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The Charley Project: Lilawattie Buerattan
"Buerattan was a breeder of exotic birds on a ranch in Loxahatchee, Florida in 1994. She worked with her nephew, Bhagwaniala Lall, who was the birds' primary caregiver. Lall acted as the main businessperson. Their family in Guyana had an established business importing wild birds, but Lall and Buerattan began breeding the birds instead when the United States tightened laws regarding imports in 1993. (..)
A feed delivery person made a routine stop at their ranch on June 5, 1994. No one greeted the worker at the gate, which was unusual. He knew that Lall and Buerattan did not stock reserve feed for the birds, so the worker left the boxes at the gate. The feed was unclaimed when he returned the following day and he alerted authorities. Investigators did not search the ranch until June 16, 1994, ten days after Lall and Buerattan's absences were reported, due to a bureaucratic error. Authorities discovered hundreds of birds dead or dying of starvation inside the ranch when the search was finally initiated. There was no sign of Buerattan or her nephew. Their ranch hands, Daljeet Gobin and Roland Felix Eyoum, were also missing. Investigators determined that there was approximately $700,000 worth of wild birds inside the ranch. Authorities said it appeared that the property's occupants had been interrupted by unknown individual(s) prior to their disappearances."
charleyproject  missing  birds  florida 
august 2017 by gohai
The Charley Project: Charles Robinson Davies III
"Davies was last seen in the vicinity of the 1000 block of Atlantic Boulevard in Atlantic Beach, Florida on April 19, 1990, his twenty-fourth birthday. He has never been heard from again. In April 1994, a year after Davies vanished, his black 1992 Jeep Cherokee was found at an airport parking garage in the vicinity of the 2200 block of east Imperial Highway in El Segundo, California."
charleyproject  missing  car  parking  lax 
august 2017 by gohai
The Charley Project: John Clifton Ballenger
"Ballenger was last seen in Satellite Beach, Florida on June 26, 1977, his twentieth birthday. That night he went on a double date to watch Star Wars. During the movie, Ballenger excused himself to go to the bathroom. He never came back and has never been heard from again. He was carrying about $15 in cash at the time of his disappearance."
charleyproject  missing  florida  movie  starwars 
august 2017 by gohai
The Charley Project: Edward Ryan Makua Hanai Aikau
"No one drowned during Aikau's shift. It has been established that he saved dozens of lives at the beach, but he failed to file many lifesaving reports. It is believed that Aikau saved many more beachgoers. The phrase "Eddie Would Go" became popular around Waimea Bay and elsewhere during the early 1970s, as Aikau gained a reputation for jumping into any perilous situation."
charleyproject  missing  hawaii  lifeguard  beach  eddie  surfing 
april 2017 by gohai
The Charley Project: Antonio Castro
"He moved to Los Angeles, California in 1956. He worked several jobs throughout his life, and had seven children by his wife; he had been married for over fifty years prior to his disappearance. He was a regular churchgoer in 2007 and his hobbies included swimming, tinkering and repairing items, watching professional boxing and baseball, and mariachi music. His case remains unsolved."
charleyproject  missing  hawaii  life 
april 2017 by gohai
The Charley Project: Davis Samuel Cortez Jr.
"Cortez was last seen between 12:30 and 1:00 a.m. on April 15, 2000 at the Amfac/JMB Lihue Plantation sugar cane processing plant in Lihue, Hawaii. He worked there at night, oiling and maintaining plantation equipment. When other employees went looking for Cortez, they found his midnight snack, coffee mug, keys, and street clothes in the break room and his car in the employee parking lot. There was no sign of Cortez himself, however.
Cortez's family speculated that he fell or was pushed into the cane-crushing equpiment inside the factory. A shredded green shirt and a mangled rubber work boot in Cortez's size were found in a cane juice extracting machine near the factory the day after his disappearance, but the crime lab couldn't find any blood on the boot."
charleyproject  missing  hawaii  sugar  cane  plantation 
april 2017 by gohai
The Charley Project: Torey Clarke Newlin
"He traveled to Hawaii with a group of students on February 12, 2002 for a seven-day vacation. They planned to attend a String Cheese Incident concert in Lahaina four days later. Newlin's mother said that her son attended over 100 of the group's shows since 2000. Newlin normally juggled orange and green glow balls during the concerts, making him familiar to other fans.
