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    HI - Charlotte Moriarty, 31, Haaula, 21 June 1977

    Charlotte Marcella Moriarty
    Missing since June 21, 1977 from Haaula, Honolulu County, Hawaii
    Classification: Endangered Missing

    Vital Statistics
    Date Of Birth: August 2, 1945
    Age at Time of Disappearance: 31 years old
    Height and Weight at Time of Disappearance: 5'6", 130 lbs.
    Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Blue eyes; brown hair.
    Marks, Scars: Pierced ears, scar on chin, scar on leg.
    Jewelry: Possibly wearing a turquoise wedding band.
    Dentals: Chipped upper left incisor.

    Circumstances of Disappearance
    Charlotte Moriarty and her son Marx both disappeared on June 21, 1977, leaving behind only a baby's stroller at a Haaula bus stop. Moriarty took her son out for a walk at about 9 a.m., and the stroller was found at 1 p.m. at a bus stop at 54-295 Kamehameha Hwy. Marx's father, Mark Barnes, filed a missing persons report on July 10, 1977, more than two weeks after he found the stroller.

    In the report, Barnes explained to police that Moriarty had "been missing on several prior occasions, but she had returned home all right" and that he thought this incident was another one of Moriarty's "'taking off' for no reason."

    Ms. Moriarty's family however believes she would never leave without contacting family and did not disappear on her own accord, as her young daughter was due to visit her mother and her new half-brother the summer they went missing. Ms. Moriarty's family disputes much of the information Barnes gave to the police. According to them, Ms. Moriarty was not married to Barnes, and Marx was not 2 months old when he disappeared, but 6 months old. The family believes that Ms. Moriarty and her son, Marx, met with foul play.

    Neither Marx nor his mother has been seen or heard from again.

    Investigators
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Honolulu Police Department
    808-529-3064

    Agency Case Number: F50056

    NCIC Number: M-741876289
    Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

    Source Information:
    Honolulu Star-Bulletin
    The Doe Network: Case File 519DFH

    Link:
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/519dfhi.html
    Last edited by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed; 05-02-2010 at 09:43 PM. Reason: updated doe network link

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    30 Years ago...

    This month marks the 30 year anniversary of the disappearance of Charlotte and her son Max.

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    Marx Panama Barnes (5 months) - Hauula HI, 1977


    Missing Since
    : June 21, 1977 from Haaula, Hawaii
    Classification
    : Endangered Missing
    Date Of Birth
    : January 17, 1977
    Age
    : 5 months old
    Height and Weight
    : 2'0, 14 pounds
    Distinguishing Characteristics
    : Caucasian male. Blond hair, blue eyes. Marx may be known as Marx Moriarty, Marx Panama Barnes or Marx Moriarty Barnes.

    Details of Disappearance

    Marx and his mother, Charlotte Moriarty, apparently went on a walk at approximately 9:00 a.m. on June 21, 1977 in their hometown of Haaula, Hawaii. They departed from their residence on Hanaimoa Street. Marx's stroller was located at approximately 1:00 p.m. that day at a bus stop at 54-295 Kamehameha Highway in Haaula. There was no sign of either Charlotte or her son and they have never been seen again.

    Charlotte's boyfriend and Marx's father, Mark Barnes, discovered the stroller. Mark did not file missing persons' reports with authorities until three weeks after Charlotte and Marx were last seen. Mark claimed that Charlotte left their home without warning prior to this disappearance and he initially believed this incident was similar in nature. Mark then told investigators that Charlotte was under a psychiatrist's care at the time she and Marx vanished and Mark was concerned for his son's welfare. Charlotte's family disputes the majority of Mark's statements. He made several inaccurate reports to authorities at the time, such as claiming Charlotte was his wife when they were not married. Mark also listed his son's age as "three months," when Charlotte's sister maintains that Marx was five months old in June 1977.

    Neighbors said that Mark and Charlotte seemed like a typical couple from appearances and were sometimes overheard arguing. Mark now resides in California with his wife. She told the Hawaiian media that Mark told her about Charlotte and Marx's disappearances and also said that he and Charlotte were not married. Mark has never been charged with any involvement in Charlotte or Marx's cases.

