WAKE UP PARENTS!! An Open Call to Parents, Foster Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Caregivers, Babysitters, School Administration, Churches, and Anyone Who Takes Care of Our Children!!

WAKE UP WORLD- !!

This is basically a distress call. It is addressed to ANYONE, ANYWHERE, WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CARE OF A CHILD.

Are you AWARE of what the child you are entrusted to care for is doing RIGHT THIS SECOND?

IF NOT- WHY???????????

If they are supposed to be outside playing, ARE THEY WHERE YOU TOLD THEM THEY COULD GO?

IF NOT, WHY AREN’T YOU OUT THERE LOOKING FOR THEM?????

If they are in the care of a babysitter, do you KNOW AND TRUST that babysitter?

If they are supposed to be at school, DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR SCHOOL’S POLICIES ARE ON ABSENTEEISM?

IS THAT POLICY BEING FOLLOWED CORRECTLY?

If they are supposed to be at a school function, a church function, lessons of some type, or any other activity that they are away from you, their guardian and sole providers, do you KNOW that they are all right?

Do you fully, 100% TRUST the person, or persons that they are with?

If you DON’T- then WHY is your child, or your children, with that person, or persons??

I know, some of you are sitting there reading this, thinking, this writer is full of crap. You’re thinking, there is NO way possible to KNOW exactly where your child is, what they are doing every second of every day. But- and I won’t be the first to say this, to you, and everyone else out there responsible for the care of a child, and I won’t be the last: SURE- YOU MAY BE RIGHT- YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BE THERE 24-7, BUT: Even if you can NOT physically be there, all the time, to INSURE that your child is safe, you CAN take every possible precaution to HELP insure that child’s safety. AND IF YOU DON’T- THEN YOU ONLY HAVE YOURSELF TO BLAME IN THE LONG RUN.

These things include simple items like these:

Set up a code phrase with your child. This is an age-old trick that has, in the past, helped avoid tragedies. For instance, if your child knows this code phrase, he is LESS likely to willingly get into a vehicle of a stranger, he is LESS likely to be lured away holding some strangers hand. Only you, your child, and specific other caretakers should KNOW this phrase. In some cases, parents take the time to CHANGE the code phrase on a monthly, or yearly basis, to prevent anyone else from finding out, either accidentally, or by the child slipping up and letting it out to the wrong people.

This tip is from the Polly Klaas Foundation: The best thing about the “What If…” game is that you can adapt it to your own life situation, and you can play it with children of all ages. For example, when you walk into a grocery store with your child, you can ask, “What if you couldn’t find me, who would you ask for help?”Going through the exercise of actually choosing the right person to ask for help is an excellent way to establish brain patterns that can kick in if they are ever needed. Scientific research shows that our brains work by pattern recognition. When an extremely frightening situation happens, human brains sort through their database for a “script” of actions taken previously. The brain that has more “scripts” can respond more quickly than a brain that has to process never practiced information. That’s why schools hold fire drills. Each time the kids get out of the building in a safe orderly fashion during a fire drill, their brains remember what they did and why. Actually going through fire drill practice is much more effective than only being told where the exits are and what to do in case of an emergency.

If you are a teacher, a babysitter, a neighbor, a Sunday School teacher, a clerk at a convenience store that knows your regular customers, for crying out loud- KEEP YOUR EYES AND YOUR EARS OPEN! PAY ATTENTION!!!!!!!! If you SEE or HEAR anything from the children you are accustomed to seeing on a regular basis that you KNOW is not normal, DO SOMETHING about it! STOP SITTING ON YOUR DUFF AND ACTING LIKE YOU ARE DEAF, DUMB AND BLIND- TAKE THE RIGHT ACTION- YOUR ACTION OR PHONECALL MAY SAVE A LIFE!!!!! OR, AT THE VERY LEAST- HELP PREVENT ANOTHER DAY OF PAIN OR SUFFERING FOR AN INNOCENT, HELPLESS CHILD- !

In this world today, of lightening fast communication possibilities, there is simply NO EXCUSE for another child to go missing, or for another child to be abused, or for another child to be murdered. NO EXCUSE WHATSOEVER!! Perhaps it is time that we, as adults, finally wake up and realize that the children of today, no matter WHAT country they live in, are the FUTURE OF OUR WORLD. What is done to them, what memories they have to deal with, what pain they have to bear, or, if they are fortunate – the blessings and happiness they have to remember, is what is going to INFLUENCE their actions in the future! WE- as their caregivers in whatever form we take- are RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT! Do you REALLY want to sit back and keep your mouth shut, and let another idiot harm another child? It’s on your conscience if you do, YOU are the one who will have to live with it, knowing you DIDN’T do anything to help- IF DOING NOTHING is what you choose to do!!!!!

