2 o’clock in the morning getting the word out.


Before the tour was over Amber was found, and because everyone involved gave 110%; she was found alive.
Link to Amber’s picture and story:
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=143252708&albumID=1810133&imageID=25548614

A Picture of Monica and Beth Profeta. Beth’s mother Mary Badaracco has been missing from Sherman, Connecticut since Aug. 20 1984
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=143252708&albumID=1911969&imageID=25604831 (http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=143252708&albumID=1911969&imageID=25604831)

Side Note: I took this photo while sitting next to a photographer from the CUE center.

At one point when Beth was speaking I had to put my camera down; my eyes were filled with tears. I looked over and saw that the lady from CUE had put her camera down as well. Despite the fact that this must have been the 8th or 9th stop on the 2008 trip; she was crying also.

If you are interested you can hit the next prompt and see more pictures from the healing service For Mary held at Lourdes Shrine; Litchfield, Connecticut

christine2448
01-31-2009, 11:27 AM
cuecenter <cuecenter@aol.com> Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 10:03 AM To: cuecenter@aol.com
Thank you to the following who help in the search and support services for CUE Center and endured much rain and difficult terrain. We are honored to have made this recovery and hope we can move onward to bring Samantha Burns home, pray that happens.


Inmate leads investigators to skeletal remains in Horry County (http://www.wect.com/Global/story.asp?S=9742117&nav=menu157_2)
WECT-TV6 - Wilmington,NC,USA
November 14, 2002, Alice Donovan of Conway was kidnapped from the town's Wal-Mart parking lot. Escaped inmates Chadwick Fulks and Brenden Bashman are on ...


Police investigating if bones are of missing Horry County woman (http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/135/story/760138.html)
Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC -
Authorities have located bone fragments in a wooded area of Horry County after receiving information from a man convicted of killing Alice Donovan. ...
Hunt continues for remains in area Alice Donovan killer led searchers (http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/grand_strand/article/hunt_continues_for_remains_in_area_alice_donovan_k iller_led_searchers/30114/)
South Carolina Now, South Carolina -
By Jody Barr The search continued Tuesday for more human remains believed to be those of Alice Donovan after the Wilmington missing person search group, ...
http://nt0.ggpht.com/news?imgefp=YBo5sI8r248J&imgurl=images.news14.com/media/2009/1/27/images/0127_HorryCounty.jpg (http://www.news14.com/content/local_news/coastal/604129/remains-could-belong-to-missing-woman/Default.aspx)Remains could belong to missing woman (http://www.news14.com/content/local_news/coastal/604129/remains-could-belong-to-missing-woman/Default.aspx)
News14.com, NC -
LONGS, SC -- Authorities continue to investigate on Tuesday after information from a death row inmate led them to a set of human remains. ...
Chadrick Fulks leads searchers to bones in SC (http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/briefs/x1588159005/Chadrick-Fulks-leads-searchers-to-bones-in-S-C)
Huntington Herald Dispatch, WV -
AP CONWAY, SC ó Authorities say they are examining bones found by a search group though information given by an inmate on death row for killing a South ...
HORRY COUNTY (http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/story/759742.html)
Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC -
Tests are being conducted on human bones found in a wooded area in Longs, according to Sgt. Robert Kegler with the Horry County Police Department. ...
Prisoners prompt search that turns up remains (http://www.carolinalive.com/news/news_story.aspx?id=251599)
WPDE, SC -
By Graeme Moore Horry County Police said Monday they had discovered human remains on Watertower Road near Longs on Saturday, and sources close to the ...
Sources: Donovan killer led search crews to remains (http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/grand_strand/article/sources_donovan_killer_led_search_crews_to_remains/30019/)
South Carolina Now, South Carolina -
Sources close to the Alice Donovan case told News13 Monday that Chadrick Fulks sent letters and photographs of the area where human skeletal remains were ...
Discovery of bones offers hope to daughter (http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&ct=us/7-0&fp=497f1eb0070dbe74&ei=h15_SaO5FZfcMa6y6LMC&url=http%3A//www.starnewsonline.com/article/20090126/ARTICLES/901260247%3FTitle%3DDiscovery_of_bones_offers_hope _to_daughter&cid=1297439229&usg=AFQjCNHMUuED9yG86TQIIJnniBuwcJH6Jw)
StarNewsOnline.com, NC -
By David Reynolds After more than six years of looking for her mother, Jennifer Warner, 30, has been disappointed too many times. For years, authorities and ...
Investigators may have a breakthrough in a six-year-old missing ... (http://www.wect.com/Global/story.asp?S=9736640&nav=menu157_2)
WECT-TV6, NC -
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Some remains found in Horry County could be connected to a six-year-old missing persons case. Alice Donovan of Conway was kidnapped ...
Remains found in Horry County (http://www.carolinalive.com/news/news_story.aspx?id=251408)
WPDE, SC -
By Amanda Kinseth Detectives say adult bones were found in a wooded area off Watertower Road in Longs Saturday. Officers say they can't yet determine ...






