wfgodot, I understand...CH & others give the Examiner a bad name, imo... Isabelle Zehnder.., comes from a long line of Law Enforcement & Justice System ancestry. She verifies info through LE I MS Media, and is a voice for the victims, imo...
The article is almost verbatim from our conversation the following day, after returning from the Easter weekend search for Holly Bobo..
200 People in Parsons parked in the lot to os a porn show/shop/toys? Good Grief! Isn't that overkill for a town that size?
Do you have the update on the pastor of Dacatur (sp?) who killed the father of the bride?
What's interesting is that is what many of us think when discussing the Holly Bobo case. A quiet, religious, tight knit little town. I suggested searchers look at religious areas but ummm....maybe not.
There are many, many caring people who talk about finding Holly, about press releases (or a lack thereof), about LE and how they're not doing anything, about how much WSers care about this missing young woman, about how cases are kept alive via social media etc. Yet here on WS's- which is essentially a rather large social media site focused on crime- one that is monitored by LE just as facebook, tumblr, topix, twitter, etc are... there is zero participation in Holly's actual SAR thread.
That makes me really sad, and I don't understand it.
I am bewildered-help!
I can figure out how we got from active SAR searches to cop/pastes from blogs. and meth corridors.
Where is Holly and where is the best way to look for her?? If LE is following along here, as Oriah mentioned, there has to be a way for us to be able to help them with some solid sleuthing, or have we exhausted it all?
Dang. Could have sworn I just posted something here, and it's gone now. It's a haint, this place, a haint, I tell you!!
Anyway, I was going to suggest that David Lohr of Huffington Post would be a good ally in investigating this case; he writes about true crime and a nice series from him on the Bobo matter would be quite welcome. I think he's written about it before.
But we need more, now.
Isabelle Zehnder's articles from the Examiner are allowed.
When your child goes missing: A Family Survival Guide
Missing Adult Checklist
Websleuth's Resource Center
Fight for you
Stand by you
It is incredibly depressing to me that these are the outlets that the families of MP's need to seek out. And even more than that, that there is a wait list. There is not enough time in the day to find them all.
There has never been a description of the abductor's hair color has there?
Did Clint's description ever include a hat?
That question to this day has not been answered. Along with a gazillion other questions.
Yes, I remember we talked about full camo being topped with a camo bonnet of some sort during turkey season.
What do teenagers and young adults in Parsons do for fun besides hunting on weekends? I sound like a broken record but I never get answers so I keep asking. Do they hang out at a favourite bar/club? Coffee shops? Do they go to the movies?
Where was Holly the night before her exam? Was she hanging out with Drew? If so, where? His house? Her house? With friends? If friends, who? Close friends? Acquaintances? Were they drinking? Bars? Pool halls?
I would be of no use on the SAR thread for Holly, as not only have I never been to that part of the country, but I am pretty bad at reading maps...
As far as what the "kids" do there for fun-we've lost all of our locals. Maybe someone else from the general area knows. I think there was talk of a concert a day or two before? That maybe Clint had attended, if not Holly.
Just my opinion, of course.
While tipping my cap to the sheer dedication of ground searchers, I think most cases by this time are solved - if they ever are - by tips from the public, something solicited by LE early on but not so much, at least actively, now.
Heck for all we know the perp in this case is dead or already in prison. No follow up on the 2 sex offenders. Yay or Nay. I'll go with nay since we haven't heard a peep.
I'm not going to be able to post any information about anything that is discovered during a SAR search.
I could put posts there that announce upcoming searches, and the dates, photos from the searches afterwards that are posted online by the searchers, but that's all I can think of.
But not to diminish the value of tips -- but I wonder what people might think is keeping 'the public' from sharing the information they have? The lack of a suitable Facebook page? I mean, let's say someone knows something -- they know that Holly was abducted, they know this is a bad thing -- what really does anyone think would be holding them back from calling it in?
I'm sorry, I guess I think better of the public -- the same people participating in ground searches.