The single most important thing to do today, as in years and decades and centuries past- is simply to take the time to TEACH your children. TEACH them right from wrong, TEACH them what TO do and what NOT TO do, instill in them the knowledge that will ultimately keep them safe. A little common sense goes a LONG way, in today’s world, just as in yesterday’s world. Yes, times may be different, but the basic fundamentals of parenting, teaching, caring for our world’s children has never changed.

In this writer’s opinion, it’s not the basic everyday values that have changed, it is the number of people today that practice them. If we ALL make a concentrated effort to abide by the RIGHT things to do, (yes, this includes HAVING A CONSCIENCE), then there won’t BE anymore Caylee Anthony, Haleigh Cummings, Kyron Harmon, Skylar Newton cases. Together- WE can make this STOP.

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2010’s PARTIAL list of missing persons

Missing Since: February 1, 2010 from Port Orange, FloridThis is a very small list of missing persons for the year 2010, that I have obtained from various sources on the web. This list does NOT include missing individuals who are considered ‘endangered runaways’, (meaning those that have vanished deliberately), nor does it include family abductions. Please note: I am NOT saying that missing people who are runaways, or those abducted by family members, are NOT important. I am not saying that at all. What I am saying is that I feel that those individuals who may not have WANTED to vanish intentionally may need to have a higher priority put on their cases above those who vanished intentionally. The stakes may be greater, the risk higher for harm to come to them, or to have already come to them. Family abductions, while also a terribly serious and frightening scenario, don’t fall into the category of stranger abductions either. ANY and ALL missing person’s cases are of utmost importance, regardless of the circumstances. I have simply chosen, for this blog post, to highlight those who appear to have had NO intentions whatsoever of disappearing, and the events that caused them to  do such, appear to have been completely beyond their control.

Sylvia Cuttitta:

Missing Since: January 3, 2010 from Staten Island, New York. 50 years old, poor mental health. Left home without any identification, money, credit cards or wallet.bLong hair, partially amputated
middle finger on left hand.

Paul Michael Foster:

Missing Since: January 10, 2010 from Hamilton, Ontario. Blue Eyes, Blond Hair, 28 years old, Blond spiky hair, has tatoo of a dragon on his shoulder, and FOSTER on his back. Ring tattoo on his ring finger. Paul was last seen by his family on Sunday, January 10, 2010 at approximately 6:00 p.m. His family is concerned about his well-being as he has not contacted them since they last spoke. Paul left his dog at home unattended, has not accessed his bank accounts and has made no contact with his friends. All of this behaviour is out of the ordinary for him. Paul’s vehicle is also missing and it is unknown whether he left his home in his car.  His vehicle is described as: 1999 Chevrolet S10 pick-up, black in colour,licence plate 343

Joseph Edward Schwer:



  • Missing Since: January 15, 2010 from Taylors Island, Maryland. 57 years old, weight between 180 and 220. Graying to Bald hair, white male, brown eyes.

    Emilio Diaz Rosario: .

    Missing Since: January 21, 2010 from Lake Como, New Jersey. Brown hair, brown eyes, hispanic 46 year old male. Emilio was last seen on January 21, 2010 by his roommates in Lake Como, NJ. He does work in Ocean Township, NJ and he has not shown up for work. His bicycle was found in the woods at his place of employment

    Patrick Kennedy Alford:

    1Missing since 1-22-2010, Brooklyn New York. 7 year old biracial male,  foster child.

    Anita Michelle Dobbs :

    1Missing since January 24, 2010 from Birmingham, Alabama. 46 year old black female, last seen in Birmingham, Alabama on January 24, 2010 by her live-in boyfriend, Charlie Pope.
    Ms. Dobbs usually frequents the Smithfield Area of Birmingham.