Donovan family prays remains bring peace (http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/story/761011.html)
Myrtle Beach Sun News - Myrtle Beach,SC,USA
Then Alice Donovan's younger daughter smiled and said she hopes the human remains found Saturday in that area would be those of her mother. ...


Prisoners prompt search that turns up remains (http://www.carolinalive.com/news/news_story.aspx?id=251599)
WPDE - Myrtle Beach,SC,USA
Galivant Ferry's Alice Donovan was abducted in 2002 from the Wal-Mart parking lot in Conway, but she has never been found. Two jail escapees from Kentucky, ...

Sources: Donovan killer led search crews to remains (http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/grand_strand/article/sources_donovan_killer_led_search_crews_to_remains/30019/)
South Carolina Now - South Carolina,USA
The founder of the CUE missing persons search group, Monica Caison, spent the past several months writing and receiving letters from Fulks, who currently ...

Discovery of bones offers hope to daughter (http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20090126/ARTICLES/901260247/1177?Title=Discovery_of_bones_offers_hope_to_daugh ter)
StarNewsOnline.com - Wilmington,NC,USA
Monica Caison, the centerís founder, said the Wilmington-based nonprofit has conducted numerous searches for Donovan, first with the hope of finding her ...

http://nt0.ggpht.com/news?imgefp=yFV3K3a7jvkJ&imgurl=media.scnow.com/scnow/img-story/images/uploads/fbi_donovan_search_012809.JPG
South Carolina Now (http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/grand_strand/article/fourth_search_underway_for_possible_alice_donovan_ remains/30307/)Remains could belong to missing woman< /A>
News14.com, NC - Jan 27, 2009
LONGS, SC -- Authorities continue to investigate on Tuesday after information from a death row inmate led them to a set of human remains. ...
(http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&ct=us/7-0&fp=49801eb0070dbe74&ei=U9WASdLLF4uyMfOS3KsC&url=http%3A//www.news14.com/content/local_news/coastal/604129/remains-could-belong-to-missing-woman/Default.aspx&cid=1297439229&sig2=S813LTaXQgTKoq5LYrz2sQ&usg=AFQjCNEHBtpHeCegGqCxvAy2svwskyXcBg)

Death row inmate guided searchers to woman's remains (http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20090127/ARTICLES/901270260)
StarNewsOnline.com - Wilmington,NC,USA
When Monica Caison, founder of the CUE Center for Missing Persons, received a package from an inmate on death row earlier this month, she knew right away ...
See all stories on this topic (http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ncl=http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20090127/ARTICLES/901270260)
Inmate leads investigators to skeletal remains in Horry County (http://www.wect.com/Global/story.asp?S=9742117&nav=menu157_2)
WECT-TV6 - Wilmington,NC,USA
Fulks sent letters and photos to Monica Caison of the CUE Center in Wilmington, saying he wanted to help find Donovan. The information led investigators to ...
Hunt continues for remains in area Alice Donovan killer led searchers (http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/grand_strand/article/hunt_continues_for_remains_in_area_alice_donovan_k iller_led_searchers/30114/)
South Carolina Now - South Carolina,USA
Fulks, with the help of his attorney, sent colored photos to CUE founder, Monica Caison, on Jan. 18 with 24 different pictures of different areas of ...
Death row inmate guided searchers to woman's remains (http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20090127/ARTICLES/901270260/1177%3FTitle%3DDeath_row_inmate_guided_searchers_t o_woman_s_remains&ct=ga&cd=EiAsSLh9uZc&usg=AFQjCNEnCFjVBKGucwt1MTPDHzviMjbQjQ)
StarNewsOnline.com - Wilmington,NC,USA
When Monica Caison, founder of the CUE Center for Missing Persons, received a package from an inmate on death row earlier this month, she knew right away ...
http://images.news14.com/media/2009/1/27/images/donovan_mape55eaed7-82a1-4362-9c76-18a7a2a96bb4.jpg (http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://news14.com/content/local_news/coastal/604129/death-row-inmate-leads-authorities-to-remains/Default.aspx&ct=ga&cd=EiAsSLh9uZc&usg=AFQjCNFiggIOYpOfmt7anNhisQGtz5pyQw)Death row inmate leads authorities to remains (http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://news14.com/content/local_news/coastal/604129/death-row-inmate-leads-authorities-to-remains/Default.aspx&ct=ga&cd=EiAsSLh9uZc&usg=AFQjCNFiggIOYpOfmt7anNhisQGtz5pyQw)
News14.com - Charlotte,NC,USA
... is believed to have sent a letter and a map to the Wilmington-based Cue Center for Missing Persons with instructions on how to find her body. ...