    Charlotte's older daughter had planned to visit her mother's family in Hawaii during the summer of 1977. Her family maintains that Charlotte would never had disappeared with Marx without alerting someone to her plans. Charlotte's daughter and sister have investigated their cases since 1977, working with authorities and psychic detectives. A psychic claimed in 2001 that she believed Charlotte and Marx had been murdered shortly after their disappearances and were buried on the windward side of Oahu in Hawaii. There has not been any evidence to support this theory. Charlotte's sister has started the process of having Charlotte declared legally deceased, which was suggested by Hawaiian authorities. Charlotte and Marx's cases remain open and unsolved.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Honolulu Police Department
    808-529-3115
    OR
    Hawaii Department of the Attorney General
    808-587-2672
    Charley Project
    NCMEC
    NamUs
    Last edited by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed; 11-01-2011 at 01:36 AM.

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    Bumping case up. There are not a lot of cases from Hawaii on these boards.

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    http://www.metnews.com/articles/brad031103.htm

    Tuesday, March 11, 2003

    C.A. Throws Out Suit Against Lawyer for Linking Client’s Husband to Possible Homicides 20 Years Earlier

    A lawsuit claiming that a Northern California divorce lawyer injured her client’s husband by telling police the man may have been involved in the disappearance of his former girlfriend and their son two decades earlier was a SLAPP, the First District Court of Appeal ruled yesterday.

    Justice James Lambden, in an unpublished opinion for Div. One, said a trial judge erred in ruling that Mark Palmer Barnes could sue Healdsburg attorney Judith Stadler for intentional infliction of emotional distress. Stadler’s report to law enforcement was absolutely privileged, Lambden concluded...

    ...Mark Barnes waited 20 days to report that Moriarty and the child was missing. He said he had not done so earlier because she had taken off for no reason before and he assumed she had done so again...

    ... After hearing from the reporter, Janine Barnes contacted Stadler, and the two of them contacted the FBI and the Sebastopol Police Department. A police sergeant, Barnes later testified, told Stadler she should get a “no-contact TRO and stay-order from the house.”

    Barnes also testified that she got a phone call from her brother-in-law, telling her that her husband had a gun. Seeking a TRO, Stadler submitted a declaration saying Mark Barnes may been involved in “multiple homicides of Husband’s prior relationship and child” and that he had a gun, in violation of a previous TRO.

    A new TRO was entered, limiting Mark Barnes’ contact with the minor children. The parties and their counsel later stipulated to an order barring public comment by any of them regarding the disappearance unless Barnes was charged with a crime, or designated a suspect by police...





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    Marx Barnes missing from Hauula, HI, has been recovered. Please discontinue dissemination of this poster. Your participation in this program has made a valuable contribution to this recovery.
    Please remove and discard any posters on this case that you have placed in public view.
    Thank you for your support.

    I have no other information now, but I will be looking for some.

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    I can now confirm Marx has been found alive and well, but due to circumstances any information is not being released.

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    34 years... and he is ALIVE people.
    ALIVE. Seriously???
    Even though his father didn't report him missing for 20 DAYS... he didn't kill his baby?
    Yet, people were so convinced he was dead... just like they are so convinced about so many current cases. Makes me think twice.

    Did his mother take off with him and she's still alive or died later?

    Did he get adopted out after his mother was killed? (If she was.)

    How did they find him?
    Did he realize the truth himself?
    Or did someone else come forward?
    Did they have his DNA in the system somehow and he got entered in for some other reason?

    I don't want to know his name, or what he looks like, or where he lives.

    I want to know if there was a homicide committed here... if we still have another missing person... what the situation was for the last 34 years.
    I would think they can find a way to give that information out without harming Marx, anyone else, or any case they might have....

    34 years...
    my cousin's MURDER isn't even solved from the year Marx disappeared... and they found him ALIVE? I cannot get over this.

    I want to know HOW that happened... what can we learn from it, maybe it can help in other cases... yet we won't know what happened???
    I think I'm going to scream.

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    Is Charlotte Moriarty still missing?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Donjeta View Post
    Is Charlotte Moriarty still missing?
    As far as I know, yes she is.

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    I just found out his mother is in fact no longer missing. She was not murdered.

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    Any more updates? I can't find anything online...

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    Quote Originally Posted by annemc2 View Post
    Any more updates? I can't find anything online...
    There won't be anything to protect the privacy of the individuals involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forthelost View Post
    There won't be anything to protect the privacy of the individuals involved.
    That seems optimistic. If I were the BF who'd been accused of murder for 30 years (and, seemingly, had it negatively affect my unrelated custody proceedings), I'd want to know what the hell the story was... and, if no one would tell me, I'd make a stink/try to publicly clear my name.

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