    Cheryl Kanning

    1Missing Since: January 24, 2010 from Bentonville, Arkansas

    Kanning was last seen January 24, 2010 leaving her house on Crosswinds Boulevard. She left
    behind her purse, credit cards, money and even her shoes. She was driving a 2005 Black Jeep
    Grand Cherokee with a license plate number 504 NLP. Authorities in Heber Springs, AR received
    a tip from a woman who said that she saw a shoeless woman dressed in black during her morning commute.
    According to Bentonville Police, Kanning left the home following a domestic dispute with her husband.
    The dispute did not warrant police involvement. Cheryl’s daughter, Briana Beazley, has not been in
    much contact with her step-father, but said it appeared like her mom was in a loving marriage.
    Kanning is a mother of three and a grandmother. She worked as a business manager at Este Lauder.
    She wasn’t on any medication. Beazley said before her mom disappeared they spoke on the phone at
    least once a week. Jon Simpson of Bentonville police said, She has family members as far away as
    Wyoming and Montana and as close as Bentonville and Rogers, none of which have heard from her since.

    Joan Renee Cook

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  • Missing Since: January 25, 2010 from Salem, Virginia
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: February 2, 1965
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 5’6″
  • Weight: 120 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Female
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Curly brown shoulder
    length hair. A frog tattoo on her lower back and a “bracelet”
    tattoo with flowers on her ankle.
  • Clothing: Last seen in a red sweater, blue jeans, black
    jacket and Timberland shoes (not boots but shoes).
  • Joan left 2810 Elderwood Rd in Salem, Virginia on January 24 and had contact with a friend on January 25. That is the last contact she has had with anyone.

    Laurel Lea Rogers

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    Missing Since: February 1, 2010 from Port Orange, Florida

  • On February 1, 2010 at 1730- Laurel Rogers was last seen at her residence by her brother. Her brother went out on the back porch to workout and when he returned Laurel Rogers was gone.
    Phone recordes indicate that the last activity was on 02/02/10 at 1845 hours when Laurel’s phone called one of her friends and an unknown male named “Jamal” advised that Laurel left her phone with him and she was with two unknown males named Kenny and Breezy. There has been no bank activity on Laurel’s bank accounts and no further phone activity.
  • Medical Conditions: Lupus/ Fiber Mi-alga/ Seizures
  • Clothing: Black, G Unit brand hooded zip up jacket with small
    multi colored “G”‘s on the front, purple short sleeve shirt with a white
    design over a purple long sleeve shirt, light blue denim jeans, black tennis
    shoes with white trim
  • Jewelry: – 20″ gold rope necklace with two rings. Multiple
    rings on all of her fingers.
  • Gianni Giuseppe Martelli McStay and Joseph Mateo Martelli McStay Jr

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    Gianni and Joseph Jr. were last seen on February 4, 2010. They may be in the company of Summer McStay and Joseph McStay Sr.
    Summer may use the alias date of birth January 1, 1978.

    Joseph is age 3, 35 pounds, white male with brown hair and brown eyes.

    Gianni is age 4, 40 pounds, white male with brown hair and brown eyes.

    Eugene “Gene” Losik

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    Missing Since: February 20, 2010 from Boston, Massachusetts

    Age 25, 185 pounds, white male, blue eyes, blond hair.

    Eugene Losik, 25, had been out celebrating a birthday in Faneuil Hall with friends and returned to the Long Wharf Marriott Hotel where he was staying around midnight. He went on a walk with a friend shortly after and returned to the hotel at 1:00am. He was last seen on security camera footage leaving the Marriott Long Wharf’s back entrance alone at 2:24 a.m. Saturday. He disappeared, wearing just a T-shirt, jeans and dress shoes, and hasn’t been seen since.

    Laura Vogel

    1Missing Since: February 21, 2010 from Ha’iku, Maui.

    43 years old, white female, 5 foot 8, 140 pounds, blond hair, blue eyes.

    Clothing: Dark grey sweatpants and dusky blue t-shirt. Laura went missing from the Pauwela Lighthouse area of Ha’iku, Maui Sunday night, February 21, 2010. Her van and part of her cell phone have been found.

    Jozlynn Mari Martinez

    1Missing Since: February 22, 2010 from Grand Rapids, Michigan.

    2 years old, about 22 pounds,  sandy hair, and hazel eyes.

    Jozlynn was last seen on February 22, 2010. She may be in the company of an adult male. Jozlynn has a scab on her chin.

    Francisco Javier Lopez

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    Missing Since: February 26, 2010 from Hayward, California

    27 year old hispanic male, 5’9, 130 pounds, last seen entering a residence on the 1900 block of Standish Ave. in Hayward, California.

    Sonia Thomas

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    Missing Since: March 3, 2010 from Surrey, British Columbia

    41 year old female, 5’3, 190 pounds, Shoulder length hair with
    bangs; tattoo of a bear-claw symbol on the back of her neck and “Sammy91”
    on the inside of her left calf.