Fourth search underway for possible Donovan remains (http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/grand_strand/article/fourth_search_underway_for_possible_alice_donovan_ remains/30307/&ct=ga&cd=PsXRcTs2Nto&usg=AFQjCNE7cBewagOYsRrxcpxrM0sLm_McJQ)
South Carolina Now - South Carolina,USA
Searchers from the CUE Center for Missing Persons and two FBI agents continued the search for remains thought to belong to Alice Donovan in a patch of Horry ...



http://nt2.ggpht.com/news?imgefp=JsQGcCw69b0J&imgurl=media.scnow.com/scnow/img-story/images/uploads/Alice_Donovan_remains_008.jpg (http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/grand_strand/article/sources_conway_police_had_fulks_map_in_2006/30427/&ct=ga&cd=_wmSk6G8yNs&usg=AFQjCNFduEcJzXziUUxfZ8Fwz7Fai8vj7A)South Carolina Now (http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/grand_strand/article/sources_conway_police_had_fulks_map_in_2006/30427/&ct=ga&cd=_wmSk6G8yNs&usg=AFQjCNFduEcJzXziUUxfZ8Fwz7Fai8vj7A)Sources: Conway Police had convicted Alice Donovan killer map in 2006 (http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/grand_strand/article/sources_conway_police_had_fulks_map_in_2006/30427/&ct=ga&cd=_wmSk6G8yNs&usg=AFQjCNFduEcJzXziUUxfZ8Fwz7Fai8vj7A)
South Carolina Now - South Carolina,USA
Convicted Alice Donovan killer, Chadrick Fulks, sent a similar map to this to the Conway Police Department in 2006 detailing, in his own handwriting, ...

Remains results may take a week (http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/story/762645.html)
Myrtle Beach Sun News - Myrtle Beach,SC,USA
Fulks sent the letter to Monica Caison, founder of the Community United Effort group, a Wilmington, NC, volunteer organization that searches for missing ...
See all stories on this topic (http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ncl=http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/story/762645.html)


http://media.scnow.com/scnow/img-story/images/uploads/Alice_Donovan_remains_search.jpg (http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/grand_strand/article/search_for_possible_alice_donovan_remains_ends/30354/&ct=ga&cd=S6wAX3YODkk&usg=AFQjCNGzhrIymDn9DWuA8FBAt0lO1HpAtQ)Search for possible Alice Donovan remains ends (http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/grand_strand/article/search_for_possible_alice_donovan_remains_ends/30354/&ct=ga&cd=S6wAX3YODkk&usg=AFQjCNGzhrIymDn9DWuA8FBAt0lO1HpAtQ)Search for possible Alice Donovan remains ends (http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/grand_strand/article/search_for_possible_alice_donovan_remains_ends/30354/&ct=ga&cd=S6wAX3YODkk&usg=AFQjCNGzhrIymDn9DWuA8FBAt0lO1HpAtQ)
South Carolina Now - South Carolina,USA
19, search crews from the CUE Center for Missing Persons found a human skull in a field off Watertower Road near Longs. On Jan. 25, searchers found a human ...
http://media.scnow.com/scnow/img-story/images/uploads/fbi_donovan_search_012809.JPG (http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/grand_strand/article/fourth_search_underway_for_possible_alice_donovan_ remains/30307/&ct=ga&cd=S6wAX3YODkk&usg=AFQjCNE7cBewagOYsRrxcpxrM0sLm_McJQ)Fourth search underway for possible Donovan remains (http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/grand_strand/article/fourth_search_underway_for_possible_alice_donovan_ remains/30307/&ct=ga&cd=S6wAX3YODkk&usg=AFQjCNE7cBewagOYsRrxcpxrM0sLm_McJQ)Fourth search underway for possible Donovan remains (http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/grand_strand/article/fourth_search_underway_for_possible_alice_donovan_ remains/30307/&ct=ga&cd=S6wAX3YODkk&usg=AFQjCNE7cBewagOYsRrxcpxrM0sLm_McJQ)
South Carolina Now - South Carolina,USA
Searchers from the CUE Center for Missing Persons and two FBI agents continued the search for remains thought to belong to Alice Donovan in a patch of Horry ...


