ABC's 'The Forgotten' To Help Stephanie Clack Retrieve Sister

POSTED: 3:51 pm CST February 4, 2010
UPDATED: 8:28 pm CST February 4, 2010

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The last time Stephanie Clack saw older sister Paula Beverly Davis they were sharing a pizza at a Kansas City-area restaurant and talking about getting tickets to a Bon Jovi concert.

Later that night, she heard from a friend that Davis had gone missing.

That was 22 years ago. Now, thanks to a television show, a Web site, and two little tattoos - one of a unicorn and another of a rose - Clack knows more: Her sister was strangled and her body dumped in Ohio. And the cast and crew of the "The Forgotten" - a TV show about amateur detectives who investigate the deaths of John and Jane Doe victims - have agreed to help pay to have her remains brought back to Missouri.

It's not the happy ending, Clack once hoped for. But it's much more than she has had for the last two decades.

After finding Davis, her family faced another task: bringing her remains back to Kansas City. Her relatives didn't know how they would afford an expected $5,000 to have the body exhumed, cremated, sent to Kansas City and buried. Clack, who lives in Lone Jack outside Kansas City, was recently laid off from a toy store and her husband is also unemployed.

Then she got a call from NamUs, saying that the cast and crew of "The Forgotten," including actor Christian Slater and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, had offered to help.

more on her search here

bittersweet story, but IMO it's always good to hear about people who do good things for others - when they don't have to.