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  1. #76
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    What does Mr. Beck say in his book about what happened to Marjorie?

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    Marjorie's Charley Project file has been updated.

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  3. #78
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    Quote Originally Posted by ValerieKay View Post
    I'm not sure if I believe it...anyone else find the story more than a little odd?
    I tried to reach Mr. Beck Aug 2009, before this book came about, he never responded. There was no phone listing for the Mountain Laurel Review either. His story now seems really bogus. If it's not he kept this information from family, for his own purposes IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snackcakes66 View Post
    I tried to reach Mr. Beck Aug 2009, before this book came about, he never responded. There was no phone listing for the Mountain Laurel Review either. His story now seems really bogus. If it's not he kept this information from family, for his own purposes IMO.
    Very bogus. If Marjorie were found, it would be big news. Somehow no one else knows but this guy? No news stories? And the woman isn't interested in meeting her family? I don't buy it. This guy is a creep for lying IMO.

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    I just realized there is no police contact info for Marjorie's case...only The Mountain Laurel Review. Is this no longer considered an open case?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ValerieKay View Post
    Very bogus. If Marjorie were found, it would be big news. Somehow no one else knows but this guy? No news stories? And the woman isn't interested in meeting her family? I don't buy it. This guy is a creep for lying IMO.

    Is this story still in print or available online?? Though I agree that it is most likely not true, i'd still love to read it.
    Does this author answer any questions like: Where has she been all this time and who took her?

    This is silly to say at this point but, maybe he knows the perpatrators or is connected in some way and is trying to throw off any search that would still remain after all of these years?

  7. #82
    Marjorie is now listed with NAMUS and the Center for Missing and Exploited Children. A police report was filed for her last June so that CMEC could open a case and give her a caseworker.

    Marjorie is my first cousin once removed. The week before her abduction, she had been at my mother's birthday party (her first cousin). I hope with her now formally listed with a reputable agency that we can find closure for the family. Mom and I have both spoke with the state troopers and CMEC.

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    catrackgraphics , thank you for keeping her case alive!
    I also fins this book hard to believe, although I do wish for her to be alive. Reminds me of the Johnny Gosch scenario, where his mother claims she saw her son decades after he went missing, saying he would endanger her and couldn't come home due to am illegal ring. We can't rule out the theory.
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    Catrackgraphics, have the troopers or CMEC been able to say if they've spoke to Mr. Beck?

    I would hope if this guy claimed to have information any leads would be followed or ruled out.

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    Does this help to find the publishing company and Mr Beck
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mounta..._edit_sections

    Mountain Laurel Publishing CorporationLikeMedia/News/Publishing · Custer City, Pennsylvania.
    .Founded 1993
    Location P.O. Box 28, Custer City, PA 16725
    Description The Mountain Laurel Review began publishing on July 28, 1993 with its August issue. Publisher Harold T. Beck, long fascinated with the history of northwestern Pennsylvania, began writing historical pieces for various local publications. When he wrote the first two chapters of Cornplanter Chronicles, his wife, Sharyn, saw the potential and insisted he no longer give away his work It was at dinner on the evening of June 14, 1993 she told him that he would either sell the story to a publisher or develop his own publication where his writing could be featured. During the weeks that followed, Sharyn, Harold and John Gates developed the concept that became The Mountain Laurel Review.
    Mission To encourage and support first time authors on their journey to see their work published and marketed. Mountain Laurel Publishing Corporation offers personalized service ranging from book editing, book layout, cover design, printing process and marketing. See your dream come true today!
    Products Complete personalized author services, self publishing, professional marketing and printing.
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    @snackcakes66 - I don't know if the troopers have talked to Mr. Beck or not. The trooper that I talked to seemed to think there was more publicity ploy than substance to what Mr. Beck claimed to know. I don't believe anyone in the family has purchased or read the book.

    Marjorie is now officially listed with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. (www.missingkids.com) She has a case worker and her file is open. What I learned over the past year or so was that the family (me or someone related) had to request that the case be made active. This took a bit of time to do and several steps but is now complete. She now has a poster and will eventually have a DNA file and age progression picture.

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    Bumping for Marjorie






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    Happy Easter to Marjorie, and the others who are missing. Cases like hers, Beverly Potts, Connie Smith are all ones I fear are for the books, but I still never stop thinking of them!
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    The Springfield Three
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    The Forth Worth Trio
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    I am a first time poster and find these old cold cases/missing people cases fascinating.

    After reading through the Marjorie West threads I was curious if anyone had posted about Harold Beck's book "Finding Marjorie West". I found a blog posting in which a lady read and reviewed the book. Her critique of the book is quite funny but agrees with suspicions that Harold did not find Marjorie.

    Here is a snippet from the blog posting:
    "Late in our (and his) interaction with a character, when we've established her background, reputation, personality, friends, and family, Beck relays a conversation in which she offers to tell him everything he wants to know with the stipulation that he cannot reveal publicly what he knows until after she's dead, and, more importantly to us the readers, he cannot "ever directly identify her or any member of her family, or tell the story in such a way that they could be identified." (pg 245) Given that fact, we can't help but wonder what facts about the character were false and which were true."

    http://alivemagdolene.livejournal.com/393382.html
    Last edited by EmiLove832; 07-13-2013 at 06:49 PM. Reason: Adding link to blog

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    related links

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