Daughters hope to bring closure to mother's disappearance (http://www.horryindependent.com/link.asp?smenu=1&twindow=&sdetail=9000&mad=&wpage=1&skeyword=&sidate=)
Horry Independent - Conway,SC,USA
Monica Caison, founder of Community United Effort (CUE), a group out of Wilmington, NC, received a 24-page packet of color photos from one of Donovanís ...
See all stories on this topic (http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ncl=http://www.horryindependent.com/link.asp%3Fsmenu%3D1%26twindow%3D%26sdetail%3D9000 %26mad%3D%26wpage%3D1%26skeyword%3D%26sidate%3D)


http://media.scnow.com/scnow/img-story/images/uploads/Alice_Donovan_remains_008.jpg (http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/grand_strand/article/sources_conway_police_had_fulks_map_in_2006/30427/&ct=ga&cd=NbInQqI1IhQ&usg=AFQjCNFduEcJzXziUUxfZ8Fwz7Fai8vj7A)Sources : Conway Police had convicted Alice Donovan killer map in 2006 (http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/grand_strand/article/sources_conway_police_had_fulks_map_in_2006/30427/&ct=ga&cd=NbInQqI1IhQ&usg=AFQjCNFduEcJzXziUUxfZ8Fwz7Fai8vj7A)Sources: Conway Police had convicted Alice Donovan killer map in 2006 (http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/grand_strand/article/sources_conway_police_had_fulks_map_in_2006/30427/&ct=ga&cd=NbInQqI1IhQ&usg=AFQjCNFduEcJzXziUUxfZ8Fwz7Fai8vj7A)
South Carolina Now - South Carolina,USA
18, the Community United Effort Center for Missing Persons search found a human ... dug up another human arm bone, according to CUE founder Monica Caison. ...


Investigators may have a breakthrough in a six-year-old missing ... (http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&ct=us/0-0&fp=497e1eb0070dbe74&ei=mGh-ScvbO43QM6CljagC&url=http%3A//www.wect.com/Global/story.asp%3FS%3D9736640%26nav%3Dmenu157_2&cid=0&sig2=X2a99s52j8GW3reapNe0Kw&usg=AFQjCNES5XvN7hhZBVlyOhGScjgvNUAh-w)
WECT-TV6, NC - 6 minutes ago
Alice Donovan of Conway was kidnapped from the Conway Wal-Mart parking lot on November 14, 2002. She was kidnapped by escaped inmates: Chadwick Fulks and ...


Sources: Donovan killer led search crews to remains (http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/grand_strand/article/sources_donovan_killer_led_search_crews_to_remains/30019/)
South Carolina Now - South Carolina,USA

Sources close to the Alice Donovan case told News13 Monday that Chadrick Fulks sent letters and photographs of the area where human skeletal remains were ...
http://www.wmbfnews.com/Global/story.asp?S=9734653



Discovery of bones offers hope to daughter (http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20090126/ARTICLES/901260247?Title=Discovery_of_bones_offers_hope_to_ daughter)
StarNewsOnline.com (http://starnewsonline.com/) - Wilmington,NC,USA
For years, authorities and volunteers searched Brunswick County and neighboring jurisdictions for Alice Donovan
without success. ...

http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/breaking_news/story/759302.html




CUE Center for Missing Persons
PO Box 12714
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 343-1131
(910) 232-1687
cuecenter@aol.com
www.ncmissingpersons.org (http://www.ncmissingpersons.org/)

Tonia
02-09-2009, 08:27 AM
Human Bones Found in Longs May be Donovan's

For the last six years, she has been known as Missing Person Cold Case Network File No. 2233F00, but now Alice Donovan might be coming home.
Horry County Police, along with Conway City Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigations, may have missing evidence in the six-year-old abduction and murder of Galivants Ferry resident whose body was never found.
According to information released Jan. 27, HCPD responded to a wooded area off Watertower Road in the Longs section of the county where human bones were discovered.

