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Discussion in 'Anna Christian Waters' started by Cubby, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. Annasmom

    Annasmom Active Member

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    Thank you. I prepared a press release for the Coastsider, and their editor will be telephoning San Mateo County officials tomorrow to verify some points. And a professional photo restorer has produced a beautiful portrait for the 39th anniversary.
     
  2. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    Thank you Annasmom. I'm looking forward to the press release and learning what the San Mateo County officials have to say. Looking forward to seeing the photo too when it is released.
     
  3. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    While researching, I found this article from July of 2011.

    The county's forensic lab began its own DNA program in 2005. Earlier this year, the lab got a grant for $217,000 to address 120 cold cases dating as far back as the mid-1970s. Unlike current cases, cold cases at the county are done on overtime. The grant, which is expected to run through March, allows work on cold cases to be brought into the normal workday and the money even allows the lab to hire more employees to work the cases.
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    • The disappearance of a 5-year-old Half Moon Bay girl is one of the cases that garners recurring inquiries. Anna Christian Waters was playing in her backyard, which bordered Purisima Creek, a little after 2 p.m. on a January day in 1973. Within 15 minutes, she was gone. Searches of the surrounding area were unsuccessful, and the family started to suspect foul play when her stepbrother told the family he saw a strange couple trying to lure her into their car.

    "We have worked that (case) repeatedly ... Some of the cold cases are boxed up in files, but Anna Waters is very much still in our office," Gibbons said.

    http://www.hmbreview.com/community/article_78fde97e-a8b9-11e0-9231-001cc4c002e0.html
     
  4. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    Annasmom, I am sorry the coastside and local HMB media is not interested or appears to be not interested.

    I am adding information for a journalist who focuses on missing persons cases. I think she will be very interested in Anna's case. I've read many of her articles on missing persons.

    Isabelle Zehnder, columnist and newsperson, reports on missing persons, top news, and family issues. Isabelle has worked as an investigative reporter for over six years extensively reporting on missing persons, children and teens abused in boot-camp type programs, and other pressing issues. She has a legal background, has worked as a child and family advocate, and is a Certified Family Coach. Have a story to share?

    Her email is at the link. I won't add it here at WS, as the webcrawlers would then pick up her email and send her all sorts of spam.

    Please contact her! I am 90% sure she will be interested in writing about Anna.

    Thanks.

    Here's the link:

    http://www.examiner.com/missing-persons-in-national/isabelle-zehnder
     
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    Just looking at this picture made me smile. I've been thinking about Anna, and her family, all day.
     
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  9. Cubby

    Cubby fly the W!

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    Just saw this in the missing persons info and support only forum. Thought I would carry it over here.


    Dr. Phil reaches a very wide audience. His audience might be perfect for Anna's story. She might be a stay at home mom, or perhaps if she has children a friends parent or baby sitter might recognize Anna. Maybe former classmates who are stay at home caregivers.

    This might be an avenue to consider.
     
  10. smile22

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    i think that is a good idea someone should send over the info to dr phil's staff
     
  11. SideKick

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    I am preparing an email today for Dr. Phil's Missing Person's show..
     
  12. SideKick

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    I did receive an email from CBS San Fran and they asked for a local contact which I gave them. Fingers crossed they will seriously consider producing a Doc or at least flash Anna's photo on TV. Being a local station, I hope it reaches alot of people. Will update if I hear more.
     
  13. Cubby

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    Carrying this over from a post of our fabulous co-owner of Websleuths.

    Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community - View Single Post - Investigation Discovery Disappeared Needs Your Stories


    I would love to see Anna's case featured on the Discovery series Disappeared. The show airs on Discovery ID. It initially airs here in the states first, but eventually makes it's way overseas and is aired abroad.

    Here is the direct link to the site for the show, so Annasmom and Anna's family can have a better idea about the show.

    http://investigation.discovery.com/tv/disappeared/


    IMO, Disappeared is a bit less sensational than Dr. Phil and perhaps a bit less intrusive than the 'psychoanalysis therapist' style of Dr. Phil.

    Also, I think the request needs to come from family or close personal friends, as the site is asking for direct relationship to the missing person.
     
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    ~ Following up, Dr. Doogie did CBS San Fran ring you at all? She asked me for a number and I believe I gave her your number.

    Thanks, SK.
     
  15. SideKick

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    America's Most Wanted.

    America's Most Wanted
    PO Box Crime TV
    Washington DC 20016

    Please make sure to note whether there is a known fugitive charged with the crime, or whether the perpetrator is yet to be identified. If charges have been filed, please note the police agency that filed the charges. It is also helpful to let us know what photos and/or video are available of the victim and the fugitive.

    http://www.amw.com/about_amw/faq.cfm

    ~ I would gladly prepare a package for consideration to AMW if you people think this would be a good idea. I realize that they probably want a case where they can look for a perp. . Well, in a way, yes. Where is Anna?

    Thanks, SK
     
  16. Annasmom

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    I just found a show on Fox called "Missing"--not the drama series, but rather a reality show which has pictures of missing individuals. Does anybody know anything about this? I wonder if we could get on.
     
  17. SideKick

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    Hi!
    Would you have a link to the show?

    thx!
     
  18. Cubby

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    Dr. Doogie or Annasmom, any thoughts on approaching local media for a 40th anniversary article? I wonder if media will light a little fire with the ME and CA-DOJ...
     
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    I think it's a good idea, but frankly, I have done about as much as I am able to do with the media. After two very agonizing week-long sessions with TV people who never used the stories, and after submitting a dozen stories here and there and having them rejected, I'm pretty discouraged about any kind of publicity...and certainly would not want any more stories in the small local papers. These have just resulted in people (who already know the story) stopping me on the street and crying. I don't want to be negative about this (because it IS a good idea), but I need to tell you how I feel about being personally involved in such an effort.
     
  20. Cubby

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    Not negative at all, Annasmom. I appreciate very much your honesty about working with the media, especially local media. It gives me better understanding of what might be of interest to you when reading your above post and your post upthread about the show Missing on Fox. I wish someone would identify that TV program. I don't have TV so I'm not familiar. Hopefully someone else will chime in who is familiar with the show.

    If I understand and read your posts correctly, you are more interested in something that would get Anna's picture and case details in front of a national audience in order for the greatest number of people to see her photo(s). Is that correct?
     

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