Wednesday, January 27, 2010

RIP Morgan Harrington

Yesterday morning skeletal remains were found believed to be those of Morgan Harrington, who went missing from Charlottesville, VA last October. Today the ID was confirmed.

This is one of the cases that the CUE Center has been working especially hard on during the past two months. The Laura Recovery Center was also involved, along with other missing persons groups, and hundreds of additional volunteers. They have been searching (collectively) about 3 months. The band 'Metallica' gave a substantial donation to the reward fund, one of the highest I have ever seen, for info leading to the capture of whodunnit.

This is a case that has been well covered. There are endless links to this case, so I will offer only one. In Chris's Crime Forum, which I fondly refer to as my Internet family, (along with WKT?) is where I have been blogging this sad story. (not as much as others) You will find more links in there.

Special thanks to the many people who gave time, money, and labor to help find Morgan Harrington. Deepest sympathies to her family and friends.
Jan 30 -- I just had to add another link. This is from the CUE Center. It's worth checking out.

Monday, January 18, 2010


In my lifetime, I believe no other individual has had as profound an influence on humanity as that of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Growing up in the 1960s in Washington, DC, I have experienced the impact this man has had on our society.

There is just no way I can let this day go by without paying my respects. May the life and vision of Dr. King continue to inspire us.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Top Stories of 2009

I thought this would be a good way to start for January 2010.

May I present NC Wanted's Top 9 stories of 2009.

You know, it really makes me feel good that the arrest of Andrew Dalzell is included in this list, along with the news stories of Kelly Morris, Shaniya Davis, and Jason Young.

I'd like to take this opportunity now to say that of all the news teams I've had the pleasure of contacting, NC Wanted has been the most supportive. Thanks again, you guys!

This year, I look forward to (finally!) blogging the murder trial of Eve Carson, which has been delayed so many times it's outrageous.
I keep thinking about how the killer of Anne Pressly of Little Rock, Arkansas, was tried and convicted less than a year (but close to it) after he was arrested. Perhaps NC should follow Arkansas's example. They don't mess around when it comes to murder. The trial lasted two weeks.

I have recently been contacted by News 14 Carolina, in Wilmington, NC, about Debbie Key. I'll let everyone know how it goes.

Special thanks to Monica Caison with the CUE Center for Missing Persons.

Here's hoping for a better year to come!