Newlin's friends told authorities that he took a large dose of LSD at approximately 8:00 p.m. on February 16. His group gathered at the Lahaina Civic Center prior to the String Cheese Incident's concert. Newlin became disoriented immediately after taking the drug. He approached a security guard and repeated the phrase "I don't know where I am" before running out of the building. He left his wallet, backpack and cellular phone inside the facility."
charleyproject  missing  hawaii  lsd  stringcheese 
april 2017 by gohai
The Charley Project: Rochelle Maria Ihm
"She had grown up in Phoenix, Arizona and, in July 1986, made a spontaneous trip to Phoenix to see friends. Her former family gardener paid for her plane ticket and picked her up at the airport."
charleyproject  missing  arizona  beauty 
september 2016 by gohai
The Charley Project: Jeffrey Frederick Ervin Kolden
"Kolden's fiancee was pregnant with a girl at the time of his disappearance, and police theorized he walked out of his life to avoid his obligations. However, Kolden's loved ones stated he was looking forward to fatherhood and was also anticipating elk hunting season, and they don't think he would have left of his own accord."
charleyproject  missing  elk  hunting  suicide 
september 2016 by gohai
The Charley Project: John Stephen Kozma
"Kozma was last seen in Phoenix, Arizona on November 20, 1996. It's unclear why he left his trailer home near 27th Avenue and Osborn Road, but he may have gone into the Superstition Mountains to look for gold: he left behind a handwritten note that read, "Gold-panning trip." Kozma has no known living relatives; it was his senior dancing group that reported him missing. He has never been heard from again. Few details are available in his case."
charleyproject  missing  arizona  phoenix  pensioner  smiling  gold  panning  dancing 
september 2016 by gohai
The Charley Project: Diane Marie Webb
"In January 1961, Bennie wrote to Diane's mother in a response to a letter she'd sent him. Bennie said he hadn't seen or heard from his wife in a long time. The last time he'd seen her was when he gave her $100 and put her on a bus to visit her parents at their home in Kingman, Arizona. He said she wrote him once after that to say she had been pregnant but had miscarried. He never heard from her again after that."
charleyproject  missing  marriage  money  bus 
september 2016 by gohai
The Charley Project: James Matthew Zinza
"James's brother reported him missing in December 2008, sixteen years after his disappearance. There has been no indication of his whereabouts since 1992. Prior to his disappearance, James frequently moved around the state of Arizona and he didn't always provide his family with up-to-date contact information.
James enjoyed riding his ten-speed bicycle in 1992; he did not own a car. He also likes cats, visiting parks, and eating Domino's pizza."
charleyproject  missing  random  dominos  pizza  cats  parks 
september 2016 by gohai
The Charley Project: Helmut Ernst Altmann
"Altmann is an Austrian national. He traveled to Los Angeles, California in October 1984 to invest in real estate. Altmann checked into the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on October 26. He told the hotel officials he planned to check out on October 31. He was due to return to Austria on November 2.
Altmann was last seen in his hotel room on October 30. He is believed to have gone sightseeing in the Big Sur area that day. He was driving a white 1984 Chevrolet Camaro with the California license plates number 1JDK196. The car, which he had rented from Budget Rent-a-Car, has not been recovered."
austrian  la  rental  budget  bigsur  1984  beverlyhills  charleyproject  missing 
august 2016 by gohai
The Charley Project: Kristen Deborah Modafferi
"Modafferi was an industrial design major at North Carolina State University in 1997. She arrived in San Francisco, California on June 1, 1997 to attend a summer photography course at the University Of California at Berkeley. She was employed part-time at the former Spinelli's coffee shop (now called Tully's Coffee) at the Crocker Galleria in San Francisco's financial district during the work week. Modafferi worked at Cafe Musee in the San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art during the weekends. She lived with a roommate on Jayne Avenue in Oakland, California at the time, and was also taking a dance class.
Modafferi asked a co-worker at Spinelli's for directions to Baker Beach, which is located next to Land's End Beach, on June 23, 1997. Her shift ended at 3:00 p.m. that day, but Modafferi was seen approximately 45 minutes later on the Crocker Galleria's second floor with an unidentified blonde woman. (..)
The unidentified blonde woman with Modafferi has never been located. (..)