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=20258054&BRD=1164&PAG=461&dept_id=98756&rfi=6

Tonia
03-02-2009, 10:41 AM
Group to comb W. Va. woods for Fulks’, Basham’s first victim

Convicted Alice Donovan killers, Chadrick Fulks and Brandon Basham pleaded guilty to killing West Virginia college student, Samantha Burns, after the pair escaped from a Kentucky jail in November 2002. Burns’ body was never recovered but a search set for Monday has renewed hopes of finding Burns’ remains.


The map and letter to Caison would lead her to where Fulks and Brandon Basham dumped Donovan’s body after the pair kidnapped her from the Conway Wal-Mart in November 2002.
The pair were convicted and sentenced to die in 2004.

On Jan. 28, Horry County Police crime scene technicians sent the remains and DNA samples from Donovan’s daughters off to Columbia in hopes to identify the remains.
The test results are due back within a couple weeks.

http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/grand_strand/article/donovan_search_group_to_comb_west_virginia_woods_f or_fulks_bashams_first_vi/36171/

Tonia
03-03-2009, 09:39 PM
Donovan daughter plans to witness Fulks, Basham execution

Convicted Alice Donovan killer, Chadrick Fulks, continues to send maps and letters to a Wilmington-based missing person search group showing where he and Brandon Basham left Donovan and Samantha Burns’ bodies after the women disappeared in 2002. Donovan’s daughters said they plan to watch the US government carry out execution orders on their mother’s killers.

http://www.scnow.com/scp/news/local/grand_strand/article/donovan_daughter_plans_to_witness_fulks_basham_exe cution/36360/

Sharedspirit
03-05-2009, 11:21 AM
"Alice Donovan's daughter Angie Gilchrist told WBTW-TV the first attempt to extract enough DNA from the bones found in January failed. Gilchrist says authorities told her they are now trying a different method."


"Fulks is also trying to lead searchers to the remains of missing Marshall University student Samantha Burns.

Crews have been searching an area in Wayne County for the remains the past two days."

http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/40777127.html

OneSis
03-17-2009, 05:34 PM
Hello everyone! I'm new although I've read some of the threads on this forum from time to time. I am also a relative of Alice Donovan. I wanted to post an update just to let you know that the aforementioned DNA test with the expected date of March 5 proved inconclusive. They weren't able to acquire enough material. A second DNA test was mentioned in one of the above articles. It's that test that I want to update. Results are expected on March 18. That's tomorrow. We are all hoping, this time, for conclusive results. As a family, we are "sure in our hearts" that the remains are Alice's, but authorities are equally compelled to be certain. So, keep your fingers, toes, arms and all that you can (pray) that we receive confirmation so that we can proceed to the next step, a funeral and memorial. We are more than ready to put as much of this situation as we can, to rest, and say our final good-bye's to our loved one. One's life tends to be on hold until this final step is accomplished.

My heart goes out to those who've lost loved ones to murder/missing, and to those families who have loved ones which are unrecoverable in times of war.

Thanks for the great work you all do here!

OneSis
03-18-2009, 10:59 PM
The dna results are delayed until possibly monday.

Tonia
04-06-2009, 10:08 AM
More DNA testing needed on remains believed to be Alice Donovan

The human remains found in Horry County in January and believed to be those of a Galivants Ferry woman missing since 2002 will now be sent to Texas for further DNA testing, Horry County police Sgt. Robert Kegler said.

The bones will now be sent to the University of North Texas because it ``has had a higher success rate at DNA extraction of smaller bones,’’ Kegler said. It is expected to take about a month before results from those tests are available.

http://www.thesunnews.com/news/breaking_news/v-print/story/850017.html

Hermione
05-31-2009, 09:57 PM
Are there any updates for this? I am up in Brunswick County and have been keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.

Debbie Miller
06-01-2009, 01:27 AM
There has been nothing on any possible results with DNA testing. I suppose it is taking longer than usual.

eeyorelrn
06-30-2009, 03:18 AM
Has anyone heard anything else about the DNA testing? Being from SC, I know here there hasn't been anything in The State newspaper recently, but I was wondering if maybe I had missed something (working nights makes me miss a alot).