Modafferi's personal belongings were searched and a newspaper personal advertisement from the San Francisco area was among her possessions. The advertisement contained the following message: FRIENDS: Female seeking friends to share activities, who who enjoy music, photography, working out, walks, coffee, or simply the beach, exploring the Bay area! Interested, call me."
sanfrancisco  sfmoma  coffeeshop  galeria  woman  1997  missing  charleyproject 
august 2016 by gohai
The Charley Project: Michael William Negrete
"Negrete was a freshman at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1999. He lived on the sixth floor of Dykstra Hall dormitory on campus, which is located near the intersection of Gayley Avenue and Strathmore Boulevard. Negrete had been playing a computer game with a friend for several hours. The game ended at approximately 4:00 a.m. on December 10, 1999 and he logged off of his computer at that time. Negrete's roommate awoke at 9:00 a.m. and discovered Negrete had disappeared. (..) There has been no activity on his bank account, credit cards, or Ralph's club card since before his disappearance."
ucla  westwood  dorm  gamer  student  charleyproject  missing 
august 2016 by gohai
The Charley Project: Gloria Marlene Plunkett
"At the time of her disappearance, Plunkett was residing in Lakewood, California in a self-storage unit she had converted into a living space. The unit was located at Anchor Self-Storage in the 7500 block of Alondra Boulevard, near the intersection of Paramount Boulevard, in Paramount, California. She rented two sheds and lived in one of them. Fire destroyed the unit on December 12, 2001."
storageunit  selfstorage  fire  charleyproject  missing  paramount 
august 2016 by gohai
The Charley Project: Derek Adam Seehausen
"He withdrew $200 money from an ATM in Los Angeles at approximately 10:30 p.m. It's unusual of him to carry that much cash. At 11:54 p.m. he used his smart phone to make a payment to a friend for $2,999. The friend had loaned him the money for school tuition. He was last seen at 12:02 a.m. on August 6, walking northbound on Alvarado Street. This is the last sign of him.
At the time of his disappearance, Seehausen was in his fourth year as a student at the University of Southern California's medical school. He was an excellent student"
charleyproject  missing  disappearance  dtla  la  usc 
august 2016 by gohai
The Charley Project: Gertrude Vreeland Tompkins Silver
"Gertrude's father, Vreeland Tompkins, founded Smooth-On Inc. in New Jersey. She was raised as the youngest child in their family and had a stuttering problem when she was young. (..) Gertrude fell in love with an American aviator who was killed during World War II in the early 1940s. Her loved ones believed that she developed an interest in flying after his death. Gertrude took private flying lessons, then joined the Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) shortly thereafter. (..) Gertrude married Henry M. Silver in September 1944. The marriage came as a surprise to her family members, who believed that she may have felt sorry for him at the time. Henry's sister died after giving birth out of wedlock and he was preparing to adopt her child in 1944. He had known Gertrude for several years prior to their wedding and some believed that she was still mourning for the her lost aviator at the time of their marriage. Her father adored Henry and thought of him as a son. Gertrude returned to WASP duty two days after the wedding; she and Henry never saw each other again. She was not wearing her engagement or wedding rings when she departed for Texas, nor did she use her married name. (..) Gertrude was scheduled to fly a P-51 Mustang fighter plane from Mines Field in Inglewood, California (now the Los Angeles International Airport, or "LA X") to Palm Springs, California on October 26, 1944. A photo of a similiar aircraft is posted below this case summary. (..) Gertrude taxied to one side of the runway prior to her departure to have her cockpit hatch repaired. She apparently departed from Mines Field at approximately 4:00 p.m. that day, but her flight records were lost and there is no recorded time for her takeoff. The tower and air traffic controllers had no copies of her flight plans for the day. She was not reported as missing until October 30, four days after her presumed disappeatance. The military initiated an extensive search for Gertrude and her plane, but no evidence of a suspected crash was ever discovered."
airplane  wasp  airforce  1944  la  lax  marriage  disappearance  smoothon  missing  charleyproject 
august 2016 by gohai
The Charley Project: Jason Lewis Kyles
"Kyles, who has a history of seasonal depression, had been exhibitingly increasingly bizarre behavior prior to his disappearance: he couldn't sleep, talked very fast, became hyperactive and fixated on religion, and bought an expensive top hat that he wore during walks along the river. A few days later he packed his Ford pickup truck with miscellaneous objects including a bird bath, some photos and his son's guitar. He drove away from his Sacramento, California home, leaving a note for his wife saying he was going to visit a cousin in New York and would make a fortune in the music industry. He was wearing a heavy tan canvas hunting jacket, a t-shirt, blue jeans, black and orange sneakers and a tan baseball cap.
The next morning, Sonoma County authorities found his truck parked near Lawndale Road and Annadel, parked on private property just outside the eastern border of Annadel State Park. The local resident whose land it was found him in her barn sometime after 9:00 a.m., where he was crying and saying the horses were sad. Later, a cyclist reported seeing him in the park, naked and chanting. His discarded clothing and shoes were later discovered in the woods, with the tags torn off each item and Christmas ornaments and refrigerator magnets in the pockets."
mentalillness  erratic  naked  woods  chanting  charleyproject  sonoma 
august 2016 by gohai

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