Debbie Miller
07-05-2009, 06:22 AM
There still hasn't been any news of the results, if any. I live right up the road from 378 (where the remains were found). I figured the results would be out by now. I was under the impression that they try to process these types of cases in the fastest manner possible.

We just have to wait.

lonetraveler
07-05-2009, 05:18 PM
There still hasn't been any news of the results, if any. I live right up the road from 378 (where the remains were found). I figured the results would be out by now. I was under the impression that they try to process these types of cases in the fastest manner possible.

We just have to wait.
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I live in Wilmington, NC and I have been following this case since Alice Donovan was kidnapped and my heart goes out to the family. I hope and pray that the results come back very soon and that Alice can be laid to rest...

alibar
07-07-2009, 09:37 AM
I am Alice Donovans oldest daughter. In seeing the recent posts wondering about the DNA testing of my mom I thought I would update everyone thus far..

My mothers remains were sent to a university in Texas that specializes in DNA on bones that other labs can not work with.. Her remains were sent to them in April before EAster and we are still waiting for results..We were told that it could posbbibly take up to six months before they could get any kind of DNA comparison, so that would bring us up to October before we may find out anything, if it is is possible to get any DNA from the bones...

Thank you all for asking and caring!

eeyorelrn
07-15-2009, 01:51 AM
Alibar, you and your family have my thoughts and prayers....

alibar
07-19-2009, 06:46 PM
Alibar, you and your family have my thoughts and prayers....


God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference......... I live by these words now!! And say them daily...

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers!!! ((hugs))

Homey
07-24-2009, 08:24 PM
The remains were positively identified and confirmed today to be Alice Donovan. I am glad this family at least has closure.

http://www.wltx.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=76517&catid=2

Debbie Miller
07-24-2009, 08:37 PM
On Channel 13 news this evening at 6pm, it was said that Alice's family was in NY for a family funeral when the results came in. There will be a memorial for her to include the public.

Prayers to Alice's family. Closure finally.

stillwatersc
07-24-2009, 10:12 PM
Prayers for Alibar & Alice's family.

Kimster
07-24-2009, 10:41 PM
Praise God for DNA and being able to confirm that Alice has been found! To the daughter and family of Alice, our prayers go with you as you make your final preparations. {{{HUGS}}}

eeyorelrn
07-25-2009, 07:49 PM
:praying::praying:Alibar, My prayers are with you and your family today. When I read the story on WIS-TV that the ID had been made, I was overcome with tears... Tears of Joy that you all now have your mother back with you and have some kind of closure, but tears of saddness at finally knowing that she is no longer here with us on earth... I can only offer that she is in a much better place, and she is loved by many who didn't even know her. I know she will watch after you and yours just like my Daddy does me. If you all need anything, please don't be hesitant to ask, as I know I would be there in a minute if needed, as I am sure that many of the Websleuthers family would be too.

May love surround you all in your time. :praying:

Salem
07-28-2009, 01:32 AM
Prayers to Alice's family. I'm so glad she is home now.

Salem

stillwatersc
11-12-2009, 05:38 PM
Family members of murder victim Alice Donovan have planned a funeral for her this weekend, on the 7th annivesary of her death:

http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=376212

Donovan's funeral will be held Saturday at Hillcrest Cemetery Chapel at 1000 Highway 544 in Conway. The service begins at 3:00 p.m.

stillwatersc
11-15-2009, 09:37 AM
http://www2.scnow.com/scp/news/local/grand_strand/article/alice_donovans_family_and_friends_gather_for_funer al_service/86642/

Dozens of family members, some who came from New England, friends, and police officers and officials who led the search to find Donovan attended her funeral at Hilcrest Cemetery in Conway.

“We’re here today because seven years ago, an act of evil took place. That act showed really the worst that man is capable of; the absolute worst of mankind was revealed seven years ago today. But, since that time, working on this case and knowing the family, friends, I’ve seen the best of what man is capable of being brought out,“ said FBI agent Jeff Brunig, who worked on the case to find Donovan.

Wagara
02-12-2011, 11:00 AM
Updated news report: Fulks dropping appeals.

http://www2.scnow.com/news/grand-strand/2011/feb/11/man-wants-drop-appeals-sc-womans-murder-ar-1452372/